Professional Information about Trent A. Fisher
My resume is formatted in troff (with some custom macros), and you can see a
postscript version of my resume,
an acrobat version of my resume, and,
an html version of my resume (though its a little rough looking).
Here is a list of programs/documents and accomplishments over the
years (some of them are not freely redistributable, sorry):
- p42svn -- I didn't originally write it but I worked on it for several years and am now the maintainer of it. It works far better and now does near real-time replication of changes from Perforce to Subversion.
- Perl msgs
-- The old BSD "msgs" program rewritten (in perl) to read
messages off a USENET newsgroup.
-- an email-based task system, similar to REQ.
I presented it as a work-in-progress at the USENIX LISA
conference in late '93.
- Sysgroup Handbook --
the policies and procedures of the group I managed at PSU
It contains one of the few bits of documentation on GIPR (q.v.)
- System Administration Class info --
I taught this class many years ago, and haven't touched the
- Groklog, a perl module which can detect and extract error
messages from a build log (NT and many Unix platforms).
This was the first component of...
- Buildmaster -- A nightly build automation system (ClearCase view
automation, web interface, &c.) used at Informix.
- A suite of tools to gather system info (disk space, VOB size,
Multisite queue sizes and other metrics) over time, preserve
this history in data files, and analyze and graph data.
- I am currently working on a rewrite/redesign of the last three
items. Partially because of design shortcomings, but also
because of a change of employers. The new ones are
- I was the webmaster for Technocracy, Inc. from 1994 to 2000.
I Scanned and converted a variety of articles from a variety of
sources including Atari floppy disks (eeek!), I ran several
mailing lists, and did some web site promotion.
- I ran one of the primary GNU Project web sites from 1993 to 1996
when the FSF set up their own
web site (sadly, personal commitments kept me from contributing
to the new site)
- A recursive-descent parser generator written in awk (old awk,
I wrote this in college... It only generates the function
skeletons, and is pretty rough, but it saved me a lot of tedium.
(Sadly I seem to have lost this...)
- One of my first Sysadmin projects when I was in college was to
run the Disksort Project for the Operating
Systems Class (the first year Mark Mason set it up, and I
maintained it; the next year I re-did what Mark had done).
During the second year, I was taking that class, so I evaluated
the benchmarks Mark and wrote:
Disksort Project -- Final Report.
(sorry if the formatting isn't quite right, but I used a
different troff back then)
- I wrote a manual for a new type of
headspace gauge (for gunsmithing), which was in use until the
inventor's (and company's) death.
Last modified 2 Jan 02 by trent