Jeff Silverman's web page
I'm the sysadmin of www.commercialventvac.com.
However, my day job is a Network Support
Engineer for F5 Networks. Prior to that, I worked two stints for Real Networks as a linux sysadmin.
I've been a general computer expert for Seattle Forestry Sciences
Laboratory (SFSL) (See the section on below).
was sysadmin at Mathsoft's
Data Analysis Products Division (next known as Insightful, now part of Tibco,
formerly known at
Statistical Sciences (Statsci).
Sometimes I write web pages and sometimes I write other software for
other things. I am also the president of Men
Abuse (MWAA), a domestic violence organization
to helping men with their abuse issues. I am a father, and I
purport to think about Jewish topics, and sometimes all of these things
overlap in various strange and wonderful ways. However, I have written
cluelessness, where, after much thought and deliberation, I decide
I haven't a clue.
I am also doing some free lance consulting for Area 51 Productions, a
start independent startup film and TV production studio.
Table of contents:
(Text in this Arial font are references to
Computer Stuff and Consulting
Personal Stuff (friends and family) and also I
have a page
of pictures. and a page with links to
all of my HTML files. My Geek
Domestic violence (really abuse) Stuff.
Real World Stuff including transit
information and links to the government
and my essay on fear of
My resume (using
open office BTW. The resume in Microsoft Word format.
Temple Beth Am did a Trip
to Israel, including a
list of web pages.
Transportation resources: planes,
trains, buses, bicycles, boats, automobiles.
Software engineering and computer system
engineering page. I am trying to make an unbiased comparison of operating systems.
comparison of operating system security between MS-Windows and Linux
which I hope you will enjoy.
I am working on an open source project, an
open source DNS monitor, with connections to E-mail, SNMP, a web
a command line interface and a VT100 interface. I am also writing
a book, Failure is Not an Option: a guide
to building highly reliable computer systems from cheap hardware and
open source software.. Also, I wrote an essay on Network Neutrality,
which tries to explain why this is a big deal.
Documenting the python dpkt package.
I am working on documenting Jon Oberheide's
dpkt python package, which is a python interface to raw packets.
I am building a decoder. The documentation is at dpkt.html.
Google Charts and Google's visualization API
For more information on my work with Google's visualization API, see
More essays on software engineering, most of which are now out of
Not Microsoft? A manifesto on software reliability and
Microsoft operating systems. Windows/NT
Alpha (Ha, Ha! If you want 64
you can use Tru64 Unix, Spell
(or is that Czech?) poem.
Viruses and Virus Hoaxes
There is a new standard in work from W3C for typesetting mathematics: MathML.
Do you have an Epson 1670 Perfection scanner running under linux and
Installing it is a pain, so I wrote
an installation procedure for the Epson 1670, SANE, and RedHat
Fedora Core 1.
operating systems were airlines.
On light and being: Kabalah
A comparison of creation stories. Evolution, the big bang, and the
creation stories of Genesis.
A management audit of the sedrah Noach - the Noah
story and the Tower of Babel.
Judaism and the Pittsburgh Platform, or why I am having troubles
getting Daniel to judaica studies.
Humor . Also, recipes for
Experiments in rendering Hebrew for
the Web. This is somewhat ironic because I don't know hebrew
(maybe I should learn!)
of the world, or should Jews eat out every once in a while?
Why are we here, which I
A short story about how how
I met the Messiah.
The map of the middle east I always wanted to draw. Now google apps gives me the technology to do so.
Stop the war in the Persian Gulf!
I got a letter
from Ingrid Brucato which was published Dec 12 2002 in the Seattle
Post Intelligencer. Ingrid also wrote
a letter to the editor with regards to North Korea, which has not
been published. Finally, I wrote a
letter about Ingrid's story, and how it is relevant to the Iraqi war.
Have you wondered why removing dams
from the Columbia river might be a
Me niether, but my son did, so I created a
calculation of Carbon Dioxide emissions resulting from removing a dam
from the lower columbia river.
I wrote an essay comparing gravity, elecromagnetism, and the
In reading it over again, I see that it really needs more exposition.
me to start blogging in public.
An Action Alert: Israeli Politics!
Please see ActionAlert.htmfor
on what the radical right religious minority is doing
This section is devoted to material which
doesn't really fit into other
categories and is mostly about people I care about. It does have
link to My resume,
and to my
patent (or, you can look at Delphion.com's
server). and my geek
|Jeff Silverman, Me!
Talaria website which
devoted to pain management in cancer patients.
|My wife, Judith Silverman
|My daughter, Sarah Silverman
locations in Seattle, Washington and Laguna Beach, California.
Check out Shanda
Fantasy Arts. and Sarah's
contribution thereto. Sarah did some of the art work for The
Adventures of Hanno and Loris.
|My son, Daniel Silverman
|My brother, John Silverman
|My sister, Judy Silverman, M.D.
|My son, John Racus
son's son, Randall Bruce Racus
|My son, Chris Racus
them by digital pager
Chris's personal web
|My Sister-in-laws' husband's sister, Nancy Erken
(Nancy is just learning the dark arts of HTML)
|My Sister-in-law's daugher (my niece) Betsy Hicks, and
|My neice, Caroline Hicks
|My mother, Goldie Silverman
||Camping with Kids
|My father, Donald Silverman, M.D.
||Wanda's science resume online
Pictures of people I care about.
