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Nicky Perian

Nicky Perian is retired from the United States Army and ABB. Building the Kokua Viewer is his major hobby, since most of his work experience was hardware and his computer experience dates back to an aircraft Doppler navigation system that had an analog computer with input / output to the aircraft instruments and the system's on board digital computer. While with ABB, Nicky worked on Honeywell 316, 6-36 and 6-43 minicomputers with multiple Intel 8085 microprocessors used for discrete signal processing. It was here that he became involved with software maintenance including applying bit level patches and later on writing patches with system utilities. Some of these patches were original authorship. After retirement, Nicky found that he missed the technical aspects of work and after joining Second Life discovered its open source project. Nicky believes building Kokua Viewer is good brain exercise, better than Solitaire or Sudoku. Nicky lives in a rural area of Arkansas in the USA.

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Sunday, September 8

9:30am PDT