Kevin's Page

I think the first thing you might notice about my web pages is that they're rather simple.  Well, for a person that spent two years as a "webmaster", you might think that I'd have all of the latest javascript, or macromedia flash animation, PHP scripting, or the like on my pages.  In most cases, I'd love to.  However, I don't have the time to learn most of these things, let alone the creativity to put them to use.  My role as webmaster was in the "pioneer" days of the internet - 1995-1997.  "Hey!" you say, "wasn't that before Al Gore invented the Internet?"

In truth, I was an something of an internet pioneer.  While I worked for Penn State University's York Campus, I got plenty of experience in using the Internet and with TCP/IP in general.  For 2 years, I was the campus's LAN administrator.  Actually, we had 3 LANs - 1 Token-Ring (bleah!), and 2 ethernet (thin-net).  This was from late 1986 through 1989!  I learned on 3Com's Ethershare, and then 3+Share (the fore-runner to 3+Open, which later was renamed Microsoft Lan Manager when 3Com sold out of the NOS market).  I also learned Banyan ViNeS on that horrid Token-Ring.  Banyan was way ahead of the curve with their software, and it was a shame they eventually failed.  What they had in 1987 with global directories and server integration was still better than where Microsoft is today!

Anyway,  I don't yet have much yet to publish here.  I will not publish personal stuff, such as where I live, my phone number, email address etc, because I get enough spam already - all types.  However, my interests are another matter.

And just what is it I'm interested in?

Updated 10/31/2002 - because it was about time.