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About Cemetech
Cemetech is a community hub for technology professionals and enthusiasts as well as a hardware and software development group. The development aspect is headed by Kerm Martian, currently with nearly ten years of experience in the field. Cemetech focuses on hardware and software for mobile devices as well as web-based applications. Secondary projects for a variety of platforms including Windows and Linux are currently in progress. Among the passions of the members of the community are TI-BASIC and z80/m68k-assembly programming for Texas Instruments' graphing calculator line, web programming and design, and general graphics design. Registration is open to all; the forum moderators are always open to suggestions for new subfora.
Cemetech Staff
Christopher "Kerm Martian" Mitchell Christopher "Kerm Martian" Mitchell, Site Founder and Administrator
Christopher, known as Kerm Martian, founded Cemetech in 2000 as a software and hardware development company/group to host his personal projects, an extension of a concept company known as "CTech" that he had envisioned from an early age. He is currently working on his PhD in Computer Science in the fields of networking and systems, having earned his Bachelors and Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering; he codes in dozens of languages for calculators, desktop applications, and web applications. Christopher lives in New York City, one of his several loves along with calculators, technology, and trains. You can find his résumé at me.cemetech.net.
Daniel "TIFreak8x" Thorneycroft Daniel "TIFreak8x" Thorneycroft, Administrator
Daniel, known as TIFreak8x or TIFreak, was one of the earliest Cemetech members, joining back in its early days as a Geocities website with a simple message board-style forum. He has long been a dedicated community member and expert TI-BASIC programmer, and also founded TIFreakware, a calculator community site focusing on high-quality tutorials. Daniel wears many hats in his real life, including auto mechanic, computer repair technician, tow truck driver, and newspaper deliverer. He has the distinction of one of the community's largest and most complete calculator collections, which lives with him in Indiana.
» Promoted to Administrator: Date unknown, likely pre-2003
Thomas "Elfprince13" Dickerson Thomas "Elfprince13" Dickerson, Administrator
Having once made an abortive attempt to retire from Cemetech, Thomas, alias Elfprince13, currently leads Cemetech's largest non-calculator project, FreeBuild. Thomas started as a calculator programmer in Cemetech's early days, simultaneously working his way up through the Cemetech ranks and learning more about desktop computer programming. The FreeBuild project, led by Thomas and progressing with the support and testing of many Cemetech members, aims to create an extensible multiplayer sandbox game utilizing the LDraw parts library for LEGO-like CAD software. He is now pursuing his PhD in Computer Science, having earned his Bachelor's in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics. Thomas and his fianceé, Courtney, also helped found, and currently serve on the board of directors of, The Vermont Sustainable Heating Initiative, an award-winning nonprofit organization.
» Promoted to Administrator: April 4, 2006
Shaun "Merthsoft" McFall Shaun "Merthsoft" McFall, Admin & VP of Public Relations
A long-time Cemetech lurker, Shaun joined in 2010 as Merthsoft. He has shown great promise in participating in Doors CS testing, z80 ASM and TI-BASIC coding, and enthusiastically helping with CALCnet 2.2 and globalCALCnet development. Most recently, Shaun has joined the Cemetech effort to promote the Casio Prizm calculator. Shaun currently works as a professional software engineer in Wisconsin.
» Promoted to Administrator: April 14, 2011
» Promoted to Global Moderator: August 24, 2010
Shaun "Merthsoft" McFall Peter "Tari" Marheine, Admin & Server Admin
Peter's long-time participation at Cemetech and his broad exploration of software and hardware projects for calculators, computers, and embedded devices led to his joining the Cemetech staff in 2013. He is currently pursuing a graduate degree in electrical engineering.
» Promoted to Administrator: June 5, 2013
Jon "TheStorm" Sturm Jon "TheStorm" "Jonimus" Sturm, Administrator
Jon, alternately known on the Cemetech forum as TheStorm or on IRC as Jonimus, joined Cemetech as a TI-BASIC programmer, like so many others. He also gradually has learned web and computer programming, and has been a contributor to Cemetech projects like globalCALCnet and community projects such as TiLP II. He is currently working as a CAD-CAM Technical Support Representative in Wisconsin.
» Promoted to Administrator: April 14, 2011
» Promoted to Global Moderator: April 28, 2010
Alex "comicIDIOT" Glanville Alex "comicIDIOT" Glanville
Alex, also known as comicIDIOT or on IRC as comic, joined Cemetech as a TI-BASIC programmer in 2006, like so many others. He gradually moved on to photography and web design, and currently serves as the maintainer of Cemetech's mobile web template (among other facets of Cemetech's web presence.
» Promoted to Administrator: April 20, 2013
» Promoted to Global Moderator: September 13, 2010
Theodore "Rivereye" Davis Theodore "Rivereye" Davis, Administrator Emeritus
Theo, known as Rivereye, was another of Cemetech's earliest and most dedicated members, spending his time learning TI-BASIC and z80 ASM, participating in the multiplayer brick-building game The Better Mod / Blockland, and fishing. He is currently pursuing his bachelors in Computer Science in Michigan.
» Promoted to Administrator: June 12, 2007
Jonathan "JPez" Pezzino Jonathan "JPez" Pezzino, Administrator Emeritus
Jonathan, or JPez, was Cemetech's second administrator after Daniel, promoted in 2005. As with many of our members, he started with calculator programming, began to explore computer programming, and eventually moved on to other pursuits.
» Promoted to Administrator: November 14, 2005
History of Cemetech

