One of my earliest memories is a tech-support call to help my friend install a modem in his dad’s new Atari 800 computer. I was seven years old. While I had no idea what it meant at the time I followed the pictures in the manual to move a jumper from one pin to another. Now I know that I was changing the Interrupt Request Queue for the mouse so that it wouldn’t interfere with the modem. And hey, once we reassembled the computer, it worked.
I’ve been a computer guy ever since. Graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Software Engineering. Moved through a few tech jobs. Now I’m a system administrator for a large organization that you’ve probably heard of but for whom I do not speak here.
I’ve been in to hobby gaming for almost as long, from my formative years watching my brother play Star Fleet Battles, then growing into my own with BattleTech, Shadowrun, GURPS, Call of C’thulhu, and eventually a little known game about underground tombs and flying lizards.
Most recently, I’ve become a licensed amateur radio operator because I didn’t already have enough hobbies.
I edit this website, and many other things, in VIM.