Hi all, I found you a few months ago, and have been trying to make my own mark helping out where I can.
My name is Dan Taylor, I'm a 22 year old senior in the materials engineering program at Iowa State University. I've got about a year to go before graduation, but I'm in no hurry since I love the people here. I've been building computers since I was 15 years old, and only recently got back in to it. It's one of many off again on again hobbies that I blow money I don't have on..
Other hobbies include speaker building, chip amp design, woodworking in general (I love buiilding furniture, I should really take some courses to get better at it), and I'm in the process of writing some books. Seriously. I've had a bunch of ideas for a science fiction novel/series and have been trying to put them down on paper. Might have to bounce some ideas off of you guys sometime
Anyways, there's a lot of things I want to do in my life, and hopefully I'll get a job that'll help me accomplish a fraction of those things.
A few other things about me:
I'm not a man of any god, but no atheist either. I believe what I believe and feel others should leave me alone about it. I try not to intrude on others soshut up!
I'm intigues by politics, but have yet to see any politician that actually cares about us. I don't think the party system will ever work and many of the problem we face will never be fixed unless there are drastic changes to the way our country works. Pehaps someday I'll sacrifice my own happiness and try to make it better...but damn I don't want to be a politician.
I have a van, called the technodanvan (or danvan for short). it's a 1990 Ford Aerostar 3.0 liter V6 with the heavy-duty automatic. Recently it's been ginvng me a lot of trouble, but I'll never sell it. It's the first car that I've ever owned (since I was 16, my sister has gone through 5 cras now...) and a gift from my parents. I still hold to the fact it's the funnest car I've ever driven, and yes I've test drove a new Mustang GT, as well as one of those damn WRX's.
Rear-Wheel drive rules!
A list of things I hate: Subarus, Bose, rap, Escalades, vegetarians (the ones that think they're better than non vegetarians), Sierra Club/Green Peace members, anti-gun people, politicans, super-churchy missionary people, riceburners, LED's (when they aren't needed for informative purposes), Harry Potter, NyQuil (the taste anyways, I love the effects), Captain Morgan, beer in general, money...god theres a thousand more I won't bore you with....