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We have begun to pollute and desecrate and cheapen all of our experiences. We are creating neat little life-boxes for everything, all tied up with a geo-tag, a photo, a check-in; our daily existence transformed into database entries in some NoSQL database on some spinning disk in some rack in suburban Virginia. - Ted Nyman (more CuteQuotes)
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  I volunteer some of my free time to the GNU Project. I'm a Volunteer Coordinator, which means that I try to help people who are helping the GNU project. If you don't know about Free Software I'd strongly recommend that you check out their web site. I don't have a lot of time to give them, but I'm glad to help.
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I've also been mentoring a kid through https://codepath.org . It's fun chatting with someone who's just starting out in the industry, and hopefully I'll be able to help her avoid a few of the many career mistakes that I've made.
 

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Given that I've had a little time on my hands I've been playing around with application development technologies. The combination of databases, scripting languages, and Web user interfaces is incredibly powerful! If you haven't played around with ruby or python then you owe it to yourself to find the time to do so.
 

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  Before that I was the CTO of a small software company in Kendall Square called Black Ink Systems. It was a fun place to work; building real-time financial analytics software for communications carriers. My job was to design things, write good code, and in general try to share some of my experience with the development team.
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Before Black Ink I was the CTO and co-founder of a software startup called SaltFire which built financial transaction processing infrastructure for communications carriers. Starting a company was a very intense experience and while the company wasn't successful I'm glad that I took the leap. I learned a lot and met some very cool people.
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Before Black Ink I was the CTO and co-founder of a software startup called SaltFire which built financial transaction processing infrastructure for communications carriers. Starting a company was a very intense experience and while the company wasn't successful I'm glad that I took the leap. I learned a lot and met some very cool people.
 
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Before SaltFire I worked for Kenan Systems as a director in the software development group, at various times in charge of architecture, development, and performance groups (even the IT group for a while). We were a wild little independent software company until the founder sold out to Lucent in early '99. "Welcome to the Bell System, employee number 156,892. Please see the nurse for your implant." Working for the phone company (or at least one of the fragments of it) was interesting but it reinforced my belief that small companies are where it's at. Given that there's really no better job security at a place like Lucent than at a startup there's not a lot to recommend working there.

Before that I lived in Rhode Island and worked for GTECH. The technology is interesting and the people are great but after the founders left there were too many DilbertStories, so I moved back home to Boston.

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 At work I'm a software architect and developer specializing in the design and development of large-scale systems written in Ruby and Java (they work great together!), although I've also built ASP/VBScript systems, and done lots of work in C.

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  Before that I bounced around for a while, doing software architecture and development consulting.

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It's fun to search for your name on the Web. Tim Berners-Lee calls this "vanity surfing." TobyVanitySurf

My Christmas list: TobyXmasList2007.

I've decided that my days of playing LP records are just about over. OTOH, I've got lots of cool (and not so cool) music on LpRecords. I'm currently at the point where I can play my records from work, which is fun. If only there were cheap broadband wireless...

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I don't trust technology. Sure, it's great for sharing cat photos or defacing Wikipedia or porn, but every day there's some new innovation that delegates another human task to an unthinking machine. Unthinking - for now... - Stephen Colbert (more CuteQuotes)

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Excuse me, but just what was so hard to understand about this bunch? We knew they were dishonest. We knew they were fanatical. We knew they were purposely ignorant and bragged about not reading newspapers. We knew they were vindictive. We knew they were lawless. We knew they were obsessively secretive. We knew they had no time or patience for those who raised difficult questions. We knew they were driven by fantasies of religious warfare, personal vengeance and ideological triumph. We knew they had no respect for civil liberties. And we knew they took no responsibility for the consequences of their incompetence. Just what is surprising about the manner in which they've conducted the war? - Eric Alterman(more CuteQuotes)

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Excuse me, but just what was so hard to understand about this bunch? We knew they were dishonest. We knew they were fanatical. We knew they were purposely ignorant and bragged about not reading newspapers. We knew they were vindictive. We knew they were lawless. We knew they were obsessively secretive. We knew they had no time or patience for those who raised difficult questions. We knew they were driven by fantasies of religious warfare, personal vengeance and ideological triumph. We knew they had no respect for civil liberties. And we knew they took no responsibility for the consequences of their incompetence. Just what is surprising about the manner in which they've conducted the war? - Eric Alterman(more CuteQuotes)

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Excuse me, but just what was so hard to understand about this bunch? We knew they were dishonest. We knew they were fanatical. We knew they were purposely ignorant and bragged about not reading newspapers. We knew they were vindictive. We knew they were lawless. We knew they were obsessively secretive. We knew they had no time or patience for those who raised difficult questions. We knew they were driven by fantasies of religious warfare, personal vengeance and ideological triumph. We knew they had no respect for civil liberties. And we knew they took no responsibility for the consequences of their incompetence. Just what is surprising about the manner in which they've conducted the war? - Eric Alterman(more CuteQuotes)

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  Before Black Ink I was the CTO and co-founder of a software startup called SaltFire which built financial transaction processing infrastructure for communications carriers. Starting a company was a very intense experience and while the company wasn't successful I'm glad that I took the leap. I learned a lot and met some very cool people.

