Thursday, November 1, 2007

Torn Between Two Worlds

I am standing firmly with one foot in the Geek world and the other in the Gun world. What a weird mix? On one side I am a computer nerd. You know the type. I love Linux. I want to teach my self the Ruby programming language. I am a network administrator wannabe. On the other side of the coin, I love guns. I love how they work. I enjoy the science behind their function. I love learning about external ballistics and ballistic coefficients. I enjoy spending hours hand loading my own ammunition to perfection.

Is this normal?

As a result of my strange interests (only strange in that they are very unrelated), I find that many people are shocked to find I am interested in one of either guns or Linux. Here's what I mean:  People I bump into at gun shops or at the range, find it odd that the big redneck facing them enjoys configuring an Apache server. Then there are the times I surprise other geeks when they find out that I actually enjoy collecting military surplus firearms.

If only I could combine Linux with guns. Any ideas?

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