Alain DeWitt

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Government
Occupation Network Engineer
Location Camp Taqaddum, MNF-West, Iraq
Introduction I used to be a Technical Specialist on a U.S. Department of State contract. That meant that I got paid to travel to far-off, exotic locations and work on the computers in US embassies and consulates worldwide. Now I have transitioned to a much more challenging one. I am a biometrics system administrator working for Northrop Grumman (you know, the folks that bring you the B-2 bomber and Nimitz-class aircraft carriers) in Iraq. The base where I am deployed used to be an Iraqi Air Force base. Just before the war started, the Iraqis buried most of the planes in the sand. That's me in front of an Iraqi MiG-29 Fulcrum! (Click on the pic for a larger version.)
Interests Movies, books, comic books, anime, computers, computer games, sports, University of Miami football, Dallas Cowboys, politics
Favorite Movies Lawrence of Arabia, Bladerunner, Traffic, Fight Club, American Beauty, The Bridge on the River Kwai, Black Hawk Down, Saving Private Ryan, Minority Report, Gosford Park, Witness for the Prosecution, Blade, Lone Star, Zodiac, Gone Baby Gone, Iron-Man
Favorite Music Rage Against The Machine, The Crystal Method, Hole, White Zombie, Black Sabbath, Massive Attack, Metallica, Smashing Pumpkins, KISS, Van Halen, Queens of the Stone Age
Favorite Books Snow Crash, Altered Carbon, Broken Angels, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, The Lord of the Rings, The Stand (unabridged), Stormbringer, The Pillars of the Earth, The Last Convertible, Black Hawk Down, Aztec