Thanks for dropping by! I have no idea what has led you to my web page today, but I'm glad you're here!
And since you're here, I'm going to make the wild and crazy assumption that you want to know something about me. If this is not the case, then perhaps you're here looking for something. I'd refer you to the navigation bar across the top. If, in fact, you are here by mistake and don't want to be here at all, I would refer you to your web browser's Back button.
As if it wasn't obvious from the giant print above, my name is Andrew Davenport. I was born on the 7th day of April in 1976 in the town of Manhasset, New York to John and Sarah Davenport. Actually, I don't remember that at all, but I have a lot of evidence to suggest that it actually did happen. Some other things that happened on April 7:
|30||(Some) Scholars believe Jesus Christ was crucified.|
|1775||Francis C. Lowell, founder of the first raw cotton textile mill, is born.|
|1933||The Cullen-Harrison Act became effective making beer legal for the first time since before Prohibition. (Prohibition was completely over when Utah ratified the 21st ammendment in December of the same year.)|
|1983||First shuttle-based space walk.|
I was preceeded in family membership by 3 years, 1 month and 9 days by my brother, Greg.
When I was 18 months old, my family moved from New York to Bloomington, Indiana, where I spent all of my formative years.
(A loud "WHIRRRRR!" envelopes you as you are swept forward in time.)
In May 1998, I graduated and moved to Salem, NH, where I went to work for Hewlett-Packard. HP soon ditched most of their interesting businesses in the form of a spin-off, called Agilent Technologies. Then Agilent decided they needed cash, so they sold my division to Philips Medical Systems, a division of Royal Philips. I am now a Software Engineer there, working for Business Line Ultrasound on their QLAB quantification software.
A few random links...
- Slashdot: "News for Nerds. Stuff That Matters"
- The Shrunken Head Page
- The Science of Modern Propaganda
- An interesting commentary on shrinkwrap license agreements
- ACM Classic Computer Science papers
- NIST Dictionary of Algorithms, Data Structures, and Problems
- Stem cell technology creates need for ethics (Cong. Dan Lungren)
Click here for important information about the dangers of Dihydrogen Monoxide!
And for those who care, this page is now (or at least once was) brought to you in the full glory (as close as I can figure) of XHTML5.