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Since I've not only resurrected this thing, but begun adding new people to my friends list, I thought it would be a good idea to update you with some relevant information about me.

My name is Tom. Tommx is a nickname I've had since about the age of 7. Any search on this nickname will either bring you to me or some dutch guy who has the domain tommx.com, does nothing with it, and refuses to give it up. Of course, I have the domain tommx.net and haven't really done anything significant with that since 2003, so...

I live in Silver Spring Maryland which is just outside of Washington DC. This is also where I was born. In fact, I live about a mile from the hospital in which I was born. I'm one of the few people in this area who actually grew up here.

By trade, I'm a web developer. I've worked for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for about 13 years, and largely have stayed here because I like the people and I like the commute. I live literally 2 1/2 miles from my office. This is convenient for me on days when I don't feel like driving and choose to walk to work.

When not working, I engage in a massive number of hobbies and interests that I struggle to make time for. Chief among them has been acting, though I do not consider myself a professional by any means. I am an amateur in the most accurate sense of the word. I do it because I love it. I also sing, but don't have as many opportunities to engage in that as I do acting. I'm working on that one.

I also am active in my local burner scene. This relates to http://burningman.org/, though I have not actually been to Burning Man myself. The event that I go to most often is Playa Del Fuego. There are other smaller "baby burns" that I attend when I have the time, but that's the big one. I tend to try to hit that one at least once a year on average.

I am highly opinionated, highly liberal, and care deeply about social issues. As you can guess, I'm not exactly thrilled about the incoming presidential administration, if you can even call it that, but I'll continue to do what I can for as long as I can to make the world around me a better place.

I'm not young, but people tell me that I look and act like I am. This is amusing since when I was young, people frequently thought I was older. I guess it's not the worst problem to have.

That's about all I have time for right now, and I admit that it isn't much, but hopefully it's enough to grab your interest. Suffice to say, I hope we can have some meaningful interactions here.


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