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I'm 19, go to UC Irvine here in Southern California, and am majoring in
Information and Computer Science. I have been playing on Macs for over 10 years and
working seriously on them for over 5. I do a bit of consulting (on the Mac as well as the
Dark Side), create HTML pages, and overall try to make people enjoy their Macs as much as
I enjoy mine. Alas - I have only a PPC6100 24/500, but am looking at the new PowerBase
systems from Power Computing.
Anyway - not to give you the impression that all I do is play on my Mac -- I'd better move
along. I love playing soccer and basketball. Better at soccer than B-ball, but can hold my
own in any game. I go crazy for my school -- who wouldn't go crazy knowing they're an
I'm always happy to talk about games, life and the whole scheme of things, so if anyone
wants to debate my reviews, my lifestyle, my Mac, please do. (As long as you know you're
Hope you enjoy the site, and the reviews.
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Alex's Email address
Andrew Glina is a programmer with 19 years experience, including
over 2 years using MASM32 Win32 Assembly Language. He started out programming
Apple //e computers
in BASIC and machine code in 1984, before moving up in the world to Acorn
Archimedes A3000 computers in 1990, and then to the A5000 in 1992. Then in 1994
down in the world and bought an Amstrad IBM XT. Unfortunately, he never
recovered and while he owns two Amiga 500s and an Atari ST, he is primarily a PC
user to this
He was born in Hobart, Tasmania (Australia) on the 31st of May 1975. After
starting a Computer Science degree he became bored with it all and joined the
Navy in 1996. After moving to Sydney he worked for about 3 years on HMAS Perth
then HMAS Hobart (both Charles F. Adams class destroyers) working on AN/SPS-52C,
eventually leaving the Navy after six years of service for family reasons. His
current project is Sinner Computing where he is the CEO, head programmer,
webmaster, local artist
and janitor. Sinner Computing focuses on small efficient programs written in
assembly language and Andrew has a strong interest in similar style programming.
Andy has been known to lo lock himself up with his computer and a modem
and go on what he calls "shareware crusades," where he stays on-line for days
searching for the most all-around fun
shareware programs out there. Not much else is known about Andy, whether that is good or
. . um . . . ?
Recently retired after 25 years as bomb disposal technician and criminal
investigator Andy and his family now live on the Gulf of Mexico in southern Alabama, USA.
Currently he is teaching hazardous materials operations, bomb disposal techniques,
fire/rescue operations, high angle rescues and confined space rescues to public service
agencies and private industries throughout the USA. Computers have been in Andy's life
since 1973 when he wrote a training manual for a government law enforcement computer
system. An avid user of PC's since their inception and picking OS/2 as his primary
operating system when V:2.0 made it's debut in the early 1990's. A member of Team OS/2,
President of an OS/2 user group and reviewer of OS/2 software keeps Andy busy when he is
not living his life in the fast lane
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Andy's Email address.
Althea Katz is either a very complex computer program which thinks it's a
person or the
quintessential netjunkie. She telecommutes to her job as a translator, runs an online
business with her husband, listmoms three email lists (and is a dominant presence on a
more), has published collaborations with other webwriters, ops an IRC channel, and has
begun creating webpages for non-profit organizations in Israel, where she lives with her
With a schedule like this, Althea has little time to search through piles of documentation
manuals. In reviewing Win 3.x software, her guiding philosophy states that with an
understanding of Windows basics, the user should be able to get at least mid-level
from the pull-down menus.
She runs both a 486/66 and a Pentium/100, both using Windows 3.11. A laptop or notebook
running Windows '95 is next on the wishlist.
In her spare time, she writes fiction and feature articles for those unfortunate few not
online and tutors newbies on the ins and outs of the 'net.
Althea Katz can be reached at soferim@Netvision.net.il
I am an "Angel Retentive" (as my friends like to refer to me)
native Connecticut computer addict. *smiles* I LOVE finding new programs to download and
try, and of course half the fun is dragging my friends into trying them too. I've had my
fair share of programs that friends won't let me forget! (A few that have redeemed me
too!) I hope to find many treasures as a member of the SharewareJunkies team! Thanks for
allowing me this pleasure! *Very Big Smile*
First of all, the name is taken from a Bob Seger song, and of course, not my given name . . . But I spend so much time on line, I don't answer to anything else anymore!
I'm a 42 year old wife, mother of two, stepmother of three, and grandmother of one adorable five month old girl. In my past life, I was a lawyer, and a very unhappy one. I became hooked on computers and the internet about three years ago and am largely self-taught; there was that stint I did as a software technician for a large ISP!
