John Sellens' Home Page
I have written some things and presented some papers from time to
time, and I have
some of them available online.
is a data-directed SNMP threshold poller, written in Tcl with the
I have a small collection of references to
Problem Tracking systems.
I have another small collection of references to
SNMP Related Links -- SNMP is of course
the Simple Network Management Protocol.
I've got some
other stuff available too.
Here are some things that I am (or have been) involved in:
FASS - The FASS Theatre Company
- Information about UW's FASS Theatre Company,
entertaining people for over forty years
KWLT - Kitchener-Waterloo Little Theatre
- Information about Kitchener-Waterloo Little Theatre,
K-W's non-profit, all-volunteer, community theatre group, active since
1935. I have a number of
KWLT Newsletters online.
Markham Concert Band
- Information about the Markham Concert Band,
formed in 1978, and with over 65 members, it is one of the largest
community bands in Canada!
Band members include young and old from many fields of endeavour.
MLT - Markham Little Theatre
- Information about Markham Little Theatre,
Markham's non-profit, all-volunteer, community theatre group, active since
If you get confused between Markham Little Theatre and the Markham Theatre,
check out the Markham Theatre
Information about USENIX
- USENIX is the UNIX and Advanced Computing Systems Professional and
Technical Association. I was UW's liaison for the USENIX
Association's University Outreach program.
Student grants are available for students wishing to attend USENIX
conferences -- ask
Robyn Landers for details, or check out the
USENIX Student Programs
- Roland Sampler Users Group
I maintain a mailing list and FTP archive for users of Roland samplers,
known as the sgroup.
I've got too many, so now they're in a
separate quotes page.
Nonsense of Various Kinds
- How You Sleep Is Who You Are
I am not a morning person, I am an evening person.
Research suggests that
evening people are much more interesting than morning people.
- Are You Above Average?
If so, research proves that
you actually might just be incompetent.
- Search Engines Never Lie
In late 1999, early 2000 (i.e. in the deep, dark, past) if you asked
Google for things that were
more+evil+than+satan+himself, and you would have seen the true
(It's not nearly so effective anymore.)
I am a Geek
Proof that I am a Geek, including PGP keys
and so on.
Propaganda and Overhead
I use lots of freely available software every day. Most of my computers
run FreeBSD, and I use
retrieve an average of more than 1,500(!) mail messages a day.
(I'm on a lot of mailing lists.)
And I use the really cool
Website META Language
to generate (virtually) all my web pages.
(The Preceding is Free Volunteer Advertising for Worthy Causes)