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I work for Penn State
Digital Library Technologies
as a Systems Engineer (Systems Design Specialist - Lead). Tasks here are wide and varied,
supporting our Novell Netware workstations and servers, playing the role of Postmaster for
our Email environment, and doing development work specialized to Operating System
specifics or outside the normal LIAS development work done by the other
programming staff onsite. Some of these tasks involve interactions with
Vendors and their ilk.
Some additional PSU resources
may be found here.
My college years were spent at Indiana
University of Pennsylvania under the tutelage of a number of very
special people, some faculty, some professional staff, some just good people. I attended the 1999 Homecoming event with my family, and managed
to get some pictures, including some
classmates I hadn't seen since graduation in May, 1976!
After IUP, I spent 10 years in the computer center at
Grand Valley State and the Grand
Rapids Michigan area.
My family relocated to Pennsylvania from
Michigan in 1986. We still have some interests
there, of course.
I thank all of you for providing me with such a rich list
of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), so here are
some answers which may help out.
I am somewhat active in ENCOMPASS, the Enterprise Computing Association,
and have found some relevant web services for ENCOMPASS
and/or OpenVMS. Incidentally, I did a
presentation at the
Fall 1998 DECUS National Event in Los Angeles. An update to this
presentation was made at the Fall 2001 Compaq Enterprise
Technical Symposia in Anaheim.
I also work with the VMSGopher-L
membership on the development of
Gopher servers and clients for
the OpenVMS operating system.
Although I don't get to do it much anymore, I am an avid fan of
Ballroom and Swing Dancing. I
lurk on the Ballroom discussion list, posting occasionally. I have
taught locally and in Michigan, where I began my dance studies over 15
My son joined Cub Scout
Pack 50 (State College, Pennsylvania) as a Tiger in 1993, and I became a Den leader for
BSA Pack 50 in September 1994, when he moved up to a Wolf
den. When he graduated to Boy Scout Troop 32 in State College, I continued in the role I assumed
in May of 1997, Cubmaster of Pack 50. That role ended at unit recharter in April, 2000. After
three years as Cubmaster, it was time for somebody else to take the reins. I transfered my
registration to the district level, assumed a role as a member at large of the District Committee,
and served as Training Chair (Cub Scouting) for the
Nittany Mountain District,
Juniata Valley Council, for three years. Currently I continue to serve as overall Training Chair for the
Juniata Valley Council.
- My involvement in Scouting draws
from a somewhat different tack than most -- while I was a Cub Scout, I never made
it past tenderfoot in Boy Scouts. Most Cub Scouter's I've met since joining up were both
Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, and if not that, then they never were Cub Scouts.
I resumed some interest through membership in
the National Service Fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega, during my years at Indiana University
of Pennsylvania, however. Alpha Phi Omega, while not a scouting organization, was
originally founded to observe the "ideals of scouting" and to this day still maintains
a link with scouting. Here are some Alpha Phi Omega
On occasion, I put on my engineer's cap & try to work on my model railroad.
I've collected some Web-based Model Railroading
resources here. Note my primary interest is HO, steam, and realistic scenery. If
the trains run, fine. But if they don't, it really doesn't bother me! My most daunting
task right now with my Model Railroading is trying to get a room in my basement prepared
adequately to house a pike, which I've never had close to up beyond benchwork stage yet!
On other occasions, I look at the military miniatures (54mm) which are sitting on the
shelves as yet unpainted and promise myself I'm going to get back to that, someday, too.
Interests there lie primarily in American Colonial, Revolutionary War and Civil War figures,
with some portrait figures thrown in and the occiasional novelty Sci-Fi/Fantasy figure as
well (e.g,. Star Wars' R2D2 and Ann McCafferty's F'lar & Mnementh of Pern)
I love to read, mostly Science-Fiction (and the tastes here are wide and
varied, including but not restricted to the greats [Asimov, Clarke, Heinlein...] and the
nearly great [Robert L. Forward, Alan Dean Foster, Greg Bear, James P. Hogan, Robert L.
Forward...], but also sub-genres like Star Trek and
I continued an interest in scouting, however, as my brother followed me 6 years later
and went past me, all the way to Eagle with 2 palms. My parents both were leaders and
unit committee members, then became active in PowWow and Roundtables, eventually going
to Train-the-Trainer programs such as the Philmont Training Center. All during this time
I participated in Scouting, not as a scout but as a kind of junior auxlliary scouter.
It was during this time that I developed a keen interest in the art of
Neckerchief Slides which continues to this day.
Recently (last few years) I've also devoured most of
Tom Clancy's works and have begun to
follow the genre he's helped to create and popularize, the techno-thriller.
My occasionally whacked sense of humor draws me to several other
of WebSpace. I try to collect useful web tools, such as
I also find myself reading a lot on the Internet. Some
newsgroups I find interesting are listed here.
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