I like to develop systems, make things go fast, accomplish things efficiently and fight fires / aka solve problems. When not coding/developing/designing I can be found cycling, playing guitar or lacrosse, or training to do one of the three... unless I got lazy and am just relaxing on the couch.
I've been developing professionally since I was in high school, including 3 years at IBM in Austin working on WMQ:LLM and a patent in managing a virtual machine. For the past 6 years I've been working on a proprietary HFT trading platform.
Day to day I use: C/C++, Python, Linux, Bash, git and emacs. I don't use vi/m, but I'm planning on finally learning it oddly enough. I can be the computer science equivalent of my father, a New Yorker from Brooklyn who after living 30+ years in Boston now roots for both the Yankees and Red Sox.
Lastly the answer is always 42.