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Currently working on
- Not much — see above.
- U.S. Navy Marine Mammal Program — Basically new article — Today's featured article, December 20, 2005!
- Efficient Probabilistic Public-Key Encryption Scheme — new article
- Veterans Memorial Centennial Bridge — new article
- Decay chain — diagram
- Instituted the Panama Canal series of articles:
- Template:Panama Canal — new template to group related articles
- Panama Canal — cleanup and expand — Today's featured article, February 23, 2006!
- History of the Panama Canal — split off from main article, big expansion
- Health measures during the construction of the Panama Canal — cleanup and expand
- Panama Railway — cleanup and expand, history
- Gaillard Cut — cleanup and expand
- Gatun Dam — major expansion
- Panama Canal Locks — new article
- Panamax — cleanup and expand
- Bridge of the Americas — expand
- Centennial Bridge, Panama — new article
- Panama Canal Authority — new article
- Nicaragua Canal — cleanup and expand
- Georef — new article
- The Impostors — new article
- Category:Single-handed sailing — new category
- Category:Single-handed sailors — new category
- Single-handed sailing — new article
- Krystyna Chojnowska-Liskiewicz — new article — the first article I wrote but can't pronounce
- Naomi James — clarify
- Great capes — new article
- Vito Dumas — new stub
- Category:Argentine sailors — new category
- Category:Zimbabwean sailors — new category
- Alfred "Centennial" Johnson — new article
- Howard Blackburn — new article
- VELUX 5 Oceans Race — major cleanup and expand
- Vendée Globe — cleanup and expand
- International Monohull Open Classes Association — new article
- Philippe Jeantot — new article
- Single-Handed Trans-Atlantic Race — major expansion
- Sunday Times Golden Globe Race — major expansion — Today's featured article, July 1, 2006!
- Alain Gerbault — major expansion
- Liz and Pete Fordred — new article
- circumnavigation — new maps, definitions
- antipodes — re-org, new map
- clipper route — new article
- Cape Horn — expand, organise and cite references — Today's featured article, March 21, 2006!
- Le Maire Strait — new stub
- yacht racing — organise and expand
- Lightning (clipper) — split off new article
- Mola (art form) — cleanup and expand
- Westsail 32 — major expansion
- USS Hornet (CV-12) — expansion, organised, space info
- Essex class aircraft carrier — new space section
- HMS Friday — new article
Ranting and raving
My web sites
- My Commons user page with list of contributions
- Note: my old domain moonrise.ws is defunct (it got stolen); the new domain is http://www.moonblink.info/.
Logname comes from here
- 1984: Honours degree, Computers and Cybernetics, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK
- 1984-1986: Worked on real-time assembly-coded device drivers, boot systems, etc. at Burroughs (as was). Lots (over 100k lines) of Byzantine proprietary assembly code.
- 1987-1989: Helped to develop a fully (hardware) fault-tolerant, open, Unix-based, general-purpose computer system at ITL, PLC, in Hemel Hempstead. C, MC680x0. This system was capable of recovering from any single-point hardware fault with no loss of user-space data and no significant loss of service (a few seconds to reconfigure). The software side was also highly resilient. The company crashed shortly after a successful demo to potential customers.
- 1990-1993: Systematica PLC / VSF Ltd., working on knowledge-based meta-modelling tools, in ADA, and then C++. Wrote a complete Prolog interpreter.
- 1994-1996: GPT, working on telecomms management systems. C, C++, Java. Did (most of) a MSc-level telecomms course.
- 1997-2003: Wind River Systems, Alameda, California, working on embedded products. Developed their web server, headed the team which developed an embedded web browser, then worked on XML technologies for a while. Then became the chief architect for Wind River's embedded high-availability operating system, including design responsibility for the high-availability comms backbone.
- 2003-2004: Sailing.
Did you notice that most of those companies are dead?
(It wasn't me! Honest!)