I have avoided tag-games for almost 2 years, now...
....but, OK, I'll play. Thanks to
Rules are at the bottom, but I forewarn you I'm gonna break them. I'll explain why later.Tell 8 real things about yourself1)
I really am a nihilist. When I was in high school, I thought that being the dark gloomy nietzchean nihilist was cool - and I pretended to think that nothing mattered and that life is nothing more than the brief pathetic writhings of doomed meat robots. 30 years later I know, in a way I could not possibly have understood at the time, that I was right all along. Of course, being trapped in causality's web as I am, knowing this has had relatively little effect on me other than to put the notion of 'fear' into perspective. Since nothing means anything, I think I'll have a second pint of beer, please.2)
Favorite flavor of Ben and Jerry's is coffee heath bar crunch - but it's gotta be washed down with (duh, what else?) coffee.3)
I am a big fan of Henry Rollins' spoken word shows, and I've been to a couple of them. If you don't know what I'm talking about, I suggest you go buy a copy of "talk is cheap" volume 4. As part of my job, I do a lot of speaking at conferences and a lot of teaching and Henry's approach to the microphone is one I envy and I'm sure it's influenced me more than I can understand.4)
My "real job" is as an executive (the Chief Security Officer) for a computer security products company. I also consult and teach, which means I travel constantly. In the late 1980s and early 1990s I was an early innovator in computer security products and coded (and documented and sold and supported) the first commercial internet firewall product. I also was the guy who set up and operated whitehouse.gov for the first 2 years that it was online. I made a lot of millionaires during the "dot-com" boom. I'm not one of them.5)
I'd rather be doing art.6)
I wound up on DA because someone pirated a few of my images and posted them here. I only created this account so I could complain and get them banned. I'm still here and they're not.7)
My favorite erogenous zone is the brain. Even on girls. So there.8)
I always felt that the single best thing you can do for the environment is not to breed. That way I don't have to worry about humanity's inevitable dive off a cliff; there won't be any descendants of mine around to see it.Other tag-chain rules
Now, the rules of the tag is that I'm supposed to tag 8 more people. If everyone actually followed that rule, the entire population of earth would be tagged by mid-next week. So obviously, a few of us are going to break the viral growth of the tag-chain and in honor of "fact #8" I'm one of the people who's not passing on the tag.