I've spent over twenty-five years consulting, designing, engineering, building, and/or operating enterprise
and carrier class voice and data networks.
During the dot-com bubble
, I was in the business development group of a major next-generation fiber carrier, and encountered some pretty wacky business
plans. I'll be sharing a few on these pages, with lots of evidence that it doesn't take brains or experience to lose a
lot of money - but it helps.
There are also some technical documents related to networks and network deployments that some might find useful.
Also see a few real projects that I had particular fun with, be impressed (or not) with my past and credentials,
and download my resume.
It's been a busy year. After a three year long distance romance, I've moved from St. Louis to Dayton
(381.5 miles, in case you were wondering), and remarried on June 24th, 2006.
Predictable complications ensued - integrating families, a new job, and figuring out that my new wife Beth's house
wasn't big enough.
Shop for a house. Think about building. Shop some more. Decide to build. Design a house.
Find someone to build it. Find a lot. Find a lot that will let someone else build on it.
And finally, start building a new house.
Check this page for all the details -
Family Photo Album, family activities, and the
House Construction Blog!
Quiz: How is the IBM PC like the
Model T Ford?
Because both changed day to day life and culture on much of the planet; both went from expensive toys to daily necessities;
and both industries
went from hundreds of local companies producing similar products out of garages
down to the few giants we see today. Oh, and because I have owned
originals of both.
My original IBM PC is long gone, but inside you can see the current and future
state of my 1923 Model T Ford runabout,
and unusual modifications on the Model T Oddities page.
Our whole family is active in
Mensa, the High-IQ society, and travel to
weekend activities called
all around the Midwest and Northeast.
Check out those and my other hobbies -
Genealogy, music (particularly
Filk) and more.