About Me

Sharp As A Marble is just me, Robb Allen. I enjoy my life here in sunny Tampa, Florida where I work as a computer programmer for a small software company. When I'm not trying to save the world from bad code, my hobbies include firearms, guns, shooting things and putting holes in things that require holes in them from a safe distance. I also have a hobby of picking up new hobbies. All my hobbies seem to be expensive. This irritates my wife.

Speaking of the wife, I'm married to a wonderful woman, Kari, and we have the most beautiful two daughters, Georgia and Irelyn. When I proposed to my wife, I did it in the most interesting manner. To this date, I don't think I've ever heard of anyone doing it quite like that.

I spent 8 years in the Marine Corps where I was an Aviation Electrician working on Hueys (UH-1N), Cobras (AH-1W), and Hornets (F/A-18). I've learned all that I know about programming from simply sitting down and banging out code as well as being a regular member of the local Microsoft Architect Council.

Sharp as a Marble is powered by Ansible, a custom blog engine written in C# by yours truly.

And, contrary to popular belief, I was not raised by wild marmosets.