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Vik Olliver

Vik Olliver

Vik Olliver

computer guru, team leader, writer

Role in the Artemis Project

Vik Olliver is a member of several Technical Committees. He does very detailed 3-D computer renderings of Artemis Project hardware, and is a member of the 3-D Modeling Technical Committee. Vik is also part of the Guidance, Navigation, Control and Comm Technical Committee, and the Simulations Technical Committee.

In addition, Vik is a member of the Electronic Communications Technical Committee, and shares his computer insights on the asi-ecomm mailing list. Vik is also an active member of the main artemis-list and the SSTO Concept Design PT mail-list.

Vik is organizing a New Zealand Artemis Society chapter and is the Aukland local contact.

Professional experience

Vik currently is employed by ECONZ in New Zealand, working with computerized despatch systems. He programs anything from Newtons to 100-user QNX systems.

For the last 7 years, Vik has worked at Alfa Systems Ltd., purveyors of the Diskfax. Vik also publishes articles in various computer magazines. Some other previous jobs include being a journalist and locksmith.

Personal

Viktor Austin Olliver was born on March 8, 1964, to Peter Austin Olliver and his mum. Born in Winchester, he left the UK and went to the other side of the world to set up a family in New Zealand. He lives with his wife Suz, his daughters Kate (8) and Tammy (6), two cats, and a dog.

Vik considers himself "half English, half Austrian, and half mad." He has been shot at, blown up, nearly drowned, set on fire, run over, lost count of broken bones, crashed on a bike, been in a car crash, train crash, in a plane that was hit by lightning; has been poisoned, stabbed, dropped off a cliff, survived internal hemorrhaging, and been joined to CIX, but not simultaneously. He is also the teensiest bit paranoid. Just to keep life interesting he is a member of the Laingholm Volunteer Fire Brigade.

He can change a nappy, plan an invasion, butcher animals, steer a ship, design a building, write poetry, solve equations, lay bricks, set bones, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, analyze problems, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, blow stuff up, die gallantly, and believes that specialization is for insects.

In his little remaining free time, he plays with the family, works on the Artemis Project, writes for PC Magazine, and shoots inanimate fun targets. If he had more time he would go back into serious .22 target shooting.

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