I was born in 1971 in Israel (see CV). I got my first computer (Apple IIe) at age 13, and became a complete geek immediately. Thus, condemned to a life of incomprehensible toil as a programmer. Fortunately, at age 24 after finishing my M.Sc, I decided that beating keyboards was not my fate, and faithless and jobless (I quit my job as a programmer), I had opted for a life of idleness and laziness as provided by doing a PhD. Unfortunately, and disastrously, I had graduated and now enjoy the improved lifestyle of idleness and laziness of a faculty member in a university.
I was born with a pathetically bad eyesight. In particular, I avoided serving in the Israeli army (for three years!) because I am legally blind (at least in Israel), which is slightly better off than being legally blond, I guess. I am into reading SF, seeing movies, and stealing the souls of people. I have a weird sense of "humor". I am also into selling bridges - if you send me enough money, I would sell you one.
Concerning the situation in Israel (and in the universe at large), I am an optimist, I believe that today is going to be much better than tomorrow. Indeed, I am waiting impatiently for tomorrow, when I could speak, with nostalgia, about good old yesterday, when everything was possible, and people were real people, and not the fake cheap plastic we have today.