Hi, all. I'm an engineer and a software developer.
I've had our common interest most of my life, and I think I'm learning to accept it and to balance things so that I can enjoy these things that give me comfort while still managing to live my life and maybe pursue some loftier long-term goals. That's the plan, anyway.
Anyway, I also enjoy computer games (though I'm not playing WoW anymore, at least for now, because it was starting to interfere a bit much with life), reading (nonfiction stuff about philosophy and science, fiction (high quality "literature" sometimes, more often pulp-fiction fantasy/sci-fi romances), and watching movies and old tv (netflix) with my friends. Oh, and I also practice kung-fu.
Well, I decided to join because the internet and all the random message boards have been a great help to me over the years. I've actually been lurking here for quite a while, and I appreciate all thoughtful people who post on the boards. There have even been a few times I've wanted to contribute, but I've never quite been motivated to go through with registering and all this social-type introduction stuff. Anyway, here I am, at last.