Now, I'm a stay-at-home wife; I care for my wonderful, elderly father-in-law and my cats (the third love of my life!). Of course, the husband gets some attention along the sidelines *LOL*. I love spending time online; my best friend in the entire world is a wonderful lady I met online (she was matron of honor at my wedding). I also met my husband online! I love webpage building and design, and my husband and I have our own webdesign company; I also love music. In music, my tastes range from soft rock and new country (like Elton John, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Collin Raye, Alan Jackson) to some borderline hard rock (AC/DC and Aerosmith).
I'm always playing with my computer, trying to make things better and fine tune the software, and I love trying out new software. I never met a program I didn't want to download! If you'd like you can contact me at my e-mail address below:
I am a 67 year old female with a background in art and computer art. I moderate a list for users of graphic software called email@example.com with webpage at
http://www2.netdoor.com/~annrob Together with my husband we own and operate a music production company and have a Western Swing Dance band called "Aubrey Roberts & Good Ole Boys".
I'm 15, living in Sydney Australia. I have five sites and am working on
more. I basically just like grooving to music, making movies, and computers. I have
appeared on the "World's Richest Game Show", Sale Of The Century and won some
funky stuff. I'd like to say hi to Janelle, Glen, Pat, Ben, Tobes, Ninsi, Geoff, Alfie,
Simo, Lacho, Feebs and all the other groovy people I know at Fort Street.
My name is Audrey F. Locke.
I was born in England of Guyanese parents, and moved to Guyana when I was 4. I came to the
US in 1981 as an 18 year old. I am a 1987 graduate from Boston University (Mathematics)
and a 1993 MBA graduate from Pace University. I like computing (love it really), reading,
art, movies, teaching math, dancing, friends...pretty much anything fun :)
I am a Senior Business Systems Analyst with a software company in New Jersey.
Beacon-NaviSys is one of the fastest growing software companies in NJ, and it specializes
in software that administers Life and Annuity Products. Before Beacon-NaviSys, I worked at
Prudential Insurance for almost 10 years.
All About Me!!
I am a second year law student at George Washington University in
Washington, DC. I have been a technophile and Trekkie since 1994. I was born in Guyana,
South America and migrated to the US 10 years ago. I plan to practice computer law, or
some other field of study merging law with computers and technology. I always thought that
being a lawyer would be the perfect career for me but now I find learning about computers,
technology, internet, and the like, much more fascinating. I love shareware mainly because
I am student and I cant afford to spend hundreds on computer software. Shareware lets me
try out various different programs (and keep up with the latest computing programs out
there) for a pittance.
Thirty-something former system analyst but now a stay at home mom. I have always been a
learner when it came to computer software and am self taught in many areas. Directions and
files?? Who uses those ?!... I headed up a software committee who's primary focus was to
evaluate and recommend software (that's why I felt I would fit in here) for business use.
usually be found playing on the net , creating new graphics or finding hot links for my
homepage. I've been on the net for some time now and am your typical "Net
Junkie". I am forever
downloading shareware and it got so bad I had to buy a zip drive just to store it all!
I am in my late 50's-born on the wrong side of the computer age. I was
raised in Illinois, but now live in God's country, the mountain area of Western North
Carolina. I am a full time college student duel majoring in computers,(information systems
and graphics and designing.) I carry a 4.0 grade average, a member of the Honor Society,
and the Public Relations Officer of the Student Gov. Ass. I spen about 12-14 hours a day
on a computer. My favorite passtimes: designing web pages, making all kinds of graphics,
horses, tropical birds, victorian sewing and painting on porcelain and wood. My Goals: to
work full time in the computer field. To teach the handicap, shut-ins, and the elderly in
learning computer skills. With God's help I will reach these goals. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. If all goes well I will have a web site
within a month. I use a AMD K5 processor and it rates 5 stars in my opinion.
Betanik has got to be the youngest Junkie yet! Just to prove that the old
fellas going over
the hill aren't the only ones to worry about the number of years they've spent on the
sauntered over to the Internet and started lying about his age, pretending to be the
teenager that he wasn't. Not a soul has realized that he has not had a birthday in three
He operates a small bulletin board in Singapore, which he started before arriving on the
achieving the status of the youngest sysop in Singapore to have a 24 hour board
holding on to the title only for slightly less than two years - he had to grow up). After
he intends to pursue a degree in Information Technology and make his mark on the great
by returning to his hometown Kuching in Sarawak, Malaysia and latching on to the
He can be contacted at: email@example.com
A year ago I was a "Devout Confirmed Celibate Single" who swore she would never marry again. Now I'm in "Recovery" and happily married after a 13 year leave of absence! Turns out that the "guy next door" and I have been in love for years and didn't know it! The whole neighborhood knew, but it was a surprise to us! So I've been on a short "leave of absence" from Junkies while settling down with my new life, but I'm back now and ready to review!
