I consider myself a pretty practical and critical person, but that doesn't prevent me from being creative. My creations tend lean towards the nerdy side of the spectrum, from a light up Fruit Fucker 2000 costume to a home made Sous Vide cooker. Other hobbies include miniature gaming (I paint my own), making my own Beer, and making things with Arduinos.
I'm a Network Research Engineer (I design and implement network (typically IP) protocols for a living for a nonprofit research and development center.
I don't agree with everything posted on BoingBoing, but it does have a good selection of interesting topics.