I basically give away my time for free and try to earn a living. Ill make it up in volume.
Other free stuff finally panned out so at least I can pay the bills now, but hell in the Internet gold rush days, even the stupid succeeded.
Never thought in 1993 that people would want to share a single IP address!
MSFT thought so :-)
The rush is over so I bummed around Seattle enjoying the weather - really!
Until the brain started to turn to mush - life was too easy so I had to leave (damn friendly people) ...but I may return...remember capt Pike from Star Trek ?
Moved to DC to see if I can "make a difference" and at least learn the system.
Ha ! Silly me.
Advisor on Internet, Software, Telecomm, Spectrum policy issues at the State Department.
UNCLE!! Too much politics!
Now I walk along the beach to work at ICANN in LA getting angry about not being able to find anything to get angry about.
Navigated politics, security, technology, and people to deploy DNSSEC at the root.
What can you do with a PKI managed by an international team and trusted by the global Internet community?
We shall soon see.... LA too fake. Lets try NoCal.
Sad about failed ICANN MS experiment. Tried force feeding it its own transparency medicine from the inside out but current
composition is incetivized to only preserve personal lifestyles and travel.
Not wasting life there any longer.
Back to more rewarding pursuits. Still doing startups and being creative.
BTW: Am I missing something wrt clouds? Seems with Snowden et al, distributing services is what we want, i.e., the anti-cloud. And security issues are obvious. CIO 100 I have spoken with privately say they hate these datacenters with lipstick since, if there is a breach, they will never take full responsibility, financial or otherwise, for the impact. Ive run my own email, dns, web, storage servers for almost 3 decades and its only become easier and cheaper during that time. Seems we have the wrong people in decision making roles. So I think I will call my company "Clear Skies" and distribute all server and storage functions onto the edge like the Internet was meant to be (even cell phones and personal machines). Guess Tim Berners-Lee agrees with "pods".
- Early Need for speed: a Modem sized IPX/IP ISDN Router
from scratch (rtos/ netstacks/ q931/ 921..etc) in 1993. Good idea huh ?
Ascend thought so ;-(
- When email was fun: DCP/UUPC in 1984 a UUCP e-mail packedge for PC's. (ATT licensed it back from me in the mid 90's - funny how life works)
- Internet for my friends: spnkr - a serial line NAT (so many modems, only one IP) in 1992
- Internet for the masses: an IPX NAT, a regular NAT, a firewall, one for Windows (Microsoft couldnt figure out thier own kernel so they bought ours)
- Connect everything: various legacy protocol stacks (X.25, bisync, SDLC, SNA, DecNet, TCP/IP)
- Secrets in silence: very low data rate / low power software radio for HF
- Global free PKI: DNSSEC at the root foo
- I have no facebook or twitter, so if you see me there, it is not me.
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"Most are cold, few are frozen."
- Sleepless in Seattle Author
"red that could mean caution or beef if it is a bullion cube"
- Robin Williams sister in "Toys"
"Life is what happens to you while your are making other plans."
- John Lenin, Beautiful Boy
Colonel (Donald Sutherland): "The strength of a bureaucracy is measured
by its resistance to giving anybody special treatment."
- Citizen X
Detective:"You dont judge a man by what he says, do you ?"
Colonel: "You do if he talks for a living."
- Citizen X
"Waiting for an anchovy pizza or true enlightenment, whichever comes first"
- Me 1982
"In sympathy with one toy soldier and other misfit toys on their own.
May I be the one to repair all their broken drums."
- one once small boy
"a quiet dog is a devil dog" - mom
Profile: Favorite Movie and Soundtrack: Toys /w Robin Williams
Favorite Drink: Was: Chopin Vodka Martini /w Lime Now: an oily Old Vine Zin
At least I checked one box. Thank you Rose!
Why am I here?
Richard Lamb (MIT ScD '87)
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