Hi and welcome to my personal interest pages. Here you will
find the stuff that flicks my bic so to speak. Even though I have
worked very hard over the last 30 years I have been able to devote
significant time to my hobbies, many of which are detailed on this
page. In fact it was those very hobbies that helped keep me sane
over the years what with long work hours, critical and/or
impossible deadlines, stupid management, closing companies and
shifts in the high tech industry. In March 2006 Heather and I
decided it was time for me to leave the working world and spend
time doing what I want to do for a change. My body pointed this
out to me as well as I had a series of ailments I can only
attribute to stress and lack of exercise. Anyway we are now both
retired so I have the time to devote to this website.
I have had a lot of good jobs in my career that started out as an
electrical engineer and ended as a software programmer. I have met
most of my friends through work and that I will miss but I'm still
in contact with many of them. My days are more fulfilling now that
work is out of the way. I spend more time playing guitar, doing
wood working, playing with my computer, traveling and being with
Heather. And of course during the winter carrying and chopping a
lot of wood to keep warm.
on a link to go to an area of interest.
|New experiments with algorithmicly generated
|If I had to do it all over
again, I might have been a geologist instead of a computer
programmer. I love rocks and volcanoes. Check it out.
|Being a long time guitar
player music is a big part of my life. I've recorded a
series of CDs both as a solo artist and with others. Many of
the songs I've recorded are available on this page.
|Computer graphics, image
processing and raytracing are all long term interests of
mine. A selection of original raytraced images can be found
here along with some information about raytracing.
|I've created a lot of sawdust
in my day building furniture and other things. Check out my
craftsman furniture and my other wooden projects here.
|Some of my most ambitious
wood working projects to date, building guitars. Look here
for the pictures.
|I have been interested in programming in the
Forth language for a very long time, actually since my time
at JPL. I've created this page to document what I have done
with Forth in the past and what I am currently doing that
may interest other Forth aficionados.
|I recently revived my
interest in electronics and programming. I have now designed
and built numerous interesting electronic
gadgets. Check them out on this page.
||Recently read books are listed here.
|At one point in my life I was
a rather prolific writer of technical articles and
books. A selection of my writings and a publication
list are available here.
In July 2008 I was awarded my
first patent #7,401,238 entitled, “System
and method for causing an idle image to execute on an application
node of a distributed computing system when instructed to power
down”. In March 2010, I was awarded my second patent
#7,685,148 entitled, "Automatically configuring a distributed
computing system according to a hierarchical model". On March 8th,
2011 I was awarded my third patent #7,904,543 entitled,
"Dynamically generating custom reports using self-defining report
events". On March 13th, 2012 I was awarded my
fourth patent #8,135,751 entitled, "Distributed Computing System
having Hierarchical Organization". On June 3rd, 2014 I was awarded
my fifth patent #8,745,124 entitled, "Extensible power control for
an autonomically controlled distributed computing system".
All of these patents were for technology developed while at
Cassatt Corporation. All of these are now property of Computer
Associates Think, Inc. which bought the Cassatt intellectual
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