(Silicon Gulch Gumby)
So what's an "eclectical engineer?"
As anyone with a penchant for twisting the English language might
expect from the title,
my "engineering" (loosely defined) covers a wide and untidy range
of fields. My current
day job is pretty much limited to electronic engineering, mostly
digital and in some
way related to modern data communication equipment, though I try to
get as much variety
as I can manage.
Here at Gumbyware, I tinker with whatever catches my fancy, and keep
the server running.
(Not that keeping the server running involves any work; ya sets up
FreeBSD, and it just keeps
working. Nothing to it. OK, so maybe I have to tear it apart
every so often to replace failed cooling fans.)
In my copious free time, I go hiking in the local hills, make strange
costumes to wear to science
fiction conventions (or any other excuse), and play with computers.
I also do a bit of cooking.
Oh, and write the occasional nonsense, such as
I can be e-mailed at
You can try phoning me at (408)744-1845, no earlier than 7:00 AM nor later than 10:00 PM
Pacific time. Maybe you'll catch me at home.
If you want to find me in person, check out these
I make no promises here about actually showing up for any of these,
you understand, but they may at least be of interest.
Selected photos from the Spring 2000 desert camping trip may be seen online
Volunteer project, In My Copious Free Time: web site for a
So far, this has the general layout, but no dynamic content
yet. (The database structure is there, but I'm still working
on the libraries for generating dynamic content tidily.)
Zymurgy's Law of Evolving System Dynamics: Once you open
a can of worms, the only way to recan them is to use a larger can.
Gumby's Corollary: If you've got an open can of worms,
why not go fishing?