Have lived on both coasts of the United States, as well as overseas. Native speaker of English. Used to be conversant in Italian; but no longer, due to lack of practice. Have had training in Spanish, but still need to learn more in order to be proficient. Plan to learn at least some of an Asian language; possibly, Mandarin Chinese. Have been reading Science Fiction and Fantasy since I was a kid. Switched to using Linux as my primary Operating System for personal use in around 1998, and now primarily use Debian. Before that and going back to 1992, I used OS/2 as my primary OS. Sysop (System Operator) of a BBS in Fidonet and Othernets since 1993.