Hobbies - My career and personal life are very entangled. 

  • Deep stuff             - Philosophy, quantum theory, spirituality, meditation (no drugs involved).

  • Art                          - Photography, 3D graphics, sculpting, making electronic music, playing the didgeridoo.

  • Technology           - Commercial Drone Aerial Photography, 3D printing, Ham Radio (KG7EKB), building arcade machines, personal tech, building computers, home theater, Retro arcade (see below), Electronic music gear.

  • Nature                   - Dog training, kayaking, camping, saltwater reef keeping, artifact finding.

  • Sports                    - Precision sports : Compound bow advanced archery league, pistol and rifle shooting (registered in 38 states, 5x Expert Marksman USAF), vehicle (car & motorcycle racing on a track and in simulator).

  • Movies & TV         - Blade Runner, Matrix, Inception, The Fountain, Cloud Atlas, Cosmos, Through the Wormhole, LOTR, In Time, Pulp Fiction, 47 Ronin, Tron, Interstellar, Dr. Strange. 

  • PC Tech                - PC (Home Built: LG 21:9 3440x1440, i7 5820 6/12 Core HT OC 4.3 Ghz, Water Cooled, Dual Zotac 970 SLI, 16 GB, RGB Keyboard/mouse, Corsair 540 Custom Lit Case, Saitek X-55 Rhino HOTAS, Track IR Head Tracking).  

  • Android Tech       - Google Pixel C, Google Project.Fi 6P Phone, Nvidia Shield TV, Shield Portable, Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2" Tablet.  Previous Androids - Galaxy 2, Motorola Razor, LG G2, LG G4.

 

Gaming Details...

  • Game Consoles  - Nvidia Shield (Portable, Shield TV); Sony (Play Station 1 & 3, PSP 1000, PSP 3000 Vibrant Blue Japan LE, PS Vita 1000 White LE, PS Vita 2000 Slim Neon Orange Japan LE);  XBox (360 Star Wars R2-D2 LE);  Atari (2600 Jr, 7800, 600XL, 1200XL, Lynx, Jaguar);  Sega (Genesis, Game Gear);  Nintendo (N64, Wii, Game Cube, Game Boy Pocket, Game Boy Color, GBA, GBA SP, New 3DS XL, New 3DS LE Super Mario).

  • Games                 - Elite Dangerous, Diablo, Forza (top 0.2% all classes, all tracks), Dungeon Keeper, Borderlands, Book of Demons, Grim Dawn, Gun Point, Assetto Corsa, Fallout, Rage, Portal, Mark of the Ninja, Deadlight, Dying Light, Never Alone, Thief (old), Path of Exile, Rise of Flight, Doom (new), Titan Quest, Sky Force, Horizon Chase, Orange Pixel games, Fear, Spy Hunter, Asteroids, Centipede, Joust, MAME, and so many more... over 150 Steam, Sony, and Android games. Plus I enjoy classics from the consoles listed above. I'd guess I've had over 5000 games through all the years and systems I've had.

  • Previous Systems- Amiga (500, 2000, 4000, Video Toaster); Apple (Apple I, ][, ][+, //e, Power Mac G4, Newton 110, 120); Tandy (Zoomer zPDA); Handspring (Visor Deluxe, Prism) Palm (Zire 71); Asus (Eee PC, ROG G72); Zeos P90 3DFX; Custom PCs ("Play" White 1997 AMD NVidia, Shuttle 2000 AMD, Lexa NZXT PC 2006 Intel AMD, The Block 2015 Intel Nvidia).

  • Refurbishing        - GBA SP model AGS-101 to be both custom colors and Pokemon game kits with the five different Pokemon games. Next up: Putting new screen in the Atari Lynx that is brighter with reduced pixel gap for larger pixels, higher contrast, and greater viewing angle

  • Arcades               - I refurbished a MAME cocktail cabinet to play dual head to head 4 way games. I also hacked a Wii-mote into arcade control cabinet to play MAME classics on Android via Bluetooth with authentic arcade joysticks and buttons. 

  • Arcade List         - Future arcade machine purchases in order of preferred collecting: Monaco GP, Asteroids Deluxe Upright, Omega Race Upright, Spy Hunter, Centipede, Tempest, Missile Command, Gauntlet, Pole Position, Battle Zone, Virtua Racing, Joust, Space Invaders w/Color Filter, Defender, Donkey Kong, Ms Pac Man / Galaga, Lunar Lander, Rolling Thunder, Robotron, Dragon's Lair.

 

Over time I will upload some photos of the above listed items such as: archery and gun range targets, arcade cabinet, etc.

 

Vehicle Details...  Driving and riding are a major part of my life pleasures. Especially performance machines, but purpose built vehicles like trucks to get out camping are great too.  I like vehicles with character, particularly ones with great performance and look the part.  I used to enjoy trading cars when I was younger most of them I only kept a year or so and were near the end of their lives.  

I made this list just to keep track of them all.  The years listed in the first column are the time frames of purchase.  Some vehicles like the Amigo and Hayabusa I kept for over 10 years.  Bold items were favorites or have stories and memories.

Cars...

  • '85 - '86          - '72 VW Super Beetle, '78 Datsun F10, '71 Fiat 850 Sport Racer Coupe (very rare 1200cc model) 

  • '87 - '92          - '78 Nissan Skyline GT-R, '82 Mazda Familia "We Say Sports", '81 Mazda Familia, '85 Toyota MR2

  • '93 - '95          - '89 Daihatsu Charade, '90 Ford Capri, '91 Toyota Celica GT-S

  • '96 - '05          - '92 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 Twin Turbo, '98 Isuzu Amigo 4x4, '94 Mitsubishi Eclipse

  • '07 - Now        - '02 Toyota MR2, '07 Toyota Tundra 5.7L Crew Max

Bikes...

  • '80 - '86          - '71 Arctic Cat Climber, '75 Yamaha GT80B, '76 Honda CB200T

  • '87 - '88          - '83 Suzuki Gamma 250cc, '84 Suzuki GSX-R HB 400cc

  • '03 - Now       - '03 Suzuki Hayabusa GSX-R 1300cc, '14 Harley Davidson V-Rod Night Rod S, '15 Yamaha R1 1000cc

Interesting to note, how the first ten years I had 10 cars.  Next ten years I had 5.  And in the last ten years I had 3, and really could almost say 2 because the Eclipse was just a cheap second car for a short while, that was intended for others to learn on.  So every decade I have half as many cars.  

I'm getting down to one per decade soon.  Guess that means I'm getting old!  Hmmmm if I had to pick one car, that would be tough.  I have a few in mind to choose from though.