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Eric Armstrong has been programming since before there were personal computers. He has worked as an administrator, systems architect, programmer, writer, and technical marketing specialist. In college, his interests centered on general systems theory, philosophy, political theory, psychology, and abstract math. He is currently a Document Systems Architect at Sun Microsystems, where he is using every single skill acquired in his previous incarnations.

As a programmer, Eric has done A/I programming, real time programming, and a ton of shell script hacking. He has written programming libraries, GUI apps, commercial systems, and once extensively refactored a telephony system. As a writer, he's written books and a raft of articles on programming, as well as fitness and nutrition.

In his personal life, Eric has been a martial arts practitioner and an Irish dancer. He enjoys running, golf, and outings with trekking poles. He plays 20 musical instruments--all of them badly--but has gotten to the point that he can play a passable version of a few Irish and Greek tunes on his mandolin.

At TreeLight.com/health, Eric writes about fitness and nutrition. At CitizensAdvisory.org, he focuses on taking the money out of politics--so we can return to governing on behalf of the people, the environment, and the planet.


Comments:

what's up with comment authentication failed? i want to contribute to your last post.

Posted by Jesse Inskeep on February 12, 2008 at 05:50 AM PST #

It turns out that when a thoughtful, intelligent person such as yourself is laboring over a masterpiece of prose that will soon become a comment, sufficient time can elapse that the post-enabling math question expires! When that happens, a new math question is presented. (The messaging is being modified to make the situation more transparent, so people know to answer the new question.)

Posted by Eric Armstrong on February 13, 2008 at 10:04 PM PST #

Hi Eric,

My name is Kushal Sharma and I work for Packt Publishing, a publishing company based in the UK. I am writing about our new project www.ThemesWiki.org, a Wiki that helps users design Web Themes and Templates on a wide range of Content Management Systems and related software.
I would like to have a feature of our site on your blog as I think it would be perfect for your audience. Your blog has a lot of information on technical content, and ours has an exhaustive library of tutorials on how to create Web Themes and Templates.

As part of my proposition, I am willing to include some relevant content from your bog on ThemesWiki.org and provide links to it as references.

If you are interested, I would be more than willing to send you a copy of our press release. If you wish to go through our site and write your own review about it, that too would be fine. For more information, please visit

www.ThemesWiki.org.

Looking forward to your reply.

Best Regards

Kushal

Posted by Kushal Sharma on April 01, 2008 at 07:04 PM PDT #

Hi Eric,

Just been through some of your write-ups. And I think its amazing.., not just because of the language, but also the breadth, design and the architecture as a whole.

Dont put the pen down!

Posted by Vishal George on October 30, 2008 at 04:58 PM PDT #

Many, many thanks, Vishal.
I think that is the best comment I have received, like, ever!
:_)

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hi eric i am doinng a school project on you its a biography i cant wait to do it

Posted by jessie on September 30, 2010 at 11:27 PM PDT #

sorry im doing my biography on the famous actor director and animator eric marley armstrong not you sorry for the mix up

Posted by jessie on October 13, 2010 at 04:40 AM PDT #

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