I've been a science, math and programming wonk all of my life. I started my youth taking things apart and occasionally managing to get them back together again. I seem to have some talent at this and, thankfully, the taking apart/putting back together ratio has been improving over time.
I started programming on an HP-25 calculator which got me through most of my high school and college courses. Damn, I was a master at that thing! As time progressed, I've programmed the Commodore Pet, the Commodore 64, the Intel ISIS system (remember those?), the HP-85 and,of course, the PC. Turbo Pascal was my plaything and I wrote several radio frequency and control systems analysis programs for fun. I was even an early submitter to the open-source community with a program called qCkt (for quick circuit). Posted it late one night to a local BBS and to one in California. I think I made $100 in total off of it. Nice!
Professionally, I worry about antennas and radio receivers. I even wrote a couple of books on the subject (search amazon for McClaning). I am currently retired, although I still do the occasional technical thing for money.
I married into a historic Maryland house which, as far as I can tell, has no right angles, no level or plumb surfaces, and no working insulation. It has been worked on by tradesmen; some competent and some incompetent, Hence, I am in the process of (endlessly) remodeling the place.
I've disabled comments. If it wasn't for the crazy, angry Internet, I would enjoy hearing whatever you, the reader, has to say. But, you know, this is why we can't have nice things.