For in this modern world, the instruments of warfare are not solely for waging war. Far more importantly, they are the means for controlling peace. --Admiral Arleigh Burke, Chief of Naval Operations
My OpenPGP public key fingerprint is C4A3 6A9D 867E 827A 4F96 C0F3 697D F31B 5EDD C104. You should encrypt and sign all correspondence to me whenever possible.
For those who add me from far-away places, please understand that while I'm friendly towards all living things I am only fluent in English and domestic cat. I'd love to learn your language and converse with you in your native tongue; however, if we are to do that you'll have to teach me.
Once upon a time, I was a network administrator and systems analyst. Alas, after the dot-com crunch in 2001, I pretty much gave up on the idea and became a long haul trucker after an intensive and completely fruitless job search. Though I gripe about it incessantly, the fact is I love trucking and would probably keep doing it even if I hit a lottery jackpot.
My hobbies include vaping (including rebuilding atomizers and blending e-liquid), guns (target shooting, gunsmithing, and ammunition reloading), photography (medium format film, please!), amateur radio (mostly APRS, but I'm on 146.52 and all over the 440MHz band, mobile, KG6OHK or KG6OHK-14 on APRS), anything to do with computers and Linux specifically, electronics and radio hacking, Bitcoin, 3D modelling with Blender and POVRay, and lots of other stuff.
Politically (and in the rest of life) I'm a staunch Libertarian (that's classical liberal to folks outside the US). I voted for Ron Paul in 2008 and Gary Johnson in 2012. I truly do believe that married gay couples should be able to defend their marijuana crops with assault weapons.
I don't wear a tin foil hat, but I'm starting to think there's something to this whole NWO/Fed/TSA/Goldman-Sachs clusterfuck. There's too many people all thinking we're going to hell in a handbasket for it all to be BS. Honestly I'm thinking even the Zombie craze is a symptom of this: we might not know exactly what's going on or who's behind it, but the collective conscious knows SOMETHING is up and it ain't gonna be pretty. Therefore I am preparing myself for some kind of shit to be hitting some kind of fan.
I tend to shamelessly add people I perceive as "smart," as well as truckers (and their families too, sometimes), Linux geeks lovers and developers, awesome photographers, people who make me laugh or think (even better, those who do both in a single post), and people who would fit into several of my circles. I will not add or add-back anyone without a profile. I am quite happily involved in a relationship.
Circle suggestions: Trucking, Linux, Ron Paul, Photography, Amateur Radio, Navy Veterans, FFG-50 USS Taylor, Nerds Geeks and Weirdos, Second Amendment, Ammo Reloaders. And plenty more!
Oh, and I like parentheses.