Tom Solinap was born on October 1, 1980 in the Philippines. He was a native of the Philippines until he moved to Queens, New York in 1994. His interest in computers really started when he received his first 286 in 1991. Since then he's been constantly involved with computing technology. Tom is currently a senior at Polytechnic University, Farmingdale Campus, and is pursuing his Bachelor's and Master's degree in Computer Science. He's been on internships with General Electric Company (GE), summer 2000, and Federal Express (FedEx), summer 2001. He has experience working with a variety of programming languages including Pascal, C++, Java, Scheme, Prolog, Lisp, Perl, and a few other obscure languages.
Tom joined the SLCentral family in the late summer of 1999. He started out as a news editor but then started writing articles and reviews as well. He has spent a fair amount of time working with computers and putting together his own machines. He's dabbled in many operating systems and applications. Although he doesn't specialize in anything in particular, he has diverse experience in multiprocessor systems, overclocking, PDAs, video/graphics cards, operating systems, and various other topics. His reviews and articles can cover a wide variety of topics. For a time, he was very much into PC games such as Quake II, Quake III Arena, and Asheron's Call. And in his younger years he was into RPGs on the NES, SNES, and PSX.
Nowadays, Tom likes to spend his free time (not on the computer) working out, playing basketball, watching TV, or having the occasional wild party. Other interests include Snorkeling, Anime, and Tennis.
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