I’ve talked in the past about speaking your mind (or not speaking your mind) in public. I know that I’ve given some polished, professional interviews when I’ve willingly reined myself in to a sometimes considerable degree; those who know me in person will appreciate the difference. On other occasions, typographical and layout constraints have forced my answers to be succinct.
When I was pondering the answers to the latest interview in front of me, I thought to myself “why not release the brakes just a bit?” People have also always been interested about my computer programming background, but I’ve never really talked about my past in any detailed manner.
I have no idea if this interview will ultimately be published or how greatly it will have to be edited, but here are some responses in their full, unadulterated form. So I take full responsibility for all the typos and the references to Jeff Goldblum, comic cosmic super-villains, cocaine and sex-changing fish!