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Mostly retired now, in recent years I was the sysadmin and programmer for a group of algae scientists in the Phycology Section at the [http://www.ansp.org Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University], where I have written many web services such as [http://diatom.ansp.org/taxaservice/ShowTaxon1.ashx?naded_id=125011 this one], showing data about one algal species.  Working out of my home, part-time and with a flexible schedule, I am also a research associate for a professor in the CIS department at the University of Pennsylvania.
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Since 2008, I have done system administration and programming for a group of algae scientists in the Phycology Section at the [http://www.ansp.org Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University], where I wrote many web services such as [http://diatom.ansp.org/taxaservice/ShowTaxon1.ashx?naded_id=125011 this one] which shows data about one algal species.  For many years now, I have worked out of my home, part-time and with a flexible schedule.  
  
I have an M. S. in computer science (Univ. of Tenn., 1983), and I started my computing career in 1984 as a member of technical staff at [[Bell Laboratories]], which was originally part of [[AT&T]] but later split itself into many companies such as [[Lucent]] (now Alcatel-Lucent).  For more than a decade there, I worked on everything from embedded systems to light-wave communications to network operations systems.  The company paid part of the costs, and granted leave of absence, for me to get a second master's degree in public sector management (Fels Center, Univ. of Penn., 1992).
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Through the 2000's, I taught computer courses at the Univ. of Penn. and remained as a research associate in the UPenn CIS department until 2020.
  
After more than a decade at Bell Labs, during which time the company slowly fell apart around my ears and my former colleagues scattered to the four winds, I finally left for various one- or two-year jobs, where funding continually fell through so I had to keep moving onIn 2002, I took a 4-year untenured lecturership in the MCIT program at the University of Pennsylvania. After that, I spent 5 years as a full-time employee at ANS before changing to part-time, from-home work. 
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I have an M. S. in computer science (Univ. of Tenn., 1983) and in 1984 became a member of technical staff at [[Bell Laboratories]], where I worked on embedded systems, light-wave communications, and network operations systems.  During the 80's and 90's, the company slowly fell apart and former colleagues scattered to the four winds.  I hung on at Bell Labs until 1998.
  
In the late 1970's, I spent 2 years repairing telephone switches for GTE in southwest Virginia and worked in some of the last [[Strowger]] switching offices remaining in the United States.  During that time, I also repaired electromechanical telephone switching systems made by Leich, that had so-called ''common control'' units for call routing--in effect, a fully electromechanical, special-purpose computer. I could see numbers being stored in registers as people dialed, which is a pretty good introduction to how computers really work.
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Along the way, I got a master's degree in public sector management (Fels Center, Univ. of Penn., 1992).  
  
In two different stints (70's and 80's), I completed all the coursework required for a Ph D in Germanic linguistics (at the Univ. of Tenn.), reading Old High German, Old Norse, Icelandic, Middle High German, Afrikaans, Pennsylvania Dutch, Yiddish, various regional German dialects under direction from Professors Nordsieck and Kratz, and also studying Spanish, Latin, and RussianUnfortunately, I never completed that degree, but I did read a lot of really interesting literature, travelled some, and am still fluent in German as a result.
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In the late 1970's, I spent 2 years repairing telephone switches for GTE in southwest Virginia and worked in some of the last [[Strowger]] switching offices remaining in the United States. During that time, I also repaired electromechanical telephone switching systems made by Leich, that had so-called ''common control'' units for call routing--in effect, a fully electromechanical, special-purpose computer.  I could see numbers being stored in registers as people dialed, which is a pretty good introduction to how computers work.
  
I have a B. A. in German, with a minor in English (Univ. of Tenn., 1974), and while an undergraduate, I managed to complete a couple of years of calculus and a year of physics, which stood me in good stead when I converted to being a computer scientist.
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I have a B. A. in German, with a minor in English (Univ. of Tenn., 1974)I completed coursework required for a Ph D in Germanic linguistics (at the Univ. of Tenn.), reading Old High German, Old Norse, Icelandic, Middle High German, Afrikaans, Pennsylvania Dutch, Yiddish, various regional German dialects under direction from Professors Nordsieck and Kratz, and also studying Spanish, Latin, and Russian.  I didn't complete that degree (switched to computer science, instead), but I read a lot of interesting literature along the way.
  
More about me personally is [http://www.harbormist.com/pat/ here].
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Since joining CZ in 2007, I have worked all over in this wiki, but mainly in the Computers workgroupI formerly served on the CZ governing council, partly because no one else would, but also in hopes that we could somehow save the project.  I reckon I'm a bulldog, because I'm still here.
 
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In this project, I am an Editor in the Computers workgroup, and I am currently serving on the Council, partly because no one else will, but also in hopes that we can somehow save this project and even revive it.  I believe in its possibilities despite all the growing pains the project has been through.
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Since 2008, I have done system administration and programming for a group of algae scientists in the Phycology Section at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, where I wrote many web services such as this one which shows data about one algal species. For many years now, I have worked out of my home, part-time and with a flexible schedule.

Through the 2000's, I taught computer courses at the Univ. of Penn. and remained as a research associate in the UPenn CIS department until 2020.

I have an M. S. in computer science (Univ. of Tenn., 1983) and in 1984 became a member of technical staff at Bell Laboratories, where I worked on embedded systems, light-wave communications, and network operations systems. During the 80's and 90's, the company slowly fell apart and former colleagues scattered to the four winds. I hung on at Bell Labs until 1998.

Along the way, I got a master's degree in public sector management (Fels Center, Univ. of Penn., 1992).

In the late 1970's, I spent 2 years repairing telephone switches for GTE in southwest Virginia and worked in some of the last Strowger switching offices remaining in the United States. During that time, I also repaired electromechanical telephone switching systems made by Leich, that had so-called common control units for call routing--in effect, a fully electromechanical, special-purpose computer. I could see numbers being stored in registers as people dialed, which is a pretty good introduction to how computers work.

I have a B. A. in German, with a minor in English (Univ. of Tenn., 1974). I completed coursework required for a Ph D in Germanic linguistics (at the Univ. of Tenn.), reading Old High German, Old Norse, Icelandic, Middle High German, Afrikaans, Pennsylvania Dutch, Yiddish, various regional German dialects under direction from Professors Nordsieck and Kratz, and also studying Spanish, Latin, and Russian. I didn't complete that degree (switched to computer science, instead), but I read a lot of interesting literature along the way.

Since joining CZ in 2007, I have worked all over in this wiki, but mainly in the Computers workgroup. I formerly served on the CZ governing council, partly because no one else would, but also in hopes that we could somehow save the project. I reckon I'm a bulldog, because I'm still here.


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