William Porquet at the Fabulous Cafe, photographed by Mina Sandiford, July 2007www.2038.org_

William Porquet - on the World Wide Web since 1997!

...to scented nightlife as softly as the loftly marconimasts
from Clifden sough open tireless secrets (mauveport! mauveport!)
to Nova Scotia's listing sisterwands. Tubetube!
- James Joyce, Finnegans Wake, p. 407

The year 2038 problem - will we have another "Y2K" in the year 2038? This article includes resources for IT professionals on date-related operating systems issues.

So I'm a "Unix maven" now?! :-)

Windows Hygiene 101: A small prescription For newbies to keep Windows (9x/ME/NT/2000/XP/Vista) clean

SysAdmin (and other "power users") links - Some useful links offered for fellow systems administrators (Unix and otherwise) that I've collected over the years and continue to find useful.

Semantic archaeology: Did the author (my distant cousin) of this 18th-century poem create the earliest discovered example of a "smiley" emoticon?

Writings on E-Prime (English without the verb "to be"): An essay on Writing technical documentation in E-prime

Notes on the surname Porquet (France: Pas-de-Calais, Normandie, Picardie), including some heraldry and genealogy information (rough draft).

email william@2038.org