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I don't want to be too blatant, but I'm a pretty high-powered earth science techno-geek with extensive experience in the following (non-inclusive) areas:
I guess I've always been a science geek - I was the only third grader in the science fair (rocks and minerals) and I started the chess club in sixth grade; how geeky is that? I began programming on TI and CBM calculators in high school, learned a little Basic programming in junior college, on an IBM mainframe, and then graduated to FORTRAN on the Cyber at SDSU (numerical analysis, analysis and reduction of meteorological data, etc). I wrote my thesis on the original Mac Plus, including data analysis, modeling, and graphics, and ran the Mac lab for a computer science professor. Of course, once I was out of school, the main computing platform became the x86-based PC, and I went through early DOS and MS-Windows flavors, and then 3 versions of OS/2. Then I found GNU/Linux, beginning with kernel 1.2.13, and I've been happily building my own software and OS kernels ever since. I still use other OS's when required (mostly only at work) but I find I'm the most productive (and happy) using Linux, XFree86, the GNU tools, Python & GNAT, and many other open source packages.
I'm an excellent problem solver, and have a knack for developing innovative and cost-effective solutions, involving everything from CM & software development tools to web-based document management and workflow solutions. I also develop ideas (as well as my skills) on my own private LAN and server test-bed. My home LAN has at least the following services (plus whatever I'm experimenting with at the time): windows/unix file and print services, firewall, masquarading, intrusion detection, proxy, DNS, LDAP, SMTP, IMAP, POP, IPP, NTP, SSH, SRP, HTTP/SSL, CVS, and streaming audio. I even have some pictures here.
As you can see, I'm not afraid of diving into new technologies; it should be obvious that most of this doesn't come with a standard geophysics education (although I did take lots of extra classes). I've had to assimilate many new technologies, tools, and programming languages over the years; e.g., you can see my Ada programming style here, and you're viewing some of my recent Zope and Python work right now. The test drivers for the Ada packages aren't very stylish, but the package specs & bodies aren't bad (what do you want me to say, my code sucks?).
Recent post-graduate education has included 2 Toxic Risk Assessment workshops (through UCSB Extension) and several computer science courses, as well as numerous conference tutorials, workshops and training sessions on topics such as safety-critical software, OOD/OOP, Python & Zope, and Operational Test & Evaluation. In addition to the teaching below, I've also given training classes in Linux system administration and related functions.
In 1999, I became Associate Faculty at Allan Hancock College's brand new LVC campus, teaching both Physical and Human Geography, as well as an introductory Internet course. Both geography courses make extensive use of the Internet, both for research and online course work, as well as in-class presentations. Sometimes we use publisher-provided online and/or CD-ROM based content and exercises, but last semester I developed my own online class project for the Human Geography class, sort of a web-based geopolitical discussion forum focusing on current issues related to the main course topics such as population, migration, language, folk culture, industry, etc (it runs on Zope and Squishdot). Besides enhanced content for my existing courses, I'm currently working on developing an introductory meteorology course, including a lab component with some of the latest computer-based data analysis and forecasting tools (and live data, of course).
Besides home/family, teaching, and the techno-geek stuff, my hobbies and interests include archery, softball, biking, science fiction, music, and pretty much anything having to do with earth, atmospheric, and planetary sciences. We always seem to visit volcanoes when we're on vacation...
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