Here in Anchorage, there are a couple of bands worth checking out. For techno/gothic stuff you should try the BYTET home page, and for good danceable synth-pop/rock type stuff (I love these descriptions), check out Exosphere.
More interested by the more seriously written stuff - Isaac Asimov, David Eddings' Belgariad/Mallorean series, Dan Simmons' Hyperion books, Tolkein, Ray Bradbury and the like, though I do occasionally enjoy well-written shlock (the first three books in any Piers Anthony series...beyond that, they don't seem to be worth it). I've recently been rediscovering Anne McCafferey's Pern saga, and various retellings of the Arthurian legends. And yes, it must be said, that I do enjoy Star Trek. Big surprise, I'm sure.
My current setup is a Macintosh IIvx 20/160 (well, the case says Performa600cd, but I've pretty much turned it into a IIvx), internal Apple 300i CD-ROM, APS105Mb SyQuest, a LineLink 14.4e fax modem (works fine for me), and my most recent toy, a Wacom ArtPadII graphic tablet. Admittedly, my art skills are no great shakes, but I've wanted this toy for a while...so I got it. So there. Bleah. (grin) . Mostly used for Internet babbling, games and the occasional foray into Photoshop when I need to get some flyers out for anything I'm doing. Of course, if anyone out there cares to donate $2700 to me, I'd love to get myself a PowerMac 7500! In the meantime, I bounce around the 'net whenever possible. I'm slowly building up a collection of text files I've saved off the 'net...here's one of my favorite posts off of alt.music.nin.
Currently employed by , a local printing/digital imaging/copy business as a Xerox DocuTech operator. Similar in scope to Kinko's, my previous place of employment, only with much more of a focus on printing and digital imaging than strict copies. A nice change...I'm quite happy with it.
Now for my fun jobs...(grin)! After several abortive attempts a few years ago, I've finally landed not just one, but two jobs dj'ing at altertive clubs in town. If you're looking for things to do here in Anchorage, check out what's going on at the clubs I work at. Friday nights I'm at the Lost Abbey from 9pm until 2am, and Saturdays I'm at Gig's Music Theatre, dj'ing before, between, and then after the live bands, roughly from 8pm until 3am. All in all it's pretty cool. The perfect jobs...they give me a few hours a week to play all the music I love really really LOUD, and they give me money for it! Coolness in the extreme.... I'm always on the lookout for new music, so if any techno/industrial/goth whatever bands out there want to send me demo cd's, I'll gladly take them... :)
Other than that? Sleep, and spend what time I can with my family and friends. Such is life.