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I am a 2830-ugh something year old computer engineer that lives in Austin, Texas Redmond, Washington¬†Fremont, California. I most recently worked¬†in the tech industry for a promising local social network, then on a nice break from tech worked for a promising local robotics AI startup where I got aquihired by another FAANG. I have been working with computers since I was four years old banging out BASIC on a TRS-80, went on to dial-up BBSes, then discovered UNIX and the Internet in the 90s. I ran an ISP for eight years and have kept doing systems and network engineering in large environments ever since. My passion is for solving problems. Finding out how things work, what makes them tick. I’m trying to do other things too.

If it works, it’s obsolete. Fix more, whine less.

My dichotomy is being predictable and routine, yet spontaneous (“So last night I just decided to drive to Wisconsin for New Years…”). I hate sitting still. I hate external influences that waste my time. I ignore store receipt checkers.

Public talks, articles, mentions, etc:


  • Large scale Linux systems
  • Wilderness medicine (certified NOLS Wilderness First Responder)
  • San Jose Sharks hockey
  • Firearms, marksmanship
  • Rocketry, rocket engineering, spaceflight, rocket/missile launch photography
  • Learning to fly (Cessna 172SP at KPAO)
  • Photography, astrophotography
  • Travel, 1000+ mile road trips, US National Parks
  • Reading (biographies, adventure, industry)
  • Wireless networks, public wi-fi
  • Amateur radio
  • Burning Man
  • Writing perl, ruby, and python
  • Chef
  • IPv6 (ask me how much I hate NATs)
  • Fire poi
  • Cats
  • Snow
  • Deserts, Death Valley, Mojave
  • Hiking
  • 60’s rock music, shoe-gazing, metal, 90s rock, EDM, trance, psychedelic rock
  • Chemistry
  • Physics


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