I was born in Blenheim, New Zealand, in March 1970. Now I live in Christchurch, an earthquake-prone ruin about half way down the east coast of New Zealand's South Island. Until recently I studied Russian at the University of Canterbury. (Я недавно начал серьёзно учить русский язык, и мне было бы очень приятно переписываться с кем-нибудь. Пишите, пожалуйста!)
Sticks, twigs, hedgehogs, snails, dirt, tramping/hiking, Isaac Asimov's stories and novels, Philip K. Dick's as well, GNU, bike riding, coffee, Wikipedia, my camera, and — although it only happens occasionally these days — drawing. (I'd include potatoes, but the local supermarket hasn't sold a decent one in 15 years and I'm becoming bitter.)
I have a dead cat called Moe, a live cat called Ma, a dog called Taffy, two budgies, four frogs, five fish, one snail, several thousand composting worms, my computer runs Debian GNU/Linux (why?), this website is cobbled together using awk, and I hope to say something interesting before my 75th birthday.
Anything else you've heard is a lie.
 Actually, my last two bikes have been stolen, so I've decided to stop bothering.