I do, all my skills are in software, if the power went off tomorrow I'd be SUNK! I wish I had more hardware skills, not just computer hardware, but general mechanics and making and fixing things. Here's an interesting article along those lines from wired.com:
If you can't get under the hood of the gadgets you buy, you're far more liable to believe the marketing hype of the corporations that sell them. When things break, you toss them and buy new ones; you accept your role as a mere consumer
Paul Clarke's weblog - I live in Hythe near Folkestone. Wed + dad to two, I am a full-stack web developr, and I do js / nodejs, some ruby, python, php ect ect. I like pubbing, parkrun, restaurants, home-automation + other diy stuff, history, genealogy, TV, squirrels, pirates, lego, and TIME TRAVEL.