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I'm a technology nerd who started using computers as a hobbyist in 1979, when I wrote my first program in BASIC on an Apple II. Some years later I unexpectedly found myself in the IT industry, and I've been making a living shuffling around 0s and 1s for almost three decades now.

I've been involved with Linux and FOSS for over 25 years. I enjoy working on interesting problems and developing creative solutions with open source technologies. My other interests include travel, music, movies, sport shooting, and writing. I'm a licensed ham radio operator (W4SDO), and I have enjoyed a lifelong interest in pen-and-paper role-playing games and tabletop wargaming.

In 2017, my wife and I set off on an 18-month adventure traveling around the central and western United States. We lived and worked on the road in a large Class A motorhome, visiting new places and meeting interesting people along the way. We then settled down in Las Vegas but continued to enjoy touring in our much smaller and more nimble travel van.

Professionally, I'm the principal consultant at POD7, LLC. I also periodically take interesting contract work for development, security, and systems engineering roles.