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Welcome to My World!
Thanks for dropping by my web site. Perhaps you wanted to hear more about me, or maybe you were intrigued by one of my wide range of interests.
The Internet I've been a computer geek since before computer geeks were cool. I grew up around computers, since my father was a professor of Computer Science at an obscure East Coast university called MIT. I must have inherited my loathing of the cold from my mother, who came from Florida and is now back there. As a result, I am quite rightly here in usually sunny Southern California, about to face another of our bitter-cold Southern California winters. (Sometimes, it goes down to the 50s, you know).
I am currently working on top-secret projects as yet to be revealed.
Before November of 2004, I worked for International Laser Group, a company that makes and sells laser toner cartridges. Web site is really a misnomer; it's a business system vital to their marketing, sales and collections. It's the dashboard all the salespeople and most of the employees use to keep in sync with the company's pulse.
My Slashdot Posts show more of my geeky side.
Video Growing up, I was an avid hobby moviemaker and created a whole bunch of 8mm and Super 8 movies. Unfortunately, film and processing for them are horribly expensive, so I didn't do nearly as much as I would have wanted. In those days, video was so primitive I thought it would never catch up with the glories of film.
That may still be true, but when the Canon XL1 came out, I decided that virtually cost-free filmmaking would be a lot better than sitting around and dreaming of when I could afford something better. So I have engaged in a variety of sporadic projects. My most successful ones came out of Group 101, which I joined for a six month stint in early 2003. It was a lot of fun, and taught me a lot; I recommend it to anyone.
I am now working on a kids' TV series which is still in great flux. It's also great fun, and I look forward to sharing bits and pieces of it with you through my site. Activism Another use of my video camera has been political activism. A bunch of my conservative friends put together a protest group to attack the evil that is (or was, now) Gray Davis. When Bill Simon came in to attack Davis, we had an ideal stage for our guerilla campaign tactics, from the Debate Chicken to the eGray Hooker (who will do ANYTHING for a campaign contribution, if you get the picture). We weren't getting much press, but we had a lot of fun, and I got it all on video.
Curiously, the same group supported Arnold Schwarzenegger for Governor this time, but we didn't do much of anything for him. Why? Because he didn't need us in the way Bill Simon did. He could get the roaring publicity and adoring crowds on his own. It was a slightly bittersweet experience to see him run and win, almost effortlessly, against a thouroughly discredited opponent.
I like to think we did at least some of the discrediting. But Arnold got all the credit. And he won.
I think he'll be an amazing Governor, and I'm really looking forward to his administration. I just wish my friends and I had made more of a difference.
My Free Republic posts have more on my political side.
David's Useful ResourcesWho's David? An informal resume of sorts, Who's David talks about me, my work philosophy, and what I can do for your company.
David's Politics Learn about David's political views and check out his still pictures and video of conservative political activism.
ISP FAQ & Resources Still want to become an ISP, despite all the trauma that's hit the industry over the last few years? My ISP FAQ and related documents are a bit dated nowadays, but still some of the best resources available on what an ISP is and how to run one.
David's Dream House David checks out the Los Angeles real estate market in search of his dreams. Most of this was written in 1999; since then, his income has nearly doubled ... but so have real estate prices. As of even date, I'm renting a small but cozy house in Woodland Hills, still dreaming and searching.
Ancient Scientology Archive Back in 1994 or thereabouts, when the Internet was young, and had a wild west flair about it, the Church of Scientology was one of the first unpleasant indicators of real life. Before spam, before pop-up ads, the Church of Scientology was the net's most annoying organization. Check out my Scientology archives, a trip down memory lane.
Contacting DavidYou can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Because I get millions of spams a day, please note that you need to put in a distinctive subject line to get read. Make sure you say something like "DV FAQ question" instead of "Hi" and I'll be more likely to see and respond to your email.
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