Welcome to Marc MERLIN's Home Page


Hi, before starting, just a few words:
Since the purpose of the Web is to convey information, I use old-style HTML (something before the never approved HTML 3.0), so that I can reach as many browsers as possible. Therefore, I tried to make all my pages work with even really old web browsers as well as PDA/cell phone browsers that sure can do without extra bloat. Who needs flashy anyway? (incidently, I wrote this before adobe flash even existed :-))


Here is some basic information about myself:
I've been a Linux sysadmin most of my career, and started using linux before companies had heard about it, and were using it (1993). While I did learn other unix systems like SunOs, Solaris, AUX, AIX, Irix to name just those, I turned out not to have to work on those much and spent most of my time on linux back then, and even more so now.
Right after school, I moved to the Silicon Valley and got to work for a few noteworthy companies like Network Appliance, Silicon Graphics, VA Linux Systems, and then Google).

Personal Stuff

What I do for fun

I also have blog excerpts or pages on various topics of interest to me:

Other things


Random links

  • An old but still good collection of documents on writing HTML pages, CGI scripts and so forth that I put together. Most of it is old, but that's actually a feature, it's good old compatible HTML :-)

  • Old Banks of icons, lines, and images I made while I was webmaster at Efrei eons ago


  • Links to some of my friends

  • Jean MERLIN, magicien, illusioniste, tours et livres de magie

  • Why jetstar sucks
  • Why Comcast sucks on so many levels, it's not even funny, I wrote here why comcast customer service is horrible and they'll cut you off with no recourse, or why Comcast's HDTV can look worse than a video streamed on the internet, and why Comcast's TV channel bundle pricing it monopolistic and how the internet will eat them alive.
  • a few personal links
  • autofill smoke test

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