Helping someone get on their feet
to support themselves, and their families is the right thing to do.
My job is to calculate the structural skeleton on buildings so that they are economical to build, yet strong enough to last.
However aside from work, I am just marginally less boring.
I spend a lot of time on the computer researching whatever catches my eye on a given day, from medieval dietary staples, to the latest computer processors; I also read the news from all around the world.
I am an avid reader, reading mainly science fiction and fantasy; I probably finish 2-3 novels a week, including re-reading many of my favorites. I am also very much into Role Playing Games (RPG), both on the computer and with a weekly Dungeons & Dragons game held in my basement. I have written a few short stories, and have started a few novels, but nothing I really consider good enough, perhaps I am too critical of myself.
When not doing what I ask of it, my computers power is lent out to researchers to try to make the world a better place thru a number of research projects, thru the World Community Grid.