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Lucky to have a great family. Guided in Life by Thomas Jefferson: In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principal, stand like a rock.

I been a computer geek since dinosaurs roamed the world. I’m an avid cruising sailor.

My crowning career achievement to date is writing the software that drove the first robot submarine across the Atlantic Ocean.

I’ve spent most of my career writing embedded real-time software and putting it in a bottle at the bottom of the ocean.
Let’s see… writing software:hard, writing embedded real time software: harder, writing autonomous robot control software: even harder ; putting anything in the ocean and getting it back: difficult. … Wouldn’t it be fun to do all at the same time?

For relaxation I referee and coach soccer. How bent is that when my idea of fun is being yelled at by strangers in the rain on a cold day.

I’m a big FOSS/Linux fan.
Bill Gates stuff… not so much.