I love getting my hands on a new program to play with! I have a variety of interests in software from business applications relating to my own e-commerce site (scoozies.com), to graphics and website design, and crafts. And I'm in that group of techies who know enough computer-related things to be very dangerous, so when I review software I'm not speaking as an expert, but as a fairly average consumer. I mainly review things that have a relevance to my own life so that I can put it to practical use for a really fair review. Gotta be able to use it, to review it!
In my "spare-time" I enjoy working on renovating an old cabin on the lake my husband and I bought, and working with and training companion pets. Spending time with my husband is the most important thing, though. You can e-mail me if you'd like to at firstname.lastname@example.org. I enjoy hearing from software developers whose work I've reviewed and other fellow junkies of all kinds!
I am 42 years young, semi retired since 1995 and have just started my own
Business called Creative Advertising Systems (Still under construction). I have been
involved with PC's for the past 7 years. This included Hardware, Software, Novell and NT4
Server networking, Video Conferencing, Access Database Management, Software Development,
Financial Management, Programming etc, etc. Basically anything to do with pc's. At home I
an intranet which consists of a 586DX133, 32meg ram, 1.2geg H/D running Winnt 4 server. My
workstation is a Win95 Pc and my printing is handled by and Intel print server. I have
accessing the internet for the past 18 month's and must have downloaded over 300 meg of
shareware, careware and freeware. Although I am a firm supporter of Microsoft products I
found that there are some excellent shareware, careware and freeware software available
download, some as good or even better than the commercial stuff. I am also a beta tester
various Internet Companies and also belong to various Web Forums. When I am not playing on
Pc's the chances are that I will be involved in my other past time which is Radio
Cars. I love the sea, swimming and music (All types, preferably Heavy Metal). I am looking
forward to being a junkies reviewer and hope to meet (via e-mail) some of you fellow
out there. I have noticed that there is a varied selection of nationalities present, now
can add a South African to the list, just goes to show that the Internet does make the
I am a 54 year old male living in Newburgh, Ontario, Canada. For those who
don't know our country well, it's about halfway between Toronto and Montreal. To set the
record straight, while I live in the greatest country in the world, there are only two
kinds of people, the Scots, and the ones that want to be:-)
My two passions, or at least the ones I can write about, are history and computing. I have
loved history since I was a small boy and reading is one of the great joys of my life. I
enjoy all periods of history but I have spent the past 25 years studying the American
Civil War, with numerous visits to various battlefields.
I have owned computers since 1983 and I am actually on number 5, an ancient 486/66 running
Win95. I have always been a software addict so becoming a reviewer is a natural
progression, assuming I can write. My goal is to help in some small way to make the
consumers choice of software a little bit easier and a lot more informed. If I can
accomplish this I will regard reviewing as an effort well done. I welcome any and all
comments or suggestions and I can be reached at email@example.com
I am affiliated with the criminal justice system and was a SYSOP for a
major on-line service. A single mom, my teenage son and I reside in a major metropolitan
city located on the east coast of the USA.
My first computer was a VIC 20 which I sold about 6 years ago for $20. My son learned his
alphabet on that machine. Since then I have owned 4 other PCs, the latest being a Pentium
233 Desktop and a Pentium 166 Laptop. I am contemplating building one myself as I no
longer feel intimidated or awestruck.
I have created a few web sites (nothing special really) and like to employ some of the
"latest" innovations. My most recent page has Java fireworks.
WHEN I am not on my PC I enjoy traveling, music, and matters financial.
I hope my contributions here will be of the same high quality that is produced by the
Why did I want to become a "Junkie?"
Hundreds of hours of my life have been spent in Silicon Valley engineering
labs, as an invited guest, earnestly trying to find ways to make software and hardware
products blow up. Or to see if they really worked. I always figured, as a technical
writer, that the best way to make sure my manuals shipped with the product, was to make
sure the product shipped in the first place. Since the developers usually shared this
latter goal, they'd give me a product spec, a pot of coffee, and often, my own bench, at
which I'd get up close & personal with their latest brainchild.
I've never thought of myself as any kind of expert. In fact, to do tech writing I think
it's better that you're not. Then it's easier to take the prospective user's point of
view. My personal credo continues to be, "It's not what you know, but what you know
to ask." (I invented that one myself.)
