From 1991 until its acquisition by Adaptec in 1995, I worked for Incat Systems in Milan and then California (yes, it was a long commute). Here are some “family” photos of my colleagues on both continents, some of whom are still friends, others I’ve lost touch with.
In 2018, Brendan and Rikki Endsley co-chaired USENIX LISA. I was, as usual, along for the ride, but also managed to pull off a surprise birthday party for Brendan.
On a perfect Australian Christmas day, with warm, clear weather (finally!) we walked along the Esplanade in South Cronulla.
The transgender “issue” has come increasingly to the forefront of social consciousness in many parts of the world, and I’m baffled at the desperate attempts of some to feel threatened by trans people. My experience of transgenderism (as of so many things) is unusual.
I lived five years of my childhood in Bangkok. My dad and stepmother lived in Thailand again while I was in high school, so I spent several vacations from boarding school there as well. While I never studied Thailand in depth (as I did India), Thai culture seeped into my consciousness, admittedly through the filters of expat life.
We live near Kamay/Botany Bay National Park, went for a bit of a walk yesterday as far as Tabbigai Gap – it’s possible to go all the way around the cape, but we weren’t prepared for that. On the way back we took an inland trail through the bush.