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Hey! Check out my sister-in-law Liana's website, promoting her glassmaking business, Pyramide de Verre!
Further updates coming soon (really!) -- but the good old stuff is still here too.

Yes. that's me.  My mug


In an effort to comply with the principles of Ethicom I'm still attempting ensure that this page is readable, no matter how your browser's colours are set. Since I'm forcing a background image, I also have to force a foreground text colour. If I didn't force a text colour it might happen that your browser's default text colour is the same as my background image colour, and the text would be invisible to you. Just in case you happen to have background images disabled I also have to force a background colour, otherwise it might happen that your default background is the same as my text. Now I also have to force the colours for hypertext links, activated links and visited links, just in case you have them set to my background colour too. At this point you no longer see any of your colour preferences, and I wouldn't be in the least offended if you hyperlinked yourself out of my universe altogether.


I think it's about time I provided some content. Some time ago my father wrote out, in Dutch, many of the nursery rhymes he sang to me when I was young. I've provided the translations, and fully intend to add the music and maybe some audio files as well. If you know where I can get appropriate graphics of musical notes (preferably on a staff, suitable for stringing together) please let me know.


These pages were originally designed to let me practice HTML coding, but I got carried away. Now I've got pictures of my immediate family, a nice family collage, some other family pictures rescued from some old boxes, and "een gigantische meesterwerk" for my mother's 70th birthday produced by Oom Fouke and my cousin Frits Krause. Recently I've been playing with some targeted frames, and found a great way to annotate a family picture. Many thanx to Charlton D. Rosen, and Sharky's Netscape Frames Tutorial for inspiration and instruction.


I have a resume online. I'm always willing to discuss new opportunities with potential employers, either for full time employment or contract work for SOBAC Microcomputer Services. I have found it convenient (not to mention prettier) to provide a resume suitable for faxing or printing. As well, there is a resume in ASCII format for suitable for scanning.


PegasusMail Button You can get my pgp key online or via e-mail. Speaking of e-mail, I finally got Pegasus Mail working as an auto-responder. I'm hosting a Humour List, to which you can subscribe or unsubscribe through e-mail. Have a look and join the fun!


Seems everyone has their favourite links online. So, me too. Here is the Netscape Bookmark file I use at home, and the Bookmark file I use at work. Note that these are updated frequently, unlike the rest of this stuff :-(

^ Hobbies & Interests

Distributed.Net bannerWhat do you know about distributed computing? Well, what I knew used to fit into a thimble. I'm currently a member of Distributed.Net where the object is to break a particular phrase encoded by RSA's RC5-64. You can check to see how well I'm doing, and if you're not already affiliated with a team I invite you to join mine, "Neighbours".

Only one non-computer hobby, really -- SCUBA diving! In 1983 I certified with Steel City Sport Divers as a Basic Open Water diver. In 1987 I got my Assistant Instructor certification, and now I'm an ACUC Open Water Instructor, certification number ACUC 903EA.

I haven't been too active over the last few years. There was a period where we had no car (don't need one if you live in Toronto and make use of the TTC), and a young son keeps you too busy to spend weekends away from home.

OK, the end of my rambling for now. Stay tuned, more to come later.


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