This is the self-summary page that I can announce whenever I do
public speaking. My main web site's address is glump.net, but that's harder
to get right when speaking it aloud.
I'm a computer programmer in Queens, New York. I work for Abt Associates Inc., a
policy research firm that helps clients improve quality of life
and economic well-being of people all over the world. Please note
that when I do public presentations about computers or information
security, my opinions are my own and don't reflect any
particular positions of my employer.
On the side, I occasionally post computer-related howto articles on my web
site, and work on free and open source software projects.
I don't use Facebook or Twitter or Instagram, but you can follow
me on the OStatus / ActivityPub federated social network at this
My main computer is currently an HP
Stream 14 (model number 14-ax010nr). It has only 32GB of
storage and 4GB of RAM. I'm running Linux Mint 19 on it with the
Cinnamon desktop environment. What I love about this computer is
that it only weighs a couple of pounds, runs silent because it has
no fan, and the battery lasts 11 hours! I have an application
server / file server at home, where I run any big tasks that don't
fit on my netbook.
As I'm writing this in March 2019, I recently moved my phone
number and wireless Internet service away from a smart phone to a
LTE flip phone. After years of using various smart phones,
I've decided they don't work well for phone calls and texting. The
Cadence is truly pocket-sized, has a real keypad, and shares its
Internet connection to other devices via USB, Bluetooth and Wifi;
so it does everything I need a phone to do.
HP Stream photo credit: laptopmag.com (used without permission)
Kyocera Cadence LTE photo credit: pcmag.com (used without permission)