My professional details are summarized here: www.linkedin.com/in/dwightbrowne
I am PhD student at the University of Colorado at Boulder in the Computer Science department. My research is in computer security, more specifically (for now) distributed security. I am advised by Daniel Massey.
Many of my age peers have discussed and fear the inevitable and possibly involuntary retirement we will all face. Many long for days of idle leisure and time with their grandchildren. Some fear financial insecurity while others fancifully dream of African safaris, becoming a snowbird or even climbing Mount Everest.
The realities of retirement frightens me and besides paying taxes, I have not made any contribution to society in 30 years of professional work.
"Well you certainly don't have to get a PhD to do that."
One does not. But pursuing a doctorate will certainly provide more than enough time to figure it out.
An indulgence I no longer have the time for.
I used to print both color and black and white prints at the many rental darkrooms that once existed in NYC. Understanding subtractive color became pointless after Photoshop became ubiquitous.
I hate jogging and I don't ski (yet).
An incredibly opinionated blog on road cycling, racing and training.
Having a 100 year old home forces one to become handy.
I love woodworking .
The latest product does not necessarily provide the needed solution.
Too many people bet their careers on the wrong tech. I thought motif and Imake were here to stay. Glad I could adapt.
The folly of break-glass, 02:00 outage calls and poor procedural planning.
The policies and procedures established for support by people who cannot support often lead to disaster.
Trust and respect go a long way.
"We work together but I occasionally have to guide you." Is my mantra. Too many believe a whip is a motivational tool.
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