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    last updated: 2016-10-15
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  • Stats:
    • Name -- Royce Darwin Williams (here is a picture).
    • Handles -- tychotithonus
    • Former aliases -- Trooper, Poobah, Toad Boy, Network Geek, Cable Boy, Reece
    • Former email addresses:
      • ASRDW1@acad2.alaska.edu
      • ASRDW1@orion.alaska.edu
      • asrdw1@uaa.alaska.edu
      • royce@saturn.uaamath.alaska.edu
      • royce@saturn.math.uaa.alaska.edu
      • royce.williams@acsalaska.net (work)
    • Current email addresses:
      • royce@tycho.org (current personal)
      • royce@tycho.org (permanent personal)
    • Other stats: available by request
[me waving, 1995]
[me waving, 2002]
  • Schools:
  • Current Employment (started May, 2015):

    Senior Information Security Analyst, Alaska USA Federal Credit Union
    Back in the saddle.

  • Previous Employment (started May, 2002):

    ISP Systems Administrator III, ACS Internet
    More of the below, with more operations management and PHB action thrown in. Also, the size of the heckling crew expanded even more to include Evan Cotten, Curt Ehrhart, Russ Grimm, Evan Holland and Mike Wallette ... but Teallow still picks on me the most (though Cotten is moving up the ranks)

  • Previous Employment (started October 1, 2001):

    ISP Systems Administrator II, ACS Internet
    More of the below, with more iPlanet Messaging, LDAP, and Perl thrown in. Also, the size of the heckling crew expanded a while back to include Robert Carter, Keith Riley, Dave Kohfield, Keith Kniegge, Tom Simes, Craig Callender, and Dave Syzdek -- but Teallow is still #1.

  • More Previous Employment (started September 1999):

    Systems Administrator, ACS Internet (formerly Internet Alaska)
    Solaris server administration, DNS administration, Perl scripting, second-tier tech support, IP allocation, spammer squashing, sendmail tweaking, LDAP mangling, getting heckled by Teallow.

  • Even More Previous Employment
    (see my résumé.)
  • Books that affected my life: Douglas Adams (Hitchhiker's Guide), the Chronicles of Prydain (The Book of Three, etc), the first three books of most Piers Anthony series, Isaac Asimov, Myth books (Asprin), Peter S. Beagle (The Last Unicorn, The Folk of the Air), Alfred Bester (The Stars My Destination, The Demolished Man), Ray Bradbury, Ender's Game, The Worthing Saga and other Orson Scott Card, Cuckoo's Egg (C. J. Cherryh), Roald Dahl, the Thomas Covenant books (Stephen R. Donaldson), The Neverending Story (Michael Ende), The Little Prince, Alan Dean Foster, The Princess Bride, Robert Heinlein, Dune, The Jesus Incident (Frank Herbert), Gödel, Escher, Bach (Douglas Hofstadter), Tigana (Guy Gavriel Kay), Chronicles of the Deryni (Katherine Kurtz), the Chronicles of Narnia, Larry Niven, Fat Men from Space (Daniel Pinkwater), Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand), lots of time travel stuff (The Green Futures of Tycho by William Sleator, The Man who Folded Himself by David Gerrold) Singularity (William Sleator), The Practice of System and Network Administration, Star Trek novels ... you get the idea).
    For a great SF/F shopping list (really!) check out The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List.

  • Games I seemed to like: Most Infocom stuff (ZORK, etc.,) and other interactive fiction, The Ancient Art of War, Tetris, Ultima III (long ago), Lemmings, a little Doom (though I get queasy), a little Magic, a little chess, 7th Guest, You Don't Know Jack

  • Music: Pink Floyd, Cat Stevens, the Art of Noise, Jethro Tull, Nine Inch Nails, Alanis Morissette, David Bowie, Pink Floyd, "Weird" Al Yankovic, Depeche Mode, Pearl Jam, Pink Floyd, Billy Joel, classic rock, Elton John, (did I mention the Floyd?), Karen Savoca, Colleen Coadic

  • TV that I would go out of my way for: Star Trek in its many flavors, Monty Python, Kids in the Hall, MST3K, the original Kung Fu (especially the pilot), Connections, Cosmos, Babylon 5

  • Movies: 1984, 2001, Amelie, As Good As It Gets, Better Off Dead, Blade Runner, A Christmas Story, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Dangerous Liaisons, Darby O'Gill and the Little People, Dune, Enter the Dragon, Fahrenheit 451, Fear of a Black Hat, Final Approach, Forrest Gump, The Fountainhead, The Graduate, Grosse Pointe Blank, Henry Fool, Harold and Maude, The Hunt for Red October, In the Mood for Love, The Iron Giant, It's a Wonderful Life, The Last Unicorn, Leaving Las Vegas, Lost in Translation, Love Story, The Matrix, Mindwalk, Miracle Mile, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, My Dinner with Andre, Next Stop Wonderland, The Neverending Story, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Princess Bride, Real Genius, Say Anything, Shadowlands, Serendipity, The Shawshank Redemption, The Shining, The Sixth Sense, The Sure Thing, Star Trek films, Toy Story, "Truly, Madly, Deeply", Until the End of the World, The Usual Suspects, Wallace and Gromit, Watership Down, When Harry Met Sally, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, The Wizard of Oz, Young Frankenstein
    For an excellent cross-reference of movie information, try The Internet Movie Database.

  • Actors/Comedians/Performers: Valerie Bertinelli, Nicolas Cage, Glenn Close, Sean Connery, John Cusack, Jodie Foster, Robert De Niro, Richard Dreyfuss, Tom Hanks, Bill Hicks, Steve Martin, John Malkovich, Leonard Nimoy, Ione Skye, Elisabeth Shue, Dustin Hoffman, Tim Robbins, Jimmy Stewart, Kevin Spacey, Robin Williams, Jonathan Winters, Reese Witherspoon, Stephen Wright

  • Comics: 5th Wave, 9 Chickweed Lane, Bamaland, Bob the Angry Flower, Bloom County, the Far Side, Calvin and Hobbes, Dilbert, anything by Kliban, Mutts, The Parking Lot is Full (RIP), Player vs. Player, Red Meat

  • Favorite Former Folks (for various reasons): Jimmy Hoffa, Andre the Giant, Robert Heinlein, Bill Hicks, Leonardo da Vinci, Vannevar Bush,  Jorge Luis Borges
Royce D Williams 12115 Woodchase Dr Anchorage, AK 99516-2060 USA ( 61.111317; -149.829798 )

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INTERESTING FACT: Some people say a man is made out of mud. A poor man's made out of muscle and blood. Muscle and blood and skin and bones, a mind that's weak and a back that's strong ...
You load sixteen tons and whaddaya get? Another day older and deeper in debt. Oh, Saint Peter, don't you call me, 'cause I can't go ... I owe my soul to the company store.

Royce D. Williams (royce@tycho.org)
was last updated: 2016-10-15