About Me...

  • Basic Info
    • Relationship Status: Married to the most beautiful, Sherrie Fredrick
    • Child: Daniel
    • Dog: Rosie (chihuahua mix)
    • Political Views: Science, Global ecological wellness, Humanitarian, Democrat
    • Religious Views: Christ as my redeemer (Lutheran)
  • Bio
  • I am a computer administrator supporting Macs, PC's, and Linux systems for the Atmospheric Chemistry Observations and Modeling Laboratory of NCAR. I'm married and have a beautiful wife and son. And even though I was "Darth Vader" on the Star Wars Quiz, I am really on the side of good :-)
  • Favorite Quotations "Row row row your boat, gently down the street. Merrily, Merrily, Merrily, Merrily, life goes down the drain." (Daniel, 3 years old)
    Also: "Daddy Bells, Daddy Bells, Daddy all the way." (Daniel, 3 years old)
  • Work and Education
    • Employers: NCAR: April 1981-Present
    • College: University of Colorado at Boulder '86, dual-major CS, English
    • Technical Education
  • Likes and Interests
    • Activities: Genealogy, Film, TV, Woodworking, Running, Travel, Parenting
    • Interests: Technology, Gadgets, History, Personal Computing, Operating Systems, Science Fiction, Breadmaking
    • Books: David McCulloh, Michael Chrichton, Robert Charles Wilson, Connie Willis, Vernor Vinge (many others)
    • Movies: The Martian, Inside Out, Interstellar, The Andromeda Strain, The Day the Earth Stood Still, 2001: A Space Odyssey, 12 Angry Men, Cars, Star Trek (2009), WALL-E, Ratatouille, Dark City, The Thirteenth Floor, Blade Runner, Contact, Gattaca, Apollo 13, Insomnia, A Beautiful Mind, Fly Away Home, Lawrence of Arabia, Serenity, (many more)
      • Recently Saw: Dear Eleanor, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Martian, Selma, Inside Out, Interstellar, Guardians of the Galaxy, Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn
      • Favorite web videos: here
    • Television: Heroes/Heroes Reborn, Dr. Who, The Expanse, X-Files, The Newsroom, Heroes Reborn, 12 Monkeys, The West Wing, Nova, Star Trek (OS, TNG, DS9, V, E, & movies)
  • Contact Information

Why this Page?


In 2010, Facebook started to use information from my "info" tab to create posts from groups on my wall and for targeted advertising. I decided to go ahead and post "about me" information for my friends to this site I manage instead:

Tim's Facebook
Time: How Facebook is Redefining Privacy