About Me

I n f o

E d u c a t i o n
Elementary: Thornydale (Marana, AZ)
Junior High: Tortolita (Marana, AZ)
High School: Salpointe Catholic, 1990
Undergraduate: University of Arizona, 1997
Postgraduate: eventually

E m p l o y m e n t

Curriculum vitae
Founder of G4 Information Technologies.
Past volleyball official for Arizona Interscholastic Association
Freelance technical editor/writer

S p a r e   T i m e
Author of Slackware Linux for Dummies
LPIC-1 Certified Linux System Administrator
Creator of the DKC Rating System
The Omegaman series

Writings and Musings
Ramblings and Nonsense

A c c o m p l i s h m e n t s
Daigakusei no Ranma
The Ranma Preludes
Rechartered Pi Kappa Phi‘s Beta Theta Chapter, 11/8/1996
Member of Beta Theta Alumni Chapter
Member of 1993 Cactus League Men’s 5-on-5 basketball tournament champions.
Founded men’s volleyball team at Salpointe Catholic HS, 1988-89

V o l l e y b a l l
1988-89: founding member of men’s volleyball team at Salpointe CHS – one of only three teams in the entire state.
1989-90: 2nd place, state men’s volleyball (Salpointe CHS) – only six teams in the entire state at that time!
1992: Two-man sand San Carlos, Mexico Spring Break tourney champions
1993: Co-ed indoor Cactus League champions (Team Aerial Assault)
1994: Grass co-ed sixes Major Volleyball Promotions July tourney champions (Team Aerial Assault)
1994: Men’s indoor Udall League Level BBB champions (Team Louie)
1995: Grass co-ed fours Major Volleyball Promotions June tourney champions
1995: Two-man sand Arizona-Sonora Summer league champions – season record: 80-16 (AZ-Son all-time best record)
1995: Men’s indoor Udall League Level A runners-up (Team Louie)
1996: Men’s indoor Desert League champions (also named tourney MVP) (Pi Kappa Phi)
1996: Grass threes co-ed open AEPhi Charity tournament champions (Team Aerial Assault)
1996: Co-ed indoor Desert League runners-up (Alpha Epsilon Phi/Pi Kappa Phi)
1998: Co-ed sand sixes Boeing Fall tourney Silver Division champions (Team Longbow)
1999: Co-ed indoor Central Christian regular season and tournament champions (Team Pancakes)
2005: 3rd place, Co-ed indoor Lifetime Fitness volleyball Spring league.
2009: 4th place, Co-ed indoor BFSC Summer league.

T V   f a v e s
Burn Notice
Royal Pains
House
Top Chef
Hell’s Kitchen
CSI:
Modern Family
Accidentally on Purpose
Project Runway
Cougartown
Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares
Meerkat Manor

M u s i c
I have a wide variety of musical tastes that run the gamut from Pop, Rock, Jazz, Blues, Country… anything except Rap. I really can’t stand a “music” genre where you don’t actually play your own instruments but sample someone else’s work instead.

In recent years, I’ve gravitated toward more J-pop and Trance music, but nothing beats a good old-fashioned rock number.

F o r   F u n
Volleyball
Baseball / Softball
Photography
Playing guitar
Basketball at the gym
Writing

F a v   R e a d s
Megatokyo Online
User Friendly the Comic Strip
FoxTrot
Dilbert (You knew it was going to be here)
Zits
Three Panel Soul
(by the former creators of MacHall)
Corky Simpson, award-winning columnist for the Tucson Citizen (RIP, October 15, 1970 – May 16, 2009; 138 years old.)
Simon Travaglia, humourist, satirist, BOFH
The DragonLance series by Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman and a list of others too long to put here.
Douglas Adams, author of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

 

A n i m e

I actually had to remove the list because it was getting too long… Suffice to say that I’m a huge anime fan.
Some of my fav mangaka/directors:
  • Takahashi Rumiko (Ranma, Inuyasha, Mermaid’s Forest)
  • Masakazu Katsura (Video Girl Ai, DNA², I”s)
  • Miyazaki Hayao / Studio Ghibli (Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Kiki’s Delivery Service)
  • Matsumoto Izumi (Kimagure Orange Road, Shin Kimagure Orange Road, Sesame Street)
  • Masamune Shirow (Appleseed, Appleseed Ex Machina, Dominion Tank Police, Ghost in the Shell)

 

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