Slinging bits since 1969 in all sorts of ways. Detour through USAF for "211 missions under Kansas." BS, 1973 Clemson University. MS, 1979 Georgia Tech. Met Linux in 1995. Several embedded systems with various chips. Years with various DEC platforms (PDP-8, -11, -10, -20) and Unix(tm) platforms. Early career with mainframes.
Re: My Avatar -- Mickey Mouse from "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" of Fantasia. I know where the wizard keeps his hat, but I'm not a "wizard." I've simply learned to swim really well and avoid chopping up the brooms.