My email addresses
Non Computing Interests:
I'm an organiser for :
I enjoy wind
surfing , beer
gardens, cycle day trips (prefereably fast)
, skiing, walking (~ 15Km/3hr), programming, electronics
& DIY etc. I organise
trips & events & help & encourage others
- I graduated from UKC
& continued living in Canterbury Kent England
for some years after, then moved to Munich, Bavaria, Germany.
Allergic to state religion
& proselytisers !
- I'm a
Non smoker - Please Do not poison me with your drug addiction
- Nicotine drug addicts should keep down wind, or take
snuff or chewing tobacco instead. - Please keep your
poisonous smoker acquaintances well away from me, I really do
not want to meet Any more smokers, ever. Those who poison my
brain with their cancerous headache provoking smoke are
liable to hostile vigorous response, to preserve my
- I'm a C, Unix, & Systems Engineering Consultant in Munich Germany.
I will Not work in tobacco smoke polluted offices.
- Vector Systems
- Vector Systems
Ltd is the computer consultancy I work with.
- I'm always pleased to hear of new work opportunities ( developers always need new
projects ). X-Windows, Internet, & Web system provision
& support are among my interests.
Co-founder of both:
- I use,
recommend & contribute to FreeBSD (my local copy of FreeBSD's central
development program source code is maintained current on a
daily basis by automatically using `ctm_rmail' over the
- My public sources (BSD, X11,
- I have numerous Unix (FreeBSD) PC's & had some rare
systems: A PC532 (the world's
best publicly documented computer). A
for customer projects, I use Unix
(BSD, Linux etc) &
X-Windows &/or real
time operating systems, etc.
- Tcl/TK Book i reviewed.
- Equipment For Sale And/Or To Give
- Intellectual Property
Rights - Fight Software Patents
- My Remote
Where Don't You Want To Go Today ?
- MICROSOFT PRODUCTS
(& Data in MS Formats) NOT USED & NOT WELCOME
- I avoid using MS-Dos & MS-Windows except perhaps
using DOS once every few months, as a loader for hardware
- I do not want to hear about DOS & MS-Windows
viruses. - I'm Immune !
- The leaked Microsoft Halloween
- The sooner the US Justice Dept invokes its Anti-Trust
legislation to break up Microsoft into smaller competing
units, the better; More choice, innovation, & some
computer-architectural liberation from the stultifying
Wintel mono-culture monopoly would be most welcome.
Where Do You Want To Escape Today ?
- Free software, &
particularly free source code, is anathema to
Microsoft & other monopolies, because it permit
competition & innovation, & allows people to more
easily track viruses & fix bugs, rather than blindly
trusting a Pandora's box of binaries from a monopolistic
software pusher & it's allies.
- Big software advertisers spend heavily on direct
advertisements, & in indirect `puff` piece
advertising in magazines, to discourage people from using
free binary software, & even worse (from their
perspective) having free source
available with their binaries.
- Free software projects have
no budget to counter advertise their `products' against
the one sided presentations & distortions of the
advertisers; so it's up to user/purchasers to decide
themselves whether to just believe the advertisers, or
whether to also look at the free
- Do not believe the trite argument that free software
is not of professional quality. Free sourced software is
often/usually software written & examined to high
standards by professional programmers who dedicate
precious free time to the task, in parallel to being
employed on some other commercial job. A paid job
requires professional quality within budget; but a highly
interesting job that motivates unpaid work, is surely
also a good motivation to quality work, & has less
- Free source code enables
you to be informed as to what's going on inside, but
doesn't force you to know, & doesn't force you to
hack your system to death ! It just lets you see what
might be going wrong, & allows involved local
repairers to fix things, in shorter timescales than
un-involved remote major software publishers could hope
to issue generic fixes.
- Escape to a world of Free
legal software, .
Business comparison of NT versus Unix .
A Munich Computer Club
Various friends ask for help with their PCs, but I only
touch PCs if they run Unix (eg BSD,
etc), any PC running Microsoft DOS or Windows I
refuse to touch. So as not to leave you abandoned, here's
info about a local club I heard of (leaflet handed to me
at the Elektronik
, 1989). "
Computer Anwender Club Muenchen e.V
" meet: 3rd
Tuesday each month Situli- Str 7, U6 Freimann,
+49.89.32450092 (or 3). Postal adr. ACM eV, c/o Uli
Ender, Lori- Str 20, 80335, +49.89.186186 They deal with
PCs & Commodore etc. They also have at least one man
who has an alternative to MS stuff. (Uli is now also a FreeBSD
Microprocessor In The World
Not designed by Intel as assumed, Intel merely designed
the first commercial microprocessor chip set. A MOS-LSI
microprocessor chip set was designed June 1968 to June
1970 for the US Navy F14A swing wing Aircraft, by Garrett
AiResearch Corp under contract from Grumman Aircraft.