eccentric one - sharing thoughts, experiences & perspective with the world - the personal blog of Jay Frye



Below you will find the frequently asked questions
about me, the website, and what I do!

Where do you live?

Currently I reside in the City of Ankeny, Iowa. My permanent address as a US citizen is there.

What kind of music do you listen to?

I listen to a little bit of everything! And by that, I mean, literally everything. I am not trying to be cliche or generic. I have different days of different trends and I definitely binge on some artist which will sway the statistics. But, I think the only thing you will not find in my Spotify playlists & history is opera.

If you want to follow what I am listening to right now you can find me on Spotify and Last.FM.

What kind of computer do you have?

My primary workstation is an HP EliteBook 8460p loaded with an Intel Core i5 2.50Ghz and 8GB RAM running Windows 10 Pro x64.
I also have a custom white-box running a Linux based Plex Media Server.

What is your favorite food?

Pasta. By far, I love making and eating pasta. I just put a bit of butter (REAL Iowa Butter) and/or olive oil (the REAL California oil) with some Parmesan cheese (again, the REAL dairy cheese not the cellulose substitute). But I can make a few awesome pasta dishes, like homemade mac’n’cheese, as well.

Who are your heroes?

In my personal life I have several mentors and role models that have been amazing both directly and indirectly in my life. I will maintain their individual privacy but I can outline the things that they do- one operates a small business that does technical support for major companies but in his personal life he shares the life of Christ with every opportunity he gets, another is a technical director at a church (need I say much more? I love this guy!!), I talk with a couple of storm chasers, and I follow a nationally renowned meteorologist that is also a very talented pilot and gunman.

In history and on a global scale of people I have found fascinating to learn about- Walt Disney and Robert Oppenheimer are a couple I will name. If you want to have a conversation with me about this and more, I would love to!

Well, there we have it! If you have any interest in asking me more, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to answer questions. It may even end up here in the FAQ!