Oh, I did my share of copywriting for high tech companies -- speeches, scripts, brochures,
news releases, white papers, backgrounders -- but the point of these documents is to gloss
over the very same soft spots the tech writer digs into. I didn't just want a product to
sell. I also wanted it to work right.
(In case you're interested in what companies I wrote stuff for, they included: Northern
Telecom, Bell Northern Research, Southern Bell, US West, Lear Siegler, DEC, Intel, a
couple PBS affiliates, and a bunch of Silicon Valley startups.)
Hence the attraction of reviewing stuff for Shareware Junkies. We have the carte blanche
here to give the software we evaluate an honest, fair appraisal. It's nice to find
shareware that knocks your socks off, and to be able to tell everybody about it. And, if
there's room for improvement, well, it's only fair to say so. That's how things get
Oh, and as for a more "personal" profile: does anyone really care? Okay. I like
peanut M & M's, Quarter Horses, riding mountain bikes, and reading suspense novels.
And of course, computers. And coffee. I'm married to an attorney and have two rug rats who
are smarter than I am.
(BTW, a friend just sent me the above picture of myself...... I'm better known for my java
consumption than my gorgeous mug anyway. It works.)
I'm 23 years old, and currently live in the Cincinnati, OH area of the
U.S. (though I've spent a good bit of time in the Ft. Lauderdale/Miami region of Florida).
My primary interests are computers, high-end audio/video, and martial arts.
For computers, I've been programming them for about 15 years or so, and started a
shareware company several years ago called Enterprise Software. Recently, I merged with
BattleAxe software to form a new shareware and consulting company called TriVectus. We
hope to do great things for the Mac!
On the audio side, well, simply put, I love to listen to music and watch movies, but I
like the experience to be as accurate as possible (versus just loud and with lots of
bass), so I've spent much more money than I should have buying audio gear from companies
most people didn't know existed, and on gas traveling a couple of hours to see a movie in
the theater because I insist on THX. Such is life. When I'm not programming or getting
kicked in the head (see next paragraph), I can be found sitting silently and seriously in
the sweet spot of my audio system, enjoying a good movie or CD. But don't you dare
Ah, the martial arts. I've been at it since 1980. I've practiced in several styles, most
recently Aikido (though I still teach Tae Kwon Do). The martial arts have had a huge
positive impact on me... they turned me from a trouble maker kid into a perfect human
specimen. Okay, maybe not -perfect-, but at least tolerable now ;-). No matter how old or
young, how fat or thin, or how athletic or not you are, I highly recommend getting into
the MA. You won't regret it!
Those are my primary interests. I'm also into a few other things, like astrophysics,
SCUBA, Star Trek, and driving (as in cars... give me a 911 Turbo and a nice, empty, curvy
road; I'll come back as I run out of gas). You can read about TriVectus at http://www.trivectus.com/. You can read about me at http://miavx1.acs.muohio.edu/~williar2/.
You can mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or just send
me a subspace transmission (definitely the easiest way to reach me).
Name: Brent Stuart Age: 33 City/Country: Dunedin, New Zealand Hobbies:
Radio, short-wave radio listening, electronics, painting and reading.
Thank you for allowing me to become part of the SharewareJunkies team. I guess we owe a
debt of gratitude to the father of Shareware Jim Knopf. Without Jim where would we be?
I was fortunate enough to buy my own home in 1984 - it's a white (c.1910), 3 bedroom,
style Villa - and have lived in Dunedin all of my life. My family did move around the
for about 5 years living in Hotels, which my father managed, for a New Zealand brewing
I am single and have no children (perhaps a wife and children when I have time!).
