- I am a Researcher in Computer Sciences specializing in
Databases and Operating Systems.
- I work fulltime for the Computer Systems Lab (CSL) at the
University of Wisconsin-Madison Computer Sciences department.
- My responsibilities include developing and supporting our SYBASE
database installation, Windows XP support, Firefox, Thunderbird, Java and related tools (IDEs), and other miscellaneous system administration (UNIX and Windows).
- I'm a gemini who enjoys games, sheepshead, movies, music, long walks on the beach and wienerschnitzel (the word, not the food).
- I used to play the electric guitar (metal being my specialty) and
the violin (classical and baroque mainly), but not too much these days.
- I've seen the error of my evil ways, click here for before and after. Shocking huh? Here's one more in case you didn't believe your eyes the first time.
DISCLAIMER: Obviously a lot of this information is WAY out of date, and I'm not even going to pretend anymore that I'll update it "soon"...
When I'm not working I like to:
- Play sheepshead and Texas Hold 'em Poker.
- Watch my favorite TV shows:
- Six Feet Under
- Arrested Development
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer
- The Simpsons
- Battlestar Galactica
- Family Guy
- Play raquetball.
- Go hiking at Devil's Lake State Park
- Listen to music. Some of my favorite artists (changes regularly):
- Jimmy Eat World
- Bif Naked
- Beastie Boys
- Lost Prophets
- Kelly Clarkson (her last couple of albums, not that crappy first one)
- Indigo Girls
- Record (mostly funny "covers" of stuff from ABBA to Metallica but also some originals.) You can sample some of these hits from my new cd.
- Play video games.
- Stand around in a towel.
- Work out. Here's a more recent
picture of me after an intense week at Muscle Beach.
- Play with my D&D minis. If you are a DM looking for D&D minis, beholderthebargains.com is by far the best place on the web to buy Dungeons & Dragons miniatures. They are cheaper than the competition, have the widest selection I've ever seen, fast shipping, accurate orders and the best customer service ever.
Our New House
We've built a new house (finished November 2000).
Here's a video tour. Warning: Turn off the sound. The music is dreadful.
Last modified: Nov 15, 2020 by me, but only the house part. The rest is from 2000 or something...should be pretty obvious.