DarkStarSword

My blogs

About me

Gender MALE
Industry Technology
Occupation Software Engineer
Location Canberra, ACT, Australia
Introduction My main passion in life is computers and technology. I'm an open source developer. In my day job I hack on the Linux kernel, outside of that I scratch whatever itch I have at the time. I'm also a gamer and have got involved in fixing stereoscopic 3D rendering glitches and reverse engineering abandoned games to fix bugs.

I listen to a lot of music. You have time to do that when you spend as much time using computers like me. I'm a huge fan of the Power and Symphonic Metal genres with my two favourite bands being Sonata Arctica and Nightwish. I definitely favour metal bands that use clean vocals over those that insist on yelling their lyrics, with few exceptions. I also enjoy a range of other genres including Celtic, New Age and Ambient - the third highest ranking band on my last.fm profile is Loreena McKennitt.
Interests Computers, Technology, Programming, IT Security, Linux, FOSS, Amarok, MythTV, Gadgets, Wireless technologies, Digital Art, Digital Photography, TV, Scrapheap Challenge, Inspector Rex, Stockinger, Supernatural, Big Love, Good News Week, Dalziel and Pascoe, That Mitchell and Webb Look, Newstopia, The Chaser's War on Everything, Random international movies, Mythbusters, The Hollowmen, Sci-Fi, Babylon 5, Stargate, Star Trek, Andromeda, Earth: Final Conflict, Battlestar Gallactica, Firefly, Farscape, Red Dwarf, Music, Power Metal, Symphonic Metal, Celtic Music, Geocaching, Camping
Favorite Movies (T)Raumschiff Surprise - Periode 1, Der Schuh des Manitu
Favorite Music Sonata Arctica, Nightwish, Loreena McKennitt, Kamelot, Rhapsody [of Fire], Within Temptation, Ayreon, Tiamat
Favorite Books I used to read books. That was before University. Mostly Sci-Fi and Fantasy. I have a large collection of Star Trek books.