My name is Bjarni Rúnar Einarsson. I was born in Hafnarfjörður (one of Reykjavík's neighboring towns) on April 30th, 1976 and am half Icelandic and half American. As a result, I'm bilingual (Icelandic and American English) and have dual citizenship. My family moved around alot while I was young, so I've lived in quite a few different parts of the U.S.A., but don't remember any of them very clearly. These days I mainly consider myself an Icelander.
I have no children... yet. I don't smoke and don't own a car. I do however own a bicycle and an apartment in Iceland.
I've been a computer enthusiast since about the age of ten, mostly programming oriented, although I've also done my share of tech support, systems administration and internetworking. To begin with I just wanted to write computer games (and did), but since I discovered the Internet and Linux they have been the focus of my efforts, both professionally and on my own time.
I have a B.Sc. in computer science from the University of Iceland and am proud to say that I also spent two rewarding years in the math department, although I didn't complete a degree. Maybe I will some day.
I've been an active member of the Open Source / Free Software communities, contributing my own code, doing translation work for the KDE project and have contributed (admittedly minor) bug-fixes both to the Linux kernel and KDE. Here in Iceland I was also active for a couple of years in Netverjar, an internet consumer interest group. I have on occasion given talks about Open Source and related issues in Iceland.
Non-computer related hobbies have included reading copious amounts of science fiction, studying martial arts (Karate and more recently Aikido), skiing, juggling, bicycling, swimming and listening to music, preferably at live concerts or festivals. I also like to hang out at a local pub on weekends, drink beer and admire the pretty girls.
If I wasn't a computer professional I'd probably want to be a carpenter.
See also my code page for an overview of programs I've written and released to the world.