Robert E. Carroll
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Who Am I?
Basically I'm just your average guy trying to hack out an interesting web page.
Usually too much, and have paid the price dearly. I've recently reformed and cleared away the
wreckage (fat) of my past. We'll see just how long it lasts (update: it didn't). Isn't this the
new American pastime?
But, never enough it seems. With a brilliant mind like mine :-) it can be tough to "shut down" for
the night. Didn't Einstein have a sleeping problem?
OH, YEAH, I WORK:
I manage the computer department for a regional accounting firm based in Southern California.
This firm has offices in Santa Monica, San Francisco and Walnut Creek. The offices are linked
via a T1 wide-area-network. It's my responsibility to keep all staffmembers' computers in working
condition and to provide them with uninterruped access to appropriate network applications and
files. Officially, my title is "Director of Management Information Systems." For some reason they
didn't like my suggestions of "Network God" or "System Lord."
Well, if you live and work in Southern California (and aren't lucky enough to work at home) you do
too. I make a 31 mile drive to Santa Monica whenever I'm in town. That usually means 45 - 90
minutes each way (I hate the 405)! Once a month I fly (my plane - weather permitting)
to the bay area to work in the San Francisco and Walnut Creek offices for a week. While the bay
area commute takes 2.7 to 3.5 hours each way, it's much more relaxing and the traffic is
What Am I Like?
Well, imagine a Tom Sellick build, a face like Mel Gibson, and the suave nature of James Bond (the Sean Connery
editon, of course). If you ever have the opportunity to meet me, you'll immediately notice that I have absolutely
nothing in common with any of them. Suffice it to say that there is no single part of me that is truly unique. There
is nothing I've said, done or (probably) thought that hasn't been said, done or thought before. I just happen to be a
unique combination of common elements and experiences.
Hobbies & Interests
Private pilot, instrument rated. Own a Piper Cherokee 180.
Member of AOPA and EAA.
- Enjoy working with PCs and exploring the internet during what little spare time is available.
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