My first introduction to computers was the Sinclair ZX-81. Wow! I had a lot of fun using
little computer. It had 1Kb of RAM (expandable to a massive 16Kb) but I have no idea at
speed the CPU was rated! The worst design fault was the 16Kb RAM upgrade pack. If the pack
was bumped it usually fell out of the slot in the back of the computer keyboard and you
lost all of
that valuable BASIC code that you just spent hours typing. Then I purchased my very own
Sinclair 48Kb Spectrum for NZ$400.00 dollars. It was a huge improvement and I spent many
hour typing in basic code from various computer magazines. From there I graduated to an
IIGS and spent much time doing assignments for college and high school. The Apple IIGS was
great machine except for the lack of available software and its prohibitive cost. In
1993 I studied for my Amateur Radio license and needed a decent : - ) computer for
amateur radio satellites - so I ditched the Apple and bought a 386 33mHz IBM PC with 4mb
RAM. I have since upgraded - in late 1994 - to a 486 DX4-100 with 16Mb RAM running Windows
I joined the Internet web of worlds in Jan 1995 and from there I have mastered the basics
HTML and have designed my own homepage called `WebTALK'. The `WebTALK' homepage
specializes in Internet video, audio, T.V. and Radio websites, and software for those
audio/video etc. Magazines and newspapers on the web, and 3D Chat and VR sites are also
discussed. Plus there are links to my hobby related pages that I keep for amateur radio
purposes. I have designed other pages for friends and one for our local amateur radio
the spare time that I have left I am studying C++ which is part of a Certificate in
I would like to make contact with other Shareware reviewers - get my email from the
office - or visit the `WebTALK' homepage: http://www.es.co.nz/~bstuart/home.html
I am a computer engineering tech, who as you can tell enjoys doing
software reviews on the side. As opposed to my sister Stormy I am able to keep my ducks
all in a row. My big problem is finding the them in the first place
Like all of us I tend to spend too much time in front of the computer, but decided to do
something constructive while I was at it.
At present I write software reviews for at least 2 companies, so I better cut this short
and get back to work.
Just wanted to say that I am proud to be a Junkie (not too loud as it sounds funny.)
I live in a small retirement city in southern California called: Hemet. I've been
addicted to computers since I got my first computer from "Make a Wish
Foundation," and in case you don't know, "Make a Wish" gives terminally ill
children a "wish" (and in my case it is a AV. Canal Defect in my heart). After a
month it broke... I spent the next month reading computer manuals, and got to know DOS
like the back of my hand. Five years later, I've completed 2 years of AP Computer Science
scoring a 3 on the "A" test and a 5 on the "AB" test. I still have one
more year of High School left before 4 years of college. My hobbies include the
"C" programming language and 3D engines. I've never actually released any of my
software because I felt it wasn't necessary for another Wolf-3D, Text editor, or whatnot.
I love porting software even though I have not done it that much. I see in my future a
degree in Computer Science and Physics. I'm still deciding on a college but am thinking of
UCSD, UCI, University Texas, MIT (yeah right), or University Washington (not DC). My
biggest concern is cost... so if any of you college scouts, professors, (or whatever your
title) are looking for another skilled Computer/Physics major student (hint hint) I'm
willing to go almost anywhere, if a scholarship is involved... he he. You can usually find
me on all (or most) of the OS/2 News Groups, or on IRC #chat and #os2 under the a nickname
(or handle) "Driver" unless someone else uses it.
Go ahead and Email me (for gripes or help in DOS, OS/2, Win95) at email@example.com
Hello my name is Buster Prine .
I guess you all know that I am a SHAREWARE JUNKIE or I wouldn't be on this page. :) I'm
really glad to be a part of such a great team . I am 39 years old and have been unable to
work since 1994.
(Health issues ya know)
But I can still sit in front of a computer, just ask my wife !!! I love to try new things
on the computer ,so if I can do it anyone can. In my REVIEWS I am honest, I try to look at
a lot of things from the Positive side. The programs I Review are from a wide range of
applications I never drop a review in mid stream ( again ask my wife.he he) I look at
things not as who's the best or worst , but,the program it's self. And if anyone ever
needs help with any of the programs I have reviewed please feel free to contact me vie
E-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) Or if you have a program you
would like for me to review I would be pleased to do that as well. And remember - The
FURTHER you go , The CLOSER you are Have a Grateful Day , Peace to you all........
I'm Cassidy, a 29 year old woman in Indiana. I am currently
working part time as a cashier in retail and preparing to attend college in
about a month. I plan to study to be a medical assistant and eventually get in
to nursing its been a long time dream for me to have a job helping people. I've
been on the internet since 1996 when I got a 486 laptop from a friend of mine.
I've had(and built) serveral computers over the years and currently write
software reviews from a AMD Athlon 64 4000 running Windows XP Pro or my backup
box which is a humble P4 2.8 GHZ :) I hope that by writing reviews I can point
out the good and the bad so people can avoid wasting thier time, or worse yet
purchasing software that really doesn't do what they are wanting.
I am Charles C. Hoffmeyer. I am into Software Testing and Evaluating. My
e-mail address is Charles.Hoffmeyer@lsj.com
I hope to some day work for Microsoft. I am a big Microsoft fan also.
I have been using computers all my life. In school and at home.
