Thanks for visiting "down here"; I have many interests, but don't
ever seem to take time to create a full-blown personal web page.
When I do find time, I'll probably write about:
In the meantime, let me attach a couple links:
Traveller is my personal solution for the spam problem. Both me and my wife have been living with it for many years now.
My current favorite "hacker's delight" mobile computer is the Open Pandora.
My design for a 64-bit Forth engine.
Fred on Everything is a web columnist I enjoy reading very much.
I wrote a CLI based PIM in Python. Compact and powerful, and works in the classic UNIX fashion. I call it myPIM and you can download the source here.
Even if you don't want the PIM, if you deal with calendar dates you might want the xcal.py module. It's a port of FreeBSD's libcalendar, written by Wolfgang Helbig, and handles a much wider range of dates than Python's "time" module.
Larry Wall is famous for creating the programming language perl. But did you know that a long, long time ago he wrote a really cool ASCII game named "warp"? I resurrected it and made it work right on Linux with modern console speeds. If you're interested, please grab the source for Warp8.
I run (or ran) these Yahoo groups: SuperPET, Goldoni walk-behind tractor, gizmo-users, and SEAforth CPU. The Gizmo is an electric motorcycle, and the SuperPET is a funky old 6809 microcomputer made by Commodore a long, long time ago. The SEAforth is a cool microprocessor with 24 parallel CPUs running inside.
I dug up a really good essay written a long time ago after I saw a billboard which asked "What is the difference between a democracy and a constitutional republic?". I think it does an excellent job of explaining this.
Don't build in
We built a small passive solar house in King County. It was a brutal experience because of the building department. Here is a writeup I did, which I hope might help others thinking about building here.
My GPG public key may be found here, or here.