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Howard Polley (Howie)

Brief Summary / Brief Autobiography

Howie 2021 Born in early 1960's and Raised in Danbury Ct. on Meadowbrook Rd. Middle Child with 4 Brothers 2 Sisters, 1 Mom and 1 Dad.

Great Plain School (Grades K-6)
Broadview Junior High School (Grades 7-9)
Danbury High School (Grades 10-12)

Jobs I do Part Time and Fulltime. Basic Knowledge 101 Educator, Home Organized Personalized Education, Human Search Engine, Knowledge Base Organizer, Research Specialist, Virtual Assistant, Web Surfer, Writer, Photographer, Videographer, Website Developer, Owner, Curator and owner of Looking for, which is an Adventure Travel website and Sports and Recreation Database. I do mostly humanitarian work. Some of my work makes money and other work that I do does not make that much money but it does create wealth, a wealth of knowledge.

I Disseminate Knowledge over the Internet so that it can be shared. Contributing Information to the Collective to be Assimilated. But not like the Borg.

These are the Fruits of my Labor and they are always in season, enjoy.

I'm Gonna Give All My Secrets Away because This Could Really be a Good Life.

My Complete Work History - Income from 1977 to Present

Not every job I worked is Recorded / Not all income is Recorded / Collected Unemployment around 10 times. Before 1977 I did odd jobs for pocket change. In the winter I shoveled drive ways and walk ways. In the summer I mowed grass. In the fall I raked leaves. I did chores around the house to get an allowance. I tried to be a paper boy and deliver news papers but failed miserably. I helped park cars near the airport during the Danbury Fair. I painted houses too.

1977 $ 1,332.00
Pumping Gas, Mobile Gas Station / Insurance Adjuster, Norwalk / Recycling Center / House Painter.

1978 $ 453.00
Tree Sprayer / Floor Sweeper / Sold Avon / Burndy Corporation. Fabricated Metal Parts / DOD Job, Waterbury Ct.

1979 $ 3,881.00
Groliers (Material Handler) / California, LA (Door to Door Sales).

1980 $ 5,044.00
Danbury Chemical, New Milford (Warehouse Manager / Delivery Driver).

1981 $ 3,448.00
California, Hollywood (Starwood Music Studio) / Sealed Air / Clothes Warehouse Worker / Dishwasher.

1982 $ 2,490.00
Took surveys at the Mall, paid people for their opinion on consumer tests. I went to Ground School to be a pilot, but I never took the test or had the money for flying lessons.

1983 $ 5,976.00
Danbury Printing and Litho (Material Handler / Fork Lift Driver).

1984 $ 8,487.00
Landscaping, Mowing Lawns / Laborer on a Construction Job / Built Flat Roofs with Hot Tar.

From 1974 to 1984 I made around $ 31,111.00

1985 $ 14,440.00
Micrognosis, Georgetown (Built Computer Systems) / Superintendent at Lions Condos (Triangle Apartments).

1986 $ 18,528.00
Consolidated Controls (Built Control Systems for Nuclear Powered Subs) Had a Secret Clearance.

1987 $ 15,530.00
Connecticut Light & Power (Meter Reader).

1988 $ 22,172.00
Dupont, Newtown (Electrical/ Mechanical Technician, ultrasonic probes).

1989 $ 21,812.00
Visionetics (Electrical/ Mechanical Technician) Optical Scanners.

1990 $ 9,829.00
Quality Control Inspector / Helped Ben Install Central Vacuum Systems.

1991 $ 18,694.00
Davis & Geck , Medical Device Research Division (Lab Technician) Bio-absorbable Staples.

1992 $ 23,476.00
Duracell (Engineering Technician R&D of Alkaline & Lithium Batteries).

1993 $ 29,672.00
SVG Lithography Systems Wilton, CT (Optics Technician in Clean Room) - Silicone Wafers used for Integrated Circuits. Pitney Bowes - Mailing Systems.

1994 $ 11,589.00
INTEC INC., Trumbull, CT Laser Inspecting Systems.

1995 $ 30,400.00
Duracell in Waterbury (Engineering Technician, Rechargeable).

1996 $ 36,636.00
IPEC Precision, Bethel, CT Built and Wired Silicon Wafer Processing Equipment.

1997 $ 40,767.00
Dresser Industries (Engineering Technician, Pressure Gauges).

1998 $ 26,710.00
Looking for website is published. Taught myself Website Design and Development, still learning new Programming Codes in 2015.

1999 $ 24,154.00
Duracell (Experimental Production Technician) Taught myself Photography and Computers.

2000 $ 26,404.00
Kawasaki Rail Car, Yonkers NY (Subway Train Function Test Technician).

2001 $ 11,763.00
Kawasaki Rail Car, Yonkers NY (Subway Train Function Test Technician).

2002 $ 24,618.00
Photography / Videography / Video Editing / Website Developer / Computer Technician.

