I have been a professional software engineer for over 10 years.
I have written many kinds of software, but my particular strengths are interactive graphics applications,
compilers and interpreters, and algorithms.
I also enjoy writing,
Wednesday, August 23, 2000
I was in Denver airport the other night, and the gate agent's phone rang. It was a
really old 2500 deskset,
with a ringer that is an actual pair of bells. I remember having one of these as a kid,
and that there was a dial where you could adjust the volume of the ringer; at one end
of the dial the ringer was loud, and at the other end it was really loud. Anyway,
it has been so long since I've heard a phone that didn't have an electronic ringer (or
worse, lately, one that plays some damned tinny annoying song) that the noise felt
really startlingly out of place.