While you are here...
If you are
an O'Quin(n) or Tiller, please
sign my guest book & let me know. My parents have
into our family history & I'll be posting more info as time
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2009
The O'Quin Zone
Gilbert ~ Arizona
O'Quin.Com was migrated to the new server, painlessly, on Sunday, March 8th.
The actual transfer only took about 15 minutes, but afterwards, it took up to 24 hours before the new I.P.
address was updated in all the Domain Name Servers (DNS) servers around the world. If you tried to visit,
and the site wasn't be found, thank you for your patience - we were available everywhere by Monday afternoon; if you
still cannot get to the site, you probably have the site mapped to the old address, locally - be sure to
remove any oquin.com entries from your computer's hosts.txt file.
What about me?
I've a long background in Automatic Control Systems and Information Technology. In
addition, I'm a woodworker, loudspeaker designer/builder, and am an avid Ohio State Football and Arizona Diamondback Fan.
Where did I come from
& how did I get here?
was born in north central Ohio,
a bouncing twelve pound (plus) baby boy! (Of course I played
you ask?) I ended up moving to New Hampshire after 5 years of
college and with a new wife. After some 5 years in beautiful New
England, we moved back to Ohio, and remained there for about
10 years. During this time, we built a home in the woods, and
began raising two daughters. In '94, we made the leap (after I was
caught in a layoff) and moved to Oh-So-Sunny Arizona, the land where asphalt
DOES have a liquid state. Throw in a divorce, finally finishing on
my Bachelors Degree (in Computer Science) and a new marriage to a wonderful woman,
and we've completed the journey. By the way, my daughters were pretty amused with me
taking the tests & writing the papers...
A funny thing...
we moved back to Ohio from
NH, we bought 6 acres in the woods, and I contracted (and did a LOT of
the work, with a huge amount of family support) on a large post and
house. At the time I was working as a Project Engineer on
large projects at work. It's just amazing; a few thousand
extra on a multi-million dollar project is just a drop in the bucket,
when you MUST stay on budget on your own home, you tend to think
long and hard about spending just a fraction of that!