Hello everyone and welcome to my blog. I wanted to find a way to share topics that interest me and hopefully entertain at least one or two people out on the Internet (counting myself).
About the Author
I’m a thirty-something year old guy who lives in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. I’ve been here about 15 years but I was born in Wyoming and grew up in the Denver area. Almost 4 years ago, I married my best friend and about the sweetest person I’ve ever met.
I am an Information Technology professional who works as a Build & Deployment Engineer; which basically means I sit at a computer banging my head on the keyboard hoping to get Team Foundation Server to get it to do what I want (need) it to do. As I find things that make my life easier at work, I incorporate them into articles on the blog.
But to be honest, work is a means to an end. The problems I solve at work provide value to a company which in turn compensates me. That compensation enables me to do the things I’m passionate or curious about. I enjoy writing about and sharing the things that interest me the most.
My interests vary widely; I’ll narrow in on the things I’m most interested in. I’ve been a pretty significant computer geek ever since my parents splurged into their savings in order to buy a used Apple IIe when I was in grade school. If you’re inclined, you can apply a lot of the geek stereotypes to me if you want I fit many of them to a “T.” I’m a pretty avid gamer of all sorts; consoles, PCs, traditional arcades, etc…
I’m also fanatical about sports. I grew up rooting for the Denver Broncos and idolizing John Elway. I read just about every single athlete’s auto-biography in the public library growing up. Because reading about guys like Mickey Mantle, Joe Dimaggio, Yogi Berra and the baseball vacuum of Denver (when I grew up) lead me to eventually becoming a fan of the New York Yankees. However I’m a baseball fan in general. There are many teams that I enjoy and root for; the Texas Rangers, St. Louis Cardinals and Colorado Rockies all get my rooting interest as long as they’re not playing the Yankees. Combine that with my geeky foundation and that makes me into a pretty avid player of fantasy football and to a lesser extent fantasy baseball. Football and baseball are really in my wheelhouse, but all things sports interest me.
My geekiness follows me into another passion of mine, cars. Specifically fast cars and making my cars go faster. Over the years, I’ve owned a few sports cars; a 1992 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX, a 2004 Mazda RX-8 and currently I’m driving a 2002 Corvette Z06. Naturally Top Gear sits at the top of my DVR priority and is must-watch-TV.
Finally, I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes almost 10 years ago. I’m quite healthy, and am learning to manage the disease as best as I can. I’ve had a few co-workers who have had loved ones diagnosed and I thought it might help if I shared some of my experiences so they can understand what being a Type 1 Diabetic entails.