My name is Chris Holloway and I live in Houston, TX. I have lived in or around Houston all of my life. I am an avid technology enthusiast and a self-proclaimed geek and hacker. I am a founding member of Tx/Rx Labs, Houston’s Hackerspace and technology collective.
I currently work for an energy marketing and trading company here in Houston doing system administration and trade floor support.
As well as my electronics and programming hobbies, I enjoy cooking and did almost two years in a kitchen at a local Italian restaurant learning the trade. I still love to cook to this day, I just have no desire to do it for a living. Included in my culinary interests are a love for beer, wine and good single-malt scotch. I also am an ardent cigar collector with close to three-hundred cigars in my collection at this time.
I have a soft spot in my heart for mechanical workings. Anything with gears, levers, pulleys or cogs fascinates me. I have worked through several levels of an online watch school and own/maintain many mechanical watches now. I have built functional clocks out of everything from paper or wood to plastic or even Lego bricks. I spent one year studying pyrotechnics and built several different firework shells up to four inches in diameter. I have built my own model rocket engines and launched home-built rockets with them.
Those are just a few of the many hobbies I currently pursue or have pursued in the past. I guess my real hobby is collecting hobbies.