(Note: I am not the "Ross A. Finlayson"
who posts prolifically to the "sci.math"
We’re not related.)
Technical Interest Areas
Distributed systems, operating systems, networks,
Other Hobbies and Interests
- Mountain biking,
(and, although not recently)
- In mid-2011, I made a two-month road trip around the U.S., visiting
each of the 48 contiguous United States, plus the District of Columbia.
- I also like to follow
- I attended the
same high school
Sir Edmund Hillary
(Not at the same time, of course. Hillary attended many decades earlier than I, and Crowe a couple of years later than I.)
- I personally witnessed
the total solar eclipses of
August 11th 1999
(on my 40th birthday!)
August 21st, 2017,
the 1999 Izmit earthquake
the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake
the greatest comeback in sports history (damn!)
- So far, I have visited 5 of the 7 continents.
I’m hoping to visit the remaining two - Africa and Antarctica - someday.
- I have hiked to the top of:
the highest mountain in the contiguous United States,
the highest 'mountain' in Australia,
Ayres Rock (Uluru).
- I have a brown belt in
(Coincidentally, I’m from the
the same Scottish clan
- One of my great uncles
was an All Black.
(Like most New Zealanders, I worship the
Rugby World Cup Champions for
- Despite the preceding three trivia items,
was by far my worst subject in school.
(Come to think of it, though, I was almost as bad at art.)
- Here’s where I was for 'Y2K',
and here’s where I was for the real turn of the millennium.
(The latter photo was taken out-of-focus; the coordinates shown are "N22.89018, W109.90094".)
- For fun, I enjoy visiting
degree confluence points.
Here are the
that I have visited (or attempted to visit) so far.
- There are at least four other "Ross Finlayson"s on the Internet:
from Idaho, USA,
deep-sea fishing boat captain
in Cairns, Australia,
in Glasgow, Scotland,
student at (or graduate of)
the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
(I don’t appear to be related to any of them. However, because many of
were from Scotland, it’s conceivable that I’m distantly related to the last two.)
Live Networks, Inc. (LIVE555.COM)
650 Castro St., Suite 120-196
Mountain View, CA
email: finlayson (at)live555.com
Countries/Territories Visited (in order; 41, and counting)