Welcome to my home page.
I work as an independent software developer, specializing in data
translation, system interoperability, and GNU software. If that interests
you, then perhaps you'd like to see my resume.
I've released the following software for free under the GNU General Public
- Translates AOL Personal Filing Cabinet (.pfc) files into other formats.
In particular, it translates Favorite Places and Address Book files into
formats suitable for importing into Internet Explorer and Outlook Express.
Reported to work with AOL 9.0a/b/c. Requires Perl.
- esrv 0.1
- A small, secure package for sending Elisp expressions to Emacs from an
external program. Requires a C compiler, tested with GCC on Linux.
- Displays MSDN web pages as UNIX-style man pages, downloading and
converting them first as necessary. Requires Perl, the LWP::UserAgent
and Term::ReadKey Perl modules, and either pod2man or nsgmls with
- A pair of small shell scripts for keeping directories synchronized among
multiple machines with minimal fuss. Uses CVS for merges, ssh for
connections, and rsync for efficiency. See the README for details.
- The Perl script that generates the Photographs section of
http://nick.duffek.com/. See the README for details.
I modified this
version of the Linux
NFS swap patch for use with vanilla 2.4.18/2.4.19 kernels and
NBD. The resulting system isn't
stable, though. The usual disclaimers apply.
Here are some photographs I've taken with my Fujifilm Finepix 4700 digital
camera since spring 2000 and with my Nikon Coolpix S8100 digital camera since
2011. The pictures are all scaled to 640x480 or 1000x750 pixels from originals
that range up to 4000x3000. Let me know if you'd like access to any of the
originals, e.g. for printing.
- Blue Hills Reservation
- Cape Cod
- Great Brook Farm
- Massachusetts Audubon Sanctuaries
- Rock House Reservation
- Shelburne Farms, Winter 2003
- Shelburne, Vermont
- Vacation 2000, Crater Lake
- Vacation 2000, Lake Tahoe and northward
- Vacation 2000, Lava Beds National Monument
- Vacation 2000, Oregon Cascades
- Vacation 2000, Oregon Caves National Monument
- Vacation 2000, Yosemite National Park
- Vacation 2000, giant redwoods
- Vacation 2000, south of San Francisco
- Vacation 2003, Bryce Canyon
- Vacation 2003, Grand Canyon
- Vacation 2003, Northern Arizona
- Vacation 2003, Temple Square in Salt Lake City
- Vacation 2003, Zion National Park
- McCarthy's Wildlife Refuge
- Vacation 2012, Great Britain
The GNU Project, a huge collection of
high-quality free software.
The GNU General Public
License, a legal framework that helps free software stay free.
implementation of the UNIX API on Microsoft Windows. A plethora
of packages have been ported to it, including the
Perl language interpreter and various
pieces of GNU software.
If you have any questions or comments on this web site,
drop me a line.