I’m a professional library systems/IT guy who has had to deal with just about every desktop OS that has come out in the last 15 years. I’ve had to do a lot of locating the “right tool for the job” while balancing budget and hardware limitations and meeting user and management expectations. As a result, I’ve become something of a software pragmatist: things like functionality and stability matter more than “taking sides.” It also means that my use of Linux in the workplace is as much practical as it is philosophical.
In my personal life, I’m a gamer, (American) football fanatic and general all-around geek. I’m also an amateur political scientist on the side, and a member of Pi Sigma Alpha. (I can toot my own horn in here, right?) In that realm, I’m particularly interested in the intersection of law and politics, especially in the realms of matters pertaining to speech, intellectual property and other related issues.