|Don lives in hippy North Warrandyte and blows unpredictable intervals
on his tenor sax for therapy, pondering the whereabouts of legendary
||Paul lives in nouveau bourgeois Northcote, tries hard to be a good
father and partner, and to keep the brakes on the vampire within.
|Don favours Australian jazz and haunts Bennett's
Lane, where many a legend mistakes his familiar face for tenorman
||Paul loves dead black guy jazz (bebop
bop) and music by aging punks and new-wavers, and can still remember
|Don loves to cook.
||Paul loves to cook, too.
|Don used to race motorcars, directed revues written by the student
Williamson, waxes lyrical about Italian
cinema, and still loves riding and driving ...fast.
||Paul used to rock
climb, go on long bike
rides, and get lost in the wilds
of Tasmania, and is rediscovering his passion for photography.
|Don's entered the IT sector as an analyst before it was called IT.
He has a greater affinity for valves than doped silicon, and can name
all the members of 'The Bunch'.
||Paul thought he could make the world a better place as a structural
engineer. Hmmm. Now his part-time passion extends to daylight hours
and as a bonus he gets paid.
|After a first life as an analyst and a general manager and a project
manaager and a consultant Don discovered a second life as a programmer,
about the time he discovered
Delphi. Now he lives and breathes OOP, hangs with the Melbourne
Patterns Group posse on alternate Wednesdays, and discusses XP
over strong black coffee.
||Paul started out in Basic on a mini-computer at high school, then
moved through Fortran and Turbo Pascal till he found truth and light
with C and then OOP and C++. Delphi
was an unwelcome diversion for a couple of years, but its still the
easiest way to program Windows (and now
Linux wahoo!), and it just gets better and better...
|Don is an outsider of the natural leader variety, was Treasurer
and is now President and centre half-forward for ADUG.
||Paul is an outsider of the misunderstood artist/geek variety, cuts
up the oranges for ADUG and is
the Secretary again.
|Don is an active student of most things except spectator sport and
popular music, but otherwise can pass as a healthy, centred person.
||Paul is a pathological malcontent, but thanks his lucky stars he
has some talent as a geek, though he'd never tell you that...
|Don and Paul are both serious and passionate about excellence
in the product and process of software. If you're in the market for
some of this, our contact details are at the top
of the page.