Thanks to Davin Milun I have managed to avoid needing to do anything related to The Web until recently. But now that he's gone to work for Juno one of the things I have inherited is the job of Webmaster. Having a Webmaster who hasn't bothered to learn enough HTML to make his own Homepage is probably a Bad Thing (®). So...
This page will be embarrasingly sparse for a while, and slowly added to as I need to test stuff. But rest assured it's being written from scratch in raw HTML edited with vi (the One True Editor). No help from any of those HTML editors or "Web Site Management" packages that some Quiche Eater would use! But that's just this homepage where I need to learn as much as possible about raw HTML. I get to use one of those Site Management Packages for the main Departmental site.
Since I know about as much HTML as I know Swahili (well, OK - I probably know about as much HTML as I know French now...) at the moment I've been finding this reference very useful (and put it here so I don't need to go digging for it while I'm working on this Web page :-).
There are a few reasons other than that you may have clicked your way here though I suppose. See if any of these fit the bill:
In addition to the regular day job doing Systems Administration I teach two courses for the CSE Department. In the Fall semester I teach CSE411 which is a basic introduction to Computer Systems Administration. During the Spring semester I teach CSE422 where the students get a chance to do programming inside the UNIX kernel.
I was born in Niagara Falls, Ontario too long ago for me to want to tell you when. We moved to Columbus Georgia the year I started high school, and then to Tonawanda, New York the following year. After finishing high school at Sweet Home High School I started University here at UB as an Electrical Engineering major and I've been here ever since. My student life ended with a Masters in Electrical Engineering, though I had started working as a staff member a year or so before I completed the degree.
While working on my Masters Degree I managed to court and marry my wife Helene. She currently works for Goldman Sachs in New York City, commuting between Buffalo and New York (and yes, she was in New York on September 11th 2001). We have one daughter named Julia, and one dog named Taylor (though Julia is always trying to con us into more pets...).
I'm afraid you're going to be disappointed if you expected to find a picture of me here. I hate having my picture taken, so I'm not about to post one on the Web. At some point I'll put some pictures of other things (like Helene and Julia) here but that's a future project...