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St. Louis is my hometown. And, though I don't suffer from any
delusion that it's the greatest place in the world, but I've
always seemed to find my way back after living somewhere else
(whether permanently or temporarily).
One of the times that I fled St. Louis (yes, fled is the
appropriate term, too) was when I went to New Orleans for
college. There, I graduated from Tulane University with a
degree in Computer
Engineering and got a great education not only
academically but also in life.
My work has ranged from healthcare to manufacturing automation to the
financial industry. I have worked most often as a consultant to
projects utilizing large-scale distributed systems, e.g., Iridium. My primary interests are
- Distributed Systems
- Design Patterns (as applied to Software)
- Component-centric Middleware (e.g., EJB or the forthcoming CORBA spec)
After almost 4 years of dealing with ACE, I'm starting to try to collect
some of my knowledge in some ad-hoc documentation. Here's what I've got
I live in St. Louis, which is an old city, and I
recently had cause to be looking at the City Code. You wouldn't
believe some of the laws that I found on the books! For example:
I also have a keen interest in automobiles and cycling. I have
a V70RAWD and a Volvo 855T
(Turbo Wagon). If you share any of the above interests and
think I ought to know something that you know, please don't
hesitate to send mail
to me using (in order of preference) MIME, POA (plain ole'
ASCII), or NeXTMail.
Interestingly enough, in talking over
these interests with a co-worker we were contemplating the
relationship of turbocharging an engine and determining an
equivalent normally-aspirated displacement. Like a comet
hurtling through space and colliding with the earth,
P V = n R T
came to me. Of course, I couldn't remember what R was,
so I went to the Internet and searched. Lo, and behold, you too
can now visit the Behavior
of Gases web site.
Last modified: Wed Jan 24 22:45:24 CST 2002