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Hi! You have stumbled upon (or deliberately searched out) Dax Hutcheon's home page on the World Wide Web at www.csclub.uwaterloo.ca.
I also have a redirection address at http://start.at/dax/, so you can try that one too.

Most of the content of my little web-space consists of links to other places, but you may find other interesting stuff strewn about if you care to poke around.



From September 1979 - June 1988, I was a student at the Tamworth Elementary School, in Tamworth, Ontario, Canada.


From September 1988 - June 1993, I was a student at Napanee District Secondary School, in Napanee, Ontario, Canada. I received my Ontario Secondary School Diploma, with Honours.


From September 1993 - April 2000, I was a student at the University of Waterloo, in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. I took many courses, and received my Honours Co-op Computer Science Degree from the Faculty of Mathematics on June 17th, 2000.

As a UW student, I held various executive positions in the CSC. For quite some time, I was the club's WWW maintainer. The executive for this term should be in the list of CSC executive.


I am now working as a Hardware Characterisation Engineer for Nortel Networks, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. I'm not really an "Engineer" though, that's just my job title.


When out on my own web-surfing expeditions, I often start at my page of www links. Perhaps you will find them as useful as I have.

From January - April 2000, I had free cable and someone else's VCR at my disposal, so I taped a whack-load of movies for later viewing.

Occasionally I find or receive material I find worthy to keep. Some of it is even worthy of sharing with others. For example, this tattoo, this "report of a study", this "warning", and this advertisement.

I went on vacation!

Creative Expression

All of my creative expression is released into the public domain

Here's a humourous email exchange between me and another co-op student, at our mutual workplace during my second co-op term.

Once upon a time, I bought a PC. Not very creative, I know, but then I put it together.

A while ago, I was playing with fractal generation. I blame this on Brent Oster, as he started doing a Mandelbrot generator, and I helped him debug it. Anyway, I now have a Mandelbrot Generator.

For a little while, I was working on a QuickTime file dumper. I blame this on Robin Powell, as he wanted a copy of the Lord of the Rings trailer, and the URL appears to be embedded in the QuickTime somewhere. Eventually I got the trailer by other means, but I still want to know how it works, and finesse my way to it. It is still very much a work in progress.

I am currently working on a library of C functions that implement some standard data structures and algorithms, and work on arbitrary types of data. The point being to ensure that I never have to write them again. It is also a work in progress.

I am basically done the first version of a library of C functions to work with a text database, which I intend to use (along with the aforementioned more general library) as a basis for CEO M.E., which I've only barely begun, and not made available yet.

There's probably a couple other things lying around in my source code directory.

I've often thought about stroking my ego by putting up various things I think, and thus enlightening the world. I've now set up to do so, so check out my thoughts.

I'm currently working on The Da of Sluggy Freelance. There's still a lot of work to do there.


For several years, I had an on and off romantic relationship with a lifelong friend. I think it's safe to say that the romantic aspect of that relationship is well and truly over, but she'll always be special to me. She has her own web page too.

I have a wish list, that was originally intended for Christmas. It still applies to Christmas of course, but is also open to other occasions.

There's lots of other things to know about me, so if you're still interested, read my bio page.

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