Since, I've just about took my chance of getting my trusted user status, due to the comment placement accident, it's time to try to make it up, by posting to roll coll again. Heh.
I'm 18, senior in HS, part-time working as a
sysadmin, paying for most things myself, except
of course for residence. Planning to attend a
community college for the shortest period
possible and transfer to either UC Davis or
UC San Diego as soon as I graduate from high school.
I like computers (I'm especially into UNIX
oses, such as various BSD's, Solaris, Irix,
Linux). I don't code much for leisure, besides
Perl, and C (i'm not as much into C as I was
when I came up with that nickname). I'm also
into networking, infosec and various other
hobbies which involve playing a system administrator at home. I've got 7 computers in
my room, and yes I do have a UPS (uninteruptable
I also like music (anything roughly electronic,
anything roughly rock, and quite a bit of music
outside these pigeon holes, with exception of
commercial (c)rap (puff daddy, will smith), country and watered down sugary pop music). I am also getting better at spinning progressive trance, right now with virtuan turntables, but at the moment in search of a real deck.
I also enjoy cars, mainly classic American cars, American muscle (F-Bodies, Y-bodies, B-bodies) and German performance cars (AWD Audis, water cooled VW's, inline 6 BMWs (except latest 3-series, 1988.5-1996 e34 5-series are my favorite)) (except Mercedes), and sport compacts (regardless of national origin). I'm also car modification scene, but am disgusted with stickers, underbody neon kits, fart gun exhausts, "wings", and other tacky crap which makes people hate car modification in general and consider any car enthusiast as a riceboy.
I also like misc electronics: home stereo equipment, car stereo equipment. I also greatly enjoy history, regardless of the time period or national region, but I do happen to know more about the 1914-1945 period than other periods in history.
Politically I'm a moderate liberal on some issues, and far out flung liberal on others. I don't like to pigeon hole myself. I'm not a US citizen, and probably will never be one, because I'm too lazy, so I won't be voting anyway. I do like Russ Feingold, he's a good fellow (the only one who voted against the patriot act in senate.. power to him). Lot of other democrats, not to mention piss me off. Greens and libertarians aren't attractive to me as well. ACLU seems like a nice bunch though, I agree with almost all of their positions. Actually all of their positions.
I love individual freedom, I believe in absolute freedom of speech (not just for the politically correct), as well as absolute separation of church and state. I'm pro-choice, anti-death penalty, for prison reform. I believe in limited gun control, and a right to bear personal firearms. I believe in free health care only for the extremely destitute (to those who can't outright afford, but not those who'll just find it inconvenient) and also in cases of infectious deceases. I want to legalize pot, hashish, MDMA, LSD, and de-criminalize crack and heroin. I want to legalize prostitution. I want to abolish all provisions for draft. I do think that miliatary action against El Qaida is justified to some extent and support most of current efforts. Though I don't want Aschroft to wipe his ass with the bill of rights. I also think US needs to review foreign policy. Army is for self-defense, and not the defense of Saudi Arabia. A lot of interevention in Africa, Asiam Middle East and especially Latin American during the cold war was simply wrong and it must be our permanent policy t avoid that. And yes I've changed my views as I've been a K5 member of the time, so if I changed a position that I've had a flamewar over with you, deal with it. And don't respond to me now, I'll discuss the issues with you if I want to.
Oh and I still can't believe Electric Angst _ISN'T_ a hot late 20's early 30's chick that wears a beret and has long hair.
man in the world is he who stands most alone. - Henrik Ibsen.