2003 $ 37,241.00
Fuelcell Energy (Fuelcell Technician).

2004 (Income N/A)
Looking for

Years with N/A , I did have some income, but for some reason it was not reported.

2005 $ 33,055.00
Schick Wilkinson Sword (Engineering Technician R&D).

From 1985 to 2005 I made around $ 477,490.00

2006 (Income N/A)
Servicing POS equipment (point of sales) in major department & food stores in Ct.

2007 (Income N/A)
Looking for

2008 (Income N/A)
Research on Basic Knowledge 101 Begins. Visited Galapagos Islands / (stopped using Myspace, went on Facebook). This is the year I started to deliberately educate myself. Got rid of my Car and cable TV. Ride my bike and use the internet.

2009 (Income N/A)
Visited Texas and New Mexico again. 93rd Indianapolis 500. website published.

2010 (Income N/A)
Camping Trip (Vermont). Senior Citizen website published. Foraging for Edible & Medicinal Wild Plants Tour.

2011 (Income N/A)
worked mostly on Basic Knowledge 101, but still working on Looking for and other websites. Maine Camping Acadia National Park.

2012 (Income N/A)
Basic Knowledge website published.

2013 (Income N/A)

2014 (Income N/A)
Relevance website published, still in Beta. website published.

2015 (Income N/A)
Still collecting all the valuable knowledge and information that I can find and then organizing everything into categories and then posting everything on Basic Knowledge And still updating Looking for, Senior Citizen,, and Relevance (So I have 6 Personal Websites with the majority of the work going towards BK101).

I started doing Caregiving work for my 91 year old father. Since 2008, I have worked on Basic Knowledge 101 on the average of 12 hours a day, 7 days a week. I have worked over 40,000 hours so far in the last 11 years. That is equivalent to working 30 years at the same job. And I still have a lot more work to do.

After my father passed in April 2021, I decided to sell my condo and build a tiny house on wheels. I drove down to Austin Texas in November 2021 to work with a contractor who helped build my tiny home.

After 10 months of remote working, or working vacation that included business and leisure, my tiny home was finally finished. I then moved my tiny house to New Mexico.

The most important job I do now is with Basic Knowledge 101, I’m making a difference, just not as quickly as needed

40 years of work and I hardly have anything to show for it, except a lot of vacations, lots of photos, I had around 10 girlfriends, owned around 15 different cars, did lots of drinking in bars, attended 100’s of music concerts, ate lots of food, bought too many clothes, had 3 motorcycles, 4 Bicycles and still have 2 bikes, own 4 computers and one old plasma TV, I have 2 old stereo receivers, a blue-ray player, and over 100 Music CD’s. I Lived in the same place for 30 years with 18 different roommates, with most of them being female roommates. (As of August 2015, I have Never Been Married and I have no Children).

Looking at all the receipts, I bought a lot of things, software, hardware, computers, cameras, camera equipment. I bought a lot of junk too, I was a mindless consumer. Luckily I lived in a condo with limited space.

Companies that I Started:
Nutec (Outsourcing Mechanical Assemblies).
Saving the Environment Through Technologies (Environmental Products).
Howies Creative Images (Photography and Video) (2 Calendars, 4 Photo Books, Flower Note Cards).
Looking for Adventure Inc. (Travel, Sports and Recreation).
Own 5 websites and built about 20 other websites in all.

Activities and Sports: Besides people watching, socializing, nature watching, writing, and sitting around just thinking...these are some of my activities. Skydived (freefall), Bungy jumped from a Crane, Hot Air Balloon Ride, White Water Rafting Class 5 Rapids, 4X4, Flew in a Small plane and Sailplane Glider, Para-Sailing, Rode Motorcycles, Rode Bicycles, Mountain Biked, Kayaked, Canoed, Hiked up 20 different Mountains, Scuba Dived to 100 feet, Snorkeled, Swam in rivers, lakes, oceans and streams, Water Skiing, Snow Skiing, Snow Sledding, Ice Hockey, High Dived off Rock Ledges, Rope Swings, Climbed Trees, Played Football (flag, tackle, touch), Baseball, Softball, Basketball, Wrestling, Boxing, Karate, Soccer, Volleyball, Tennis, Darts, Ping-pong, Ice Skating, Roller Blading, Frisbee, Golf, Video games, Foosball, Weight Lifting, Jogging, Cave spelunking, Rode a Mechanical Bull, Rode Mini Bikes and Homemade Go-carts, went Boating, Sailing, Rode Roller Coasters, Alpine slide, played Billiards, Camped out 100’s of times, Rode Horses, Skateboarded, went Bowling, Sang songs, Rock Climbing (indoor and outdoor) shot guns, pellet guns, bb guns, arrows. Went Fishing (fly and deep sea), Handball, Dancing, Racquetball, Watched over 2,000 movies, Drove cars over a million miles, Slot Car Racing, Paintball. Never broke a bone in my body even after having several car accidents, motorcycle accidents, sports injuries, and so on.

