I enjoy integrating systems to solve problems efficiently, make things go faster, accomplishing things efficiently and fighting fires / aka solving problems. When not coding/developing/designing I can be found cycling, playing guitar or lacrosse, or training to do one of the three... unless I got lazy and am just relaxing on the couch playing a video game.
I've been developing professionally since I was in high school, including 3 years at IBM in Austin working on WMQ:LLM and a patent in managing a virtual machine. For the past 7 years I've been working at a Propietary Trading Firm developing, supporting and extending our in-house trading platform.
Day to day I use: C/C++, Python, Bash, gnuMake, GIT and emacs, on Linux.
I don't use vi/m, but I'm planning on finally learning it oddly enough. I can be the computer science equivalent of my father, a New Yorker from Brooklyn who after living 30+ years in Boston now roots for both the Yankees and Red Sox.
Lastly the answer is always 42.