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This page contains other non-basketball stuff I had laying around and a
little bit of info about me. As seen by my basketball pages, I'm a _huge_
NBA fan (and a pure NBA fan - I don't watch college or women's ball).
However, I do have a number of other interests.
Who I am: I'm a 35 year old computer programmer living in the Dallas area
(Allen to be exact). I was born in San Jose, California and moved to the
Dallas area (Richardson) when I was 7. I went away to college in
Massachusetts and graduated from Worcester
Polytechnic Institute in 1992
where I majored in Computer Science (great school, but I wouldn't want to
spend my life in New England). I spent 1 year post-school in Mass before
moving to Austin for 2 years (where I put a ton of miles on my car driving
to Dallas almost every other weekend during the basketball season). I've
been back in Dallas since May, 1995. BTW, the 'net is not a new thing for
me. I've been online since 1989. I started doing the NBA daily news
reports in the summer of 1993 and my Mavs reports during the fall of 1993
and created my basketball web sites in the fall of 1995.
- Hikes -
this is an incomplete document
that I occasionally get around to adding to (and sometimes completely ignore).
After basketball, day hiking is my 2nd love.
I'm big into day hikes. Except for the summer (too hot), I tend to go on
hikes once or twice a month and I plan a lot of hiking on my vacations.
As a hint for those who like hiking: the best conditioning for hiking I've
found is to do the treadmill at a comfortable walk at a 15% grade. The
stairmaster does _not_ hit the right muscles for elevation hiking.
- 2003 Alps trip report
- my trip report from my 2 weeks in southern Germany, Austria, and Switzerland
- 2001 Hawaii trip report - I tend to
do trips in a big way. I don't sit around on my vacations. This is my trip
report for my 2001 summer trip to Hawaii. [If you are interested in hearing
about more of my trips (I only did write ups for these 3 trips), take a look
at my hiking page where I've described all the hikes I went on during my
- 1999 California trip report - my trip
report for my 1999 summer trip to northern California to see the redwoods
- 1998 Hawaii trip report - my trip
report from my awesome September, 1998 trip to Hawaii.
- I read a lot (often while on the treadmill - it surprisingly doesn't
give me motion sickness). Horror/suspense is my favorite genre (_not_
splatter-gore), but I occasionally read others. I will instantly snatch up
anything by Peter Straub (horror) and Dan Simmons (horror and science
fiction). I found Thomas Perry (suspense) several years ago and have since
read all of his books at least twice (_Metzeger's Dog_ was great). I
advance purchase hardback for all 3. I've enjoyed books by Andrew Klavan
(I'm still amazed that the car chase in _True Crime_ was far more exciting
in the book than in the movie [and, as usual, the book was bounds better])
and Lincoln Child and Douglas Preston (_The Relic_ was awesome). I also
enjoy most of T. Jefferson Parker's, Greg Iles', Robert Crais', F. Paul
Wilson's, and a number of other writer's books. Lee Child's tough-guy
books are my guilty pleasure. I still read Jonathan Kellerman, but he's
getting too formulamatic for my taste and don't rush out to buy his books
[I'll pick up a new one when I see it it at Half-Price Books, but I don't
rush to read it] and I also have a tendency to pick up Steven White's similar
style books. I finally gave up on Dean Koontz many years ago, but
_Lightning_ remains my all time favorite book. Oh, and nothing brightens
a day like picking up an old Bloom County book.
- I'd do a movie list, but there'd be far too many to list. My movie
tastes run the gambit - from Lethal Weapon 2 (my favorite) to Star Wars to
Dr. Strangelove to While You Where Sleeping to LA Confidential to Out of
Sight to Desperado to Grosse Point Blank to
Terminator 2 to The Great Escape to Die Hard to The Princess Bride to The
Magnificent Seven to Dead Again to The Mouse That Roared to Raiders of the
Lost Ark to Lawrence of Arabia to ...
- For someone who spent most of her childhood watching TV, I don't
watch any regular TV shows anymore - I stoped watching the last couple
during 2003. I do have all of Magnum PI, Wiseguy, American Gothic, and
China Beach on tape. If the TV is on in my apartment, 90% of the time it
will be on ESPN or basketball.
- Wow! I Didn't Know You Could Do That In
vi - yep, I'm a unix person and vi is my editor. I compiled this file
a number of years ago at work.
- 286 modem - a little funny experience
from 1999 when I tried to find a modem for my old 286 (I miss that computer
- and would still be using it if it hadn't finally bit the dust in 2000).
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