Rod Van Meter's Personal Home Page
You can check out either my home page at Caltech or my
home page at ISI; the former has
more politics and personal stuff, but basically they're similar.
Interested in mass storage systems, parallel & distributed operating
systems and file systems, HDTV, and Asia. Often looking for a game of
basketball, volleyball or go to watch or play.
Ask me about my time in Japan, my trips to Nepal and Thailand, and my
opinions about Tibet.
My World Wide Web Pages were
black for 48 hours to protest second-class treatment from the
US Government for free speech. Read about it at this WWW
The Center for Democracy and Technology
March 10th is the anniversary of the 1959 insurrection in Lhasa.
Urge the Chinese government to conduct a substantive dialog with the
Tibetan Government in Exile.
I helped wire a school on Netday
Now back at USC/Information Sciences
Institute as a computer scientist working on the Netstation
project, which is part of the High
Performance Computing and Communications Division. Greg Finn's my
boss, and he's published papers about Netstation in Computer
Communication Review and Interop
'94 (more info available on the Netstation project page).
Maintainer of the
- Rodney Van Meter,
Observing the Effects of Multi-Zone
Proc. Usenix 1997 Annual Technical Conference,
Anaheim, Jan. 1997, to appear.
- Gregory Finn, Steve Hotz and Rodney Van Meter,
The Impact of a Zero-Scan Internet Checksumming Mechanism
ACM Computer Communication Review,
Oct. 1996, to appear.
- Rodney Van Meter, Steve Hotz and Gregory Finn,
Derived Virtual Devices: A Secure Distributed File System
Proc. Fifth NASA Goddard Conference on Mass Storage Systems and
Technologies Sept. 1996, to appear.
- Rodney Van Meter,
A Brief Survey of Current Work on Network-Attached
ACM Operating Systems Review, January '96.
- Rodney Van Meter,
Storage Media Pipelining: Making Good Use of
Proc. Third NASA Goddard Conference on Mass Storage Systems
and Technologies Oct. 1993.
- Takashi Nakagomi, Mark Holzbach, Rodney Van Meter III and Sanjay
Re-Defining the Storage Hierarchy: An Ultra-Fast
Magneto-Optical Disk Drive
Proc. Twelfth IEEE Symposium on Mass Storage Systems
Caltech BS '86, E&AS, Lloyd
USC MS '91,
Warning! The Internet Movie
Database is an infinite time sink for those who like movies!
The Japan Today Film
Festival ran Sept. 29-Oct. 5, 1995 in Santa Monica.
Places I Surf
Isn't it egotistical of me to assume you're interested in things, just
because I am? At any rate...
There are many good pointers scattered throughout my
comp.arch.storage FAQ. Here are a couple of the better ones:
I studied at the Kichijoji Language
School while I was in Japan, and I highly recommend it. The head
of the school, Yamaguchi-sensei, is an especially good teacher.
If you're into Japanese-style taiko drumming, listen to KODO
or visit www.taiko.com.
The 1996 Cotsen Open was held at the
New Gardena Hotel, September 21 and 22, 1996.
The set of Web go pages is rapidly becoming fully
interconnected. This is as
good a place to start as any. An especially useful one here in L.A.
is this one.
Sumo If you don't watch sumo, you don't know what you're
missing. A good starting place is Jerry Chih-Yuan
Yang's page at Stanford. You can also reach some interesting sites
in Japan through there.
"Rod, one of the things I love about you is you're excited by
everything." Ted Faber,
about me, 11/96.
"Rod does not have a normal capability for acquiring textiles
like most people ...
... having never actually purchased any clothing from a store.
All clothes having either been purchased by someone else, or by
Rod from some convention table, event booth, or mail order."
Steve Hotz, 11/12/96
12720 Matteson Ave. #2
Los Angeles, CA 90066
work phone: (310)822-1511x417
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"The prime fact is that all humans are puffed up by their extreme
self-satisfaction with their own brute power. Unless some creature
more powerful than people arrives on earth to bully them, there's just
no knowing to what dire lengths their fool presumptiousness will
eventually carry them." Natsume Soseki, _I am a Cat_
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