Since I see that this thread isn't being merged with the old one... I've been a tech writer doing software documentation since 1982. Before that, I took a stab at breaking into filmmaking, worked in computer-typesetting for printing plants and timeshare outfits, briefly schlepped and drove for an import firm, and had long experience as a photographer (my parents were pros: I grew up working in a mom-and-pop commercial photo studio). I'm divorced with two grown kids, and live atop a mountain in the Hudson Highlands. I'm pretty retro - I don't have a smartphone, but still project 16mm film! - and a lifelong student of movies/TV/music/art/history. I was always a hat guy - I collected hats as a kid/teen and still have most of that collection (though they're two sizes too small now). And while I always gravitated towards military jackets (e.g., I wore N3-Bs throughout high school and college), my real jacket fascination was a combination of honoring my parents (both were sergeants in WWII: Mom in the Marines, Dad in the Air Corps) and some kind of latent patriotism that emerged post-9/11. And I have been active on this site for a LONG time - I'm user #192.