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I probably won't be contributing much in these areas, since it would feel too much like work, but they will inform my attitudes in several respects.
- Computer Programming
- Intrusion Detection
- Computer forensics
- Application-specific integrated circuit
- Massively parallel computers
- Programming for VLIW
Employment and Location
I retired from the US Department of Defense after 31 years of civilian service. I spent two years in Stuttgart and another two years living in Eltville. You can see the view from my former next-door neighbor's webcam (when it's working).
I lived in Maryland for most of my adult life but have now moved back to Oklahoma.
Articles I would like to write
Others have done a better job than I could have done on all the topics I previously had listed here.
Why I'm a Wikipedian
Basically because of the manner in which an article was written about Jeffrey Vernon Merkey. The way in which the Wikipedia community handled such a controversial subject, in spite of Mr. Merkey's provocations and the actions of his more irresponsible critics, was very impressive.
As a result of watching how the community originally dealt with Merkey, I became interested in the actions of other vandals and largely restricted my activities to RC patrol and other vandal fighting actions.
As a result of later actions concerning Merkey, I have also become very interested in the Wikipedia power structure.
These days, I tend to be more an observer than a participant
Accounts on other sites
I've used the following as an Email signature for many years: "Life is just one long software upgrade."