Robert started playing with computers in high school back in the 60s when that was a rare occupation, and has never stopped playing. Currently he is employed as a technical consulting engineer for such products as Intel® Threading Building Blocks and Intel® Parallel Studio XE. a job in which he uses his computer graphics experience and programming/analysis skills, mostly developed at Tektronix, to help solve his customers' performance problems. Robert likes tinkering with code and regularly shares insights and discoveries with the community. When not playing with or on computers, Robert tends towards arcane dress and hanging out at local Renaissance Faires.