Title: Telecommunications Specialist II
Employer: Delaware Technical & Community College
What I'm Best Known For (in the Telecom World):
Running my mouth.
Other Primary Areas of Expertise:
Aviation- Private Pilot Single and Multi Engine Land-Instrument Airplane
Modifying Microsoft Flight Simulator to enhance the reality factor
Summary of Professional Background:
Ham radio equipment sales and service from 1979-1993. Two-way radio systems sales, service and engineering 1980-1993. Radio antenna space leasing 1976-present (own a tower on the highest point of ground in Delaware) Came to work in telecom in 1996.
Prediction on the Future of Telecom & Telecom Managers:
The only way what we do will ever be fully appreciated is when we get fully meshed with the mysterious secret ring society of data guys and our systems become as unreliable as theirs are!
Weirdest Thing People Usually Don't Know about Me:
I’m really helpful if you overlook my sarcasm.
When I'm not talking or doing something in relation to telecom, I'm usually...
Doing something in relation to telecom, it is a 24/7 proposition around here. I sleep with my cell phone!
Book and author I'm currently reading:
I HATE to read. That’s why I write! “Those who can't do, teach; those who can’t teach, write. Those who can’t even write become Administrators!”
CD currently or most recently in my car stereo:
Burn my own from downloaded MP-3s
The stupidest thing I've ever seen anyone do or say in relation to a phone:
Just about every trouble call qualifies here. Let’s see...
A nurse tried to do her own MAC one day, swapped a TDM and an analog phone and shut the whole switch down until I traced it out and fixed it. She never lived that down until the day she retired.
Second stupidest thing: “My fax machine won't work; it just keeps ringing”. “Have you been playing with the buttons again? You have the auto-answer turned off!” “OH NO, it is broken,” “Put in a work order” and we have it fixed before they get the work order entry finished.