Here at Increa.com, we're celebrating nearly 30 years on the Internet! Increa began to publish the "Minisport Laptop Hacker" via UUCP in October of 1991. In November of 1997 (a year after Yahoo came into existence) Increa Technology appeared as a web page hosted on qsl.net. A year later Google put up a web page. In 2002, Increa.com became a stand-alone domain. On these web pages, you'll find information hovering in the void between professional activities, entrepreneurial feasibility, and renaissance curiosity. If you use material from pages I maintain, please link let me know, and provide a link back to Increa.com.
Intentions out of high
school were to become a medical
doctor, but during my second year of
college, I started building Heathkit computers, and my life
became a combination of interests. I obtained a
Ph.D. degree doing atomic emission analysis of atmospheric pressure
spark discharges, then joined the military as an Air Force pilot, and
later became an Engineer.
When I left active duty military, I settled onto a rural homestead in Michigan and secured work as a Sr. System Engineer in the field of industrial automation, while continuing to fly KC-135s with the Air Force Reserves. I enjoyed the intellectual freedom of being a telecommuter, but the dot.com implosion in 2001 sent me out on my own to breath life back into the sole proprietorship company I had started more than a decade prior. I did contract work under conditions that many dream of, but was disappointed at the lack of integrity in some business relationships.
When a job opened up as a Flight Test Engineer at Edwards AFB on the Airborne Laser program, I packed up all we owned on a friend's 53' semi truck and moved all of life out to southern California. Later, I took a job in the Electronic Warfare directorate, where I found more expansive work doing Directed Energy Test & Evaluation and other technical assistance representing the Air Force Flight Test Center enterprise at Edwards Air Force Base. At the USAF Test Pilot School, I continued to develop flight test instrumentation and software to significantly cut costs of aircraft modification, while changing flight test execution paradigms and educational curriculum.
Fall of 2007, I accepted a
full-time faculty position back in Michigan, while
simultaneously serving in a
Residential Life position on campus. During semester breaks,
continued Air Force Reserve work at
the USAF Test Pilot School and
The draw of wind and weather in an
operational environment, financial requirements, and family changes
eventually drew me back to the west coast full-time to
instruct and develop curriculum at the USAF Test Pilot School.
The following years included moving 6
times in the span of 5 years. Work included nuclear treaty
acquisition of another Masters degree, school with the Navy, and
acquisition work at Air Force's Materiel Command. Currently, I
continue flight activities as a civilian and work at the Air Force
Research Lab, specializing in
Electronic Warfare, Directed Energy Weapons, and Weapons System Cyber
Security. After a fantastic final assignment in the military
defending military systems from cyber attacks, I wrapped that
career. I now continue on as a civilian at AFRL.
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once-in-a-while, I publish
about my activities, including finances,
and energy needs
of a small homestead. I moderated the Volmer VJ-22
Springs Airstrip groups before Yahoo shut down all their groups in
December of 2020. If you're interested in making
computers work for you instead of working for them, visit my Increa
Computer Consulting page. If I ever run out
of things to do, I
used to visit the catalogs of
Tom Lindsay and buy a new book. Sadly, Lindsay books went
out of business end of 2012. Some alternatives - YourOldtimeBookstore.com,
ArtisanIdeas.com, HomeBuiltEDM.tripod.com, HomebuiltEDMmachines.com,
"When you don't know where else to go, go back to the beginning."
This page is maintained by Brian Mork, owner & operator of IncreaTM // It was last modified Summer 2020. Suggestions for changes and comments are welcome. The easiest way is to contact me through the Internet.
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