[Aperture logo] Anton McClure

[ Photo of Anton. ] Similarly to Richard Stallman, Anton McClure likes computers, music and butterflies---among other things.
Hello. My name is Anton McClure. I am currently studying for an bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems at the College of Engineering and Polymer Science, and I am a student assistant at the university's Information Technology Services. That is all for now.

Professional Biography

Anton McClure is a Dell-certified IT Services technician and student at the University of Akron, as well as a card-carrying member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Free Software Foundation.

He has administered personal and shared servers since 2014, typically using either the Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, or other POSIX compliant operating systems. He has previously written static web site generators and web site revision systems (also known as "web/content management systems") in the past, both for himself and for others, and currently works on a blog platform project that utilizes the WMS technologies. He also administers a personal server for himself and potentially others on coco.presumed.net, as well as a home server on chell.aperture.presumed.net. Both machines are powered by POSIX compliant operating systems.

McClure started working at the University of Akron for an internship he did in the Spring term of 2023, beginning in January 2023. In April 2023, he got hired as a part-time support technician. While working at the Information Technology Services department, he gained experience operating hardware for various use cases, performing computer repairs, and assisting customers with technical issues as they occurred, along with telephone-based support and a variety of other tasks as they were assigned. By doing these tasks, he gained valuable work experience and knowledge, much of which can translate for many industries and careers. He also attends classes towards a Bachelor's of Science in Computer Information Systems, and has completed the requirements for an Associate of Applied Business, also in Computer Information Systems.

McClure has also volunteered to maintain different web sites and utilities. Some of the HTML and code he has written also runs on several web sites ranging from the top 20,000 to the top 100. McClure plans to make further contributions for such web sites in the future. He has also worked with several people from the Free Software Foundation, the GNU project, among other free software organizations and supporters.

My Curriculum Vitæ

My LinkedIn

Google Scholar

Contacting Me

+1 (425) 256-7515
anton@presumed.net, anton@aperture.presumed.net, anton@coco.presumed.net
asm135@uakron.edu, asm135@1870.uakron.edu
Key information
Available to friends and others as deemed necessary

Personal Interests

Religion, University, Coco Bean (may she rest in peace), Politics, Physics, Math, Space, Chess, Cats, Computers, FabRadio.

Miscellaneous Stuff

Before You Contact Me

If you are commenting about an issue on my web site, your feedback is welcome. Your message should include the URL or group of URLs that you are referring to. It is not always clear when simply describing page contents on its own.

If you are contacting me due to an issue on a URL that does not begin with http://www.presumed.net/~anton/ but it is from another user or page on presumed.net, you will want to contact that user instead. If it is not a user page, or not on presumed.net, you will want to contact the webmaster of the specific server, typically using e-mail messages. The webmaster e-mail addresses are typically going to be in a format such as webmaster@hostname.example.edu.

If you wish to send me a confidential message, you do not want to use e-mail, phone calls, or any other digital form for that matter. Digital communications are never truly going to be private, and multiple third-parties can always access the messages. End-to-end encryption is also worthless when there are backdoors into those encryption mechanisms.

If you are from the University of Akron, use your @uakron.edu, @zips.uakron.edu, or @1870.uakron.edu, unless we have already spoken enough times, and you've shared your personal or other professional e-mail address with me in person.

Why I'm Not Answering Your E-Mail

If you sent me an e-mail and I haven't responded, there is a number of reasons why this may have happened.

The most likely ones are that I either did respond but your system bounced due to a misconfigured spam filter, or I did not consider a response to be necessary. Either of our servers may have blocked the message for a number of reasons. If you are a friend, and you tried e-mailing me multiple times, it may be an issue with one of our Message Transfer Agents (MTAs). Checking the mail log files in /var/log/ should give sufficient information on what is going wrong in most cases.

Your e-mail messages should be sent either in English or with an English translation provided, written to the best of your ability. If I cannot read or understand your e-mail, I will not reply. While I do know people who can translate languages such as Spanish, German, Italian, French, Japanese, and Portuguese, among others, using this option will not be ideal for communications that involve sensitive information. Naturally, perse will understand what you wrote.

If you administer your own e-mail server, ensure that your machine can both send messages to and receive messages from or 2604:2dc0:100:380e:: (coco.presumed.net). If someone else administers the e-mail server for you, ask that person to ensure messages can be sent and received. This may resolve most issues that would be on your end. There is also the chance that I did receive your e-mail, was able to read it, and I was able to reply, but I just chose not to do so. Keep in mind that nobody is required to reply to every message they get.

Better yet: if your ISP or mailing service provider blocks this server's IP or domain, consider asking your ISP to stop blocking us on your account. To quote John Gilmore, a co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the source I cribbed this section from, "Don't just let them put in an exception for mail from me. Get them to take off the blacklist on your incoming mail. It is usually hard -- but worth it. Who else's emails are you missing? Some of us figured out in the 1950s that blacklists were a bad idea."

Web Site Updates

Re-added support articles
Re-added ITSD articles
Added phonetic alphabet.
Added LASTMOD dates to pages.

Anton McClure / anton@presumed.net
Last modified: Mon Nov 12 21:40:08 EST 2023