I'm not normally one for introductions, but it seems like a nice place. I'm known as the Cookie Monster but cookie dough monster might be a better fit. I consider the baking of the dough to be optional, yet I admit it is a good method to preserve any excess that was made. ("Excess cookie dough" being an oxymoron somewhat like "jumbo shrimp" and "military intelligence.") I'm a chocoholic, a sailor, and a few other things. My sister, a retired Home Economics teacher calls me a gourmet cook, but I think I just like tasty food and my house mates are willing to do the dishes (somewhat irregularly) if I do the cooking. That all began — with cookies, of course — when I needed to stand on a box just to reach the counter top. I also answer to Ken, KJ, CM, and possibly other things. "Call me anything you want, except late to dinner."
I'm currently residing in Central Florida, "The Sunshine State", US of A, about 15-20 minutes from the newly opened LegoLand Florida, 50-60 minutes from Disney Land, and less than 2 hours from the visitor center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. I love this time of year down here, as we have just a few months when my English + Irish skin doesn't attempt to melt off. Any day now we could have a few cold snaps going below freezing. I shall weep for the tropical plants in the gardens but will be quite comfortable myself.
I worked as an Electrical Engineer for the Department of Defense (avionics, communications, guidance) for a decade and then some. A series of events came to pass that made me realize I no longer wanted to be a part of the people who wanted to blow the world up, instead I wanted to create the future. After a short transition doing a little this and a little that I became a teacher. Hmm, 7 years ago, I think. Started with Middle School Math. Now I teach High School Physics and whatever other physical sciences the school needs covered depending on each year's enrollment (Earth+Space Science, Physical Science, etc.). I still mess with hardware, I have a couple of Arduinos that I play with fairly regularly. I'm learning Linux, Python is the next thing in the queue.
A day or so before Christmas a house mate saw something on a web site somewhere about a $25 computer and soon turned me on to this place.
Enough of that. There's lots more for me to read on this site…