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I started by trying to categorize these, but decided there was too much overlap, besides, I hate being stuffed into a category myself...

Jim Pallas, Electronic Artist. I have worked with on some projects, talk about fun. He does interactive sculpture, art that while you are looking at it, it looks back at you, and hopefully engages you in more active ways than more stationary art might.

Mike Burden, After I offered to put a link from my page to his page, I still hadn't done it after two months, so he wrote his own intro and e-mailed it to me, thus prompting me to actually get back to updating my web pages.

HP Calculator Museum. As many know, I collect Hewlett Packard calculators. It started out as a love of the RPN calculator, and dislike of switching from RPN to Algebraic, so I started buying up used HP calculators, so there would be no need to use an algebraic calculator. Once I had at least one for every room of the house, I realized that no, I wasn't being practical, this is a hobby (another word MIGHT be obsession). Apparently, I'm not the only person who loves a good does this person! I *will* be setting up some kind of virtual museum myself, unless someone wants to help pay the bill so I can set up a not-so-virtual Museum of Old Technology. If for no other reason, it would justify my ownership of a 1980 vintage PDP-11/23 (with a whopping 192K of RAM and two 5M disk drives (14" platters, 85lbs each, motors that would put a vacuum cleaner to shame). But, I digress...

Old Calculators Web Museum. Another cool on-line net-museum. Like many, I have been displeased with the quality of commonly available computer software for a very long time. Changing that is what OpenBSD is about. I have become a believer in this OS. It is a free Unix look/work-alike, based on the BSD4.4 code. Unlike the other free Unix packages, however, this is a Unix with a Mission: Quality and security. Whereas most of the world TALKS quality but implements features, this group does what they say: produces a quality product (and often ends up getting critizised for not having every silly feature!). Since 2001, I have been a very proud member of the small team that puts OpenBSD together -- I manage the FAQ ("Frequently Asked Questions", though evolved somewhat into more of a "Getting Started" guide).

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