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Independent software developer and publisher.
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  • Hermetic Systems
    Founder, principal software developer, 1997 - present
  • University of Queensland
    Research assistant (computational mathematics), 2002
  • University of Derby
    Research student (computational physics), 1998 - 2000
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During 1983-1993 I lived mostly in the San Francisco Bay Area, working as a computer programmer and software developer (and attended numerous Esalen workshops and Grateful Dead concerts).  From 1986 I developed the Timewave Zero software in collaboration with Terence McKenna.  In 1998 I became interested in calendrical science and up to now have invented seven new calendars, plus supporting software.  In 2000 I was awarded an M.Phil. degree for research in computational physics.  I have been an independent software developer and publisher since 1990.  From 2000 to now I have developed 26 Windows programs, most of which are now available from my Hermetic Systems website, which also includes my articles about calendars and other subjects.  I also created three other websites, listed below under "Contributor to".
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I now have a twitter account.  If you do too then please follow #HermeticSystems
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My "Collected Writings", consisting of over 100 articles written during 1996-2016, is now available on CD-ROM. Please see http://www.serendipity.li/cd_cwpm/cd_cwpm.htm
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Since April 2015 most enhancements to my software have been to the word- and phrase-frequency programs, http://www.hermetic.ch/wfc/wfc.htm and http://www.hermetic.ch/wfca/wfca.htm  Some of this new capability has surprised even me, such as the ability to order words/phrases according to the number of files in which they occur (within a set of files), rather than their  frequency in all the files -- see http://www.hermetic.ch/wfca/sorting_by_number_of_files.htm  Also surprising was the ability to order documents (in a set) according to the frequency of a particular word or phrase (or more than one) -- see http://www.hermetic.ch/wfca/sorting_by_phrase_occurrence.htm

I also did new versions of my file backup program, my email encryption program, and my file scrubber program.  All of these can be accessed via my new Software Shop -- http://www.hermetic.ch/shop.php

And I've just released (under a new name) a new version of an old program, "Hermetic MultiFile Search", http://www.hermetic.ch/hmfs/hmfs.htm  This is for rapid searching of a large number of files (after creating an index for those files).  I used this to create the search programs for my CD-ROMs: http://www.hermetic.ch/cdrom/cdrom.htm and http://www.serendipity.li/cdrom.php

I also did a heliocentric version of my (geocentric) 'Planetary Aspects and Transits' program -- http://www.planetary-aspects.com/hpat/hpat.htm

No change, however, to my Timewave Zero website -- http://www.fractal-timewave.com/

I've been developing (and publishing) Windows software since 2000, about 30 programs so far.  Most haven't sold well, so now only about half of them are listed on my site -- www.hermetic.ch -- and the public shows little interest, so I think it's time to find something else (not software development) to interest me so that I don't become bored.  I doubt, however, that I'll write about it here.
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I made some inquiries about doing a PhD in philosophy, but wasn't able to find anyone able/willing to supervise my (admittedly somewhat ambitious) study (the development of the modern scientific materialist worldview and its pernicious effects on modern society).  But why bother?  It looks like modern humans are intent on destroying themselves anyway (see Noam Chomsky's article at http://www.atimes.com/atimes/World/WOR-01-050613.html).  Nevertheless I did write a short philosophical piece, which I've put up at http://www.serendipity.li/dmt/mind_body_independent.html   I doubt it will be well received by those academic philosophers who bother to read it.
Accepting the Cartesian mind/body dualism for the sake of argument, this article purports to show that they are independent and so consciousness is not a product of brain activity, still less identical with it.
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I also am attempting to make contact with you and sent a short correspondence via your serendipity website. Excellent analysis of the Berg beheading. I have a video, the last one left, that is about to be gone forever if I can't find someone to download it securely. It's a FAKERY ISIS beheading and if the original (all have been deleted) doesn't get secured, anyone doing a video analysis on what they have of still frames will be debunked no matter how good their analysis. It just goes to show that they are screwing up their fake terrorist operations as they use these poor muslims and propagate their religion for the raping of the Middle East I've linked it to the infamous 'Oded Yinon Plan", but know that there are other factions, such as oil and resources. However, the ISIS will be coming to American and if we don't wake up the sleeping masses soon, by 2017 tptb will get their muslim vs propagated christian in the US war on. Thank you for all your excellent work. Julie 
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In my "Computational Studies of Pure and Dilute Spin Models" I finally got around to cleaning up the faulty HTML produced by the shoddy doc-to-HTML of an early version of MS Word, so it's now 100% readable, and, I think, a good introduction to Monte Carlo simulation in solid state physics research.  If some real-world publisher would care to publish it then I'd include the complete C source code for the simulation program.
Contents of Peter Meyer's M.Phil. thesis, Computational Studies of Pure and Dilute Spin Models
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Just released a new (and probably the last) edition (April 2013) of the Timewave Zero CD-ROM.  In addition to the DOS/Windows TWZ software, 'Fractal Time', this now has over 30 articles, including transcripts of some of Terence's talks, plus some audio and video material.  See http://www.fractal-timewave.com/articles.php for the contents of the CD-ROM.
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(1)  At the end of my first year at university studying science I changed to to a philosophy degree, and (since I had a scholarship) I needed to work for a year inbetween to make the money to pay for my first year studies again.  I applied for a job, not knowing what it was about, and it turned out to be a programming job.  Then later I worked as a programmer during university vacations.

(2) As regards Terence, he was as engaging in his spare time as he was when speaking publicly.  He was not a scholar but rather a visionary with a keen sense of the insanity pervading modern Western society and of the importance of psychedelics for correcting its falsely materialist view of the world.  Here's a eulogy: http://www.fractal-timewave.com/articles/mckenna_eulogy.htm
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Just released a new product: Stego PNG.  This is a Windows program for hiding a data file (of any type) in a PNG image file (or a BMP image) using a stego/encryption key (and, of course, for extracting the data from the image).  Only someone who knows the key can extract the data.  PNG files occur commonly in web pages, and you might sometime feel like hiding some data (or a copyright notice) in a PNG image on your website or blog.
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Hey this is pretty neat! Now all my facebook pictures can truly have a thousand words. :D

- JKD
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Just released, the November 2015 edition of the Serendipity Website-on-CD.  This is the final edition (really).

For what's new in the last six months see
http://www.serendipity.li/#whatsnew2
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You tryna chat? Message me on fbook. Or here well see if we can get down into business if you want.
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For what's new at Hermetic Systems see http://www.hermetic.ch/42/whatsnew.htm
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Of course, it works now.
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In the last 14 years I developed about 30 items of Windows software, with user licenses purchasable for a modest amount from my website Hermetic Systems.  About 10 of these attracted very little interest from the buying public and so were withdrawn.  The 20 that remain are now finished, and I don't plan on developing any more (though I'm open to proposals for writing custom software).  It's time to try something else, hopefully both interesting and income-augmenting.  Suggestions (via the Contact page on my website) are welcome.
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Do you Linux?
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Just released some more software. Great for secure exchange of information about that new project you're working on with your colleague on the opposite coast.  Exchange messages, plans, drafts, blueprints, images, secret occult formulae, etc., without concern that eavesdroppers will be able to get at anything.
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Just released another new product.  Useful for anyone writing their own web pages who needs to construct HTML tables (simple or complex) without bothering with the (possibly) laborious hand-coding.  Links on the product page lead to four mini-tutorials.
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