First (technical) loves are aeronautical engineering and propulsion, but I'm a compulsive researcher and learner and have branched out into other fields, with a strong preference for the more obscure ones. My family has to put up with my twenty file cabinets full of (to them) indecipherable junk, my stacks of microfiche and microfilm boxes and my growing collection of CD and DVD-ROM. My most precious goal is to somehow get all that paper and film converted into bytes before I get too old to operate a scanner. Current projects are building a hovercraft for farm-to-market transportation, starting a cheese-making enterprise and surviving the global financial crisis.
I am the archivist for the Association of Balloon and Airship Constructors, which is just what the name implies: http://ABAC.archivale.com