I’m a geek. I like to talk about science, electronics and aliens. I know the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow and that if you are going to stamp a huge lion, you should do it when they’re small. I also watch a lot of sci-fi, particularly Star Trek. Back in 2012, I met Sir Patrick Stewart; an event that, as I assured Melanie, did not surpass the day we were married on my list of best-days-ever. I guess I can see why she looked skeptical since I was moving our wedding picture to make room for my signed Captain Picard head-shot when I said it.
But if I had to pick the most prominent of my geek-defining qualities, it would be my love of information technology. Yes, it’s my livelihood but it’s also my hobby. I’m just as content spending a Saturday afternoon analyzing network traffic as normal people are at the sports field — or disco — or that hot place with the sand. It was my biggest passion for a long time.