As a technical guy in Silicon Valley I was drawn to Shelley Buck’s “Floating Point” book about living on a boat in the center of the technical universe. Wow, I loved it. Living that harbored lifestyle with all those colorful characters living on the docks must have seemed like exotic travel compared to life in the suburbs. Though I love what I do during working hours, I have always trudged home at the end of the work day and blandly lived the rest of my life. But, the idea of coming home and stretching out on the rear deck of a boat with a beer in hand and watching the sea birds, sailing neighbors, and sunsets over the water as Shelley Buck described was inspiring.