November 18 2010

About

Hi, I’m Steven Halter and this is my blog on which I post things I find of interest. Maybe other people will also–maybe not. Book reviews comprise a fair percentage of the posts along with food travel, science and other odd things.
I’ve written two Java books–My Books. I originally created this website for dealing with those books, but as it has been awhile since I wrote one of those, I’ve transitioned it to its current role of being about anything I want it that is catching my attention at the moment.

I’ve been programming computers since 1982. I’ve been getting paid for it since 1984.
I went to Iowa State University from 1982 – 1986 as an undergrad in computer science and then from 1986 – 1988 as a grad student in Com Sci. So, 1982 – 1988 to put that all together. I’ve lived in Rochester, MN since 1988. I’m not particularly fond of cold weather, but the health care is good. Also, no velociraptors that I have seen.
I’ve been a science fiction/fantasy fan for almost as long as I can recall. I’ve been going to Minicon since 1989 with just an occasional miss.
I’ve been married to Susan since 1992. Our son Josh also lives in Rochester.
We’ve got a house and a bunch of squirrels that are, perhaps, too well fed. We like to travel, read and watch the antics of the various creatures in our back yard.

4 COMMENTS :

  1. By Doug Clark on

    Hey I never knew you had a website — very cool! I will definitely be spending some time here checking it out!!

    Doug

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  2. By Steve Halter on

    Hey Doug! I guess I should have mentioned that. Glad you found it though. I should do some college posts sometime as there were some interesting times. Like the ‘power bota’ story.

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  3. By EEGiorgi on

    Hi Steve, I just wanted to say, “nice meeting you,” and thanks so much for reading my blog. Your blog is quite interesting too. I need to broaden my SF reads, and your reviews are an excellent resource.

    Have a great day!

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