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My real name is Jim Thomas. Among many other things, I am the Deputy Director of the Central New Hampshire Flames Pathfinder Club. My involvement with Pathfinders has inspired me to organize the Adventist Youth Honors Answer Book here on wikibooks. I hope many more Pathfinders will join me in creating this book.

I am also an electrical engineer, father of three, and husband of one. I advocate the use of Open Source Software (I switched from DOS to Linux in 1995, before Windows 95 was released), and I love woodworking and whitewater paddling.

I came to Wikibooks to write the Adventist Youth Honors Answer Book, which is an instructor's guide for teaching honors (similar to Boy Scout Merit Badges) to Pathfinders.

Why Jomegat?

Jomegat would be more properly rendered J Omega T, or jωt. My middle initial is W, and the Greek letter omega looks a lot like a w, so jωt (which appears in a lot of equations found in electrical engineering) looks deceptively similar to my initials. In fact I was working with some of these equations once when my wife asked me what I was doing. When I told her I was working on a math problem, she said "That's not math. First of all, there aren't any numbers on that page, and second, you've written your initials all over it."

I hadn't noticed the similarity until that moment. And there were no numbers on the page either.

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Jim Thomas earned his Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology (BSEET) at Murray State University in 1985, and earned his Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) at Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1995. He has worked in the computer/electronics industry since 1985, designing computer hardware and writing software for embedded digital signal processing applications.

Jim is a Master Guide and serves as the director of the Central New Hampshire Flames Pathfinder Club in Concord, NH, where he also serves as a local church elder. He and his wife Virginia have two sons and a daughter.

A die-hard do-it-yourselfer, his hobbies include Pathfindering (of course!), woodworking, whitewater paddling, fooling around with computers, and wild flower identification. Jim blogs regularly at Wordpress, sometimes about this Wikibook.