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Sam Rushing

Disambiguation

a.k.a. "Samual McClain Rushing".
I'm in my late, late 30's. Places you might know me from:

Email Address

Read about my email address:
my email address

Family

I'm married to a Jennifer. I have three children so far: Logan (1999), Noah (2001), and Audrey (2004). Twelve more are planned. Children are delightful little creatures. Except for when they're not.

Location

I currently live in Campbell, California in Silicon Valley. I never wanted to move here. California is too expensive and too crowded. But Silicon Valley is like a black hole that sucks Engineers inside the Bay Area's event horizon. Over the past decade it's grown on me somewhat, but I still pine for Seattle sometimes.

Work

I'm currently working on a self-funded project, Irken, which is an attempt to build a VM and compiler for a high-level functional language designed for massively scalable network servers. It will share many features of Erlang, but will support a Python-like syntax.

Interests

If you know what an Extropian is, then you may already know a lot about me. Consider this the result of early exposure to the writing of Robert Heinlein. To narrow it down a bit more, I'll just say that I'm not a Randroid.

Rants

If you know me, you're sick of hearing about these things.

Blogs

A better storage place for my rants - my blog, Curious Task.

My developer's blog for Irken.

Random Python Scripts

A collection of junk from my python scripts directory, accumulated since the early 90's. Some of them I didn't write. Some of them may even do something useful.

Photo Noise

Here is a tutorial I wrote on how to remove patterned noise from old photo prints using ImageJ.


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