user since
Thu May 10 2001 at 22:02:47 (16.4 years ago )
last seen
Mon Aug 9 2010 at 18:21:35 (7.1 years ago )
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mission drive within everything
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specialties
I'm an astronomer; I also code in C++
school/company
Space Telescope Science Institute
motto
"we're all in the gutter, but some of us are looking up at the stars"
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John Dobson
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I'm a scientist. I'm holding on tightly to the joyful wonderment with which I perceived the natural world as a child. It's my most prized possession.

In my spare time, I have enjoyed biking, hiking, sailing, and hanging out with friends. But, I now find myself expelled from paradise in a strange city, sans amigos. So, I have been filling my time hacking my free software projects, NWMap and KStars, and reading too much El Slashdotto and (of course) Everything2.

I'm not a poet, so my nodes might be on the dry side. Oh well, it's an encyclopaedia, right? :)

Nice meeting you,
LMCBoy

PS- "LMCBoy" is a reference to my Ph.D. thesis, which was on the Large Magellanic Cloud