Andrew M. Davenport

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:

Year Event
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.)

Lacking anything better to do with my life, I went off to an obscure place called Carnegie Mellon University and studied the lackluster field of Computer Science.

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.

In July 2003, I bought my first home, a townhouse in Dracut, Massachusetts. Yay! No more rent! (2011 addendum: Rent would have been less expensive...)

A few random links...

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.

It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth...Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.
Acts 4:10-12(NIV)

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom can be no variation, nor turning shadow. Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits of his creatures.
James 1:17-18 (WEB)

If you are not a Christian, or do not understand what it means to be "Saved" then I encourage you to go read "The Room" by Joshua Harris.
"The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today is Christians, who acknowledge Jesus with their lips, and walk out the door and deny him by their lifestyle. That is what an unbelieving world simply finds unbelievable."
Brennan Manning

"One of the generational differences is a growing tide of hostility and resentment toward Christianity. In 1996 ... we discovered that 85 percent [of outsiders] were favorable toward Christianity's role in society.

"Our most recent data show that young outsiders have lost much of their respect for the Christian faith. ... 38% claim to have a 'bad impression of present-day Christianity.' Beyond this, one third of young outsiders said that Christianity represents a negative image with which they would not want to be associated."
_unChristian_ by David Kinnaman and Gabe Lyons

"In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven."
Jesus (Matthew 5:16)