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I'm a programmer, currently working at the Army Research Lab. In my spare time I like to read, travel, go to movies (only the big screen really does it for me), make music, or goof on the internet. I also contribute to WikiQuote.

Dear Sir, you redacted my article on the newly discovered NSA trojan hack in the firmware of virtually all hard drives. You mentioned that the subject was covered in another article, but you failed to mention the name of that article. garfield garfield

Articles with Major Contributions from Me[edit]

Articles of Significant Interest to Me[edit]

  • Wilson Mizner — American playwright, scenarist, raconteur, wit and general trouble-maker
  • Earl of Kenmare — lineage of Sir Valentine Browne, including the Baronets Browne of Molahiffe and the Viscounts Kenmare
  • Sammy Cahn — American composer
  • William Hootkins — American actor
  • Alain Fournier — noted academic and computer graphics pioneer.

People in Wikipedia I have met[edit]

"Met" means that I either introduced myself or was introduced by name, and that I and the listed person said at least a few words to each other. Simply being in the same room does not count.

  1. Samuel Adler — met when he was music director at the temple I went to in Dallas
  2. Yosef Almogi — distant cousin
  3. John Baird — met at a wedding
  4. Bianca Bagnarelli — my girlfriend's niece
  5. Brian A. Barsky — friend of a friend
  6. Ewan Birney — my son's graduate advisor
  7. Grady Booch — met on a visit to Rational
  8. John Browning — met backstage
  9. Loren Carpenter — met at SIGGRAPH
  10. Lee Child — in same drama club at university
  11. Ramsey Clark — friend of the family
  12. Harold F. Clayton — met over the phone
  13. Ted Codd — met at a conference
  14. Kenneth H. Cooper — met at the Cooper Aerobics Center
  15. John Cornyn — voted in the precinct where I was an election judge
  16. Mike Cowlishaw — met professionally
  17. Nikki Craft — met at KCHU in Dallas
  18. Hugh Darwen — met professionally
  19. August Derleth — met over the phone while ordering a book
  20. Lloyd Doggett — met at a political event
  21. Michael Douglas — met at a press conference
  22. Alain Fournier — close friend
  23. Jane Fonda — met at a press conference
  24. Henry Fuchs — met while at UT Dallas
  25. Bamber Gascoigne — met while on University Challenge
  26. Jack Gilford — met at the Tadich Grill in San Francisco
  27. Stephen Hawking — met at an astrophysics convention
  28. Banesh Hoffmann — met at an astrophysics convention
  29. John H. Hoffman — met while at UT Dallas
  30. Robert Hoffman — same school
  31. William Hootkins — same school, same drama group
  32. Lane P. Hughston — high school friend
  33. Donald Johanos — was friends with his daughter
  34. Tommy Lee Jones — same school, same drama group
  35. Bryce Jordan — met while at UT Dallas
  36. Tom Kite — met at a birthday party for his son
  37. Polykarp Kusch — on my doctoral committee
  38. John Lehmann — took a course from him at UT
  39. Jack Lemmon — met at a press conference
  40. Benoît Mandelbrot — had dinner with him when he spoke at my school
  41. Stuart Margolin — my aunt's nephew
  42. Lorenzo Milam — met while working at the long-defunct KCHU in Dallas
  43. Edwin Neal — same drama group, later member of same synagogue
  44. Douglas Northcott — undergraduate professor
  45. Dean Ornish — same high school, same poker group
  46. Rick Perry — sat next to him on a plane
  47. Penn & Teller — volunteer from the audience in The Refrigerator Tour
  48. J.J. Pickle — met at a political event
  49. David Pines — related to first wife, also present at my first conference talk
  50. Regina Resnik — met backstage
  51. Patricia Richardson — same drama group
  52. Wolfgang Rindler — on my doctoral committee
  53. Robert Xavier Rodriguez — met at UT Dallas
  54. Barefoot Sanders — introduced by his daughter, a school friend
  55. Allan Shivers — met at UT Board of Regents meeting
  56. Lewis Shiner — same school, same drama group
  57. John Silber — met while at UT
  58. Preston Smith — met at a press conference
  59. Stephen Spender — interviewed for The Daily Texan
  60. Roger Staubach — met in the locker room of the Cooper Aerobics Center
  61. Annette Strauss — served with her on a committee
  62. Bjarne Stroustrup — met at a conference
  63. Jeffrey Swann — same school
  64. Edward Teller — met when he spoke at our school
  65. Stephen Tobolowsky — met at high school debate tournaments
  66. Alex Trebek — met while on Jeopardy!
  67. Jack Valenti — interviewed for The Daily Texan
  68. Dee Dee Warwick — met on a tour bus in the Bahamas
  69. John Wayne — had lunch with him at a press conference
  70. George Whitman — hung out in his bookstore in Paris in the early seventies
  71. Angus G. Wynne — father's law partner