About

I was born in Jersey City, New Jersey and now live in a small farming village in Lower Austria. I am married with 3 adult daughters and 2 granddaughters.

Professionally, I am an independent software developer. I have been involved in one aspect or another of software development since 1966. After a stint as a civil servant with the U.S. Navy and the U.S. General Servicees Administration, I moved to private industry and started developing software in 1966. I’ve never looked back, I love the industry. I currently develop in Java, but my background encompasses C, Delphi (Object Pascal) and assembler development. I’m now moving into web development, mainly using PHP and Ruby on Rails.

When not in front of the monitor I can be found with my wife (also a software developer and amateur photographer), with camera slung over shoulder and tripod in hand looking for something at which to point the camera. Beyond that, we both enjoy cycling (and, when in shape, running) and reading just about anything that someone has seen fit to print.

Once upon a time, I was a long-distance runner. For the past few years I have been carrying too much weight to pursue that interest, but I am in the process of getting down to “fighting weight”. After a few tune-ups next year, I plan to to complete the New York Marathon in the fall of 2009.

I am not in any way, shape or form associated with the radio show “The Jersey Guys” in Trenton, New Jersey. Not in any way. No, non, nein, nyet!

R.

6 thoughts on “About”

  1. What a peaceful sounding life you live. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I see that you have Brainy Quote in your blogroll – I LOVE that site – it’s proved most useful for the quotes heading up my chapter headings for the book. Have a lovely day 🙂

  2. Servus Jersey Guy. I used to live in
    New Jersey–Ridgewood–and now live in Salzburg. I like your blog, and am stealing that MLK quote for mine.
    Take care!

  3. Hey Man-

    Did you by chance ever go to summer camp in North Jersey in the 1970’s?

    Let me know.

    Nick Detaranto

  4. Hi,

    Love the blogs your a part of. Wondered if you might post this viral politico I made to support Obama. Thanks!! Apologies if there was a more appropriate way to get in touch but this was the only way I figured out.

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