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 (www.boracayinfo.net). Due to flagging interest on my part, I announced to interested parties in June of 2008 the impending demise of the site. As of 2014, the site is still around and some pages on it are still useful (e.g., , ). Detailed information there about Boracay, however, is badly outdated.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.
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)
Secret Page barnstars
The Super Duper Secret Hidden Page Award
This user has successfully found Fattyjwoods' Hidden page (with some difficulty), see if you can!
The Secret Page Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to you for finding the secret page on Some Person's user page!