7 Things Meme

I've been tagged by Brian.

Seven things:

  1. I was completely new to the Mozilla community when I started at Mozdev.  I barely even used Firefox (gasp! I used konqueror, so it wasn't all bad).  Now I know my way around a bit, but still seem to be too involved in Mozdev-dev to get to know the larger community much.
  2. I was a band geek in high school.  I marched snare drum and went along with our band to the Atlantic Coast Championship for the Tournament of Bands in Group 2 my senior year.  We were also quite successful in our Indoor Percussion group both my junior and senior year.  I also played clarinet, bass clarinet, and dabbled in the basoon in concert band and played electric bass in jazz band.  I was also ran the lighting side of our high school "tech crew" since I was a freshman for all plays, musicals, and presentations and knew all the ins-and-outs of the massive light box and spot room we had.  Man I wish I had some pictures of those times.
  3. I met my wife in band in high school and we started dating my senior year (over 11 years ago).
  4. I've been working with computers since 1988, web technologies since 1997 (first web company - webgaia.com in 1998, first blog on tripod in 1998), and Linux since 1999.  This stuff just facinates me and I sink way too much time into trying to Do It Myself.
  5. My first computer was a Commodore PC10 w/ an 8088 processor running MS-DOS 3.2.  I learned programming by transcribing programs for GW-BASIC from a 3-2-1 Contact magazine.
  6. I'm an Air Force Brat, but have now lived in the same area for 20+ years now.  The South-Central PA area may not be very tech-savvy, but does seem to have a small group of us that know better.
  7. I'm an introvert. Wait; maybe you knew that.

The rules:

  1. Link to your original tagger(s) and list these rules in your post.
  2. Share seven facts about yourself in the post.
  3. Tag seven people at the end of your post by leaving their names and the links to their blogs.
  4. Let them know they’ve been tagged.

I think most of the people I'd prefer to know more about have been tagged and I don't want to spread this disease to other circles.