birth name: kristoffer david knigga
nick name: kris
birthday: aug. 23, 1983
occupation: unix systems engineer
i was born in howard community hospital in kokomo, indiana. i have a brother and a sister, both younger. our family lived in a subdivision in kokomo until i was in the fifth grade, at which time we moved out to the country. to date, i’ve lived in kokomo, indiana; the boondocks, howard county, indiana; vincennes, indiana; west lafayette, indiana; and bensenville, illinois.
you may be asking, “just how do you pronounce the word ‘knigga’?”. well, to aid you i’ve made this little ogg vorbis file. you’ll need a media player that can handle ogg, such as winamp.
politically, i consider myself a “little-l” libertarian. i am by no means an anarchist, but i think government, especially the federal government, has grown well past its intended and useful size.
unfortunately, i have not had the opportunity to travel as much as i would like. i’ve only been to 21 states, two of which were only for flight layovers. the foreign countries i’ve been to are canada, japan, mexico, and south korea.
i used to co-own a small web hosting, web application development, and technology consulting company.
i like most anything technology related. i like to play games like quake3 and counter-strike.
i like taking pictures. i took a black and white film photography class in college. we had to process our own film and make our own prints and everything. i just recently bought a nikon d60 and am excited to figure out all the cool stuff i can do with it.
i am a bit of an audiophile.
i love aviation. i plan on getting a private pilot’s license as soon as i have the time and money to do so. on top of that, i would like to get instrument and multi-engine ratings. i was once asked in a job interview, “suppose that someone offered to buy you any real thing you wanted for your birthday and that price was no consideration. what would you get?”. i chose a c-130 hercules.
i enjoy beer. i’m not generally a fan of bud, coors, miller, or other american-style lagers, though i will drink them for time-to-time. i’m more into things like guinness, sam adams, dogfish head, franziskaner, spaten, chimay, leinenkugel, hacker-pschorr, ayinger, weihenstephaner, samuel smith, young’s, and thinks like that. i’m generally not fond of fruit beers, sam adams cherry wheat for example, but i do enjoy lindemans lambics. i enjoy learning about beer; the different styles, the different ingredients, and how it is made. i would really like to get into home brewing and see if i can come up with my own recipes and whatnot.
now that you know my birthday i’ll be expecting gifts. you can find what i want on my amazon wishlist.
email: kris at knigga dot com
phone: 765 357 4735
address: 1004 east wilson avenue, lombard, il 60148