WHO IS EDDY CARROLL?
Eddy Carroll currently lives in the centre of
Dublin in Ireland.
After a mispent childhood playing with computers
and networks, I studied Computer Science at
Trinity College Dublin for four
years from 1986 to 1990. If you were in my class, you might like to
check out my Class of '90 contact page.
I am currently providing software development and consulting
services through my company, Snoopdos Technology.
Until December 2003, I was Chief Technical Officer at
a manufacturer of high
performance network management systems and equipment. Using our
Activation technology, our products can literally
I remain on the board of Virtual Access as an external director.
Until April 1998, I developed video drivers for
ARTIST Graphics (now defunct), a video card
manufacturer based in St Paul, Minnesota. My main area of expertise
was Windows 3.1 and OS/2 video drivers, though at the time I left,
I was also responsible for the Windows 95 and Windows NT drivers.
Initially, I worked in ARTIST's European Headquarters
in South Dublin; when that office closed in 1992, I continued working from home.
That arrangement continued happily for six years, with one or two visits each
year to Minnesota to keep in touch with the core development team.
I've been involved with computers in one way or another since around
1981 -- over half my life. Starting off with with Commodore PETs at my
school, I progressed through the Commodore VIC 20, C64,
C128, Amiga 1000, Amiga 3000, and Amiga 4000 which
is still operational today. There was also a 133 MHz PowerPC-based BeBox,
which has since found a new home in London.
Since the demise of Commodore however, my focus increasingly
switched to the PC. Right now, I maintain a local network with too many machines
to count, including assorted Linux, Windows and OpenBSD servers, and
Windows XP / Windows CE clients. These are used primarily for
software development and local testing. My trusty Amiga 4000 doesn't
see much use any more, especially since it lives at the end of an ISDN line,
but I still occasionally telnet in for old time's sake.
Along the way, I helped found the Commodore User's Group of
ran from 1983 to 1996. I also acted as sysop of Infomatique
BBS, Ireland's longest running Amiga-based BBS system
(1985 to 1994). Meanwhile, I was actively involved with
the UK-based Commodore 64 online service; if you remember ALLANON
from those days, drop me a line!
Compunet is where I was first introduced to MUD, the Multi User Dungeon.
Shortly afterwards, I started playing MUD at its home base of
Essex University. Nearly 15 years later, I'm still playing, though
these days you can find it at mud2.com.
Check out my Unofficial MUD2 Site for more
Life, the Universe, and Everything
My philosophy of life is simple: reduce entropy.
This seems to serve
me fairly well, and can be applied to a surprising number of
situations. Where I can't reduce entropy, I try at least to avoid
Last updated 16 July 2004. Comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.