I am retired as of July 2023. I spend my time working on family history--completing work my dad did before he died in 2020. It's been very interesting. Helen and I also camp a lot in our 14' fiberglass travel trailer.
Work Previously, I was a Security Researcher at Intel Corporation specializing in platform computer security and cryptography. Previously at Intel I worked on Hyperledger Sawtooth blockchain software (here's a FAQ I wrote). Before Intel, I worked for ~20 years for Sun Microsystems (acquired by Oracle) on the Solaris operating system. I worked in the Security Technologies group on Verified Boot/Secure Boot and Cryptography. I have BS and MS degrees in Computer Science from University of California Irvine and San Diego.
Play I enjoy camping, hiking, cross-country skiing, and traveling. I wrote a guidebook on cross-country skiing called Ski Tours in Southern California. I've been an active Sierra Club member since 1974.
Here's a picture of my wife and friend :-), Helen. Here's her web page and her picture. Here she is backpacking in Yosemite, crossing an ice-cold stream and with mosquitoes swarming around her. Talk about fun! Here we are with mosquito nets and here I am storing food on a rock.
Helen's niece, Emily lives in Washington State.
Our dog Fannie Mae, a golden retriever (2008-2022) died recently :-(. Our previous dogs were Holly (1987-2001), and Patsy Ann (2001-2006), also goldens. Speaking of dogs, here's what do do if your dog or pet gets skunked.
My brother Dave died 2008. My sister Teresa lives in our family home in Cypress, California. My dad's web page (genealogy),
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Last updated 2 March 2024.