Jim grew up in a small town in Connecticut. He then moved with his family to Southern California, and then eventually to North Idaho. He enjoys reading and spending time with his son.
He has been involved with computers and electronics most of his life. It started when he was 8 by making things like a 4-way stop light system out of Christmas tree lights, Lego's and an Erector Set for his Matchboxes. Later his hobby developed into doing some consulting and retail sales of both computers and software. He spent the last 5 years doing technical support on various Microsoft Products, and eventually became a senior support technician.