1.) If you could have any job/position you wanted, what would it be? (Create your dream job.)
This is probably the easiest one of the lot. If I could do anything I wanted, I would be much like what I am now, a programmer. It has always been my passion and my dream. Granted, the things I would be working on would be different (AI and games) but I would be a coder. I wouldn't necessarily want to run the company myself, but I would want to control the company and just hire competant people to manage it so that I could devote myself to the code rather than the business aspects :)
2.) You've been successfully poly for years. What do you think is the formula for making it work out?
Hmm.. I don't think there really is a formula that would work for anyone. The best advice I could give is listen to what you and your partners want, talk about what you want and need (and distinguish between the two) and remember that there isn't any one right path to get to your goal, which might not be (and probably isn't) the same goal as anyone elses.
3.) Do you believe in predestination or free will? Why?
Yes. I believe there is a measure of both in the world. There are things which are predetermined, or rather which we choose for ourselves (possibly even before we are born or by our past actions in another life). However, these things are merely events which will happen and do not (and cannot) dictate our responses to those self-same events. We have the free will to chose our path around, through and among those events and in how we both perceive and respond to those events.
4.) Which of your old alt.callahans circle do you still consider important? (Besides me.) You need not actually be in touch with them at this time.
Sad to say I've fallen out of touch with most of the Alt.Callahan folks whom I knew. There is you and Taldin and Alaric whom I still keep mostly in touch with. I still read Liralen's LJ though I don't know if she knows it or not. Most of the rest of the folks from A.C I've not really thought about in years though I continually run into people in various circles who have been involved with alt.callahans even though at different times from when I was.
5.) How do you visualize yourself in 2012? (According to some systems, it's the End of Time--how do you see yourself then, whether it is or not?)
Honestly, I don't usually think that far out. I do see myself as a father by then since Melissa and Alex and I are already planning on children. I see myself in a much more financially secure position than I am even now (and I'm not badly off now at all). I see myself with Jen (and Glenn). By then we will definately have needed to move, so I see us having the land and the house we want to build so that we need not move again from there.
Thank you for the questions Jilara... they were fun to think about and try to answer.
And now, I suppose I must perpetuate the chain :) Who would like me to interview them?