Last Updated: June 13, 2019
If there is one aspect of life in Southern Arizona which differs from my New Jersey upbringing it is this: dust.
Each year in February I unhook all of my computer equipment, carry it to the back patio, open it up, and blast it with a shop-vac.
I collect Vietnam War-era publications, underground newspapers, fringe culture detritus, old computer equipment, books on alchemy and the occult, pocket knives, flashlights, and regrets.
I like remote deserts, gray misty seashores in midwinter, dark forests, old cathedrals, thunderstorms, overgrown paths, coyotes howling, owls, monasteries, Gregorian chants, stained glass, ruins, and wind.
I enjoy solitude and almost eerie silence, garlic, curry, Perl (I know), microscopes, telescopes, Raspberry Pi, gothic horror, Jim Jarmusch films, West Texas, Central Nevada, rural New England, the Sonoran Desert, Belgian ales, J.D. Salinger, John Fahey.
I am very interested in Renaissance alchemy, in particular alchemical emblems and artwork.
I am a lifelong computer hobbyist, but MBTI tests over the years always indicate INFP. Introverted with an overactive imagination (and therefore easily distracted), my life is a series of contradictions which are more irritating and tedious than they are interesting.
Lots of earth and air, some water, but little fire. I am the base elements your local alchemist warned you about.
You can reach me in a variety of ways listed on my contact page.
|Current Mooring||Just outside of Tucson, Arizona|
|Where I'm from originally||Lopatcong, New Jersey (near Phillipsburg)|
|Graduate of||Rutgers University - New Brunswick |
|My generation||Generation X (born in the last years of the Vietnam War)|
|Career||People complain to me about computers. Then I type stuff.|
|Politics||Bored. So incredibly bored. Shhh. Quiet time.|
|1984||Dialed out to my first BBS on a Westridge 300 baud modem|
|1987||Ran first BBS on Image v1.2a software|
|1992||Internet shell account @eden.rutgers.edu|
|1993||First PC + second BBS running VirtualBBS|
|Daily Driver||Homebrew Core i7-2600 (K)||Windows 10 Home|
|File Server / Development||Homebrew Core i5-4590||Debian Stretch|
|Linux Desktop / Experimental||Second-hand HP Pavilion AMD A10-5700||Kubuntu / Cosmic Cuttlefish|
|Router||HP Refurb Core i5-3470||Debian Stretch|
|Tablet||iPad (5th generation)||iOS|
|DEC VT-320 terminal|
|DEC VT-420 terminal|
|Apple //e Enhanced|
|IBM PC 5150|