About Adam

I live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

I have done many things over the years, including being an infantry officer, airplane, glider and helicopter pilot, peacekeeper, forest firefighter, lobbyist, association manager, writer, counsellor, web developer and IT technician.

I am a graduate of the University of Manitoba.

I volunteer at National Capital Freenet, where I run the free software program, including the free software discussion group.

I am also a researcher and editor for Wikipedia.

I run the COPA Flight 8 website, although the club is dormant these days.

I also often volunteer at the Nepean Sailing Club, doing odd things like dock rebuilding and tour guiding. I have also done safety boat work for swimming events.

For fun these days I bike, hike, XC ski, snowshoe, ice skate and sail. I have a 22 foot sailboat named Vesper.

Some Things I Am Into

Here is just a list, in alphabetical order, of some things that I like, do, or generally support:

Computer Stuff

Over the years I have had a lot of involvement with computers. I started working on an IBM mainframe in 1978. Some of the programming was still run on cards back then! Later in the 1980s I worked on a DEC mainframe and even had e-mail in 1988.

Operating systems used since 1998:

Adam wearing Lubuntu t-shirt

I have also tested every version of Puppy Linux starting with Puppy 4.3.1 and have used it for hardware testing.

You won't find me on Facebook or Twitter, but you will find me on Diaspora, the disbursed social network that is run on free software, advertising-free and community developed and run.

This website is entirely coded in HTML5 and CSS3 by hand on the Lubuntu operating system, using the jEdit text editor. Writing HTML5 by hand is so easy, fun and gives so much control, that I wouldn't use anything else.

This website was originally located on GeoCities from -. On it was moved to National Capital Freenet.

In the rest of my websites also moved to NCF hosting. These are: