Congrat's, you've found the new website finally running in secure professionally managed rack space! It shouldn't go down suddenly and inexplicably.

Check out the restored wwwind page right here! The place to find up to the minute weather information for the Charles River Basin, 24 hours a day!

I'm working on updating this page. Right now I'm working for a laboratory of MIT's called Lincoln Lab, getting to write solid C++ and play with cool embedded linux computers, use open GIS systems, and work with RF hardware. I don't have as much time for my hobbies [including windsurfing, photography and listening to live music] as I'd like.

I'm honored to be hosting the website of a good friend of mine named Dena who is [or has just finished] biking all the way across North America, from Portland Maine to Vancouver BC, and then down from Vancouver BC to San Diego, CA. I wonder if she'll risk taking a day-trip across the border into Mexico if she gets to San Diego early? Hmmm. Seems unwise. She probably will! Check out her site as it is updated with her journal entries and pictures.

Have you ever heard of sudoku? It's a logic game that operates on a nine-by-nine grid with nine three-by-three sub-blocks. The goal is to use the given initial cells to fill in all the cells of the grid with a digit from 1 to 9. The constraint is that each row, column and sub-block can contain a digit only once. I became fascinated by this program and in two different bursts of activity wrote a program to quickly solve these puzzles by iteratively applying the constraints, and all the implications of those constraints. Check it out and let me know what you think. [for anti-spam purposes my real email address is in the third from last sentence of the next paragraph.]

I also wanted to mention the programs I've written to get information from downloaded track logs from my GPS receiver with which I've rollerbladed about 2000 miles and windsurfed about 5 hours. I'll hopefully get some of this data up on this site, and provide a link to download the [mostly perl] tools. Work in progress. If you want to email me, please use esw at alum dot mit dot edu. Rather than any of the spam magnet addresses on this or my other sites. Sorry for the obfuscation.

-erik wile [HUMANS: DO NOT USE... use address in text above]
PGP public key here