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Here are some of the activities I spend time on when I'm not at the computer.
If you have MIDI capability (if you have a PC with soundcard, then you have MIDI) then you
can listen to one of my favorite classical guitar scores, just click to download
Villa-Lobos's Prelude No. 3.
MIDI score produced with QuickScore (v4.0), by Sion Software.
I went to college at Washington University in St. Louis. I spent over five years there, and got the following degrees:
After graduating, I worked for two years at AT&T Bell Labs, Transmission Systems Laboratory.
I am a member of the Association for Computing Machinery and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
I work for the U.S. Government. My title is "Technical Director." If you need to contact me about a work matter, my email address at work is given below.
In my job, most of my time is spent programming or working on security or computer network problems. I also teach programming. For more information about what kinds of computer stuff I do, check out my Professional Page.
Here are some random points about me with links to relevant sites.
You can send me e-mail:
Here are links to my pages in the Ziring Microweb:
|Professional Page||My Computer Science interest areas|
|DOOM Page||Info on my favorite computer game|
|POV-RAY Page||Info on my favorite ray-tracer|
|Book Reviews||Reviews of books, links to book stuff|
|Shorinji Kempo||Info on a cool martial art|
|Science Fiction||My favorite kind of literature :-)|
Here are some links I've found useful or interesting. This list changes occasionally.
National Public Radio
Home page of one of the world's finest radio broadcasting networks. A pretty good place for news and interesting information. Note: lots of the stuff at NPR's site requires RealAudio.
Tree of Life Root Page
An incredibly cool WWW information resource, albeit an incomplete one at this time, the Tree of Life will eventually contain information on all groups living thing. The information is organized according to current biology's notions of phylogeny. Individual pages are well designed and fairly informative.
The SIGGRAPH Home Page
Main page for the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics.
Space Telescope Electronic Information Service
Tons of cool astronomy images and links to other astronomy resources.
The RSA Security Home Page
An interesting company web site, also has links to web resources having to do with data security and cryptography. They also have a nice annual conference that I've attended several times.
Gallery of On-Line Geometry (UNM)
A really cool site where you can play with multi-dimensional geometries on-line.
An amazingly glitzy but informative site with entertainment industry news, gossip, and links.
Stars! Home Page
Site for the interstellar conquest strategy game "Stars!"
(Arguably the best sci-fi strategy game ever made - for Windows 95,NT, new version, Stars! Supernova, available soon from Empire Interactive)
Master of Orion 2
Official site for MOO2 - Battle at Antares, another excellent sci-fi strategy game, for DOS and Windows95.
Here is a picture of me with my father, Marshall Ziring.
(The picture on the left is a Japanese silk handkerchief given to me by a Japanese executive after I saved face for him in Colorado in 1985. Cool!)
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