Last Update: 15 April 2014
Where should I begin?
Okay, I am a software engineer living with a beautiful wife in Seattle, WA. Born and raised in Kobe, Japan, I came to the U.S. in order to study Journalism. I somehow got into computers during my college years and decided to get a degree in Computer Science. That was 20 years ago. Here I am, still writing code for a living.
I began cycling in July 2013. I was only going to do it to get around the neighbourhood first, but it quickly turned out to be such a fun and addictive activity, I now ride 20+ miles almost daily - including commuting to work.
My rides are:
2013 Trek 7.5 FX
2002 Gary Fisher Marlin
Agent ID: daihard
Territories: Pinehurst, Northgate, Downtown Seattle
Me and Open Source
I am a strong supporter of the Open Source principle. As a pragmatist, I recognise some positive effects brought by the so-called "walled garden" approach (as employed by companies like Microsoft and Apple). I still prefer having Open Source software on my computers as much as possible.
Here's my current environment.
Laptop 1: Panasonic Toughbook W8 - Kubuntu 12.04
Laptop 2: Apple MacBook Pro with Retina - Mac OS X 10.9.2
Cellphone: LG Nexus 5 (16 GB) - AOKP KitKat 2014-04-06 Nightly
Tablet: ASUS Nexus 7 (16 GB) - AOKP KitKat 2014-02-08 Nightly
I've been following Formula One Racing for over 30 years. The first Grands Prix I've watched had legendary drivers such as Niki Lauda, Mario Andretti and James Hunt. I was seriously into F1 in the late 80s to the early 90s, when McLaren was dominant but Ferrari and Williams were catching up. My absolute favourite driver is Ayrton Senna, followed by Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button.
I write mostly in English, but you'll occasionally find weird, often garbled symbols and stuff in my posts. They are most likely Japanese. :)