23 Random Facts About Me (Insightful Guy)

So why should you care what I think about? You don’t know me from Adam! Ok, fair enough. Here is a list of 23 random facts about me in no particular order. They are all true, except for two of them which are complete fabrications. (Because you shouldn’t take life too seriously and I just like to mess with people)

  1. I’ve been writing code (programming computers) since I was 12 years old.
  2. I dropped out of college to go on the road with a rock and roll band.
  3. I’ve been married to the same wonderful woman for nearly a quarter century.
  4. I can communicate in 5 spoken languages. (two of which are Russian and Hebrew)
  5. I have relatives in the IRA.
  6. I am proficient in over 20 programming languages.
  7. Buckaroo Banzai was my earliest role model.
  8. I may or may not be a member of Anonymous.
  9. I met Vladimir Putin in Dresden and bought him a drink back when he was in the KGB. (I did not know who he was at the time)
  10. I own a banjo and know how to use it.
  11. I am fond of Guinness and Irish music.
  12. I have done consulting work for both the NSA and the CIA.
  13. I think you have to be brainwashed to believe in the theory of evolution. (and I know a little about brainwashing) 😉
  14. I’ve had the pleasant opportunity to work with one of the guys that wrote most of the cold-war mutually assured destruction computer modeling code.
  15. Jack Lopez is not the name I was born with.
  16. I am an ordained minister.
  17. I was (in some small way) partially responsible for the housing collapse of 07.
  18. A horse I owned had a heart attack and fell over dead while I was riding him. (Still miss him, best damn horse I ever owned)
  19. I once assisted with an exorcism while in Haiti.
  20. I believe that some conspiracy theories are not what they seem to be.
  21. I have written cryptographic algorithms that are still in use all over the world today (specifically India, the United States and the former Soviet Union)
  22. I believe that music is one of the most powerful forces on this earth, more so than guns or politics even.
  23. I have an unwavering faith in the God of the Bible, and while I fall short of His calling nearly every day, I believe that His word is true, and that His grace is sufficient for me.

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