Sysop of El Gato de Fuego BBS, hosted by marisag
- ANSI Terminal Services
- Telnet RLogin SSH
- Traditional Internet Services
- Modem: None
- QWK-ID: ELGATO
- FidoNet: None
- WikiPedia Editor as BoonDock
- War Brothers (War World Book One)
- WhatsApp, Telegram, Signal
- and various others
South African, now an expat living in Pedasi, Panama.
35 years of military service in the South African Army Reserves, 28 of which were infantry and the rest as a Demolitions guy in the Engineers.
Did some years as a PMC in Iraq and a bunch of other PSD and misc contracts in Africa and the last two years in Central and South America.
Civilian career was primarily in IT with a focus on Knowledge Management and dabbling in a variety of various distractions such as dLib (Academic publishing on pre-print servers), Virtual Learning Environments (mostly MUDS and MOOS), Large library systems (60000 users and up) and all the complications that went with that.
Along the way, I've been a programmer, Systems Analyst, Business Analyst, Business & IT Troubleshooter. Lectured at the Post-Graduate level, shot competitively (Service and Sport shooting), Land Rover enthusiast, Skydiver, Base Jumper, and Motor-bike rider. Father of daughters and Political observer. Mostly same-old same-old
I was an enthusiastic BBS operator and user from around 1987, running RyBBS, WildCat and a couple of others. Active participant in Echo boards and FidoNet.