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Jay Whitney
Jay Whitney
Jay Whitney
Born (1967-04-09) April 9, 1967 (age 50)
Nationality United States
Education University of Washington
Employer The Nielsen Company
Title Chief Software Architect
Imaged brain cells, the blue is the myelin that wraps Schwann cells, and is principally involved with Multiple Sclerosis. The large red cells are astrocytes. Combined, these cells are part of the structure of a neuron.

"The difference between the right word and the almost-right word is like the difference between lightning and the lightning bug." -- Mark Twain

About me[edit]

  • I started a software company while in college at the University of Washington and while studying for my degree in Computer Science. I managed this company for over 15 years and at one time it had 22 employees and was listed twice on Software Magazine's Software 500. I registered IANA/IETF port #144[1] for the UMA protocol which I designed for Object Oriented, networked, and authenticated command-and-control of distributed systems. Ultimately port numbers are part of the foundational infrastructure of the Internet and registration thereof requires a keen understanding of same; for example, HTTP runs over port #80 for the WWW, #25 is for SMTP and web eMail, #23 is for Telnet, &c. See Port Numbers.
  • My daughter attends college out of state. Her Mom is a published fiction and children's author.
  • I live with Multiple Sclerosis and take a form of Interferon to manage it. Consequently, I am very interested in the brain as a biological organ and am an informal student of it. This extended my ever-present interest in the brain's higher functional processes.

About my thought[edit]

I know that love is a shared tautology.

I know that it is one's past that puts one in the present.

I know that I can't plan for what I can't imagine.

Carl Jung

I know that self-worth may result in net-worth, but net worth cannot result in self-worth.

I know that tyranny is the heartless or mindless dominating the gifted.

I know that there are 10 types of people in this world: those who understand binary, and those who do not.

I know that you GET what you LET.

I know that my three favorite animals are dolphins, sea turtles, and humans.

I know that talking is teaching and that listening is learning. God gave us TWO ears and ONE mouth for a reason.

I know that experts haven't tried everything but have tried enough to know what to expect.

I know that skill is exertion replaced by experience or giftedness.

I know that information is a power that yields choices which can bring me peace.

I know that one form of self-preservation can be apathy blended with indifference mixed with ambivalence.

I know that it's a problem only until I find a solution.

I know that change requires leadership more than it requires management and that "change agent" is an oxymoron.

I know that the mistakes we make in life are not so important as the lessons we draw from them.

I know that knowledge attained during life is not so important as the ability to apply it, which we call wisdom.

I know that the most powerful way to learn hate is to watch when love turns.

I know that being lost is very close to being found.

I like that Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach said, "In youth we learn; in age we understand."

I'm amused that Oscar Wilde said "Nothing worth learning can ever be taught." (Certainly Keats and Yeats are on your side, while Wilde is on mine -- swinging cemetery gates that  I  understand)

I like most that Mohandas K. Gandhi said, "The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong."

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  1. ^ "PORT NUMBERS". Internet Assigned Numbers Authority. Retrieved 2009-09-18. 


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