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I particularly enjoy computers, SCUBA diving, photography, firearms and target shooting, electronics, robotics, travel, meeting new people, and learning.
Sometimes this has taken me to really "nice" places, like spending six months in Thailand becoming a divemaster. Other times, war zones like Iraq and Afghanistan setting up systems to support X-rays in hospitals for military and civilian patients. Other times, Caribbean islands or tiny concrete platforms in the North Sea setting up satellite and microwave links for a data haven for unpopular data. I have lived in a lot of places, and so far, my favorites are Hong Kong, the San Francisco Bay Area in California and Seattle, Washington (hard to choose one!).
My current big project is a computer security startup in Palo Alto, and a lot of non-work time is spent on work-related conferences, parties, or lunch or dinner meetings, but I hope I will have time to travel, dive, and take a lot of photos. While I do work hard, no one has ever accused me of neglecting fun.
I read a lot -- I love my kindle, iPad, and iPhone. I also read a lot of technical and scientific literature, and try to keep up with everything new in several hobbies. I also read a lot about security, Iraq, Afghanistan, war, the military, business, entrepreneurship, history, startups, technology, economics, and politics.
xkcd is the best comic ever. The Economist, Foreign Policy, and Foreign Affairs are my favorite magazines, but I must admit Gourmet and Cook's Illustrated magazines are almost porn.
I enjoy some tv, food, music and movies; who doesn't?
I guess a computer and internet access are about the most important. I also like having a car, but zipcar is almost as good, except not really (I love my Audi, and would like to get big diesel pickup truck as a second car for moving motorcycles, scuba gear, kayaks, rifles, robots, and such).
The cheesy but still true answers ("freedom", "friends", etc) are in fact still true.
Hrm... how about "almost all of the movies/music/etc. I consume are downloaded". Much less felonious :)
While I've worked a lot in Iraq and Afghanistan, I was against the war(s) -- regardless of how you feel about war in general, this just didn't seem like a good way to accomplish our goals, and had a lot of cost for not much benefit. A lot of people I've met the military feel the same way.