There are many people I am grateful to.
I wish to thank my mother, Evelyn, for, well everything; my father, Jim; my sister, Patti; and my brother, Ken. What would life be without all of you?
I wish to thank my girlfriend, Maggie, for being there and encouraging me, her belief in me, her wisdom and humor, and kicks in the butt when needed. May we have many more years of this.
I wish to thank Dr. Ken Kubota of the University of Kentucky, for believing in me, and giving me my first job in computing. It was six years of learning not just the art of computer system maintenance, but so much more.
I wish to thank my former employers, University of Kentucky Mathematical Sciences Department, The Wollongong Group, MainSoft, VXtreme, Sun Microsystems, ...