| I grew up near Houston,
TX and I joined the U.S. Coast Guard shortly after
graduating from high school. I've tinkered with
electronics and audio equipment since I was about 14.
Therefore, I went to a U.S. Navy technical school (as
a Coastie) to become an (electronics/weapons) fire
control technician. With my new training, I expanded
to radar, industrial computers, and synchro/servo
subsystems. I started doing some of my own automotive
maintenance and learned the basics about automotive
systems (self-taught). Later, I became involved with
Amateur Radio and computers. Eventually, many of my
hobbies started tying together. For example, both my
bicycle and my car are outfitted with Amateur Radio
stations. The explosion of technology has made my job
and some of my hobbies quite interesting.
met my wife in the wake of the Loma Prieta earthquake
and have lived in Hampton Roads, VA; Cape Cod, MA;
White Sands, NM; and Alameda, CA. My family pages are
intentionally short on info to preserve their privacy.
hobbies include Volkswagens, autocross, diesel
technology (yes, it exists), bicycling, web
management, amateur radio, and reptiles. A VERY large
portion of this website is dedicated to my enthusiasm
for the TDI, a small four cylinder turbodiesel engine
by VW/Audi. I'm still in the Coast Guard and have an
approved retirment date. I may continue to work for
the Coast Guard as a civilian employee. :-)
ISTJ - "Trustee". Decisiveness in practical affairs. Guardian of time- honored institutions. Dependable. 11.6% of total population.