I spend most of my time working on computers, developing both hardware and software, thanks to my background in both (plus Physics). In 1993 I have moved to US after studying in Russia and Belarus (USSR for most of that time), lived in Denver, moved to San Francisco Bay Area, then back to Denver, then to Bay Area again (and now from East to South Bay).
I am a honest, decent person, I love science and technology, and I can talk about plenty of things (it helps to have broad education and genuine interest in learning) as long as you won't insist on describing my taste in music (I don't think, I have any particular taste).
I am thinking, creative, and educated
Currently I do embedded systems development -- now it's for networking equipment, at my previous job it was for real-time audio processing. If you don't know what embedded systems development is, the best explanation would be that I make magic smoke that makes computers and other electronic devices work -- except, of course, it's not magic and requires plenty of work with anything from soldering irons and oscilloscopes to what looks more like plain traditional software development.
I live in San Jose, surrounded by a bunch of Linux boxes -- had to move for my current job from Emeryville, where I have spent five years.
3. Computers around me.
4. Disdain for Microsoft and Social Conservatives (Americans usually call them Republicans, but Americans call a lot of things funny names).