Michael Elkins <me@cs.hmc.edu>

IRC: ``_Michael'', usually in #california and #los_angeles (DALnet)

About me: I graduated with a B.S. in physics from Harvey Mudd College in 1993. Recent education includes coursework at the University of Southern California towards a M.S. in Computer Science. My professional experience is in the areas of high speed networking, network architecture, and network security. I am currently employed as a software engineer implementing a generic API for incorporating cryptography into e-mail systems.

The Mutt E-Mail Client

Mutt is a text based e-mail program for Unix operating systems. This work began as a set of patches to ELM, but I ended up writing a completely new client from scratch.

The Cars Discography

I've been collecting information on the late rock band known as the Cars. Here you can find information on each of the band members, plus information on a mailing list I run for discussion of the band and its music.


I have been an active participant in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) working to develop a standard protocol for sending multimedia mail messages secured with PGP(tm). This protocol has been accepted as a Proposed Standard for the Internet.

Warning: Unix user

The only time I use Windows95 is when playing games (Civilization II rulez!) or doing MIDI sequencing (Cakewalk Pro Audio). When I want to get some real work done, I boot up Linux on my PC. One of the best things about using Unix is all of the free software available. I've found that the best way to find software like this is through referral, so I've compiled a small list of unix tools which I frequently use.
Last updated on April 30, 1997.