Department of Computer Science
Phone : (709)-864-8711
CS-3710 (C-language section)
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Work Related Duties:
My main involvement is with the system administration of the computers in the
Department of Computer Science and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
I manage a team of 6 systems programmers
and collectively we maintain the ~15 servers and ~200 PC's that the students
and faculty members use. My job entails the planning for and purchasing of
new computer equipment, developing and updating software running on our
diverse computers, supervising students that do part time work for the
department, helping students with their problems and helping other
departments with computer related tasks.
The other members of the computer support team for the Department of Computer
I am currently involved in a number of projects related to our PC labs:
- I am working with members of Computing and Communications PC support team
to develop a way to boot a clean copy of Windows 7 or Linux each time
a user logs in. This is one of the current projects that compises a suit of system management tools developed in house under the name of
- I am trying to get our diskless Unix labs to boot disklessly using the
Union file system in conjunction to nfs.
- I am working with several other lab administrators in order to allow the
users of non-CS labs to be able to access their files on our file servers
through use of the samba protocol. We currently support ~12000 student accounts.
- We will soon be developing a new version of the softaware that
currently automates the printer accounting money
transactions using the new student ID cards with an RFID chip.
I have a number of varied interests outside of my computer science interests.
These include the following:
- The development of higher states of consciousness though the
Meditation and TM-Sidhis program. These are a few
additional sites that you may find interesting.
- The study of Jyotish
or Indian astrology as recently revived by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
- The Natural Law Party
as a viable alternative to the current way our country's political
system is run. I was actively involved in the Natual Law Party in the past
three federal elections running as a candidate in riding of St. John's East.
- The wholistic approach to health care from
Maharishi Ayurveda for prevention oriented medicine.
- Campaign to prevent the big bioteck companies from using
us as ginea pigs in their
genetic engineering experiments.
a sport involving map and compass work to locate flags
in the country side.
- Wind-surfing on the beautiful lakes and
bays of Newfoundland. I am an active meber of
Breakers Windsurfing Club.
I enjoy the brisk exhilaration of down hill and cross country skiing.
I love to play badminton and squash just for the fun of it.
- Working with the St. John's leadership training team of
especially in the area of outdoor skills training.
- Doing work with wood such as remodeling rooms
around the house and building furniture.
- Kayaking around the beautiful sea coast of Newfoundland
Having lived a pretense most of my life I am thankful
to the LBGTMUN Society
for giving me a glimpse of what it is like to live myself.
In the naked city there are many stories and this
is one of them. (From the introduction to the telivision series
Pictures from some of my vacations
- Maharishi University of Management
- Research on the
Transcendental Meditation Program
- The Natural Law Party of USA
- Orienteering Club
- Scouts Canada
- Linux Users Group
- Python Documentation
- Department of Computer Science - MUN
- Supplementary Java Documents for CGI class
Things to ponder ... (from Chandogya Upanishad)
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