I was a nerd before it was cool before “I was a nerd before it was cool” was cool.
Right about the time Steve Jobs and the great Woz were unleashing the Macintosh computer on the world, I Super-glued a calculator, a Casio digital watch, a flashlight, a Walkman cassette player, and a disk film camera together, and created the world’s first smartphone (without the phone, of course). Originally, I wanted to build all this tech into a wearable forearm “cuff”, like the kind Boba Fett wore in Empire Strikes Back, but it’s probably better that I didn’t -the briefcase that I carried it around in at school was more than enough to get me ostracized.
Thirty years later, I’m still a rabid techno-dweeb and a world-class nerd. When I’m not compiling performance metrics for a top 3 wireless provider, I spend my free time re-installing my operating systems, goofing on amateur astronomy, reading, drawing female bodybuilders, building stuff, and waving my camera(s) around. I’m also a vegetarian and a fitness enthusiast, but throwing the free weights around is the limit of my athletic acumen.