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Walter Underwood



If you are looking for the Walter Underwood who was at Rice University, Ford Aerospace, Hewlett-Packard, Objectivity, Infoseek, GO.com/Disney, Inktomi, Verity, and Autonomy, I'm now at Netflix improving the site search. I worked on the Ultraseek enterprise search engine for five companies and eight and a half years (through thirteen layoffs). It was a fun ride.

My blog, Most Casual Observer, is updated more often than this page. Go there for my latest opinions on search, books, photography, and other stuff.

I'm also Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 14 in Palo Alto.

Also check out another "walter" and "underwood", Physalis walteri and Trillium underwoodii from Michael Abram's Florida Wildflower page.

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You can try the web for my church, All Saints' Episcopal Church.

My workstation is named Nosferatu, to honor the film by F. W. Murnau, Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens. It's the first, and maybe still the best, Dracula film. If you think that silent films are goofy and hard to watch, see Nosferatu, preferably in a theater. At Infoseek, I got tired of spelling that for people, so I named my machine "diva", not because I'm arrogant and high maintenance, but for Diva, another fine film.


If you used to e-mail me as wunder@best.com you should now use the same username at wunderwood.org for a mail address.