Who is this guy anyway?

John Bishop Vaughn was born on a dark and stormy night in Midland, Texas on some of the flattest land known to humanity. Since then he has tried to discover a place with equally good sunsets but more interesting topography. He graduated from Midland High School intending to become an Aerospace engineer but somewhere down the road he signed up for Abstract Algebra and Symbol Logic in the same term. He has not been the same since.

John, affectionately known as Punkin' Head to his cigar smoking fraternal grandmother, attained several college degrees while he waited for his life to really commence. For completeness, the list of degrees is reproduced here:

John is currently a faculty member of the Mathematics and Computer Science department at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York.

John is married and has one daughter, Jessica. He spends his leisure time reading books (history, high technology, and who-done-its), jogging, making wine, renovating an old house, pulling weeds out of the perennial gardens, and tinkering with microprocessors.

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