Marcel Gagné is just this guy . . . you know? He's ruggedly handsome, an award-winning author, and the guy responsible for the "Moving to Linux" series of books and the famous (or perhaps infamous) "Cooking With Linux" which ran for ten years in the Linux Journal.
I've been a regular columnist for LinuxPro Magazine, Ubuntu User, Linux Journal, SysAdmin, and others. I am a public speaker, radio and television personality, and a well known voice in the Linux and open source universe.
I have an insatiable thirst for knowledge with a completely unrealistic desire to know everything. Science and technology are my passions; as such you'll find me unreasonably dedicated to the pursuit of reason (in case you have to ask what 'Free Thinker at Large' means). Oh, and I'm terribly opinionated. Other passions include music, art, food, wine, and the occasional single malt scotch.
I take great pleasure in making fun of your belief system; I sincerely hope you enjoy making fun of mine as well.
I'm also a published science fiction author and editor, a onetime Editor in Chief, a pilot, a Top 40 disc jockey, and I fold a mean origami T-Rex. Coolest of all, I'm a seriously lucky husband to my wife, Sally, and a seriously lucky Dad to my boys, Sebastian and Tristan.
I'm the author of 6 books, hundreds of articles, a few short stories, and lots more. Two kids keep me hopping and my amazing wife keeps me honest . . . and humble.