- I first started really learning about computers my Junior year in college
(that is beyond playing video games). Since then I have been working to
improve my knowledge both in work and just for fun. I am always looking for
new and exciting projects. I have written applications for the HP 200LX
Palmtop, the Nokia 9000, and am currently working on projects for Windows
CE. I find these small mobile platforms fun, and also incongrously, the most
in need of hefty development machines (have you seen the requirements for VC
5.0 for WCE?).
My personal computer @ home is a dual Pentium 133 (Tyan Tomcat IIID what a
sweet motherboard) with 64 Meg of RAM, 4.1 gigs of HD, Matrox Millenium
Video Card, USR x2 modem, Epson PCMCIA / Floppy Tandem, an Adaptec 2940 UW
SCSI controller. This machine really rocks!! Under NT everything purrs so
sweet, and DirectX games FLY!!! I have assembled this system by myself with
the help of some friends, and I think, as does the Winbench 97 tests, that
it compares to any similarly equipped machine on the market.
- Like computers, I really started learning about the internet my junior
year. To me it is more of a tool and entertainment source, but I am really
enjoying the ability to order things online. I realy believe that the I-net
is the future catalog of the world.
- I was introduced into the Society for Creative Anachronisms (SCA) several
years ago. The group is dedicated to the research into medieval culture and
the recreating of the best parts of it. I have been recently re-introduced
into it and I am learning a lot about it. I have met a large number of very
wonderful people who have made my limited time in it immensely enjoyable.
For more information on the SCA, check my favorite pages links.
- Update: Recently I have recovered from a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
This put me out of fighting from July to November of 1998. I started
fighting again in December. I was inspired recently by a friend to put a
journal up. You can find it here.
- I got started in electrical engineering because I initially wanted to work
in Nuclear Engineering, but the school I decided to attend didn't offer it.
I stayed with it because I wanted to know how my radio worked. Took until
junior year to figure that one out. Since then I have really learned the
value of self education and have bought many books on many different
subjects (mostly programming, but some EE) and have gotten a real sense of
accomplishment from being self-tought.