Since I've moved to a new instance, I think should reintroduce myself.
My name is Matt, and I'm a 45 year old gay man living in Indiana. I've worked in tech for about the last 20 years. I like to call myself a classically trained systems administrator ... whatever that is.
I've got several hobbies (because one cannot have enough interests, in my opinion) that I like to waste my money on, and I absolutely love to talk about all of them!
The things you learn reviewing a 1986 "Jeopardy!" game. I never knew that former "Gomer Pyle" star Jim Nabors once owned a macadamia nut ranch in Hawaii.
Also, I didn't know that you "ranched" nuts.
10 Fascinating Food Trends from America’s Past https://blog.newspapers.com/10-fascinating-food-trends-from-americas-past/
Ken Starr's death reminds me of a pivotal moment in tech history. I was living in Washington DC during the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal and the day that Congress released the full text of Starr's lurid report was the first time that I can recall millions of people trying to simultaneously download the same file over the still-nascent Internet.
I worked in a college newspaper office at the time with an ISDN connection. We spent a good two hours hitting refresh on Netscape Navigator.
What are some of your favorite podcasts?
Lately, one of my favorites has been Darknet Diaries. Great stories and interviews! American Hysteria, Maintenance Phase, and You’re Wrong About really make one think. If you like Star Trek, listening to the TrekMovie.com Star Trek Podcast Network feed is the way to go there. I also listen to NPR’s Up First every morning.
This past week I decided that I wanted to play a new game, and I ended up dipping my toes back into MUDs. It’s been a long time since I’ve seriously played one.
Right now I’m playing aardwolf.org, and so far I’m really enjoying it. The community seems to be really nice, with a couple of hundred folks online at any given time.
Dork SRE working in email. Gay. Married.
I like Star Trek, genealogy, history, Funko Pop!, Pokémon, O scale model trains, LEGO, coin collecting, books, music, gaming, camping, and more.
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