Nathan Alter lives in Albuquerque with his wife and kids. He currently develops in C#/.NET, but is learning all the time and has enjoyed computers since programming in Basic on an Atari 400 as a teenager. He started blogging in 1999.
Back before people knew what caused bubonic plague (fleas and rodents), plague doctors would dress like this. The beak mask was to protect them from miasmas or “bad air”.