Thanks for visiting my site. My name is Robert Hilliard. For some, I go by the nickname of "Trip". I'm a native Texan born and raised in Dallas, Texas. In my early teens, my family moved East to Tyler, Texas where I attended high school and college where I received my bachelor's and master's degree in Industrial Technology from The University of Texas at Tyler.
My wife, Kathy and I have been married for over 36 years. We have three children and eight wonderful grandchildren.
I've worked in the Information Technology field for over 32 years. I currently work for The University of Texas at Tyler as an Access Control Analyst/Information Security Administrator. My job involves facilitating and administering access rights and security in PeopleSoft.
Before getting into Information Technology, I worked in the television broadcasting industry. I have a number of hobbies which include woodworking, photography, kiteflying, motorcycling and a few others.
I feel that one of my biggest accomplishments in Information Technology was when I was highly involved in the Year 2000 Remediation of PC's and IBM Mainframes from 1996 through 2001. I had a well-known Year 2000 website full of information on how to test your PC and fix it if it wasn't Year 2000 compliant. Feel free to view the page here from my archives. I authored a short article "The Year 2000: are you a time traveler?".
My writings were also published online at www.year2000.com and www.developer.com.
In March of 1996, I started this website with the hope of bringing some different perspectives to a drab world wide web.
Enjoy my corner of the World... Wide Web!