I've been living on the Philippine island of Boracay since retiring here 1996. My wife, Solina, and I used to own and operate a small Boracay resort/hotel called Michelle's Bungalows, but that was one of the several resorts destroyed in the Boracay fire of January 21, 2005. At present, I'm mostly a layabout. I did spend some time in 2006 putting up a Boracay website. Due to flagging interest on my part, I announced to interested parties in June of 2008 the impending demise of the site. As of 2016, a copy of the site is still around as http://boracayinfo.siteslot.com and some pages on it are still useful (e.g., the Weather and Newspapers pages). Detailed information there about Boracay, however, is badly outdated.
I used to be fairly active in the soc.culture.filipinousenetnewsgroup, where I was known as Boracay Bill for my last ten years or so of participation. My participation level there dropped off severely after senseless name-calling and flame wars became the rule rather than the exception.
Before I gave up working for a living, I had a long hardware/software/technical career with Motorola. Even earlier, I was a Philco TechRep for about nine years, mostly doing contract work for various US Govt agencies in Vietnam during the unpleasantness there.
I was one of the early members of the DebianLinux project, working on the project for its first three years or so in 1993-1996 (see info here).
Creating this Wikipedia user page seemed to me to be the proper thing to do after I found myself occasionally creating and editing various Wikipedia content pages. I created this user page in 2004, but my activity level on WP was pretty low up until mid-2006. Since then, I've been increasingly active.
For dedicating hours of your precious time to protecting the encyclopedia from harm. Thanks for your counter-vandalism efforts! See you around, Mz7 (talk) 21:33, 18 November 2015 (UTC)
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you're a rare gem for creating/maintaining these articles. thank you sir Kramfs (talk) 06:56, 4 August 2016 (UTC)
I wanna extend my deepest and sincere thanks to Boracay Bill for his extensive work on wikipedia related to the Phillipines... Cheers! =) Alcohkid (talk) 12:09 am, 13 May 2015, Wednesday (17 days ago) (UTC+8)
Thank you in the past for assisting in articles that have interested me. This cookie is long overdue.From (User:RightCowLeftCoast
12:41 pm, 25 January 2011, Tuesday (4 years, 4 months, 5 days ago) (UTC+8)
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