About Me

yep, that's me

   My name is Daniel Stickney, I am in my early 20s. I have quite a few passions, including Linux/Unix, networking computers, network security, web design, graphics design, programming, astrophysics, astrogeology, quantum physics, reading, knowledge, photography, music, life, Shakspeare (esp. Romeo & Juliet), flyfishing, and hiking. I am very proud of who I am as a person, and though it may sound strange; if I could choose to be someone else, I would still pick me. People rarely guess it by looking at me, but I am probably the geekiest person I have ever met. I do not consider being a geek or dork to have any negative connotations though. Be who you are, and do what you love. Pretty simple I guess. I am a very strong believer in Knowledge is Power. I see daily examples where lack of knowledge leads to poor choices and actions, and I enjoy passing along what knowledge I have to those who are interested in aquiring it.

   My mom is Carol, and my sister is Sara. I love them both very much and enjoy visiting them often. I feel very fortunate that I grew up in a family with them. I could not ask for a better mother.

   I love Colorado in the spring, summer, and fall, but the cold winters bother me. I am very excited about traveling around the world. A few destinations I have are Great Britain, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Australia, and New Zealand. In the summer/fall of 2004 I am going to Europe for a few weeks and I can hardly wait. I am anxious to see how lifestyles around Europe differ from the US.

I just got back from my trip to France and England this fall. It was absolutely amazing. I backpacked through Paris, London, Brighton, and Stratford-Upon-Avon for 16 days and met many wonderful people. Loved it and can't wait to get back. I have made Photo Galleries in my "Personal -> My Photo Galleries" section for all the 640+ photos I took with my camera. I'm already making plans to head back to France this next summer... ooooh, can't wait.

   I'm sure at some point I will be a teacher because of the central importance of Knowledge in my life. I view the current state of education in the US as very sad. Hundreds of billions of dollars spent on the national defense budget anually, and teachers have to scrape by on meager salaries for educating the future of humanity. What a joke. Anyway, in general my life is extremely positive and optimisitic, and I try not to be brought down by all the negativity in the media. War war war, death, death, death... this is not what life is about.

   I enjoy spending time each day learning new skills, or refining the ones I already have. I make it a point to be constructive and to do something significant every day of my life. Life is far to short to waste.