Sideways? I think so ....
Born in Seymour, Victoria, in 1971, a _bad_ year for the world!
Driving the duck
I work in a library
It's Fun .... :) Exept they use Macs and PCs, fortunatly, however, there's
UNIX here, which is just as well (it's even BSD-ish, SunOS 4.1.x, the
last of the real O/S's), we've got some slowaris 2.x machines, that I'd
rather not talk about, 4.1.3's on _my_ desktop!
I'm also currently backup systems programmer for UWA's Computing service
provider, UCS. Looking after the campus DNS, main email server, routers
etc when Toivo's on holidays. Makes a CV look pretty good, but sometimes
it's pretty hard to balance the load from UCS and my real job (running the
library's systems). Still, I love the *POWER*
A little background
I studied at Melbourne University, making slow
and unsteady progress through
a degree in Chemical Engineering. This was not to be my destiny! During that
time I started "fooling around" with UNIX at the Dept of Engineering Computer
Resources, or DECR, for short, and drifted into duty programming (to the
increasing detriment of my studies!). After some work at DECR, I started
also working at the Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research (IAESR)
at Melbourne University faculty of Economics, where I ran the now forgotten
but still notorious montebello, and did some systems programming for some
public access menus (see the programme
as a useful side-product of that work.
Then I discovered Libraries! The Giblin Research Library was the first victim.
A "rogue" library at Melbourne university, as yet still resisting the clutches
of the mighty Baillieu, they hired me to do various PC and networking tasks.
Continuing from there, UWA Library was a natural progression. And do they
regret it? Probably :)
Sadly, however, I had to drop the Chem Eng studies, but commenced studying
a BCM (Bachelor of Computing & Mathematical Sciences) which is part of
the UWA Engineering faculty, so I can keep the flannel shirts yet ... :)
I've just done Comp-Sci 230-201, Data Structures, which was dull, mandatory
and in puscal... I should have used c2p :), last year,
CS230-206, computer systems programming, was a piece of cake ...
easy marks are always
good to have :).
Current projects :
Joe Cool at the office *grin*
- Rally driving! the Car! our next Rally!
- Rally Photography, my Rally pages. I sell
copies of my photos, if you're interested, email me to enquire.
- IRB (Inshore rescue boat) driving for Surf Lifesaving
- Bass guitar (blues)
- Rugby union, playing second grade for UWA. Next year, first grade ... more training!
- Sailing Etchels on the Swan
- telling bad jokes at pubs
- XC ski-ing (in Perth?)
- programming in C/sh/tcl/Tk/html/Java
- trying to force myself to learn perl and C++
- playing with mbone toys
- drinking too much beer, got to get that homebrew kit ....
- Taking in the odd movie, here's a programme
- Cooking, art meets science!
- Flying bores me shitless, but when I do, I fly Qantas, borne on the wings of a kerosene canary ....
- Consuming fine, big Reds (Shiraz, Cab-Sav) or a pure malt Scotch (Laphrioag's my favorite)
- Reading!, A favorite book And a favorite comic
- Films Star Wars!, Monty Python's "The Holy Grail"
here's my PGP public key :
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Click on me to get RSA in 3 lines
Some of my favorite images
This document was last modified on Monday, 19-Aug-96 12:56:29 WST and
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September, 1995, scary ....
Occasionally seen as Bleve on IRC ....