Dianna and Kevin Mullet are a husband and wife team who share their
home in Carrollton, Texas, with
awk and Lavender who are cats, and
Milo and Goldie the beagles. Dianna
and Kevin met, married, and conceived Managing IMAP while working at
the University of North Texas.
In her previous career, Dianna was a widely published physical
chemist. She lives and works on the leading edge, but keeps an eye out for
technologies whose growth outstrips our ability to manage them. Dianna
is a qualified scuba rescue diver and relishes opportunities to go on
analog vacations with Kevin, who insists on packing a notebook PC and
digital camera to maintain his umbilical cord to the Net.
Kevin is a voracious punster who got bitten by the computer bug when he
bought a Timex/Sinclair 1000 in 1982 and found himself chomping at the bit
to change careers from photographer to computer geek. (Coincidentally,
Dianna bought a TS1000 at the same time, and it was also her first
computer.) One thing led to another, and he found himself working for
local, regional, and national ISPs as a network analyst and Unix system
administrator, and was network security manager for the University of
North Texas. Kevin and Dianna have started Atomic Consulting, Inc., which
does Unix and network consulting for small and medium size companies
in the Dallas area. Kevin believes open source is more a religion than
a license, that the Internet will supplant most national governments,
that most economies will be reduced if not eliminated by nanotechnology,
and that the ISO seven-layer model and the Sanskrit chakra system are
essentially the same thing.
Also a certified scuba diver and an avid photographer, Kevin lives to
go on vacation with Dianna, who insists on bringing her analog camera,
and no computer, and preserving the pioneering offline spirit of the
family vacation, at least until the last hour or two of the day.
When they're not busy helping to make the Net a better, safer, more
interesting place, Dianna and Kevin are busy networking their new home
from scratch. Since they're in one of the few neighborhoods that can
get really good ADSL service, they may never move.