Hobbies...if only I had some...well more that is. one hobby ended up being job...maybe a career. ever since I was wee lad peering over those neatly arranged rows of keys on that ancient home computer I've been fascinated by technology. programming was really just a hobby after I left school the first time...not quite focused enough in my younger days. now with a bit of perspective and a few odd jobs under my belt I found that you really can enjoy your work if it doesn't seem so much like work. any way...that's were computers and the web and my job intersect.
I have recently become vegan. I believe it is the only way to live ethically and responsibly on this planet.
family is what has kept me in the midwest. even as it probably doesn't allow me to feel as connected to other people as I might in a more liberal atmosphere. though I do find that people one-on-one are often more lively and interesting than any particular group of them are apt to be.
As for music...I haven't updated my collection in a while. I still love bluegrass, jazz, electronic, rock, blues, and the occasional speed metal song. no strong preference...only a particular mood that I'm caught in.