Brian Zuzga's Personal WWW Page
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Where I've Worked
In reverse chronological order...
- Revolutionizing healthcare for everyone on the planet. We have a
mathematical model of human physiology and disease processes that will
help doctors, HMOs, pharmaceutical companies, governments, and NGOs
make better and more cost-effective decisions about treatment.
- Wily Technology
- I'm helping them manage all the world's web applications. Check it
out. We probably keep your bank and insurance company running, and
you don't even know it.
- BEA Systems
- I was the development lead for all the administrative tools for
BEA WebLogic Integration 8.1.
- ChemConnect Inc.
- This is my first true startup experience, joining as the
20th person or so. They want to change the way the whole chemical
industry works, and I'm really excited about it. Not bad when you
consider that it is the largest industry in the world at $1.3T a year.
- Pointcast Inc.
- Flooding the corporate firewalls of the world with more traffic
than they can handle and slowly bringing the Internet to it's knees
with our free news, weather, sports, stock, etc. application that
doubles as a screensaver. Instead of watching flying toasters while
on the phone you can view useful information. Did I mention it is all
free free free?
Was renamed EntryPoint and now called Infogate.
- I was working at Oracle HQ in Redwood Shores, California. I
helped the Internet Products Group write the Oracle Internet Server
1.0 and 2.0, later known as the Oracle Web Server and Oracle Web
MIT: The "Switzerland" Group at Technology Square
Also known as Project MAC.
- MIT: EECS Educational Computing Facility
- I used to work here for a long time, but don't work here
officially any longer. Occasionally I can be found around there
Other Major Interests
Perry N. Finley Foundation, Ltd.
-- Member of the Board of Directors
The Perry N. Finley Foundation is a not-for-profit charitable
organization formed in 1995 to continue Perry's work after his death,
dealing with the publication of complex scientific text on the net,
freedom of speech issues and concerns relating to privacy rights that
might limit those freedoms.
Where I Live
I'm currently living in San Francisco, California. I've tried out
other places in the SF bay area, and have decided that the city is my
We bought a house!
Previous Places Still of Interest
I used to live in an apartment right off the MIT campus that was a hop,
a skip, and a jump away from the building I worked in at MIT. I even
made a little web page so people can find my
apartment. Well, it's of little use now that I'm not there, but
isn't that what the web is for?
Before that, I used to live at Bexley Hall on the MIT campus,
probably one of the more strange places to live at MIT. I have a
decent page on the dorm, and I hope it's amusing.
Important Stuff You Should Read
- The David LaMacchia
- was organized to ensure that David LaMacchia
gets a fair trial. LaMacchia has been indicted by the federal
government for conspiracy to commit wire fraud by creating an Internet
bulletin board. The Fund's Web page provides information about the
case (from original sources only) and instructions on how to make a
donation. The Fund takes no position on the merits of either side's
- The EFF Homepage
- "The Electronic Frontier Foundation is a civil liberties
organization working to protect your rights online." I would
personally describe them as the ACLU for cyberspace. They are involved
in many worthwhile projects, and I think they could use all our
support. I'm a member, and would encourage anyone to join.
- American Civil Liberties Union
- The more traditional non-electronic version of the EFF.
- International Rhino Foundation
- I'm even a card-carrying member.
- SOS Rhino
- Don't miss out on the rhino photo safari.
- Useful FTP Sites
- This is mostly for my own use, but this is how I'll try to keep
track of interesting packages that I've ported to my machine. This
way I can check for updates quickly.
- On-ramps onto that tired metphor for the internet
- I got sick of using other people's meta-indices and waiting all
day for them to load, only to find out that half the links are dead or
out of date. So I made my owm little meta-index of things that I use
every day to find stuff when I'm surfing the web.
- Remailer Info
- I'm also keeping my own little list of remailers, since the lists
I used to use just got so chaotic.
PGP Public Key Server
- Can't remember all those keys? Don't want to have a 10MB key
file? Trying to find an old friend's key? Use the keyserver!
Common Lisp the Language, 2nd Edition by Guy L. Steele
- This is a really good book on Common Lisp that I use as a
reference quite often. It's also known as the green brick. I have a
paper copy which I actually use, I guess on-line media isn't at the
point yet that I can give up my paper copy yet.
(HAM) Amateur Radio Web Server
- My callsign is N1TNN. Find out all about the wonderful world of
HAM radio. Kinda like surfing the net without the wires.
Library of Congress
- The United States Library of Congress is putting more and more
stuff on the web each day. The most useful things are the on-line
legislative archive and soon to be on-line congressional record. The
most fun thing is the scanned images of the manuscripts for the
- U.S. House and Senate Information Online
- This is pretty impressive with full-text searches of all the
bills and resolutions, committee schedules, the congressional
calendar, and other items the congress-critters like to make
- A pretty interesting magazine with all kinds of useful tidbits.
- Nifty index service that you can index your server with too.
- This is a subscription service that gives you access to a full
version of the Encyclopedia Britannica.
My Fun Stuff
Stuff that I have a hand in maintaining, and can fix if it's broken.
The Unofficial Course 6 Underground Guide Stats Web Page (MIT only)
- The Course 6 Underground Guide is a publication produced by
Eta Kappa Nu (HKN)
, the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Honor Society, at
the end of every term. This guide evaluates all of the classes taught
in Course 6 and the instructors teaching them. Very recently, the
entire archive of these guides was made avaiable to everyone online.
This mini-project takes all this public data and manipulates it so
that you can produce nifty graphs showing the ratings of various
courses over the years.
pictures I have taken.
- A selection of vacation pictures, etc. that I've scanned in while
avoiding work on my thesis.
- Athena Haters Archive
- This is an archive of the mailing list email@example.com.
The Athena computer system is revered by some, and hated by many. This
mailing list reflects this sentiment, and it quite humorous if you
have the time.
- First it was crop circles, then it was mutilated cows, then it
was athena moving to AFS, then it was my sendmail daemon acting up.
Who knows who's watching you? I'll just keep the tin foil in my
windows to be safe.
- Some bad quotes and humor.
- Hey, if you don't like it. Don't read it! :-)
- Random Art Gallery
- Some interesting and often quite disturbing art that I found on the net.
Other Fun Links
Lots of stuff that isn't mine, but I like anyway.
- Old Fun Stuff
- These are items that used to be on this list, but I think were
getting tiresome, so I took them off.