B - Birthday: Jan 8
C - Children: 7 yr old son, 1 yr old daughter, baby due December.
D - Dark secret: Please submit your clearance dates and need-to-know to the program security office.
E - Exercise: Pushing luck, and occasionally swinging a sword.
F - Fantasy or science fiction: 1:3
G- God, Goddess, pantheon?: Keltic
H - Home: Rented house in Redondo Beach
I - Illnesses: whatever bug the kids bring home from school
J - Job: Engineer
K - Kinks: One guaranteed to scare away even the most jaded leather-clad fetishist. Procreative sex.
L - Location: Southern California.
M - Monster or hero: Hero, though more in the Kermit the frog “somebody’s gotta be in charge of this mess” mode.
N - Newest toy: LiveJournal
O - Optimist or pessimist: That glass is half full of water and half full of air. If that’s your standard water payload you’ve overdesigned your glass capacity. Let’s develop a statistical model of your expected water usage and we can design a customized glass to support the three sigma case with 10% margin to prevent spillage.
P - Pets: 4 cats.
Q - Quote: “No, the actual worst case scenario would be if . . .”
R - Relationship: Married, father.
S - School: BS in aero/astro engineering from MIT, MS in systems engineering from USC, and if I set foot in a classroom again it’d better be at TPU.
T - Talents: Logical analysis
U - Unfulfilled ambition: Build a cheap way to get into space. I did put a tiny scratch on that windmill, though.
V - Vacation in 2003: I think Civ2 is as close as I’m getting to that.
W - Wish: To live someplace where I can afford a backyard for the kids.
X - X-rated?: Are the kids asleep yet?
Y - Years online: 18
Z - Zodiac sign: Capricorn