Welcome to my website; here you will find my latest posts about whatever comes to my mind.
I am a freelance Information Privacy and Security Consultant and Auditor, working around Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.
I am a big supporter of open source applications and appropriate ISO Standards implementations to secure information in a common-sense and sustainable manner.
I love digital photography, hiking (done it on in Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, and Australia – and one of these days in Antarctica) , fly fishing (in 6 continents), and reading science fiction, military, and espionage novels. I have travels in 120 countries.
I got the Amateur Radio bug while on my first CFS Alert tour (VE8RCS – 74-75, 77-78, 81, 86, 88), then operated at CFS Inuvik (VE8CFS – 74-76), CFB Kingston (VE3RCS – 76-80, 84-87), CFS Masset (VE7TAR – 80-84); my current call sign is JH1GRT (other call signs have been VE7VPC and VA2TWT).
Built my first computer, an Heathkit H89, running CP/M (should have used UCSD Pascal). It had two Z80 (2.048 MHz) CPUs with 64 KB addressable RAM and one 5.25″ diskette drive. Also, worked on a pair of TX-1 Apache Transmitter and RX-1 Mohawk Receiver 80 to 10 meter connected to a homemade coaxial-cable trap dipole antenna. I really miss Heathkit.
Now I am looking forward to experiment with software-defined radio systems. and my Raspberry Pi (a credit-card sized capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that a desktop/laptop PC does).
I have a passion for technology, continuing education, and NOT$, which is to philanthropy what the open source movement is to computer software. We provide information so you can support worthwhile organizations – directly, effectively, and transparently.