Work I am a software engineer (programmer) specializing in computer security and cryptography. Most recently I worked 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 My passion is cross-country skiing. I enjoy the sport in several forms--ski touring on roads and trails, locally, telemark skiing in isolated backcountry ski bowls and at downhill ski resorts. and snow camping in the Sierra backcountry in the spring. 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, friend, and sweetie :-), 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 is Fannie Mae, a golden retriever (2008-). 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 has a toy poodle puppy, Torrey. My dad's web page (genealogy), Shiloh the cat.
Here's some USENET FAQs/HOWTOs I wrote:
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Last updated 17 January 2018.