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At age 17 I wrote the Scepter of Goth, one of the first MUD games (1979). See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scepter_of_Goth. I wrote Screenplay in 1983, see the wiki. (As far as I know Screenplay is still unique.)

As a lowly undergraduate at the University of Minnesota I invented the RAID5 disk array (1986) for the Cray-2. My prior art trashed the Patterson RAID5 patent, which is why RAID5 can be found in Linux. My failure to file a patent lost me circa $1+ billion in royalties over the next 20 years Frown | :-( .

As a graduate student at the University of Illinois (1988-92) I made the mistake of dissing fellow graduate student Marc Andreessen for playing with Macs instead of "real" computers like the Cray-2 and CM-5 supercomputers that I worked on. His net worth later exceeded $1 billion. (Boy am I dumb or what?)

The past decade I have been writing advanced commercial tools for Windows Server (NT/2000/2003). I am the author of UPromote (1996) and UMove (2005), see http://utools.com. My tools do things that Microsoft claim are impossible.

In my adult years I have gained business sense. I refused offers to resell my unique software tools at a pittance. Today I am my own distributor with my own very successful international reseller network (see utools.com/reseller.asp).

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