Until March 2002, I worked at Northern Light Technology, an Internet search engine based in East Cambridge, Massachusetts. Unfortunately, that company ran out of money and its assets were bought by divine, inc. in January 2002. Many people, including me, were laid off as a result of this takeover.
I'm now looking for work again, after spending part of the summer studying Java and passing the Sun Certified Java Programmer (SCJP 1.2) exam with a 100% score. If you'd like to see what I've been doing in the computer industry for the past 23 years, take a look at my résumé.
Until mid-May of 1997, my online home was at another local Boston Internet provider, Cybercom.net (also known as "Cyber Access"). But in an extraordinary display of unprofessional and unbusinesslike conduct, Cybercom deleted my account, my e-mail address, my Web pages, and all of my private files after I made a public complaint about their service quality. I had to hire a lawyer and sue them to get my files returned to me and my e-mail forwarded. Read the whole story on this page:
I'm generally happy with my current Internet provider, Complete Internet Access.
For a few years in the late 1990s, I was probably best known on the Internet for my large web site documenting the ongoing battle between the Church of Scientology and the Net. This battle has been going on since at least December of 1994. I largely stopped updating it in mid-1996, but there's still a lot of information here, even if it's gotten substantially out of date.