No.  This is not Ragnar Lothbrok.  This is the one and only REAL Paul Silvis. Don’t be fooled by cheap  imitations!

This is a collection of random thoughts, posts about projects I’m working on, and other miscellaneous things.

The picture was taken at my son’s wedding, with my beautiful wife Nancy by my side.

In A Nutshell

  • Software Engineer
  • Rock Climber
  • Woodworker
  • Proud Parent
  • Gun Owner
  • Renaissance Man



B.A., Mathematics, Grinnell College

S.M., Computer Science, Harvard University

NRA Certified Instructor for Rifle and Pistol

NRA Certified Range Safety Officer

Member of the Board of Directors, Mass Rifle Association



If you don’t know how to contact me, there’s probably a reason for that.

You see, I don’t like spam, and I already get a lot of it.

If you know me on facebook or linked-in you can get in touch with me.

I’m not generally interested in hate mail about things I write, so don’t bother.