I wouldn't call myself a computer nerd, but I do like using them. I like making
webpages even though they don't amount to anything. Check out
http://www.4scouts.net - the site is always
"Under Construction" because I have no idea what to make a site about. I am a
Life Member in the Handyman Club of America. I am a Boy Scout and am currently
the rank of Life, hopefully I will become Eagle some time soon.
Name: Chris (Somner) Perez
Features: earing, freckles (not a lot, but distinctive)
Fav food(s): Taco Bell, mashed potatoes (with lotsa butter), and corn
Fav things to do: Hockey, basketball, volleyball, soccer, NetStuff, BBS, collect comics,
draw and read
Dislikes: Most people who smoke cigarettes or anything in that area.
Famous saying: "You Fool!"
Ambition in Life: To make it through life in one piece
Favourite Women: Debbie Dunning, Pamela Lee-Anderson
Fav movie(s) of all time: Terminator, T2, Star Wars Trilogy and Nightmare on
Elm street series
Fav sports team: Toronto Maple Leafs (hockey) Toronto Raptors (basketball)
Detroit Lions (football) and Chicago White Sox (baseball)
Hello all! My name is Chuck Glover and I am a 32 year old professional
student according to my wife and family. I have a B.S in Public Administration and am just
finishing up my B.S. in Computer Science after which my wife hopes that I will go out and
get a real job and support her :] I have been working with and on computers since my
senior year in high school way back in 1983 where I started programming in Basic on an
Apple IIe and worked my way up to Assembler, Cobol, C++ and am now teaching myself the
Visual aspects of C++ and Basic. Though I can program in a variety of languages, my first
love is hardware, building and upgrading PCs of which I have done literally thousands of.
I run a small side business of computer repair out of my home in Winona, Minnesota which
makes a meager but honest living. I have a passion for Shareware and literally download
and test hundreds of programs a month with a special love for utilities which will be the
main focus of my reviews however I will check out other programs as well. If you have a
question or comment about my reviews please feel free to contact me at Nightmover@hotmail.com
I am an USAF wife and a stay at home mom. I had gotten hooked on computers
over 5 years ago and love them to death. There is nothing like your morning coffee after
getting the kiddy off to
school and reading your e-mail. I can be found in Dalnet using mirc. Or On icq.
I have tampered with a few BBS Boards since coming down south (Bossier La) 3 years ago .
But I am a New Yorker through and through. I miss my state and will go back there after my
I love to explore and find new and exciting shareware as well as freeware files to see
what ppl are making. I have recently started a webpage and have helped others make theirs
as well. I am also a graphic junkie and like to keep things updated and fresh. Don't like
to see things be the same all the time. I love the hands on. I have always learned
everything I could about a computer as well as what makes them tick.
I enjoy getting into the hardware of computers, I can fix them as well. Learned it on my
but asking also helps.
Clifford Lynch is a small time independent software producer and computer
technician. He enjoys keeping up with the latest software that's changing the face of
computing today. Cliff also hosts his own small network of web pages and actively surfs
the web, scouring for software or other areas of interest. You can check out his web site
My name is Cindi Prorok, I am a technical web site designer in Orlando and I am always
searching for new programs that will make my life easier for creating corporate web sites
that are visually appealing and easy to learn. I am very creative but I just don't have
the time to learn many difficult software programs. If it's fast, easy, and produces a
high quality finished result - That's what I want! When I find these programs, I will pass
the info on to you so that maybe it will make your life a little easier too.
I live in England and work as a freelance writer, Web site designer and
telework employee for an Internet service provider. I led a boring existence for over 40
years in Atlanta, Georgia, USA when a chance meeting via the Internet happily changed my
In 1996 I replied to a Web personals ad placed by Phil King of the
United Kingdom. We began an online and offline long-distance romance that continued for a
full year before I finally traveled to meet him in February 1997. Our meeting was so
successful that I returned to Atlanta only to fold up my old life and to say goodbye to
family and friends. I moved 4,000 miles to rejoin Phil in the lovely village of
Portchester. We were married 4 July 1997 and I will soon become a British citizen. I was
formerly a Junkies reviewer under the name of Connie McFarland.
Visit my LoonyVerse site for fun, weirdness, to
download midis and to take part in my Internet romance
Let me design your Web site:
Need desktop publishing services?
E-mail me at: email@example.com
I'm a sophomore at Logan High School, home of the Grizzlies! I run Cross
Country and play
Tennis in addition to fooling around on the computer. I absolutely love Macs and loathe
Windoze. If anyone is also a Mac-lover, they should join the EvangeList
I'm a 4.0 student and want to become an engineer or
something else so that I can work with a Mac.
