I'm Robert E Hilliard. 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 receiving both undergraduate and graduate degrees in Industrial Technology from The University of Texas at Tyler.
My wife, Kathy and I have been married for almost 40 years. We have three children and nine wonderful grandchildren.
I've worked in the Information Technology field for over 35 years. I am currently retired. I used to work for The University of Texas at Tyler as an Access Control Analyst/Information Security Administrator. My job involved facilitating and administering access rights and security in PeopleSoft.
In the past, I have worked as a Web Technologist / Webmaster and Senior Programmer Analyst for Christus Trinity Mother Frances (Formerly Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals & Clinics) and as a Programmer Analyst with The University of Texas Health Northeast (Formerly UT Health and Science Center) in Tyler.
Before getting into Information Technology, I worked in the television broadcasting industry. I have a number of hobbies which include woodworking/woodturning, photography and kiteflying.
I feel that one of my biggest accomplishments in Information Technology was when I was 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 some short articles, one in particular is "The Year 2000: are you a time traveler?".
In March of 1996, I started this website with the hope of bringing some different perspectives to the internet. I hope you enjoy my corner of the World... Wide Web!