Eric Mattei. pronounced: \mät-tā′-ē\ SWM, age 63, Sign (if you're into that stuff): Capricorn ♑.
I'm a Los Angeles native, computer programmer, technical writer, web master, photoshopper, graphic artist, vocalist, part-time Wikipedia editor and I compose, arrange and produce music using synthesizers under computer control (these hands are insured for tens of dollars).
My parents and grandparents came here from Italy. I'm a
Recovering Catholic and an atheist.
I'm a Democrat because Republicans say that government doesn't work, and every time they get into office, they prove it. I never miss Bill Maher and Rachel Maddow. I think history will say that Barack Obama was one of the best presidents we've ever had and Geo. W. Bush was one of the worst.
Update: For eight years I was saying "There's a black guy in the White House and all the nut bags are coming out of the woodwork". I never dreamed that one of the nut bags would end up in the White House.
Favorite bands include: The Beatles, Mozart, Steely Dan, Queen, The Police, R.E.M.
Favorite movies include: Forbidden Planet, The Wizard of Oz, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Sting, All the President's Men, Ghostbusters, The Princess Bride, My Cousin Vinny, Apollo 13, Glory, Contact, WALL-E, The Lord of the Rings (Extended Edition), War Horse, Saving Private Ryan, 42, Loving Vincent.