I realized that I never posted an introduction here, as I discovered this forum just before going to MicroConf Europe.
I’m from Oregon in the US, but reside in Padova (Padua) Italy, where I do consulting and also work on http://www.liberwriter.com - which to date is profitable, but not quite enough to quit my day job, yet. It’s been a very fun project and I’ve learned a ton with it. Another thing I keep hoping to kick into gear is this: http://www.therealitaly.com/ - but what with the two things I’ve already got and kids, progress is slow!
As per my standing offer on other forums (I also hang out on HN), I’m always happy to show people around Padova a bit and have a drink. It’s a nice town, and not far from Venice.