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I have three kids, two ex-wives, 17 patents (numbers 1 and 16 on the list aren't mine) and a PhD in "Mathematical Science" that I never use. 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.

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