``I hate paper mail and don't often answer phones''
Disks are for data
Paper is for bathrooms
- Tom Bayston Jr.
``Not afraid to get engaged in a conversation''
If this description doesn't sound like the Michael Richardson you know, then may it isn't. See our list of clones
Michael has worked for, and owned Sandelman Software Works since the fall of 1996.
Since the fall of 2009, Michael has been a maker member at CREDIL. CREDIL is a non-profit open source research lab. CREDIL maker members are engaged directly by a variety of primary industry innovators.
Michael joined XDSInc / SIMtone in the spring of 2007, and left in the fall of 2009. The company had such promise, but ran out of money. SIMtone was in the desktop virtualization business, and the Ottawa business Unit under Misha Nossik had the goal of selling to the public.
Michael works at his home office. The commute has its own problems - not enough exercise. In 2002, Michael took up Karate, and he is now a black belt at Douvris Westboro. I wrote an essay about being a black belt. And also one for the test..
Michael started Xelerance Corporation in 2003, and left in 2008.
Michael's third venture, Cooperix was started in 2002. It closed in 2008: EC2/SliceHost/Linode and iWeb provide better service at lower prices, just don't ask for a serial console.
Michael has worked on the Linux FreeS/WAN since August 2001, and has been the technical lead since April 2002. The FreeS/WAN project has as its goal secure 5% of the Internet traffic against passive wiretapping. The project has been funded by John Gilmore until June of 2003. Subsequent work has been supported by The Public Software Foundation.
Michael got involved in his second startup, Solidum Systems Corporation in 1998, doing multi-gigabit packet classification hardware. He spent time as software designer, chief software designer, and finally as lead field application engineer. He left in the summer of 2001. Solidum Systems was acquired in the fall of 2001 by IDT. Michael lost 4% per share, which isn't great, unless you compare it to Nortel!
Michael (in the guise of Sandelman Software Works) did a lot of consulting for SSH Communications Security working on their IPsec Express. SSW is no longer directly involved with the IPsec Express product, having gotten past the prototyping and proof-of-concept stages. Sandelman Software Works is still involved in the IPsec standardization process.
At one point, he was involved with Milkyway Networks. BlackHole versions 1.1 and 2.0 were created under his technical leadership. See the resume for more details. Later work involved so-called "advanced research", and you may want to look at my bibliography of network performance related papers. Michael made some money on this deal, despite Milkyway going public at $13 and dropping to <$2 before he could sell.
Michael Richardson was involved in the journal
Michael prefers a nice bicycle ride home, anytime of year. Michael was president of Citizens for Safe Cycling (CFSC) from 2001 to 2002, and past-president in 2003. Michael was treasurer from 1997 to 2001.
Cycling has many other benefits, one of which is that it reduces our culture's dependancy on Cars and oil.
Maybe you'd also like to check out the Auto-Free Ottawa webserver. Reading about The full cost of the car can be quite enlightening.
But there are many days (both too hot and too cold) when it is prudent to take transit. Think it sucks? help fix it.
Michael Richardson used to be a fourth year combined physics/computer science geek. He finally managed to find the spare cycles to finish the degree in fall 1995.
If you are setting up an account for me, and you have SSH installed, then please just install my >SSH public key in the .ssh/authorized_keys file.
I'd still like to switch to a career in launching satellites. But as you may notice, www.spaceport.ca seems to be dead. Apparently, they ran out of money.
We went to Greece backpacking in 1996. Seems like a very long time ago..
We are thinking about going to Chile. Backpacking might be too difficult, but driving around seems too boring. Bus? Bicycle isn't really an option either.
Oh gosh. Ten years of web surfing.