Christopher D. Gill
Parallel Real-Time Systems
Middleware, Operating Systems, and Virtualization
Concurrent and Distributed System Software
Programming Systems and Languages
Procedural, Object-Oriented and Generic Programming in C++
When I make the time for it, I greatly enjoy fly fishing, especially during the Missouri State Parks' winter catch-and-release season. I also enjoy fly tying, thanks to the good folks at Feather-Craft Fly Fishing in St. Louis, who taught me. The following may be the most apt description of the current state of fly fishing (and much of the modern world) that I've seen:
"And fly fishermen, now more skilled and knowledgeable than they've ever been, seldom keep any of the fish they go to such pains to catch. [...] We decided we were frontier subsistence journalists, living off the land in one of the few ways that's still possible, that is by gathering food, putting most of it back, and then writing about it for money."
-- John Gierach, "Spring Snow", from Even Brook Trout Get The Blues.
I enjoy indoor climbing at the Upper Limits rock gym in St. Louis, though lately I've not made it to the climbing gym much.