Chris' Web page, Version 3.5

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Hi.

A short biography

I was born in San Diego, California, but my family moved out to the Boston area when I was only 2 weeks old. I grew up in Wellesley, and went to school in Pittsburgh at Carnegie Mellon University where I got a degree in Computer Science, with a double major in Logic & Computation. Since graduating in 1998, I've worked for Oracle Corporation.

I'm married to the lovely Keila Blanco. Our daughter Noelie was born on August 12, 2009 and Oliver was born June 5, 2013.

Interests

I play as much soccer as I can manage without injuring myself.

I like movies, in particular film noir. Here's a graph.

I'm fond of gadgets and lately have gotten a bit into photography. I shoot with a Canon DSLR and have taken to geocoding my pictures, even when I don't have my GPS tracker with me.

I have casual interests in systems programming, computer security, networking and administration. I tend to put my skills to use with useless tasks, such as graphing the amount of email I've gotten over the years.

I'm mostly responsible for the organization known as snurgle.org. It provides web, email, ftp, zephyr, and shell services for its members, who mostly tend to be CMU alums.

My resume (very outdated) is available as HTML or text. If you're a headhunter, note that I'm only interested in system-level programming in C or C++. I am not interested in Java or web programming. If this is what you're looking for, make me an offer I can't refuse.

Contact Information

 HomeWork
Phone 781.744.0214
email chris@chiappa.net chris.chiappa@oracle.com
Cell
617.470.6820
Jabber/XMPP/Google Chat
chris@snurgle.org
chris.chiappa@oracle.com
Twitter
ChrisChiappa
Zephyr
chris@SNURGLE.ORG
AIM
cdchiappa
finger
chris@lumberjack.snurgle.org
Address 25 Fessenden Road
Arlington, MA 02476-6023
Oracle OLAP Products
10 Van de Graaff Drive
Burlington, MA 01803-5146

My PGP keys are available at either here or your local keyserver. Key fingerprints:
PGP v2 B1 D2 68 61 D7 9E 62 B3 DE 11 75 2E 1D 63 DD A6
OpenPGP/GPG/v5+ DCAD 159D FA01 1C02 BCEE 9C75 AF05 EB25 FE24 73F5

Other email addresses I've used include griffon@snurgle.org , chris@alumni.cmu.edu, chris.chiappa@oracle.com, griffon+@CMU.EDU, griffon@club.cc.cmu.edu, griffon+@andrew.cmu.edu and even the archaic cc8m+@andrew.cmu.edu. If you are a former member of the Massachusetts-based Argus Computerized Exchange you might even remember griffon@ace.com.

People

helen andrew john rob emlyn zhiqi ekrem

Products

http-ssh-tunnel Tunnel ssh over https (perl)
Linux on the BP6 FAQ about dealing with the BP6 under Linux
Linux Tivo Extraction Outdated guide to extracting video from Series-1 Tivos Under Linux

Chris Chiappa
Last modified: Wed Sep 8 09:24:31 EDT 2010