RIX PASSIONS (besides Cooking & Fishing)
JAZZ. I had a couple of jazz bands in the Colorado Springs area, a jazz combo playing "dinner jazz" and a full traditional jazz band playing music which is usually called "dixieland". (The tune you hear playing is a Band-in-a-Box version of "No More Blues", a Jobim evergreen.)
Mis Amigos. After several months of very loud Punta Rock music, I resolved to start my own band, playing "OKOM" (Our Kind Of Music). The venue and the personnel are shown here.
Wonder Dog. Brutus takes a lot of my time and gives
back more than he gets.
Senor Rix Fix-it Shop. I
turned my bachaus into a shop where I fix things. This is in response to a pressing need which I discovered while teaching music at the local high school.
Chalrotte & I started an internet cafe -- yet another adventure. Read
all about it here. Unfortunately for me,
while I was in the US, Charlotte worked the cafe and decided that she had put
enuf sweat equity into it to take it for her own. That's OK. I have
other fish to fry.
Software Teamwork. Before I came down here, I did a lot of research on software teamwork, and that research is indexed here as a set of articles from American Programmer, Communications of the ACM, and my own CASElab Labnotes.
Y2K. For most of my life, I was a computer programmer and project manager on a wide variety of projects. I understand the problem a lot better than most, and it's one of the reasons we're here in Belize. In fact, the Y2K was handled very nicely by a dedicated band of consultants and programmers. They will never get the credit they deserve -- everyone (who doesn't understand the problem) will think it was "just a scam" but we know that it was the greatest, most successful computer programming project in history. They estimated that it would cost $600 billion, or more. It cost $300 Billion, and was so successful, it enabled the media and governments all over the world to cover up the glitches that didn't get fixed. It's all old
My Resume. The gritty details of my
I'm certified in Windows NT and MS Project.
Well, I was!!