Age: 29

I have been playing the piano since 2nd grade (thats almost 16 years!). Nowadays, I only ever practice Debussy and Gershwin.

Computer programming/hacking since 8th grade. Thats when I bought my first linux distro (No one ever told me there was such a thing as FREE software!)

Professionally, my arena is industrial automation . All the major brands of PLC, Touchscreens, Drives/Servos; Lots of networking and systems automation; emphasis on electronics and technology integration.

As far as my secondary computer skillz, technically I am only an enthusiastic amateur (I did some freelance web applications in college although).

At this point, I am quite comfortable on nearly all flavors of Windows and most of the popular Linux distros (debian is my favorite). I dislike Windows, more so than linux, but since I use it more than 70% of the time, I know it much better than I like to admit.

I can read, edit, and compile many programming languages (C, Java, PHP, Javascript/ECMA3), but my most fluent languages for writing applications are Python and Adobe-Flash-Actionscript (and from industrial programming: BASIC-type languages and ladder-logic, uck!)

Favorite Quote: RTFM - Read the F***ing Manual