The PhysicalHeight: 6' 2"
Weight: I'll get back to you. I am the nemesis of metal-tube chairs.
Shoe Size: 12
The FunctionalI am a Java and Visual Basic client-server database programmer/analyst by profession. It pays decently, which makes up for its boom/bust cycle of activity.
I am a builder, tweaker and gadgeteer by preference. I build computers for fun and am afflicted with a burgeoning home theater hobby and the desire to one day a) walk in my own self-perpetuating virtual Garden of Eden, and b) reach Earth orbit.
I enjoy building virtual worlds, from raytraced static tableaux like this one, to real-time 3D environments that can be walked through using videogame engines like that from Half-Life or a special browser like that from ActiveWorlds.
In case you hadn't guessed, this means that I do play videogames. Current timesinks include Diablo II and Counter-Strike.
I have electronic servants called TiVos that collect TV programs I wish to watch and save them to hard disk for viewing at my leisure. I thus watch only a small amount of TV, but it's highly filtered for what I want.
Bow before Excalibur. It's my universal remote control.
My apartment's lights are operated by little remotes and keypads spread throughout the place. No one but me understands them.
I do not subscribe to a newspaper, but read an hour of news a day. Lately I'm on a bit of a "Steampunk" science-fiction kick as regards paper books. Once I finish The Difference Engine by Gibson and Sterling, I'll move on to Perdido Stree Station by Melville.