Time Lord: Dark Horse, the Techno Mage of Gallifrey
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Jeffrey Clifford Jacobs was born 1 July 1972 to Sandra and Clifford Jacobs
in West Hartford, Connecticut. The product of Ukrainian Jewish and Lebanese
Christian decent, he quickly took interest in science, music, and
Jeffrey is currently searching out permanent employment in his field of
Computer Science following his graduation in May. He is quite skilled and
eager to enter the work force, confident that his abilities will be a great
asset to any company to which he wishes to apply his service. If you are
interested in hiring an intelligent, hard-working, ambitious employee, with
skills in computers, languages, and physics, click here
here to view Jeffrey Jacobs' Curriculum Vitae.
The name Time Lord: Dark Horse, The Techno Mage of
Gallifrey comes from a variety of sources. Time Lord is my
login name, and is a race of advanced time travelers from the planet
Gallifrey. The Time Lords are the home race of the Doctor from
Doctor Who. Time Lord
is also the name of an ethereal character from Origin Systems'
Ultima ]I[ and Ultima VII: The Black Gate.
Dark Horse is a reference to my favorite song writer,
George Harrison and the song,
Finally, Techno Mage is a reference to the
Babylon 5 episode
The Geometry of
Shadows, which introduces a race of super advanced masters of
technology whose powers have elevated them to the status of wizards.
Actually, Time Lord: Dark Horse, The Techno Mage of Gallifrey is
only part of the story. My full title is:
Time Lord: Dark Horse, The Techno Mage of Gallifrey, Dream Wizard of
the Shadowlands, The Black Avatar of Avalon, Soulmate in Infinity of the
Time Lady Rebecca, Transitive Familiar of The Evil K-9, Clandestine
Companion of Dazuma The Charcoal Donkey, Alien Expatriate in the Land of
Cynthia Howe Empress Dictator of All Mentalia, Fiendish Friend of the
Fantastic Lord of Fnord, Innocent Inmate of the Doctor of the Spoons, Son of
Clifford god of Ocean and Air, Son of Sandra goddess of Light and Seeing,
Brother of Michael The Blue Musician of Mississippi, Son of Beverly goddess
of Luck and Diligence, Grandson of Emily goddess of Wisdom and Strength, he
who is Sir Space, The White Opossum of Springfield, and Mister Light, The
Orange Lemming of Burkina Faso; He is The Query Master of the House of
Nacousi, Jeffrey C. Jacobs.
``Strangling animals, golf, and
Seriously, as you may have guessed from the
George Harrison & Tomorrow People Home Pages,
some of my greatest interests are the music of
George Harrison and the classic
British Sci Fi series Doctor
Who and the
As well, I enjoy Babylon
5 and The X
Files. I am quite keen on languages, both for the computer and
spoken, and have studied French, Italian, German and Russian. My next goal
is to learn Japanese. In case you haven't figured it out, this here web
page is one of my hobbies too. I also love to study History, Physics and
Political Science. I like to write and create and exercise my imagination
as much as possible, whether it is compiling a new program, baking an
original pie or creating a new universe from scratch. As with most
Montréalers, I miss our winningest Expos. For more about some of
these and other of my interests, please consult my list of
Other Points of Interest.
In addition to my other hobbies, I have been writing songs for six years
now, but my repertoire is quite slim. I have however on-lined the following
A human is measured by the quality of his friends, and by that meter I am
truly endowed. Here is a list of some of the people who have influenced me,
shaped me, and made me what I am today, for better or for worse.
Rebecca and I first met on
Rec.arts.drwho a couple years
ago on a matter of some confusion on whether I meant Doctor McCoy or
McCoy's Doctor, and since we have had a wonderful correspondence.
Rebecca is sweet and sensitive, with an ethical passion I much admire, and
most of all a creative genius beyond compare. Her e-mail address is
I wish her and her chosen, Scott Stacy, all the best in this life, and in
the next regeneration.
Dan is my longest, continuously running friend, and my last, best hope for
camaraderie. Dan should not be confused with the infamous Dan
the Antichrist Steamboat Willie of Coberian
mythology; this Dan is truly a saint and has not a malicious bone in his
body. Thus, despite rumor, there are no Rap songs about Dan, as
such a childish gesture would not be fitting such an honorable and sincere
man. Dan is currently studying history at Wesleyan and, as I, he is quite
keen on foreign languages, though his choices are a bit more obscure than
mine. Dan is also the definitive authority on all things
Wagnerian and especially
Der Ring der Nibelung, about which I am trying to convince him
to write a web page. Dan can be reached for encouragement at either
My dear friend Alexander has been a valuable friend of mine for over four
years now. He is also a true genius, which is why he now works at
Microsoft. He can be reached at
interests include surfing, hiking, skiing, and above all, programming.
