Welcome to the web page for John Thomas
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The commercial and social phenomenon of the WWW and Internet.
I am currently working part time for the Web Technolgy Department at the
IBM Almaden Research Center doing Java programming.
From February 96 to February 97, I left IBM and took a year sabbatical
to relax and have fun. During that time I spent many hours on the
computer, doing Java programming just for fun! (see my Java page
to see some of the results)
I was actively involved in 94 and 95, increasing the use of the WWW
within the Computer Science department
of the IBM Almaden Research
Center. I was involved with both building informational Web pages for
projects and individuals, and with Web facilities such as Java(tm)
for Web based Client/Server applications.
Object Oriented programming and databases
One of my previous projects at the Almaden Research Center included the
Garlic project ; which
is an object oriented interface to both traditional and non traditional
I live in Santa Cruz with
Audrey Trautwein and her son Chris and daughter Rachel, who is attending
Cal Poly. I have 2 daughters; Andrea, who lives in San Diego, and Erica,
who lives in Sacramento. The latest addition to our household is Kona,
a Retriever mix that we saved from the SPCA.
My favorite recreation is playing 2-person beach volleyball.
Checkout the up-to-date video camera shots of the Santa
Cruz Main beach volleyball courts (Interesting only on sunny days,
so check the weather
Santa Cruz is on the
border of the Monterey
Bay Marine Sanctuary which is a great place to go Sea
Although I prefer participating in sports, I do enjoy watching the San
Francisco 49ers on TV and am looking forward to next season.
I also enjoy eating and sometimes even cooking. On July 28th, Almaden
Research held a Chili Cook-off. Here is the recipe
for my entry. Also I have posted my favorite holiday potluck recipe: Jalapeno-Cranberry
I have also included my current favorite joke.
The only problem with living in Santa Cruz and working in San Jose is
that you have to make a long commute over the Santa Cruz mountains. That
is one of the main reasons why I no longer work for IBM! One commuter has
documented the bad drivers he encounters on his Highway
17 Web page.
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