James D Bearden 

What the hell is an aluminum falcon?
The shirts against the blouses.


There are various things other than work that keep me busy.

Top Projects

  • My House
    I own a nice house in Oklahoma City.
    There is always SOMETHING I should be doing with my house like cleaning, mowing the grass, or painting the master bedroom.

  • My 1983 Subaru Brat
    I have a thing for Subaru Brats.
    Back in the 1980s Subaru made some amazing cars, and when I was old enough to drive I lusted after a Subaru Brat. Over the years I have had several, but my current one is more of a project than usual.

  • My MAME Machine
    Multi-Arcade Machine Emulator
    Several years ago I bought a dead Street Fighter II arcade game, scooped out the guts, and replaced them with a standard PC computer and monitor. For the controls, I bought an ancient keyboard that still used electrical switches, and then wired the keyboard brain into arcade controls. Now I get to play old games like Pacman and Centipede whenever I want to, and I use the extra space in the cabinet for my rack mount servers.

  • Open Source Software
    Open source is the best!
    I use a lot of open source software for my personal and business needs. Open source software is free software developed by indiviuals and companies. Some open source software you can run on Windows, like Open Office to replace Microsoft Office. I personally use Ubuntu for all my laptops and workstations, and Zentyal for all my servers. I have a token windows virtual machine for the few pieces of software that do not have decent open source equivalents.