Here is the rogue's
gallery. Some of the Lynch family recently got together in
Sea Tac, Washington, for a brief reunion. They took this photograph.My
Daughter, Sarah for a picture. Sarah drew this dragon
My son, or see this
link for a picture. I have two other nieces and a nephew:
(from left to right), Chara Lynch, Michael Lynch (I'm wearing the red hat), and Joana Lynch.
For my 43rd birthday, my daughter drew a
picture of an angel-tiger named Essence on the wing of a 737.
Web Pages of other people I care about
( firstname.lastname@example.org Mary
My ISP, oz.net (wonderful people).
Web pages of organizations I care
Area 51 productions
The main website is http://www.area51productionsllc.com.
working on two books, The
Sacred and We
The University of Washington
The Educational Outreach Department
The Electrical Engineering Department
Meldrum, who is now at The
of engineering at ASU, and
Mathsoft, Data Analysis Products
Makers of Splus (the
premier statistical analysis tool, for UNIX, Linux, and MS-Windoze), Mathcad (Computer Aided
Design for mathematicians and others who use symbolic mathematics),StudyWorks (Mathcad for
children), and Axum (A
plotting tool for PCs).
Overlake School Class of 1976
If you went to Overlake School, Redmond,
Washington, circa 1970-1976,
your page is on my
80486. Check it out and contribute some content.
Temple Beth Am, Seattle.
The University of Washington, School
of Engineering, Department of
My staff page.
Research Laboratories page.
The page for the School of
Engineering. The University's
Page, including a near instant webcam of the Ranier
Vista. My daughter has done art
work for them.
Summit School-Seattle Public Schools
I am a member of a team of high school
students who are running a web
site for the school, including running their own server. Check
also sent them a Spell Check Poem.
The Burlington Northern Sante Fe
I've been in love with trains since I was
a little kid. Here is their employee
page, which is called their timetables page, but they have a lot more
information than just timetables.
Mass is a world
wide movement celebrating bicycling
as a viable means of getting around in cities. Since I live in Seattle,
I would encourage people to visit the
Seattle Critical Mass web site.
I collect MIDIs
and MP3s, sometimes.
Maps: I love maps
The US Census TIGER
database (your taxpayer dollars at work!). The United States Coast and Geodetic
survey (USGS). Yahoo's Map server.
MapQuest has topological maps.
I am mastering a program called GRASS,
which is an Open Source GIS
system. Here is a map I made of the pacific
Weather, tides, and other time
The current time in Seattle, Washington
The weather is from the U.W
Department of Atmospheric Science.
and weather from NWBoating and NOAA. The tide information is also in tabular form.
radar for Seattle and vacinity.
See also the Time and Weather page.
Current highway conditions are at the Washington State DOT.
(Metro Transit in the University
District and at the Hub)?
Check out BusView
for the U district! The railroad station in Wenatchee, WA.
8 to Chicago leaves at 8:52 PM and Train 7 to Seattle
leaves at 5:30 AM.
Sometimes, I visit my sister in San Francisco. There is transit information there, too.
Want to take a bus from Seattle to the
College (TESC) in Olympia? I
created a page especially for the
My legislators from the 43rd district in the house: Frank Chop (D),
Edward (D). In the senate: Sen. Pat
State Department of Transportation, who has webcams of Seattle,Snoqualmie Pass,
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
The United States Department of
The National Forest Service.
The Forest Service The Pacific Northwest Research
Station in Portland Oregon.
Laboratory, which is also known as the Fire and
Environmental Research Applications Team.
US Coast and Goedetic Survey (USGS)
The White House
United States Congress
Our senators, Patty Murray and Slade Gorton. Slade
has a cooler web site, and is a more effective politician. Patty
is a much nicer human being.
The House of Representatives
Our Congressman, Jim McDermott
for Jeff Silverman
IBM has a patent server,
a database of US and other patents. Of course, my patent is
The bicycle to work day page: The
Cascade Bicycle club.
from my surfing using Netscape
Need Data Analysis software or services? Refer to S-PLUS or Axum; two great computer
My GPG public key is located at JeffSilvermanPublicGPGkey.html.
Why isn't this page more flashy?
Because this page is designed to give
you some critical information quickly
and efficiently. All of those bells and whistles and flashy
stuff get in the way of that. But Marketing people love that stuff, and
I suppose if you are selling something, marketing is important. I'm not
selling anything, I am just providing information.
Men Working Against Abuse (MWAA)
I am also passionately interested in the
cause of domestic violence and
abuse of all kinds. So here is a pointer to Men Working Against Abuse (MWAA), one
few organizations that is actually working with men who are in abusive
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Contact us (if
you are a human)
The Angel Home Page
I recently upgraded my web connection to DSL, and now I am running Linux on an 80486 with 16 Mbytes of
RAM; a web browser, mail server, FTP server, firewall, IP router and
it's running on free software. See to check
on the router statistics.
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