It’s me, Salim, Salim Tyabji… Technology connoisseur… Marketing professional… Family guy. I enjoy travel, skiing and geeking out with whoever will humor me.
I was born in ’73 which makes me about a hundred years old as far as my kids are concerned. I live in Austin, Texas with my amazing wife Mumtaz and 2 little people – a super sweet 7 year old girl and a super active, super happy, not so sweet 3 year old boy.
I used to be a pretty interesting active person – I skiid, rode my bike and read avidly. Then I had these kids. Now my weekends are spent at birthday parties and cleaning spilled mango juice. I had always enjoyed travel and we still travel extensively as a family although we’ve scaled back a little this year – it seems an increasing number of places we have visited are experiencing coups, bombings, and assassinations – I’m not saying we’re responsible, just that we realize that we are probably pushing our luck.
Having spent 20+ years in California, I sit pretty far to the left politically although I have been drifting rightward as I get older. Quite frankly, the extreme left is starting to annoy me as much as the extreme right (almost). As far as I can see, this is where I sit on the political spectrum:
I am big technology nerd. I have been out of the trenches for long enough where I am pretty sure that my super-dork credentials have expired but I still enjoy playing with new gadgets and keeping up with the new and cool in the tech industry. As my nerd status goes, let me clarify where I stand on the issues of real importance:
|Mac vs. PC||PC|
|Android vs. iOS||Android|
|Star Wars vs. Star Trek||Star Wars|
|VI vs. EMACS||EMACS|
|Shatner: Great or Super Great?||Duh, Super Great|
|Best Doctor||I’ve only really seen 3 of them and David Tenant is the best by a long shot|
|C++ vs. Java||C++. Real men collect their own garbage|
|Did Han shoot first||Obviously|
|Best superman||Christopher Reeves|
|Gif or Jif? (hard G or soft G)||It’s JIF and I will jam this 256 color pencil in your eye if you say otherwise|
If you disagree with me on any of these you are wrong and a bad person and will most assuredly spend the the afterlife in purgatory.