When once you have tasted flight, you will forever
walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been,
and there you will always long to return.
--Leonardo da Vinci
While I am not learning to fly or exploring various far-flung parts of this delightful orb we ride on I have the the privilege of helping others solve interesting techonolgy problems. I also wrote a silly little URL shortener, called uber.hk, some tools to help manage your BlackBerry, track your finances, visualize data, and share your pictures.
If I were asked to summarise myself I'd probably use words like aviator, technologist, whovian, and possibly gamer and geek. I mostly respond enthusiastically to interesting challanges and problems needing solutions.
I generally distrust "the cloud", and have a rather complete personal IT infrastructure that prevents me from ever having to trust my personal data to anyone else. I am an avid BlackBerry user, both their phones and tablets. I do not enjoy typing on screens and only recently broke the habit of using my IBM model M keyboard. I also very much loathe UI design that serves to get in my face, which is part of why I switched from Ubuntu to Mac OS X but just can't get along with iOS.
Outside of technology I enjoy travel, which is one of the reasons I enjoy aviation. At last count I have visited 4 continents, 39 airports, 4 countries and if Google Latitude is to be believed (cross checked with my United Frequent Flyer program, it seems believable) I have travelled almost 105,000 miles in the last few years. At some point I think it would be neat to own a plane, though being a member of the Williamson Flying Club does make it easy to reap the benifits without quite as much of the cost.