About Me:I'm Brian Hayward, I currently work as a Systems Analyst for Sprint Nextel. I am married to the wonderful Julie Anne Hayward. On January 9, 2002 we had our first child Jacob Dennis Hayward. October 30, 2005, our second child Andrew Gordon Hayward was born.
My day job is development related. I currently design an integration layer between disparate systems. This involves developing web services, SQL and schema. Though I'm immersed in technology at work, I can't seem to stay away from it at home either. There aren't many activities more exhilarating than learning a new technology and figuring out how to put it to practical use.
I maintain a web site and blog about Java Technologies, Java Sanity. If you support a J2EE Application Server, I suspect you'll find something of interest there.
I also enjoy putting my kiln to use firing hand built pottery. On occasion, I'll enjoy a game of Galaga or some other classic arcade game (MAME).
Back in 1993, I resurrected a text based multi user game named SlothMUD. Looking back at something that seemed at the time to be merely a "time suck", I'm really amazed at how I developed myself through the effort. Much of my personal and professional success all started with this hobby.
The Microsoft Humor page is something out of my past. Microsoft isn't really the evil empire these days. I suspect that has more to do with my own perspective changing than anything else. I did enjoy compiling the list and I'll leave it here for the sake of history.
Links (Mostly Open Source):
Digital Video Recording & Movies
Linux Hardware Support
Games: Stuff to waste time on
GNU/Linux & Unix Applications
Operating System Security
Email and Office Suites