Random Thoughts & Observations

Skeptical Technocrat
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semi-retired software/network engineer who lives at Lake Tahoe, writing software, reading widely, skiing when there's snow, mountain biking and paddling a kayak when not, and enjoying the surrounding scenery and changing weather.

I hack on the NetBSD operating system, and collaborate in the writing of protocol standards (e.g. NNTP, MIME) for the Internet with the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).

I was born in San Francisco, grew up in the Bay Area, went to U. C. Berkeley, worked at Dual Systems, LLNL, and Apple Computer. I try to keep doing interesting things, and meet interesting people.

Life's been good to me so far ...

If I add you to what LJ calls my "friends" list, it means that I want to read what you write because I find it interesting. Overloading that function with any more meaning than that adds far too much drama.
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