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Page updated January 4, 2016

To keep up-to-date with what I am doing and thinking, please see my "News" page, which is a blog, not daily but hopefully frequently posted to:


I can be contacted via my "Contact me" page here:


I am the creator of Puppy Linux, and was the chief developer until late September 2013, when I decided that after almost 11 years, it is time to retire. The community of Puppy enthusiasts have now taken the reins.
I kept on maintaining puppylinux.com until January 3, 2016, when I copied the entire site to an archive at:


So, please do not send me any bug reports or "please fix it" messages!

Home URL:

Myself at home:

...or rather, this is where I lived for 12 years, up until December 2011.
It was a great place, outside the small town of Perenjori in a rural region of Western Australia. At the time of writing, I am living in the outskirts of the city of Perth, but might go back to the countryside soon.

An extremely brief summary of my life, from a career aspect: I have degrees in electronic engineering, lectured at various universities and TAFE colleges, including Curtin University and Edith Cowan University, for many years ran various businesses, wrote some technical books. Now retired.

The following photo was taken by my daughter in February 2007. I'm holding their pet puppy, Vincent:



Wherever you see this image, this is my avatar, representing me. I use it on the Puppy Forum, my websites and a few other places.

More personal stuff

My visit to Tom Price

Visit to Melbourne, Dec. 2010