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"I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again"

--- William Penn (1644-1718) English Quaker and founder of Pennsylvania

image-knight on horseLet's start at the beginning... My name is Jeffrey D. Stark, though many know me under the name Lord Jeff. I have scanned in a few pictures of me.

I joined the electronic community back in 1984 when I got my hands on a 300 baud acoustic coupling manual dial modem. This strange little blue box, had a cradle that you placed the handset into, after you'd dialed the # manually with a telephone. I think my first few minutes of exploration set the trend for the next 10 years of my life.

In 1986, a young teen was told that there was no way he could set up a BBS. He neither had the skill, knowledge or modem needed to run one. On July 16th, 1986; a small electronic bulletin board system called The Cult [Later renamed The Land Of The Cult BBs] first opened it's doors to the public.

I have only ever had one idol in my life. Someone who I both looked up to and desired to be. Josh Mayhew was one of the most interesting people I've ever met and he let a very fascinating life. Josh was a very technical person, with a phenomenal amount of knowledge about computers. I think I really started getting into computers because of Josh.

The BBS [Electronic Bulletin Board System] was the starting point for most of my life to come. I have been a member of the electronic community for over 10 yrs now, and I can honestly say I do not regret it in the least. Most of you probably don't know what a bbs is, unless you've heard the name in some sort of historical context. BBS = Bulletin Board System; a computer left open for users to dial in at will, giving a one-on-one connection. on a bbs you felt part of something, actually part of a community. internet tries to get that back with irc channels, newsgroups and other forms of chat and message boards; but it's never replicated it. Imagine just one thing that combined ftp, irc, mail, muds, and (sort of) the web. that's a rough idea of what BBSs had to offer - message areas, files, user chat, door games, "graffiti wall" message boards, and chat with the sysop - imagine if you could hit a button on a web site and page the author. with a bbs you could (usually). the bbs was sitting on someone's desk, in their house. you'd hit "page sysop" and the computer would make a noise or display a message to alert the sysop. if they felt like it, they'd talk to you. vaguely like MSN or ICQ.

So on to my present life, firstly, how I see myself. I view myself as being a strongly creative individual, able to handle high stress situations, having developed a strong set of problems solving skills. Possessing a strong inner code of values, I see myself as a motivated and dedicated individual. My free time is occupied by a diverse range of interests including being an accomplished amateur poet, a skilled digital composer and the operator of a rather unique Electronic Bulletin Board System.

My basic philosophy is that the key to accomplishment in one's life is through versatility and flexibility. I very much view myself as a true example of a generalist and this philosophy is reflected in how diverse and multifaceted my business, personal knowledge and experience are. Skilled in not just one field but having a strong working knowledge of all levels of the computer profession. At any given time I could find myself doing Business Applications Quality Assurance, Computer Assembly and Servicing, Internet, Network Management, Telecommunication and Bulletin Board Technology, System Support, Access Devices [equipment that lets disabled people use computers], Programming, Training And Instruction.

Work, Work... and MORE work!

image-candle burningI suppose it's only normal that my work take up a sizable chunk of my web page, since it also takes up a sizable chunk of my time. So, here is a list of some of the skills, work and things I do.

My Resume

To look through a mirror

To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
For me, life is an exploration. An exploration of one's environment, of the world around us, also and more importantly of self.

I have always had a deep fascination with the wind. To me, thereis no greater pleasure then sitting on a dark evening, letting the wind blow through my hair as I look out on the world around me or just close my eyes and immerse myself. I have always had a love and affinity for all things medieval and arcane. I have always enjoyed reading, and have a most voracious apetite. I find myself reading all genres from fantasy, to sci-fi, mystery, to thriller. I do a lot of reading and research into many of our planet's historical periods; finding myself particularly fascinated with the celtic history, grecian history and the victorian age; as well as, all the mythology, beliefs, colour and lifestyles from those periods.

One of my more prominent hobbies involves divination. I am deeply into Astrology, Horoscopes, I-Chin, Tarot, Runes and Numerology. I do publish a Monthy Horoscope for those who are interested and do full natal zodiacs [20+ pages] for people birthdays or other occasions. Wether or not I put any faith into any of this, I most certainly recognise the potential that is there for both self examination and introspection. It severs simply as a guide on the first steps of one path to self awareness.

I also do a great deal of writing in my free time; which includes everything from stories, to articles, erotica, to poetry. I have thus far had 3 poems and 2 short stories published. I am currently in the process of writing a fantasy novel; and as of this point have about 12 of the chapters finished.

LJ's Jump Points

The Land Of The Cult BBs's Official Web Site

Pictures Of Lord Jeff

Lord Jeff's Resume

Lord Jeff's Monthy Horoscope

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Last revised: May 04, 2000.