I am Brian Swiger, a father of two boys, married to my beautiful wife, living in Tampa, Florida. My computer days began when my father taught me to type R-U-N on a Commodore VIC-20. In addition, I used to demo the capabilities of the Apple II series of computers at various trade shows. My programming heroes include John Carmack and Jeff Atwood, which all relates to my love of the computer game, Quake. Jeff and I were actually in a Quake clan together in my early days, as he helped me learn Visual Basic.
I consider myself a reasonably experienced web software developer. I do agree with Jeff's recommended developer reading list, as I have purchased and read nearly every book. Lastly, computers are interesting machines, yet it is the people behind them and the impact they potentially produce that makes them really fascinating.