I'm a gamer first, but collector close second. I have an extensive collection of classic Nintendo, Sega, SNK and NEC consoles/games and a couple of arcade games.
I grew up with a 7800, but I lost it in the early 90’s. I got back into Atari a couple of years ago, with the much appreciated help of Paul Westphal (http://www.eightbitfix.com). My 800XL gets most of the play time, but my recently reclaimed 7800 is making a serious run for that spot. My primary interest lately seems to be comparing home ports of my favorite arcade games from the 80's.
I am interested in eventually getting another 8-bit computer and one of the ST series, of which I have no experience with whatsoever. I'm thinking a 1040STE, but will gladly solicit suggestions when I decide to go in that direction.
Some of the “hats” I have worn as an adult:
A/V Tech, Hospitality A/V Group Manager, IT Specialist, IT Manager, Network Administrator…
I can keep up in just about any conversation on those topics, but when it comes to coding I’m like a deer in headlights… wish that wasn’t the case, but it is. I secretly envy those of you who can write code…
Outside of gaming, you may find me hiking in the mountains around the Portland area, at a random local dive bar, tinkering with computers and AV equipment in the garage or studying up on whatever topic fascinates me that day.