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I am a self educated old school geek.. Started my career as a
hardware engineer but I am currently doing mostly software
development these days, back end web based systems. I still love my
roots in hardware engineering and I am always building some new
prototype, Maker Faire is like Mecca to me..
I have traveled more than most. In 2005 I was reunited with family
in Italy. There hasn't been contact with them since my grandparents
visited in the early 60's. Since 2005 I have been back often, spent
2 weeks in a language school in Siena and almost bought a house in
Umbria. Unfortunately the deal fell through. I like almost anywhere
in Italy, prefer the north vs the south.. Family lives on the edge
of the Dolomite mountains. I also like Amsterdam, Belgium,
I love the beauty of the East Bay parks, try to get out for a 3-5
mile walk most days.. I also like to swim at a club nearby.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Taking things apart, my mom always used to say if I took something
apart enough times I would have parts to build two of them. :)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Armageddon by Leon Uris.. got thru 1/2 of it before I realized I
read it about 20 years, still finished it.
The Diamond Age by Neil Stevenson, like Snow Crash I will be
digesting the details of that book for a while.
Liars and Outliers by Bruce Schiener, about a 1/3 the way in, so
far a great read.
For music, it depends on the mode.. If I am working or in a more
cerebral mode, I typically like any fast beat instrumental if there
is a horn section even better. Groups like Pat Metheny, Spyro Gyra,
Andreas Vollenweider otherwise something like Steely Dan fits the
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