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Letters To Politicians



Dominic C. Thomas

42, Microsoft network design and management guru.

Born Plymouth, lived Pontypridd, Lincoln, Aylesbury and now in East London. Currently working as Senior Network Analyst for an ex-manufacturing company in Essex, a change from my traditional environment of government and defence contracting.


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Specialist Subjects:

Wintel server design and build, LAN and WAN management
High-speed stunt kites 1978-1998
Multimedia computing on an ever-expanding budget
Manufacture and use of exotic leatherwear
Blue-sky technology and the realms of the scientific imagination
American counter-culture in the Vietnam era
Basement target shooting for fun and profit



Published works:

Stream of electrons - a study of weirdness in the online community
- Cocoon Press, 1993

The Bastard Operator from Hell 2
- Cocoon Online, 1994

Richard Feynman and Hunter Thompson - two sides of the same coin
- Cocoon Press, 1995

"Imminent Collapse of the Internet. MPEG at eleven!" - Urban myths for our time
- Cocoon & Sons, 1995

Why Penrose was wrong - my life in physics
- Cocoon Publications, 1995

Black Cocoon leatherwear catalogue
- Cocoon Press, 1997 (ninth edition)

Reasons to overheat - my life with fourteen fans
- Cocoon Online, 2000

Death By Plastic - a rapid introduction to airsoft replicas
- Cocoon Online, 2003

Weaving Tangled Webs for fun and profit
 - Cocoon Online, 2004

Kitchen Computing - building the home datacenter
- Cocoon Online, 2007




"Sir, you will either die on the gallows or of the pox"
"That, my Lord, depends on whether I embrace your principles or your mistress"

- John Wilkes to The Earl of Sandwich, Parliament, November 1763
(and requoted by Disraeli to Gladstone, at a social occasion one hundred years later)



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