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 official for Arizona Interscholastic Association
Official for Canyon Athletic Association
United States Soccer Federation (USSF) official
Indoor soccer referee at The Barney Indoor Sports Complex
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
House
Top Chef
CSI:
Accidentally on Purpose
Project Runway
Cougartown
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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