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Who is Tony?
Last modified: Wednesday, October 30, 2013.
This is the Four Million Two Hundred Seventy Three Thousand Three Hundred Twenty Eighth access since
Pictures: (My life to date in XX photos)
Full Name: Anthony Jones
DOB: December 15, 1968
Wife: Stacy Maenner
Married: April 9 and April 17, 2005
Kids: Charlie and Ollie
The Nth photo - above - is me at age three (May 1972)The Nth photo - above - is me at Disneyland (Summer 1993)The Nth photo - above - is Stacy and I on Ant Atoll off Pohnpei, Micronesia (June 2001) - See larger image in journalThe Nth, Nth, Nth and Nth photos - above - are Stacy and I at our Baltimore wedding (April 2005)The Nth and Nth photos - above - are Stacy and I at our Pohnpei wedding (April 2005)The Nth photo - above - is of Stacy and I in front of our first house (Summer 2005)The Nth photo - above - is Stacy and I in India (January 2007)The Nth photo - above - is Stacy and I hiking at Zion (September 2007)The Nth photo - above - is of Charlie and I on day 1 (July 2008)The Nth photo - above - is of Charlie and I on an airplane (September 2009)The Nth photo - above - is Charlie and I going for his first kayak (Spring 2010?)The Nth photo - above - is of Ollie (age 1 month) and I (October 2010)The Nth photo - above - is the family in Laguna Beach (December 2010)The Nth photo - above - is the family (April 2011)The Nth photo - above - is of Charlie, Ollie, and I on the beach in Westport, WA (August 2011)The Nth photo - above - is of Charlie and Ollie in Oahu (November 2011)The Nth photo - above - is of Charlie and I proving he got my eyes (June 2012)The Nth photo - above - is of Ollie and I with Thomas! (July 2012)The Nth photo - above - is me and Ollie on our annual Tullips trips (April 2013)The Nth photo - above - is me and Charlie on our annual Tullips trips (April 2013)
Currently I'm no longer traveling. But, I've gotten married and my wife is also infected with the travel bug, so I don't expect this to last!
In the past I've done quite a bit of extended travel. You can find my online journals (really travel blogs, but from the days before blogs) here:
a simple application to manage hotkey combinations on Windows CE H/PCs.
a tool for generating native launchers for Windows CE.
Mainly designed for PocketC and VB developers.
Provides custom icon and full tray support.
Pocket Dial is an app I wrote to retrieve and dial phone
numbers. It alows you to dial numbers through your H/PC's
speaker. There are lots of nifty features, and there's been
a lot of interest, try it and see what the excitement is about.
Miller co-authored this package with me.
Pocket Dial is available from most Windows CE software
archives. Try HPC.net.
Mute is a small program that puts an icon in the
taskbar tray. Clicking on the icon toggles the sound
on / off. Anyone who adjusts the volume on their H/PC
to go to a meeting or class will find this indispencable.
SDET / QA Lead / PM Lead AskMe Corp. (since purchased by Realcom then spun off as HiveMine) January 2003 - February 2007
It was a small company so everyone pretty much needed to do everything. I was the Senior QA Lead, but I finished as something like a Senior Lead PM...
First product shipped: AskMe Enterprise 6.8
Last product shipped: AskMe Enterprise 8.1
Microsoft Corp. (1992-1997)
Software Design Engineer Microsoft July 1992 - April 1997
S.D.E. in the Multimedia Consumer Systems, Advanced Consumer Technology, and Consumer Systems Test teams.
First product shipped: The Modular Windows SDK
Beach Lifeguard responsible for maintaining public relations, providing emergency assistance, and emergency medical care.
B.S. in Computer Science, Spring 1992, University of California, at San Diego.
The Nth photo - above - is me sometime in my sophomre year at UCSD (April 1989?)The Nth photo - above - is me before rowing practice my junior year at UCSD (Spring 1990)
LBHS Class of '87, June 1987, Laguna Beach High School.
The Nth photo - above - is me on the Senior Class trip to Catalina (June 1987)
Hobbies / Interests:
See my travel statement (above)
See my travel journal for how far an addiction can take you.