"I am a Glass sculptor using traditional wheelcut techniques. My
husband and I have a Studio in
Oakland, CA. My artistic designs reflect those things that represent the inner qualities
Self, which by the way, our desktops reflects the same. And the beauty of each individual
is in the eye of the beholder, just as much as our desire is to remove all 'default
and to fill in the gaps and empty spaces of our harddrives.
When computers started hitting the nerves of innocent bystanders, fellow artists started
telling me about all of the wonderful graphics programs that could help me in designing my
work. After feeling like a cat being thrown into the water, I jumped in and bought one in
September 1995. Up until that moment, I never touched a computer nor had the desire to do
was a Purist at heart for the 'long-road' way of doing things. I got connected to the
went looking for those potential softwares that supposedly was 'out there' for the
I found I had an addiction that had to be fulfilled. I soon discovered the benefits of
in the keyboard and plunging into hardware upgrades and got hooked by the 'big
one'...SHAREWARE! Needless to say, nowadays... going to Computer stores
and browsing the
shelves for software is definitely an extinct activity.
...And so you ask, "When do you have the time for your glass work?" I boldy
answer, "When I've
run out of software to evaluate!"
I was born August 11, 1959 in Reno, Nevada. Grew up (okay, sort of) in a little hick town in Ohio. Graduated from high school in 1977 with a grade point average of 3.85, and yeah, I coulda done better!!
Started college, but hung THAT up after 1 year 'cause it wasn't challenging enough. Got married in 1979 and immediately set about breeding. Had three kids in 5 years. No small feat since I'm 5'1" and weigh in at less than 95 pounds! Separated in 1986, moved to Florida. Got divorced in 1988. Having learned absolutely nothing from previous experience, got married again in 1990 and again, immediately commenced to breed, bringing my total "litter" to four. Two boys, two girls. Got separated in May this year, divorce in progress. Still having learned zero from experience, getting married to round three as soon as divorce is final.
Over the years, my employment resume has become so bizarre that I hesitate to include it!! However, it will give you an indication of what I'm about, so read on!! I have been employed as (get ready!) a deckhand on a commercial shark fishing boat, a cashier at a supermarket, a licenced practical nurse, a hotel housekeeper, a secretary, a veterinary technichian, a construction laborer (ended up running the crew!), a bartender, a warehouse manager, a licenced avian breeder then consultant, a mental health counselor (didn't complete licencing. Too soft-hearted to handle the case load.), landscape designer, hospital nutritionist, hand model, and most importantly, a full-time mom, sometimes single, sometimes not.
This is perfect 'cause you have so many programs for review that I can't get bored doing just one thing!! I'm having a blast with it!! And learning all the technical aspects of computer-works while I'm doing the reviews. It's great!!!
Hobbies/Interests. Easy to summarize with an all-encompassing EVERYTHING, but here are some specifics. I love to read, anything from trashy novels to Tolstoy. Stephen King, Dean Koontz and John D. MacDonald are my all-time favorites. I write lots of short stories, fiction and children's stories, but never have bothered to go for having anything published. Just give 'em to people and the kids' stories I give to the superintendent of the county school district and he sends 'em out to all the kindergarten teachers. I guess they must be good 'cause I always get calls asking permission to pass 'em on to other people. Lawsuit paranoia, ya know!! Poor folks think I'm a legitimate author!! Nah, just havin' fun.
Maybe someday though. I breed tropical fish, too. Won't sell 'em til I get the genetics right for perfect specimens. Just about got it down. And cooking. I'm the official neighborhood chef when someone throws a party or other event. All homemade, no cans, boxes or bottles. Mostly good old farm girl foods, but throw in some exotics for variety. Might do catering someday, too. Who knows? I'm open to any possibilities!! Okay, I'm REALLY done now. Reviews en route to ya!! Thanks, Cynthia Phillips (you get the idea)
Name: Dale Bulmer Age: 15 Country:Australia
Type of reviews preferred - Role Playing games - Win 3.x or Win 95
I am a 15 year old reviewer, possibly the youngest junkie yet. I am interested in a wide
of shareware from disk utilities to games. I have recently set up a web site of my own and
plan to design shareware programs my self. My internet site is HTTP://free.websight.com/Bulmer
My reviews give a teenagers point of view to programs rather than the views of 'older'
reviewers. No offence to anyone else. I am very interested in the ease of installation
section of the review as I know that there are many people out there with a lower level of
computer knowledge and just want to use the programs rather then spend there time setting
If you have any programs that you wish to be reviewed by me don't hesitate to Email me at
Bulmer@netc.net.au. I will consider any shareware
but prefference goes to smaller porgrams as
I do not wish to spend too much time downloading.
