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Making private 1960s and 70s recordings public
August 21, 2021
Jimmie Vaughan set w/ Storm track I recorded
August 4, 2021
Celebrate Ramblin' Jack Elliott's 90th birthday!
August 1, 2021
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May 18, 2021
remembering Denny Freeman
April 28, 2021
[koko] Dell Unix sustainable!
January 19, 2021
flirted with Big Sur, went back to Catalina
November 16, 2020
Computer Systems Performance Modeling
August 25, 2020
Remembering RESQ
August 25, 2020
[koko] continuing to under-react to COVID-19
July 18, 2020
[tbt] childhood amateur radio projects
November 21, 2019
[koko] (welcome to …) eight Jurassic O.S. on 1992 Dell 486D/50
September 26, 2019
[koko] reviving timbl's WorldWideWeb browser
July 1, 2019
[koko] exploring NEXTSTEP 486
July 1, 2019
[koko] prolonging JAWS
July 1, 2019
[koko] sustaining Dell UNIX
July 1, 2019
1992 JAWS demo for Stewart Cheifet
May 17, 2019
a plug for TUHS (just sayin...)
November 27, 2018
Let's start at the very beginning... 801, ROMP, RT/PC, AIX versions
March 8, 2017
NeXT, give Steve a little credit for the Web
October 8, 2011
U.S. Patent 6,212,547 — It's not over 'til it's over, but ...
Febuary 2, 2011
Definitely better than being there — IMTC annual meeting over the Internet
November 3, 2010
Mainstream Videoconferencing available again
February 14, 2008
A brief history of Dell UNIX
January 10, 2008

video clip, Charlie with Andy Grove, Comdex 1991

Charles H. Sauer, chief of research at, is a highly regarded system architect, specializing in networking, system modeling, multimedia, and Internet software development.

He co-founded Cymbia and served as Cymbia's Chief Technical Officer. Previously, Dr. Sauer was Chief Technical Officer and Senior Vice President of Product Group at World.hire. Prior to joining World.hire, he was Chief Technical Officer and Vice President of advanced development at VTEL Corporation, where he was responsible for developing software and technology for videoconferencing both for group and desktop environments. He is co-author, with Joe Duran, of Mainstream Videoconferencing: A Developer's Guide to Distance Multimedia.

Prior to joining VTEL, he served Dell Computer Corporation as Vice President of software and technology. During his four years with Dell, he was responsible for strategic technical relationships with major industry partners such as Intel, Microsoft, NeXT, Novell and Sun Microsystems. He led joint Dell/Intel development of "JAWS" local bus graphics systems, the primary precursor to local bus implementations in PC systems, Dell development of UNIX SVR4, Dell development of RAID disk subsystems, and was instrumental in the formation of the Business Applications Performance Corporation (BAPCo).

Dr. Sauer began a 14 year career at IBM at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center, where he co-authored several books on performance modeling, Elements of Practical Performance Modeling, Simulation of Computer Communication Systems, and Computer Systems Performance Modeling, and developed the pioneering simulation package, RESQ. Later with IBM, he was lead architect for AIX on the RS/6000 and "AIX Family" (RT/PC, PS/2, System/370). Dr. Sauer received his B.A. in mathematics and Ph.D. in computer sciences from The University of Texas at Austin.

He currently serves as IT director at Northwest Hills United Methodist Church, board chairman at Rainbow Network, and IT Director with Mobility Worldwide.

Charlie and Caroline Abbitt Sauer have been married for 43 years. They have a grand-daughter, April. Elizabeth Sarah Sauer 1/12/80-2/27/21

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