Just a brief page to explain who I am and what I'm doing here on the
web. I got involved with the ARPAnet in the 1970s. I started out as one
of the hackers of
70s. I worked at a few companies like Nixdorf and Data General
finding myself at Symbolics, writing Lisp with the-usual-suspects.
After Symbolics I started contract
and have written software for graphics boards, web servers, memory
and my own projects.
I have been using Macintosh computers personally since the early 80s
have used Linux to provide a true
environment for my home Intel-based systems. I'm really impressed with
the quality of Linux and the fact that a world-wide
group of developers can put such a quality product together as a
My personal interests
Nanotechnology - I've
lectures by K. Eric
and belong to the Nanotechnology
Study Group through MIT
- This is a field I wish had been as hot as the last decade
I was a Physics major.
Space Access - I'm really thrilled to see technology like the Delta
Clipper and the follow
on X-33 technology take off.
Cyber communities - I have been involved with the Cybermind
mailing list since 1994, am one of the co-moderators and still
follow it when
I have time.
Realtime Interactive Netspaces - I got involved in MOOing on the
through Cybermind and created a lounge space where cyber
could take place. This was my first MOO programming experience. I'm
Reading - I enjoy reading fiction, especially science fiction
a hard technological edge and certainly cyberpunk.
Animals - We practically have had our own zoo over the years.
Most unusual is
the ducks, We've raised Rouens, Pekins, and Indian Runners as pets.
Environmental - All the scrap foam and plastic from my hobby
business is recycled
Radio Controlled Model Airplanes - This hobby turned into a
business suddenly in 1992 and is still alive and well.
Woodworking - I own a Shopsmith
Mark V and have kiln dried wood for my own projects.
Computers - It's more than a career, it's an obsession.
Macintosh Computers - The first computing appliance.
Linux - Free Unix for the masses.
VMS - Something to be said for mature, stable operating systems.
Windows NT - Hmmmm... smells like VMS
Windows 2000/XP/Vista... Go on a diet man!
I can always be contacted here.
Created: Saturday June 8, 1996
Last Modified: Saturday, March 31, 2007