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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Technology
Occupation Software Architect
Location Massachusetts, United States
Introduction Writing software for a living since 1976, first in the CAD industry, then PC software, and most recently web development tools. My nom de plume derives from the fact that I was a Midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy for a short time, before the Navy introduced me to computer programming and I realized what I really wanted to do with my career. While I was there, I was spared a serious ass-chewing by a prank attributed to the ghost of "Philo McGiffin", who is said to haunt the academy; there's an excellent writeup of the career of the real Philo McGiffin here.
Interests Macintosh, Sailing, space exploration, Apple, technology, ships, shipbuilding
Favorite Music Jimmy Buffett, Eagles, America, Beach Boys, Jackson Browne
Favorite Books Aubrey/Maturin novels, The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress, Robert A. Heinlein, Stephen Coonts, Nelson DeMille, Harold Coyle, Stuart Woods