Cemetech was started in 2000 by Kerm Martian as a prototype group to develop his inventions; it was briefly named CTech before the name Cemetech was chosen. In late 2000 Kerm began to program on Texas Instruments' graphing calculators. This site was originally hosted at http://cemetech.homestead.com. In late 2002 it moved to http://www.geocities.com/kerm_martian/, reachable through the Tokelau-based redirect site http://www.cemetech.tk (now expired). After the site was accidentally deleted, it was recreated at http://www.geocities.com/kermmartian/, still reachable through http://www.cemetech.tk. In July of 2004 a complex forum system was added via InvisionFree, with a member and username system; it was integrated into the Geocities site from here. In the fall of the same year, a new archive system written in Perl was deployed with statistics. Thanks to the efforts of member patl411, March 2005 saw Cemetech move to a better server at http://cemetech.designerz-core.com (no longer accessible). With CGI and PHP access, no ads, and more space and bandwidth than Cemetech previously boasted, this seemed to be the ideal host for Cemetech. The site could be found through the familiar http://www.cemetech.tk. When the site moved to Designerz-Core, the old Invisionfree forum was abandoned, so the forum was recreated with phpBB2.

In June of 2005, Cemetech purchased the domain http://www.cemetech.net, still the main domain for Cemetech. Designerz-Core became increasingly unstable and was eventually abandoned by its owner, so Cemetech followed suit in October of 2005, purchasing a $30/year hosting package from Jatol.com. Jatol providing ample features for Cemetech's rapidly growing needs, including additional databases, email addresses, scripting languages, and space/bandwidth. Jatol remained stable for close to two years, suddenly disappearing in September 2007 among suspicion that its owner either died of cancer or was forced to skip the country by debt. After a week of uncertainty whether data could be rescued, the site was resurrected on SurpassHosting, a host with a five-year positive track record, 200GB of space, and 2TB of monthly bandwidth. On May 30th, 2008, a new visual style was rolled out across Cemetech, and various tweaks were undertaken in the following two weeks to greatly improve functionality over the previous CemetechLite and Cemetech5. The culmination of about two years of work, Cemetech6 is an attempt to freshen Cemetech's look and make navigation more straightforward. Most recently we have acquired the http://cemete.ch domain for use as an in-house URL shortener.

Between 2008 and 2010, Cemetech has continued to grow and improve. Activity on the forums is growing towards levels not seen since before Jatol disappeared, some of the graphing calculator focus is returning without loss of the other technology, hardware, and coding aspects, and several long-term Cemetech projects like Doors CS 7.0 and CALCnet are either being completed or returning to active development.

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