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As strange as it may seem, I do have a few interests outside of computers and technology, and this page lists some of them.
For years I was active in volunteer literacy in Orange County teaching English as a Second Language (ESL). Our clientele has typically been adult immigrants who needed to learn English to speak with their kid's teacher, make a doctor's appointment, or get a better job to support their families. This has been remarkably rewarding work, and I taught two evenings a week from 1992 until 2000.
Literacy links for Orange County California can be found at the OC Literacy Web Site.
I've been described as a "flaming libertarian", and before each election I write up an analysis of the California ballot propositions describing my vote and the rationale behind. I used to do this via email to friends but found that the web was a perfect vehicle for this kind of thing.
I've been a licensed radio amateur since 1979 with General class license KA8CMY. I've not been on the air in years, but I still listen to shortwave radio regularly. Long-time favorites are Radio Australia and Radio Havana Cuba.
I've also done a fair amount of medium-wave (regular AM radio) DXing and have more than 200 stations from my home location in Southern California. I hope to create a web-based system for maintaining all the medium-wave stations I can find and allow others to input this data too: The "Internet Radio DataBase". Time will tell if I ever get to it.
Just a few personal tidbits:
My license plate (yes, it really is!)