Well, technically, I became four people: A technologist, a glassist, a sculptor and a writer (not necessarily in that order).
Geekwise, I became addicted to the computer at the age of six, while taking a bath with my sister (don’t ask).
I worked three jobs to pay for my habit until I heard that technology reviewers get their toys for free. A thousand resumes (and a lot of begging) later, I became a reviewer, then an editor, and finally wound up editor of BYTE Magazine.
After that my addiction shifted to Web and I became a Web marketeer. I currently help businesses figure out the best strategies for getting out the online word (blogs, tweets, facebooks, e-commerce, that kinda thing). I give lectures on my favorite topic: Web marketing on the cheap for artists and small businesses. If you’d like to hear one, let me know.
Artistically, I’m a sculptor, working primarily in glass in a technique known as pate de verre. It’s pretty demanding, so I love it to pieces. It’s also one of the few things more expensive than a computer habit–sculpting in rubies might be more costly, but I doubt it–so it’s fortunate that I am increasingly successful at it.
Above is a pate de verre self-portrait I did a couple of years ago. It’s about 14×18 inches and lives with a collector in Philadelphia. If you’d like to see more of my sculpture, visit my artist’s portfolio. I both lecture about and teach pate de verre; if you’re interested in either, let me know.
I write about all four of me; this blog is a journal of what I’m up to, a record of my adventures with glass, technology and photography, as well as a general hangout for (apparently) about 6,000 people. If you can’t get enough of me here, you’re welcome to befriend me on Facebook or follow me on Twitter.
And if you still can’t get enough–and refuse to seek professional help–you can fill out to contact me about something else.