Perhaps more than you really wanted to know about...
- He grew up in the Bay Area - yet has many Libertarian philosophies.
- Working as an assembler and then an electronics technician mostly on the night-shift.
- Fooled with mighty 300-baud modems and 8-inch floppy drives on the (really!) mighty Z-80 processor.
- Worked as a technician at Semiconductor-related companies.
- Fooled with mighty 2400-baud modems and 5-inch hard drives on the IBM PC, and started the MacNet BBS in 1984, which lasted a few years.
- Started a newsletter, Real World Computing,
which ran a total of 7 issues
with a peak circulation of 52 engineering associates and hobbyists.
- Worked 8 more years in the semiconductor industry as an Industrial Engineer, Equipment Engineer, System Test Engineer, and as an Applications Engineer. Then, changed gears and...
- Became happily married and eventually became a Daddy.
- Worked 8 more years in the software industry, mostly writing code (mostly 'C' in DOS and Unix) for equipment companies in the semiconductor, industrial, optical, and metrology industries.
- Fooled with mighty 14,400 bps modems, and started the PC-based Berryessa Central BBS in San Jose. Also became a database guru.
- With no experience in the publishing business or in marketing, started BABBA, the Bay Area Bulletin Board Advisor, a monthly magazine about Bay-Area BBSs and the Internet - the first Bay Area-based publication devoted to the online. Renamed the Berryessa Central BBS to the BABBA BBS.
- Realized that BABBA was not an ideal name for a magazine, and experimented by putting California Online on the cover of the Magazine. This lead to meeting the proprietor of the California Online BBS / Internet Service! :) (This eventually became a partnership.)
- Since California Online was "taken", I put West Coast Online on the cover of the magazine, and changed the name of the BABBA business to West Coast Online.
- 6 months later, merged my West Coast Online with California Online, to combine skills and assets to create a very successful Internet business, and eventually, had time to start this humble web site. (I worked with many
fine people. Mr. Paul Theodoropoulos has a good reminder of
was involved at WCO and
WCO (the ISP) was about.
- Sold my (minority) shares of West Coast Online to (yech) Verio on
September 30, 1997, and remained
on as an employee of Verio as their Operations Consultant in California.
- As of April 1, 1998, I am no longer an employee of Verio (smile), and took
some (much deserved) time off to travel and play with Sparc stations - before returning to the work force.
- Found a job selling Internet equipment, then selling photolithography and camera equipment, then became
the network manager of Metro newspapers.
- Started GoGuys, Inc in 2002, along with JudgmentBuy.com to both fix computers
and to go after people who rip others off.
- In 2006, made both GoGuys.com and Judgmentbuy.com have the same content, as
I spend most of my time enforcing Judgments, and I still fix computers.
Retired from GoGuys and JudgmentBuy on 9-19-2014, which leaves me open for
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