Most important in my life is my darling wife Pamela. We met on-line as a result of hosting the monthly Disneyland chat on AOL. Aside from being my most special friend, loved one, and queen of everything, she's a nomad, poet, cat-lover, and author. You can about our romance in the following threads from google groups: (long) Disney Magic gave me back my hope, OT -- Re: (long) Disney Magic gave me back my hope, and Disney Magic Thanks. You can also read about our wedding and honeymoon.
Meet our cats Kiki & Alexander.
Joe is my older brother. He lives and works in San Francisco, is into sailing, and has a decent web page (he teaches sailing too!).
On September 19, 1998, Kevin and Adrienne Krock gave birth to Mathew Christopher Krock (Isn't he just FREAKING ADORABLE?). Two weeks later, they asked me if I would be his Godfather. I was totally surprised that they would choose me for such an honor. In my view that makes them part of my family. You can also see Matthew and his younger brother Spencer at their own website.
My friends are a result of my hobbies and history:
I've met several friends as a result of being a Disney fanatic.
Judi Lane is one of my best friends. It's funny that she lives in the Bay Area, but we met at Disneyland.
Living in the Bay Area are Andrew and Jennifer Rich who are two more terrific Disney fans. Andrew is a programmer which allows us to chat all the time on the a.d.d IRC channel #ADDisneyland on coolchat. Jennifer works for AAA and knows the "one two three four five" song from Sesame Street.
Liz is my proof that terrific friends can be found over the Internet. She's a teacher who tells wonderful stories and throws raging parties.
B-50 in Evans Hall at Cal was home to several hackers and the Undergraduate Computing Facility (not to be confused with the Open Computing Facility). While hanging around B50 at Cal I met:
Nick Cuccia a.k.a. "Coosh", who'll hack sendmail for food, and mixxes some great homebrew.
Shelley Louie a.k.a. "slouie" (who also escaped from Lurnix just like me).
Also while at Cal, I was a member of Rally Comm, which allowed me to become friends with some great Cal fans.
Kathy and Eric Heilmann now run a business helping people set up web pages. Kathy was first in Rally Comm, but then joined the Cal Band and met Eric.
Laura Ackley (who we all call la) is another friend from the Cal Band; though how we ended up meeting involved other people outside of the band.
During my final year at Cal I went on to work for Lurnix, a UNIX training company that is no longer in Berkeley. I eventually got smart and left, but during that time I got to know:
Leo Pereria who doesn't have a home page. Even though we also went to Cal together, we really didn't become friends until our time in hell at Lurnix. Leo is now married to another Lurnix alum, Lisa, and both work for Oracle.
Stephan Zielinski who also does not have a home page. Even though we also went to Cal together, we also didn't become friends until our time in hell at Lurnix. Stephan now is taking time off from being a systems administrator.
Kevan Garrett who currently does not have a home page. When I met him he was an excellent instructor who was finishing up his undergrad degree in Humanities. When he left Lurnix he bacame a Systems Administrator and lives at the Indra House (a geek house in the city) even though he had earlier vowed never to be a geek.