Chris Jaekl
[Picture of Chris]
Current Address: 日本千葉県市川市入船4-17
Email: user cejaekl site
Hobby Projects


I've been in the business of developing software since before the .com bubble burst, and have worked with:

My curriculum vitae and a list of references are available upon request.


I'm an alumnus of the Shad Valley Programme at Acadia University and, since 1996, I've been fortunate to have the chance to attend a number of Shad Programmes to give a little bit back to the system. Perhaps unsurprisingly, I feel that I come away with much more than I give. :) In case anyone's keeping score, here's the tally so far:

The stuff I end up talking about comes from a few good books, and a general store of experience with the ups and downs of life, the computer business, et cetera. I wrote up a reading list back in 1997, which I've recently pulled back from extinction courtesy of the Internet Archive's Web Wayback Machine.

In 1993-1995, I taught Computer Science (as a Teaching Assistant) at the University of Toronto. In 1998, I spent some time delivering C/C++ 3D graphics programming training using what was then Visible Decisions, Inc.'s In3D class libraries. More recently, I've exorcised my didactic urges by advising network, system and database administrators how to plan, configure and administer web-based knowledge management software, in a dozen countries on 3 continents, in English, French and German. (I also know some Italian and Japanese but, sadly, not enough to teach complex concepts in either.)


I enjoy seeing different places, seeing how other people live, hearing other's perspectives, and generally getting away from it all. In the summer of 1998, I took a few months off and drove to three corners of North America. You can read about that trip here.

Between August 2000 and February 2003, I had a job that involved a fair degree of travel, boarding a plane or intercity train on average once every 4 days. I kept an online Chris Jaekl locator to allow people to track my travels.

Other Links

You can find my Masters' Thesis here. Don't laugh--bits of the material described therein have found a practical application in JProbe Threadalyzer, a commercial thread-analysis tool, and I cherish the hope that someone else might also want to read it <grin>.

This page was last updated on Fri Jun 24 20:07:07 JST 2016