I suspect that you're like me. Reading
"what I do for a living" pages bores the snot out of you, unless you're
reading about stage musicians, or lion tamers, or mountaineers
or space shuttle pilots. So I'll keep this mercifully
brief. I can't resist throwing it in... it's like it's
required by the Big Book of Personal Webpage Lore or something, so here
I have worked as a beltway bandit for most of my adult life-- well, since the mid 1980s anyway.
My current employer is a giant conglomerate that recently purchased the giant conglomerate that
purchased the smaller amalgam with three initials I used
to work for. (to give you a hint, they've acquired so many
companies lately they're having problems creating new acronyms for all
the new company divisions)
Prior to that, I worked for another company
with three initials, this one privately owned.
Loosely, I'm what they call a "Systems
Analyst". That means a 'computers guy' or a 'systems guy'.
Professionally, it means to know a little about a lot of things, and a
lot about a few things. I qualify in this respect.
- Most of my clients have been departments of the
United States Navy, over the years.
- I could be more specific, but I suspect it
would bore the bejeezus out of you. It does me, sometimes.
- Lastly, Is it fun? Well... it pays the bills.
That can be quite entertaining in itself.
- One of the funnest parts of my day is actually getting there.
Check out the Virginia Railway Express, and their totally bitchin' TRAIN BRAIN page. I don't like being specific
about where I live on the web, but you can get an idea from the fact
that I ride on the blue (Manassas) line. Usually I take the 329 or 331
the Manassas line in the afternoon, so if you go to the Train Brain sometime after 438 or 513, I'm ON that little blue dot heading
West. Pretty cool, eh?