Hello! My name is Carl K, and this is my website. I grew up in southern Maine and moved to California a few months after graduating from high school to work in the high-tech industry. I stuck around California for over six years (in Santa Cruz and San Jose), and then moved to Portland, Oregon. I currently live with my wife Wendy and we are really enjoying all that Portland has to offer.
I use, support, and create open source software. I work at the Rackspace Cloud on the Drizzle and Gearman projects. Before this, I worked at Sun Microsystems and Concentric, during which I also took college classes and received a bachelors degree in Computer Science from Portland State University. School was mostly for personal enrichment, but it also helped fill in the gaps I missed while hacking my way into software engineering jobs. I keep pretty active with biking, running, hiking, and walking my dogs. I’m not as involved with music as I used to be, but I still play and record on my from time to time.
I’m a big supporter of the vegan lifestyle, and enjoy all the benefits it provides. You can usually find Wendy and me creating some new organic concoction in the kitchen, and at some point I hope to post some of my favorite recipes here. We keep active in the community by helping out with the Northwest Veg organization here in Portland. If you’d like to learn more about all this, take a look at the books by John Robbins, or for the more athletic types, take a look at what Organic Athlete is doing.
Personal Interests ------------------ * Staying physically active with biking, running, hockey, soccer, and competing in duathlons. * Living a green-friendly and sustainable lifestyle, from commuting on bike or public transit to eating a vegan diet. * Traveling the world, hiking, camping, and enjoying the companionship of my wife and dogs.