Every now and then I recall someone I knew long ago, and have lost touch with. If attempts to locate them fail, they end up on this list. Maybe they'll search for their name in Google and happen upon this page.
If you're one of these people, or know how to contact any of them, let me know.
- Wayne Unger -- My best friend in elementary school. Unfortunately, a gulf grew between us as we grew up and we rarely interacted in high school.
- Chris Horn -- A friend from high school. Played D&D up until 1997. Best DM I ever knew. Last I knew he was working as a color separator at Dark Horse Comics (which is ironic as I wanted to work on comic books when I was a kid).
- Lance Wood -- Another friend from high school. Played D&D as well. I talked to him in 2000, but his phone number no longer works.
- Angela Gibbs -- Hired me as a CS tutor in 1987.
- Chuck Thompson -- a classmate at PSU, a very smart guy. I stole his .cshrc and learned a lot from it. My prompt is still very much like his.
- Lawrence Newberg -- A classmate at PSU. He had set up a flight simulator to be driven by an exercise bike, very cool!
- Ken Huynh -- A good friend when I was at PSU. I still use a mug he gave me.
- Marybeth Olmstead -- She started working as a tutor in the PSU CS Dept. She took over leadership of the tutors after I turned it down. This was fortuitous as she was an excellent leader of the tutors, at a time when I was becoming manager of the sys admin team.
- Phil Neff -- Worked for me at PSU. Like so many others which gravitated towards my team, he was studying Computer Science after a career in electronics. A very resourceful guy, and a bit of a father figure.
- Scott Larson -- A classmate at PSU and fellow Tutor. Funny guy. When terminals in the CS lab were broken, he put various signs on them, including "This machine is dead, Jim" and "this machine is down-dooby-do-down-down". If anyone asked what the latter sign meant, he responded "don't you know breaking up is hard to do?"