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Early in the summer of 1998, though, I moved to the Data Administration section. Now I help the programmers in the various departments on campus with their problems, whether using the languages at their disposal, finding the file that has the data they want, understanding what a cryptic error message really means, or just lending a sympathetic ear. I also teach a programming class on occasion.
I'm also the advisor to the MSU Outing Club , a group of students interested in almost anything in the outdoors. Like to canoe? Check with the OC. Rappelling? Yup. Rock climbing? Crawling through a wild cave? Backpacking into the northwoods and pitching a tent on the shore of a scenic, secluded lake? How about climbing a volcano in Mexico, jumping out of a perfectly good airplane, or rafting a whitewater river in West Virginia? Give it a try!
What else do you want to know? Well, I'm married, and my wife Cathy and I have a son named Dan, who is 8 years old going on 13. Does anyone know where the on-off switch is located on young kids? If you find one, let me know - SOON! - because I just became the Cubmaster for Cub Scout Pack 260, which my son Dan belongs to. Now I have 40 kids running around, not just the one!
Update: Now there are 50 boys! We had a big crop of new scouts this year. Part of the reason was that we put together a trip to the USS Silversides. Here's a little report and a short stack of pictures on this trip.
Ever wonder about the differences in the sexes? Look here.
How to fasten things together using rope.
Here is my page of links to odd, unusual, interesting sites I've found.
These are a few snapshots I took on a dive trip to Gilboa Quarry last August of 1996. Nothing fantastic like discovering a virgin shipwreck, but still a fun weekend.
This is a list of fun comic sites:
|Calvin & Hobbes|
Other places I think are fun include:
I've been working on a project lately, to catalog shipwrecks sunk in the Great Lakes. So far, I've got a bunch that sunk between the months of January through July. Have a look:
A few years ago a friend let me try his hovercraft. I'm not sure you'd call it riding it, or driving it, or flying it, but it was a blast! Now I want my own. I found a used one for sale awhile ago at a good price, and I should have grabbed it, but I didn't. Any way, for more about these fun toys, go see Things that almost fly.
Well, that's enough for now. I'll add more to this page soon, and maybe even stick in a picture or two. If you found a dead link, let me know, and I'll try to fix it, or else remove it. If you have any comments, likes, dislikes, rants, or the meaning of life, e-mail me using the link below, and let me know.
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This page was born on October 15, 1996. I last twiddled with it on March 25, 1999.