My name is Brian Hill and I’m a published technical author, instructor, musician, artist, and all-around geek. I live and work in Silicon Valley, creating an awesome Digital Tutor for a growing, DARPA-funded company.
On the IT side, I’ve done just about everything, from basic PC repair to building and supporting world-class data centers. If you want a full debreif, check out a sanitized version of my resume.
On the artistic side, I began drawing and painting at a very early age, and have been playing drums off and on since I was a young boy. I also dabble in several other instruments, and have some skill in recording and arranging music. You can get to some of my music at Youtube, last.fm and soundclick.
My other major passions at present are science, fitness, and cars, not necessarily in that order. I’ve been involved with hopped up cars, thanks to my dad, since I was a small boy. In fact, I probably knew what a 6-71 blower was while still in kindergarten (I’ve probably got drawings of blown rail dragsters from that era, anyhow). At this point, I’ve been the owner of a number of different cars, including a turbo Eclipse, C5 Corvette and 03 Cobra (which I wrote the FAQ for).
On fitness and science, I have no formal background, but am a voracious reader and have a keen bullshit detector, so I’ve managed to mostly find what works effectively. I also have a highly analytical mind and a strong interest in physics and technology, so I absorb as much of the accessible literature on topics such as quantum mechanics and nanotech as I have free time for.
Please feel free to send me any comments or questions at email@example.com