When answering the question 'What do you do?', I've found the
answer hasn't varied much during my career.
I consistently describe myself as a 'toolsmith'.
The term comes from Fred Brook's,
The Mythical Man Month.
Tools are my passion and most of my career has been in organizations
devoted to writing software tools to make my "users" of all sorts
get their work done more efficiently.
I've used various forms of 'free' software
for much of my career (even inside IBM).
The material on this page is my attempt to return the favor by
making some of my software available back to the community that has
provided me with so much useful software over the years.
Everything here is available under the
GNU General Public License (i.e. copyleft).
You won't be surprised, I'm a big fan of Linux.
It does everything I want and these days I've managed to wean myself
completely from Windows. Everytime CERT
announces another set of problems for Windows or I read about all
the virus attacks these days, I'm even more pleased I use Linux.
I've made contributions to
SourceForge which are listed here.
Of course there are always things that just have not made it to SF yet
or for whatever reason will not ever make it there.
You can find these here.