Chess and teaching résumé
- Chess Federation of Canada: 1994 (high of 2033)
- Tournament Experience
- 1972 to present, many CFC-rated tournaments (Canadian Open, Toronto Open, Ontario Open, Toronto International, etc.)
- 1966 to 1975, City championships, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada (winner 1974)
- 1966, British Columbia high school championships (one of two representing my school)
- 1961 to 1962, Interschool team tournaments
- Chess Teaching
- 1997 to present, Private tutoring, adults and children
- 2001 to 2003, Instructor, USA Chess Inc.'s Chess Camps
- 1995 to 1999, Classroom teaching in schools, Grades 1 to 8
- 1972 to 1976, Private adult tutoring
- 1972, Adult evening course at Cambrian College, Sudbury
- 1962 to 1966, Frequently acted as tutor in school clubs
- Other Teaching
- 1996 to present, User support and training, Toronto Free-Net, including help desk by phone and e-mail
- 1990 to present, Software and Operating System training consultant
- 1988 to 1990, Etobicoke Board of Education night school:
(3 to 6 classes a week) Intro. to Computers,
Intro. to MS-DOS, Advanced MS-DOS, WordPerfect,
Lotus 1-2-3, and BASIC programming
- 1997 to present: The Toronto Sun
- Compose weekly cryptic crossword for the Saturday paper.
- 1989 to present:
- Compose cryptic crossword 11 times a year for magazine. Since 1990,
I have been setting a regular crossword as well as a cryptic, both using
the same grid, but with different answers.
- 1979 to 1993: University of Toronto Graduate.
- Composed cryptic crossword 5 times a year for the alumni magazine.
- 1979 to 1981: Grad Post, University of Toronto
- Composed cryptic crossword every 2 weeks for the graduate students'
- 1980: Games and its subsidiary Four Star Puzzler
- Composed a cryptic crossword for each of the 2 publications. The
Games magazine puzzle was reprinted in Games
Magazine's World of Cryptic Crosswords in 1992.
- 1986 to 1992: The Financial Post Moneywise Magazine
- Composed monthly cryptic crossword.
- 1990 to 1991: TVOntario Signal.
- Composed monthly cryptic crossword for the program guide, featuring
material related to TVOntario's programming.
- 1997 to present: Toronto Free-Net Inc.,
- Volunteer, variously as co-chair of the Information
Resources Committee, Volunteer Co-Ordinator, Executive
Director. Have written many administrative and user programs,
including menu system for telnet/ssh users, and a new registration
system and user database.
- 1988 to present: Computer consultant/programmer.
- Software support, troubleshooting and programming for various
systems, including MS-DOS, Windows, Amiga, UNIX (System V, SunOS, FreeBSD, NetBSD, Linux).
Currently, I only work with Unix systems.
- 1990 to 1998: System Administrator, Children's Aid Society Foundation.
(1 to 2 days per week)
- Ensure smooth running of UNIX System V, R3.2 with
up to 12 users; install software; diagnose and solve problems;
training; wrote grants management database system, many shell
- 1991 to 1995: Contract programmer,
Molson Breweries (3 days/week)
- Writing applications and macros for personnel department in Lotus
1-2-3, Excel 4.0 and 5.0, WordPerfect 5.1 and Microsoft Word.
Major applications included organizational chart generator;
succession planning chart generator; salary planning and bonus
- 1986 to 1990: Computer teacher, Etobicoke Board of Education
(3 to 6 classes/week)
- Taught adult night school courses: Intro. to Computers, Intro. to
MS-DOS, Advanced MS-DOS, WordPerfect, Lotus 1-2-3, and BASIC
- 1984 to 1986: TPUG Magazine
- Wrote articles related to Commodore computers (64, Vic-20, PET,
Amiga), including programs, tutorials and software reviews.
Wrote software to enable transmission of magazine to typesetter by
modem with minimal intervention required by typesetter.
- 1977 to 1988: University of Toronto Bulletin (staff newspaper)
and Alumni Magazine
- Supervised computerization of typesetting equipment, writers,
and integration of the two systems. (In conjunction with my position
as graphic artist in charge of production of the 2 publications)