I talk too much, but i'm trying really hard to get over that.
- real name:
- scott arrington.
- BS in electrical engineering from the University of Kentucky (1998).
- marital status:
- happily married since 8 (legally) / 29 (formally) December 2000 to one miss michelle elysse "llewyn" duncan, now mrs elysse arrington.
- associate engineer in business printer development at Lexmark since June of 1998. before that, an assistant system administrator for UK's college of engineering, et al. see the resume for more info.
- creating/listening to music, unix programming, reading (mostly classics and sci-fi), going to the movies, collecting Star Wars memorabilia, attempting to sleep.
- yvonne and zella.
- too numerous to list.
"whence comes the nickname?", you may ask. "kevin manning," may be my oblique answer. i will, of course, immediately follow it with more than you wanted to know: my freshman year of college (1993-4), i lived in Boyd Hall, on north campus, with lots of other weird people. when weird people get together, they get weirder. my, ahem, exuberant actions and often manic demeanor, and a case of flyaway hair (like the magical wispy floating hair on most of Jim Henson's muppets) prompted kevin to call me "muppet" one day. it stuck. later, janna hougland, in a fit of frustration, called me by an alliterative name involving "fraggle"... (the other word was not "freak").
"where are the capital letters?", you may ask. i'm a very bad typist, self-taught via programming in BASIC on a Tandy Color Computer 2 back in the old days. through utter laziness, i evolved the habit of no capitals. the lowercase "i" on the other hand, comes from the idealistic days in high school, writing letters (with these archaic implements called "pen" and "paper") to my friends. i don't believe in the false humility of the "put yourself last in a list" rule, but i also didn't think "i" was important enough to be capitilized always --- after all, it's a pronoun, not a name! yes, a stupid reason, but it's habit these days.
"what, no pictures? i thought everybody's homepage had a picture of the owner?", you may exclaim. and i will look at you in grave confusion. my homepage has LOTS of pictures, and even some of me. there are several in the aoy section, and many, many more scattered throughout this section (mostly in the other dir and the gallery). if you still want a portrait, here's a classy one: [classy mug shot].
"are you ever going to update this site? most of this stuff is the same as it was in 1997!". yeah. so? actually, i did just update some things, but honestly, i haven't changed *that* much.
Liam Neeson, on fly-fishing: "It clears the head. I stand by the river, and hours go by. I catch nothing. But I'm happy."
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