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My Favourite Subject (Me)

A later picture of RonI was born and raised in Sydney, Australia. The attractions of electronics and, later, computers (I never really recovered from seeing my first computer at the tender age of eighteen) resulted in me being transferred to various parts of Australia, notably Moree (New South Wales) and Carnarvon (Western Australia) with Australia's then-international-communications entity, the Overseas Telecommunications Commission (OTC). Some time in 1984 I decided I'd had enough of small country towns, so I quit my job and moved to Perth, Western Australia, and spent several years studying with no visible result. Running out of money fast, I finally found a job at Curtin University of Technology in Perth as a Senior Technical Officer in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, where I spent most of my time peering blearily at computers and trying to stay out of the sunlight.

There matters stood until May, 1997, when I met (on-line, of course!), my future wife Carol. The only problem with our relationship was that she lived in Massachusetts, USA (almost the antipodes of Perth, Western Australia)! We began to write regularly to each other, and, as the relationship deepened, began to advise each other on problems we were experiencing with the characters we were trying to date at the time. I think it was some time in late June or early July that we both realised we were far more suited to each other than to the people we were dating.

Yes, the distance was a problem, but there was something about Carol that I couldn't resist. I knew I had to meet her in person, so I managed to arrange a three-month visit to her, arriving on November 10, 1997. Sigh. The next three months were hectic but unforgettable; and before I had to return to Australia, and realising that we needed to be together, we decided that we would marry and that I would move to America.

Arriving back in Australia in early February, 1998, we began the arduous task of arranging my US visa. I have never had to fill in so much paperwork in my entire life! I had to collect a bewildering array of certificates, police clearances and so on. This took quite a while, as you can imagine, and coupled with the fact that it takes longer to wind up one's affairs than you probably think, it wasn't until the evening of October 6, 1998 that I arrived at Logan Airport in Boston, and Carol and I were reunited at last.

We were married on Halloween (October 31), and you can find some wedding photos here.

Here's a picture of Carol:

A picture of Carol


Aims:

To survive life.
To stay at least one step ahead of my creditors.

Interests:

Computers
Guitars
Computers
Caving
Computers
Sleeping a lot
Computers


<A more recent photo of me>Me Again

Oh, all right. This is a somewhat older photograph of me (wearing a fat T-shirt).
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Wear it in good health.



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