Hi y'all. I'm Mike, male, 50-ish, living in the great Pacific North Wet. Snowboarder in winter, itinerant laborer the rest of the time. (Because these bills ain't gonna pay themselves, unfortunately.) I'm pretty good at training dogs due to having, as a favor, with my girlfriend of 15-ish to 20-ish years (depending on how it's counted), "fostered" a couple of Pit Bulls "just for a couple of weeks", who turned out to have Issues for which we were Unprepared. Six years, a 3' shelf of dog books, and seminars in three states later, those dogs are still with us, and I'm a helluva lot better prepared. (I will talk dog behavior and training with any interesting parties until the cows come home, or until I have to go to work or to sleep. Which is why I don't spend so much time on dog foreaux any more.) And I've been reading Stephenson's Baroque Cycle recently, which is why I've been feeling freer to indulge my Penchant for non-standard Capitalization.
My favorite non-fiction book is still, after all these years, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (for which the re-reading of I'm a little overdue), with Steal This Book and Reaching the Animal Mind tied for second. (But I haven't yet read Godel, Escher, Bach.)
I love fresh bread so much, that I occasionally bestir myself to bake some. I ought to do that more often.
My favorite text editor (so far) is Vim. I plan to use it in this year's NaNoWriMo.
If for some reason I have to use a Windoze box, I'll try to install NoteTab Lite on it.
I like chocolate. And cheese. And music.
I'm joining because I've been reading xkcd every now and then, and chuckling over them while at work (so, thanks, Randall Munroe, for that). Now that I'm done re-reading the Doonesbury online archive (except for the couple of years that are missing), I decided to read xkcd from the beginning. And I got up to #130, with the title text that mentions a forum link to footage of Julia Stiles' appearance on Ghostwriter. And so I've spent the past few hours finding the fora, and reading the comments in "Individual XKCD Comic Threads" instead of mowing the lawn. And it's nice to find a bunch of people like y'all. So, cheers!