Who I am: Simon Paul Travaglia
Born Hamilton, New Zealand in November '64, #2 of 7 kids
What I do:
Well, as of Nov 1993 I'm an Analyst/Programmer with the Information and
Technology Services Department of the University of Waikato. The usual
disclaimers apply here, we have a deal in which (unless otherwise stated)
I don't speak for them and they don't speak for me.
It seems to work.
As of end of 95, I'm more of a Systems Admin for Waikato's AIX machines (no geek talk please) which is more or less an ok job.
I was in Operations for years and years at Waikato University and for a year Enterprise Oil PLC in London, which was a pretty cool place to work, all things considered.
My personal interests are Computing, Photography, Television, Film and
Media. My musical interests are fairly diverse, but I enjoy the
the work of John Hiatt, hence the entry in my homepage. I like comedy of
all sorts, especially some of the "newer wave" British Stuff: "Comic Strip
Presents..", "Bottom" etc and would like to spend at least one month a year
in the UK (spending money allowing). I have been described as having an
'Anal Humour Fixation' (So I mention doo-doos and toilets from time to time,
WHERE'S THE HARM IN THAT!?!?!?!?!), an 'anti-Church outlook' (Hell, tell a
few Nun or Priest jokes and get burnt at the stake!) or being in need of
serious psychiatric attention (Axe murder a couple of pets and straight away
they think there's something wrong with you!). CUT ME SOME SLACK HERE!
NO-ONE'S BLOODY PERFECT!
My personal aims are to aquire all the Pentax K1000 cameras in the world. Everyone needs something to aspire to. K1000s, great cameras.
You've been good and I think I know you enough to open up to you. My personal shortcomings are: 98% of the time I don't have the patience for photography, Nothing annoys me more than a pointless meeting, I lose 'the muse' regularly, and I am a capitalist.
If you have a spare camera or $1000 and are feeling particularly generous (and let's face it, stupid) you could mail it to me at P.O. Box 13018, Hamilton, New Zealand.
Oh, and I don't completely understand half the things I write either...
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fax: +64 7 838-4066
P.s. It was brass and about 2 inches long.
P.P.S. I'm serious about K-1000's. Even ONE would be nice!