I'm looking forward to producing quality reviews for you to read so look out for my latest
reviews at the sharewarejunkies.com site.
I have been involved with computers since 1993. I have written
many programs for Windows since the Windows 3.1 days. I currently own a
software company and write many shareware and freeware utilities for Windows.
I have extensive knowledge of the inner workings of Windows and how programs are
supposed to operate.
I am also a Shareware Junkie! I love shareware. Almost all the software on my
computers are shareware or freeware.
David Avery is an anthropology/film student who plans to go to graduate school in
Scotland for a degree in Celtic studies. He runs the Age of the Mystics web site, which
host the nets largest selection of computer role-playing games. He is also developing his
own shareware CRPG, also called Age of the Mystics, which he hopes to release soon. If the
game is successful he will use the money to shoot a ethnographic film in Indonesia,
documenting the cultural impact of tourism and missionary work.
Contact the Junkies for David Avery's
Ciao, I am Davide, landed on the earth 31 years ago, the 11th
of march in Rome, Italy, with only one idea in my mind: become a medical doctor. And...I
became a Shareware Junkie. Well, I am a real medical doctor, Resident in cardiac surgery,
but now I am also a Junkie. I dont know much about all that computer geeks
stuff, but I know very well that when Im going to use a "big" program, it
has to run smoothly, it has to be useful, and it hasnt to be a problem for me. Many
shareware programs makes things like that: they help you making "big" programs,
easy, useful, and troubleless. I want to let you know which programs are these and where
you can get them. Do you want to know more about me? Well, I live in Rome (wonderful
city), I like riding with my motorbike (wonderful bike), and when I am not in the
operating room I like reading, role-playing, and...mess with computers. Obviously. Bye!
Davide can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm a 15 year old programmer who just happens to be interested in
Shareware. I live in Lexington, KY with my family, dog, and phycotic cat. I have one
ground rule: I don't write about bad shareware.
My Name is Debi Lundgren, I am 37 yrs old. I live in the Seattle,
Washington area. I have a wonderful hubby of 16yrs. I have 3 sons Matt 15, Jeremy 10 and
Stephen is 7. I am currently attending a community college to get a 2 yr technical degree
in computers. I work part time in the banquet department of the Embassy Suites Hotel,
mostly bar tending. I love surfing the internet and spend allot of time working on my web
site. Over the holidays, I transformed my hubby's old 386 into a pentium 133. It was a
great learning experience! I also enjoy cooking, shopping and gardening.
I am a 39 year old single mother of two teen age children, and have made
it this far without pulling out all my hair!! I live in Cookie Town USA (Ripon, WI), which
is where Ripon Good Cookies is based. After packing those cookies for 10 years, I became
disabled and unable to do that kind of work, which turned out to be the best thing that
ever happened!! I went back to college, received a degree as a programmer/analyst almost
10 years ago, and they haven't been able to pry me away from the computer ever since. I do
custom programming in database programs, teach various software programs at an area
technical college and do system analysis and set-up. But my favorite time is checking out
new software and especially the games!!!!
I am a "small town girl" living in the "big city" of
Philadelphia. I work at home on our home business: http://www.g-web.net/dwhitley.
I am married and have four children. I enjoy reading, computer games, and surfing the web.
My name is Dirk Manders, Im male and (still) single.
I was born in 1978 (my age seems to change every year :-) and I currently live in a small
town somewhere in Holland. One of my hobbys is programming, I started in GW-Basic at
the age of 13 and since a year or 4 Im programming in Pascal, Assembler and Delphi.
Every now and then I release some small freeware utilities, you can check some of them out
on my homepage: http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Heights/6749/.
Im currently studying electronic engineering, but if all goes well Ill be
studying computer science next year. You can contact me at: email@example.com
My name is Donna, and I have been on the Internet for 5 years now. It still amazes me with all the stuff that is out there. I enjoy raising my 3 children, and my husband! *smiles* My true love of life is computers, however, I am a server at a well known chain of restaurants.
I am currently working on building my own computer (which I hope some day to finish one day!) *smiles* as well as writing a book. (I love reading about as much as I do computers.) I think that my major goal in life would be to experience every thing that the net has to offer! ( which would mean that
I couldn't die till I did it all! Kewl deal huh?????)
I hope you all enjoy all of the programs that you find here as much as I do.
Donna AKA: Dreamersland