I grew up in rural Massachusetts, and have spent the entirety of my adult life living in Seattle, Washington.
I am a lifetime software engineer, having learned to type about the same time I learned to write. I have been programming computers since I was seven years old, and still do at least one major software engineering project every year. I definitely qualify as a 'grumpy old man' these days, and you will often hear me complain about how the current generation of programmers has hardware that runs hundreds of times faster than what I grew up with, yet still writes software that runs at half the speed, or worse.
I like communicating ideas. I enjoy writing books and music, as well as doing improvisational comedy with my writing partner, Jeff Roberts.
I only do one recreational activity, which is rock climbing. Iím not very good at it, but I quite enjoy it just the same.