Alexander wrote the classic COOL
Game! for the Macintosh system, as well as Mate in
50 and VP -- Virtual Pong for the UNIX platform (with a
little help from his friends). You can currently see Alexander's work in MS
Word 6.0 for Macintosh under the file conversion routines, or wait for the
new release of Japanese Word. Special thanks to Alexander for introducing
me to the works of Scott Joplin
and The Zombies.
Ladies: He's still single too!
What can I say to convey the love I have for my dear, sweet friend Cynthia?
Cynthia and I first met 3 years ago when I posted the beginnings of my
Adder/Star Trek: Deep Space 9
crossover (from before the latter program premiered) called
Black Adder: Deep Space Ninth.
Since then I have gotten to know Cynthia as a deep and sensitive human being
who has always been to me like the older sister I never had. Despite the
many changes she underwent from when we first met, she has remained an
important and valuable friend. One of Cynthia's greatest interests is the
period in English history known as the Colonial War, or the American
Revolution, and she is a virtual store house of knowledge on all the
important players. She even met her current boyfriend through her interest
in the Rev War, as she calls it. Cynthia has a Masters' degree in
Library Science and would love to pursue a career in her field. If you or
someone you know has an employment offer for a job in the Library Sciences,
preferably in the Buffalo, N.Y. area, please contact Cynthia at either
Andrew and I met a couple years back while we were both studying Physics.
Like me, he enjoyed the program Doctor
Who when he was growing up, and we found many other common interests on
which we built our friendship. The most notable of these is our love for
computer programming. Currently (although not immediately), we have been
working on writing a Trantor T-160 SCSI driver for Linux, despite a complete
lack of documentation. Andrew is also an avid user of the
Python programming language, and is
responsible for getting me hooked on it as well. He is also working on a
toolkit for Python based on Philip
Zimmerman's PGP public key encryption
scheme. Andrew can be reached at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Andrew is
actually only half of a Gestalt entity, AndrewKuchling'n'AlisonTobin, which
should be joined in the next few years.
Click here to see
Andrew's less spiffy but more informative home page.
To Howard I owe a special thanks for teaching me all that I know about
UNIX. This will no doubt give the system administrators here pause, as
Howard was also implicated in one of the biggest scandals in the School of
Computer Science's history, the break-in of student and professor accounts in
the summer of 1991. Due to a certain element turning in evidence against
Howard in order to alleviate his own sentence, poor Howard was forced to
loose a semester of school and use the schools disciplinary computer for a
semester. However, Howard now has the last laugh, as he has a job
as system administrator of a major internet provider, where as his former
friend has none. Howard also convinced me to join Montréal's only
Doctor Who fan club,
Council of Gallifrey. Howard can be reached for comment at either
visit Howard's Web Page at
What am I doing writing this paragraph about Erica when I should be
responding to her long list of pending e-mails!? Erica and I met last
August on USENET under mysterious circumstances. Unfortunately, we soon
found that we had less time to chat than we had at first conceived, and thus
we went through many spells of her busy schedule, my busy schedule, our busy
schedules, and on and on. It seems like whenever one of us has time to
write, the other is too busy, and visa versa. Never the less, I have found
Erica to be an poignant, fascinating correspondent and a patient and
understanding friend. I only hope she can forgive me for spending my time
writing about her when I should be writing to her. All I have to
do is remember her e-mail address is
"Where's my web link?"
Svetlana asked anxiously. Well, right here, my sweet, svelte friend. One
of the most fascinating hobbies of this Bulgarian beauty is the world's
oldest exercise, but you'll have to go to Svetlana's home page to find out
what is. Needless to say, the woman has a predilection for causing a stir.
None the less, Svetlana is a kind, sweet and caring person, and is always
willing to lend a hand to those in need. Her heart is truly 24 karat. If
you'd like to reach Svetlana for comment, you'll have to get in line, but
you can try and contact her at
Gents: She's single too (though surely not for long)!
We were friends once, but something when awfully awry. Sorry, Rebecca.
What do I want? Well, apart from peace on Earth and good will for
all, I want a love that's
right; right is only half of what's wrong. All
my life I've been searching for the woman of my dreams to constant failure.
Despite my never ceasing, sincere attempts at approaching intelligent,
fascinating women in order to form a friendly social bond, constantly I have
been rebuffed, brushed off, and treated as less than human. It is my hope
that one day I will meet a woman unlike those that have brought me so low, a
woman who will respect me for who I am, and treat me like a human being. If
this woman is reading this message, please let me know you're out there, let
me know that you exist. I'm waiting to hear from you.
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