The frivolous details are that I'm a machinist and designer (though lately I've been working as a high purity pipefitter and probably will for quite a while), I'm a proficient blacksmith, photographer and shibari/kinbaku practitioner. I like things where the technical and artistic meet. I enjoy obsessing over minuscule details and components, drafting pencils, vacuum tubes, tri-x, micrometers, grain size, carbon content, etcetera.
I have made a few sets of swords that are now in museums.
I am also reasonably good at deconstructing shibari and kinbaku structures and cross referencing them with the TCM/CCM model of the body.
Fixing nagging problems by abstract but often very apparent means.
I read about 45-60 books a year and about 4 of them are fiction. I've also been reading more comic books of late.
Industrial / Classical / Neoclassical / Goth / Punk / Jazz
Wumpscut, Throbbing Gristle, Switchblade Symphony, NON, Voltaire, Portishead, Bjork, Fad Gadget, The Cure, The Dead Boys, Virgin Prunes, Man is the Bastard, D.I., Agnostic Front Conflict, Suicidal Tenancies, Sisters of Mercy, Nine inch Nails, Big Black, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Rasputina, Debussy, Hypnoskull, Converter, Mentello and the Fixer, Stravinsky, Bach, Devo