Carpe Diem Dude!

Dave Thompson

wood working, skiing, snow boarding, scuba diving, gliding, sky diving, hiking, canoeing, spelunking, roller blading, home brewing, cheese making, brain surgery, international travel, different cultures.
Where am I:
As of May 1st, 1997, My wife Sharon and I are touring around the world by motorcycle and plan to do so for the next 2-3 years.
I worked for Spyglass Inc on the Unix version of the Spyglass enhanced mosaic browser.
In addition to implementing various web browser features, I wrote the client and server SSL 2.0 & SSL 3.0 libraries for Spyglass.
I use to work at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign as a computer nerd. I was the project lead and a developer for X Mosaic versions 2.5 and 2.6b. Previous to this I worked on a network based synchronous collaborative tool called Collage and a video conferencing tool. Before this I developed data analysis tools such as XImage. I conceived and implemented the GLUE project which was a "metacomputing" API dynamic function library which allowed for process launching and dynamic load balancing across a heterogenous set of machines. I also worked on cool software such as the Jimmy Johns submarine sandwich ordering agent .
Contact Info:
To get in touch with me, while we're touring the world, send mail to: (remove leading 'NOAUTOSPAM_')
Please note, that we will only be reading our mail about once per month.
I'm putting together a travel log/picture book of previous trips... Check it out!

Here are some old plans for our trip around the world.

I've been spending alot of time on my motorcycles lately and have collected info off the net on them. BMW(R) motorcycles

I keep an ongoing project log... for interesting projects I'm working on at home.

My port wine FAQ is here. I collected and wrote this while touring Portugal in 1998.