SGI IRIX My personal workstation, chaos, is an Indy running IRIX 6.5 (UNIX) with 64 megs of memory, 2 gigs of storage space, and a MIPS R5000 RISC CPU thrown in for good measure. Of course I make good use of the IndyCamTM color video camera for web pages with real time image capture capabilities. Actually, the machine I use most is my new linux box. See my UNIX page for more info.

In addition to the previous page's list, there are many other interests and hobbies I enjoy, including snow skiing, golf, rock climbing, drawing, immersing myself in all things related to Victorian England, collecting various things (Star Wars figures, automobile models, pocketwatches), or getting involved in a good game of XPilot, bzflag, pointblank, Quake, Quake II, or q3test.

Among other pursuits, I enjoy a few shows; mostly the classics: MST3K, Speed Racer, The Simpsons, SNL, Space Ghost Coast to Coast, Voltron, and Dangermouse. Then of course there's other video entertainment with my DVD player and playing games on my Nintendo64.

I am a connoisseur of fine cappuccino beverages, preferably from Starbucks Coffee. Did you know that cappuccino has about 100 mg of caffeine in a single 7oz. serving? No, of course I'm not addicted to caffeine.
When in a philosophical mood, I often find myself sipping a cappuccino at the local Starbucks Coffee shop in Reston, VA (or when I'm up in Pittsburgh the one at Shady and Forbes in Squirrel Hill), while I contemplate the universe, consider the philosophical implications of Quantum Theory, and marvel at the wonders of caffeine addiction. Thinking is certainly one of my most important hobbies. By the way, if you've every heard of the Myers-Briggs personality test, this might mean something to you: I scored an INTJ (with the value for I [introvert] being the highest on the scale). I'm sure you were interested.

I am somewhat of a cinemaphile in my spare time. I especially enjoy films presented in a THX -certified theatre, ensuring superior sound quality. Please go to my film page for more movie information.

Everyone have their own DVD player yet? DVD, or Digital Versatile Disc, was released to the consumer public on Monday, March 24, 1997 in seven test cities around the country. Washington D.C. was fortunately one of them, so I made the switch to digital video pretty early. Check out this Sony site to see the player I own.

Star Wars Episode I

© 1999 Michael J. Sherman