"Jet lag is my favorite drug." (attributed to Jacques Cousteau)
Almost anything to do with water:
The Nth photo - above - is of our first house before we'd done much work (June 2003)The Nth photo - above - is of my first boat on a bad day - "fixing" this involved me going for a December swim. (December 2004)The Nth photo - above - is of me and Stacy in front of our first house - a floating house! (Summer 2005)
I prefer sweep rowing, after all if God had meant
for us to scull we'd have four arms, right? My two favorite
Regattas are the San Diego Crew Classic and the Head of the
Charles. The HOC because of the history and the sheer
magnitude, the Crew Classic because it used to be my
Lake Union Crew 2001 - Present
Microsoft Crew Team 1992 - 1997 (via Moss Bay, SU, the Pocock Center, and Lake Washington RC)
San Diego Rowing Club 1992
U.C. San Diego Varsity Rowing Team 1988 - 1991
The Nth photo - above - is me after my first race - we beat USC (Early 1988)The Nth photo - above - is me rowing in the Microsoft Crew at the Head of the Charles (October 1994)The Nth photo - above - is me rowing in Florence (October 1997) - See larger image in journalThe Nth photo - above - is Stacy and I rowing in front of our first house (circa 2005)The Nth photo - above - is me rowing in the LUC four at the Head of the Charles (October 2005)The Nth photo - above - is me launching in an LUC pair at NW Regionals (June 2006)The Nth photo - above - is me doing a photoshoot for Corbis - my one gig as a model (September 2006)The Nth photo - above - is of me in the Opening Day regatta (May 2013)
When I was about five I was trying to learn to swim, but just couldn't do it. One day the next door neighbor (who was watching us kids) got fed up and threw me in.
I had the option of sinking or swimming and to my surprise I chose to swim. (Thanks Marcie! Um, but you would have pulled me out if I didn't, right?!?) I started swimming competitively
when I was in high school. By the time I graduated I thought that I was bored with it, and it was time to try something new (hence the rowing, above). Then August '94 I
injured my ankle and wasn't able to do my normal work out, so I thought I'd try swimming again. Much to my surprise I found I really loved it. Since then I've been swimming on and off with various teams and on my own.
I love the ocean. It is the single thing I miss every day now that I live in Seattle. We have Puget Sound, but it's not the same.
Favorite Ocean Activities:
Snorkeling / Free diving
Favorite Beach Activities:
Just lying there
The Nth photo - above - is of Stacy and I on the beach on Ant Atoll (June 2001) - See larger image in journalThe Nth photo - above - is of Charlie, Ollie, and I on the beach in Westport, WA (August 2011)The Nth photo - above - is of Charlie and Ollie on the beach in Oahu (November 2011)
I sail for fun. I've never done any racing (not that I'd be opposed
to it). I started sailing when I was 15. I started working on the
Argus, a 1907 topsail rigged ketch that was owned and
operated by the Boy Scouts of America as a floating camp. Since
then I've done some sailing on Hobbie cats, and a variety of sloops.
My old roommate owns a forty foot sloop, which is lots of fun, but my
heart still belongs to the wooden vessels of yesterday.
Wakeboarding / Water skiing:
It's not surf, but it is fun. During the summer water skiing helps me get my water fix. This helps me minimize those costly flights to the beach.
I love hiking. Every once in a while I get really fed up with the world. Times like that the only thing to do is get away. It's
amazing what a couple of hours in the wilderness by myself can do for my soul.
The Nth photo - above - is me on Angel's Landing, Zion National Park (May 1997) - See larger image in journalThe Nth photo - above - is me hiking Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand (April 2000) - See larger image in journal
Sometimes a day hike isn't enough. Or sometimes I feel as if I
deserve a special treat. Then it's time to go camping. First off
if it's in a car it's not camping, if there's a picnic table it's
not camping. Camping is with a backpack. On a trail. Someplace a
long way from humanity in general. My two favorite places to go
back-packing are The Subway in Zion national park,
Utah; and Paradise in Mt. Rainier national park,
The Nth photo - above - is me at Camp Muir on Mt. Rainier (September 1994)
Ok, I really am not a big biker. But I do enjoy it on a summer
day. It's sort of like hiking, only faster and more social.
Before kids once a summer I'd go biking with a group of
friends. We'd load up our bikes with camping gear and catch a ferry
for the San Juan islands. The rest of the weekend was spent riding, camping,
whale watching, eating, relaxing, and island hopping.
The Nth photo - above - is me enjoying my morning latte on one such trip (circa 1995)
Skiing is fun. Skiing is not my reason for living. To me skiing
has always been a consolation to get me through the winter. Of
course a lot of my friends think I'm crazy, and I do always have fun,
but I could really do without the crowds.
More recently (but still before kids) Stacy was known to drag me out
for cross country skiing. More work, maybe not as much fun, but
rewarding and no crowds (not to mention cheaper.)
Well, I'm here aren't I?
See my professional history (above)
My Top 5
Grant's Scottish Ale
Some um... statsThe Nth photo - above - is me in Murphy's Pub, Wallingford, Seattle (circa 1996)The Nth photo - above - is me having a beer waiting for sunset, Perth, Australia (January 2000) - See larger image in journal