Mike Loewen's Corner of the Web
Hi. I'm Mike Loewen, and I'm currently working for Penn State's
Information Technology Services organization,
as a Senior
Research Programmer. My areas of emphasis are various flavors of UNIX, plus
system and network administration and security. These days, I spend most of
my time writing software for the
Services and Solutions group.
My office is in 116 Technical Services Building. Some of my past and present
- An automated status page for ITS systems
- The Lab Manager
project, a client/server system for lab consultant timeclock, scheduling,
contact recording and online conferencing. The Labman project was presented
at a seminar for the 10/02/1996
SIGUCCS conference in Chicago.
Labman has turned into a monstrous system which includes direct payroll
submission and web-based timecards, and is in use throughout ITS and several
other units at Penn State.
- A utility for listing and deleting messages from your PSU POP mailbox,
I graduated from Penn State
in 1979, with a degree in Music Education, and am
a brother of the Phi Mu Alpha
Sinfonia fraternity: our local chapter is
I'm still active on the local music scene, with several groups:
Here is a list of the various
groups I've played with over the years.
I also substitute for the Nittany Valley Symphony,
the Altoona Symphony, the Tarnished Six, the Last Resort Dixieland Band,
the Big Band Sound of Mt. Union, plus just about any other group that calls
(I mean, pays - hehehe). My arsenal consists of:
- Bach 50B3LG bass trombone, .562 bore, 9.5"
gold brass bell, lightweight slide, F and Gb Thayer valves, Shires B2.5SS
leadpipe, Giddings & Webster Mark 1 mouthpiece. The Thayer
valves and Shires leadpipe were installed by Todd Clontz
of Rosso Music in Baltimore.
- Bach 42B tenor, .547 bore, converted to Thayer valve, Bach 6-1/2AL
- Bach 16 tenor, .495/.509 bore, Bach 7C
- King Flugabone, Benge 6-1/2AL mouthpiece.
- Schilke M1 trumpet, Bach 3C mouthpiece.
- Schiller Elite euphonium , 4-valve compensating, Giddings & Webster EXL
- Weltklang tuba, .748 bore, 16.5" bell, 4
rotary valves, Giddings & Webster Matanuska mouthpiece.
I've undertaken a crazy project: building my own
Lost in Space robot.
It's going to take a long time to complete, but
I'll document my progress here.
Here are some things to peek at:
Last updated on
Wednesday, August 19, 2015