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About me

Gender Male
Industry Technology
Occupation Network Engineer
Location Plano, TX, United States
Introduction I'm a regular, middle-aged guy from the N. Texas suburbs. Center-Left (with some, non-crazy, Libertarian-ish tendencies), INFP, Progressive Christian (Episcopalian tribe). This is where I write about technology, politics, culture, religion, and other things I pretend to know something about. The site is called The Knowledge Box not out of an inflated sense of my own mental capacity, but because it is the humorous (and slightly sarcastic) nickname I received from my wife and son for my vast store of semi-useless trivial knowledge.
Interests science fiction, gadgets, Mac OS X, Linux, The Episcopal Church, progressive Christianity, anime, reading
Favorite Movies The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Doctor Zhivago, Princess Mononoke, Lawrence of Arabia, Aliens, The Last Mimzy, The Right Stuff, The Abyss
Favorite Music celtic, classical, western swing, world music, classic rock
Favorite Books J.R.R. Tolkien, Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, Kim Stanley Robinson, Alan Dean Foster, John Scalzi, William Gibson, Charles Stross, Cory Doctorow, Harry Turtledove, John Dominic Crossan, Marcus Borg, John Shelby Spong