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Excuse me, but just what was so hard to understand about this bunch? We knew they were dishonest. We knew they were fanatical. We knew they were purposely ignorant and bragged about not reading newspapers. We knew they were vindictive. We knew they were lawless. We knew they were obsessively secretive. We knew they had no time or patience for those who raised difficult questions. We knew they were driven by fantasies of religious warfare, personal vengeance and ideological triumph. We knew they had no respect for civil liberties. And we knew they took no responsibility for the consequences of their incompetence. Just what is surprising about the manner in which they've conducted the war? - Eric Alterman(more CuteQuotes)

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  Fun book I've just finished reading: High And Mighty by Keith Bradsher. A very scary book about why SUV's kill more people than cars (both the people inside and the people they crash into) and why the auto makers depend on them to stay in business. It's a very scary book that makes me want to run out and buy an armored Crown Victoria. If you drive an SUV please sell it and buy a car.

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Fun book I've just finished reading: High And Mighty by Keith Bradsher. A very scary book about why SUV's kill more people than cars (both the people inside and the people they crash into) and why the auto makers depend on them to stay in business. It's a very scary book that makes me want to run out and buy an armored Crown Victoria. If you drive an SUV please sell it and buy a car.

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  Before that I was the CTO of a small software company in Kendall Square called Black Ink Systems. It was a fun place to work; building real-time financial analytics software for communications carriers. My job was to design things, write good code, and in general try to share some of my experience with the development team.

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  Before Black Ink I was the CTO and co-founder of a software startup called SaltFire which built financial transaction processing infrastructure for communications carriers. Starting a company was a very intense experience and while the company wasn't successful I'm glad that I took the leap. I learned a lot and met some very cool people.

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  Before Black Ink I was the CTO and co-founder of a software startup called SaltFire which built financial transaction processing infrastructure for communications carriers. Starting a company was a very intense experience and while the company wasn't successful I'm glad that I took the leap. I learned a lot and met some very cool people.
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  Before Black Ink I was the CTO and co-founder of a software startup called SaltFire which built financial transaction processing infrastructure for communications carriers. Starting a company was a very intense experience and while the company wasn't successful I'm glad that I took the leap. I learned a lot and met some very cool people.

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Technology book I'm reading now: Howes et al, Understanding and Deploying LDAP Directory Services.

Fun book I'm reading now: Patrick O'Brian, The Wine Dark Sea. It's been a while since I've read one of the Aubrey/Maturin adventures. They're fun!

It's fun to search for your name on the Web. Tim Berners-Lee calls this "vanity surfing." TobyVanitySurf

My Christmas list: TobyXmasList2000.

Given that I've had a little time on my hands I've been playing around with application development technologies. The combination of databases, scripting languages, and Web user interfaces is incredibly powerful! If you haven't played around with perl or php then you owe it to yourself to find the time to do so.

I've decided that my days of playing LP records are just about over. OTOH, I've got lots of cool (and not so cool) music on LpRecords. So I was pleased to run across bplay/brec and lame which let you record and mp3 encode pretty much anything that you can pipe into your soundcard. I've been using them to record my LP's into MP3. I'm currently at the point where I can play my records from work, which is fun. If only there were cheap broadband wireless...

When I'm not using the computer (and for most of the CPU time when I am wink my spare cycles go to the SETI project. Despite my meager PII/266, I seem to be <a href="http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/cgi?email=toby.cabot%40pobox .com&cmd=user_stats">doing pretty well, although I've fallen out of the top 5%. Seems i've got an excuse to get a new PC! I wonder if Vicky would agree.

Here's my resume (courtesy of Pronet), and an informal resume (actually an email that I wrote to a friend).

At work I'm the CTO of a small software company called SaltFire which builds business infrastructure for communications carriers. I'm one of the founders and I'm having a blast! We're hiring so please send your resume to toby@saltfire.com.

Before SaltFire I worked for Kenan Systems as a director in the software development group, at various times in charge of architecture, development, and performance groups. We were a cool little independent software company until the founder got greedy and sold out to Lucent in early '99. "Welcome to the Bell System, employee number 156,892. Please see the nurse for your implant."

Before that I lived in Rhode Island and worked for GTECH. The technology is interesting and the people are great but after the founders left it started to feel too much like a Dilbert cartoon, so I moved back home to Boston.

If you have comments or suggestions, please email me at toby@caboteria.org. I love to get non-SPAM email.

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