Howdy. My name is
My name is Frank M. Taylor. I use the M so that I’m a little more googleable than those other Frank Taylors. There’s a lot of us out there.
Frank M. Taylor == Paceaux == Paco
When I was getting my degrees in French and Spanish, I somehow picked up the nickname ‘Paco’ — and it stuck. Then a few years ago, a friend named Chiceaux (pronounced ‘Chico’) plugged Paceaux into a Halo2 game and the rest was history.
…and I’m an out-of-state Texan
Despite the fact that I’m a native Texan, I don’t have the accent you’re looking for. My parents moved to the Illinois-side of St. Louis when I was ten, so my formative years were in the mid-west. After college, I moved back to Texas, then to Colorado, and just recently, I’m back in Illinois.
My wife kind of likes me, too
I’ve been married to my beautiful wife Sara for over ten years now. We met, 6 months later we were engaged, 6 months after that, married. Sara didn’t know she could have done better, and I’m doing my best to keep her from finding that out.
Work and Career
I’m a technical consultant for a really sweet company called Tahzoo. Tahzoo does all kinds of digital marketing things, but they’re really strong in this one content management system (CMS) called Tridion. So I help develop and maintain Tridion implementations.
I love front-end, especially HTML5 and CSS3. Most of what I do for Tahzoo is centered around front-end development. I spend a lot of time writing templates on various projects. I’ll write them in Tridion’s custom Dreamweaver markup and in Alex Klock’s Razor Mediator, sometimes with a dab o’ C#, too.
Hobbies and Interests
I’m a Christian. I’ll let you pick the adjective that should go in front of that.
When I write about my faith, I try to be honest, truthful, and sincere — without being obnoxious or boastful. Any time I write about my faith, trust me, I’m more uncomfortable about it than you (It’s not like there’s a ctrl-z for the internet).
I started learning Russian when I was twelve, after finding my mother’s Russian text books. I have degrees in French and Spanish, and I can speak them pretty well. I’m decent with Hebrew, Chinese, and some others. If you really care about my lifelong interest in linguistics, there’s a blog post for that.
I’ve played guitar for a long time, and I like to pretend that I can play bass. Sometimes, when people aren’t paying attention, they’ll think I took piano or drum lessons when I was a kid. Yeah, I’m that
good bad. I’ve taught guitar or music theory for maybe 8 years now because I love music (the cash is a bonus).
Other stuff I do
I like to read, hike, study martial arts (Jiu Jitsu, Krav Maga), shoot guns, play with knives, and sometime I’ll brew beer. Usually I’ll do one or many on Saturday, so I can go to church on Sunday.