Places I Visited: Spent the summer months in Florida 3 times and visited a few other times, I Lived in California 2 times and visited 5 other times, Drove Across America in 4 weeks, Visited around 50 National Parks, visited Ecuador in South America, traveled to the Galapagos Islands, Canadian Rockies, Quebec, Montreal, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Been to England 3 times, visited the Netherlands, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France, Athens Greece. I've driven through almost every state in America.

I didn't own a car for 10 years from 2008 to 2018. I rode my bicycle almost everywhere. I also didn't have cable TV or Satellite TV for over 10 years. I had a pay as you go Smartphone for over 10 years too. I did't buy paper towels or buy bottled water either. I also used a backpack or reusable grocery bag when food shopping. Carbon Offsets.

Since I was Born in 1960 up to 2016.
My Heart has beat over 2 billion times.
I have traveled 37,094,025,717 miles through space on my spaceship called Earth.
I have traveled over 32,496,627,730 miles around the Sun on my spaceship called Earth.
I have traveled over 270,805,235,560 miles through the Milky Way on my spaceship called Earth.
Since I was Born in 1960.
The earth has had 270 major eruptions.
A coast redwood's growth in my lifetime was 70' 10"
World Population has increased by 4,378,974,225
In my life there have been 122 solar eclipses
in my lifetime Tectonic plate movement on the East Pacific Rise was 27' 1"
in my lifetime 1.4 billion lost acres were destroyed.
in my lifetime Over 2 billion people have died, while the population grew over 3 billion more people.
in my lifetime since 1960 earths average temp was 57.2 in 2013 it is 58.3
If was born on the planet Mars I would be 28 years old instead of 55.

I know I will never retire. I will be working till the day my body dies. Basic Knowledge 101 will always be evolving, and so will I right along with it. Once you realize how many things that you can do, you can't help but try to do as many as possible. I know I can't do everything, but it doesn't stop me from trying to do as much as I can, especially knowing how much work the world needs. If I don't do then who will? I really don't mind working till I old and dying, as long as I can save lives and make improvements. My Social Security Check will be $750.00 a month, if I wait till I’m 70, I will get $1,320.00 a month.

Then it all started with a dream in 1998. As search engines where indexing the internet, I immediately knew that this treasure trove of information and knowledge needed some organizing. So I set out to build my first website that was devoted to travel, sports and recreation, something that I was passionate about. With some help from a good friend who was a Uconn graduate that I work with at Duracell in Danbury, Ct., I was taken to a computer fair where I was told that MS FrontPage would be the perfect software that would help me build my first website, which ended up being called Looking for I never knew where it would lead me, all I knew was that this is something that I needed do. Even though I was more focused on organizing the internet, I had to learn a lot more then just the internet. I had to learn about Website Development, Computers, Photography and Consulting. And if you want to stay up to date on all the new technologies and all the new software, you have to continually educate yourself and stay up to date, other wise you will fall behind and miss the perfect wave.

Those holding bachelor's degrees earn about $2.0 million over their lifetime, while associate's degree graduates only reach about $1.1 million, and about $910,000 for high school graduates. If your average salary is $35,000, working for 40 years, then the average American would earn $1,400,000 in their lifetime. The Average Joe like me of course makes much less when adjusted for reality.

Of course the money that I earned over the years, or anyone else earned, does not measure the value of the work that that was performed, or the Cost to the environment. Did society benefit from my work? Or was I just contributing to the slow decay of the human race? The money earned is only saying that work was being preformed for a particular price, it does not say if the work made any difference, or whet the real cost was.

Two Celebrities who kind of look like Me

Chad Smith - Will Farrel - Howie Polley

Howie Polley Name Meaning

"How" is in what way or by what means. "ie" is to say in other words. "Pol" is a person active in politics. "ley" is a field covered with grass or herbage and suitable for grazing by livestock. Translation: A way to use words in social relations to support and promote.

Howard Name MeaningHoward Name Meaning The name "Howard"" is an old Germanic name meaning 'Heart Protector'. A peaceful man, kind to all things of Gods creation, unselfish, he will share his wisdom with all, thinks always of others. "Any way that's what I read on a key chain that I bought at a gas station".

The surname Polley is of English origin. It is derived from the Middle English word "poole," which means "pool" or "pond," and was originally a topographic name for someone who lived by a pond or pool. Our family had a pool in the back yard and my uncle had a pond next to his house. The surname may have also been an occupational name for someone who worked at or managed a pond or pool, such as a fisherman or a fish farmer. In some cases, the surname Polley may also be an Americanized form of the Irish surname O'Poole, which is an Anglicized version of the Gaelic name "Ó Puill," which means "descendant of Puill." Puill was a personal name meaning "pool," so this surname has a similar meaning to the English surname Polley. The Polley surname is found primarily in England, but it is also common in other English-speaking countries, such as the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. It is relatively uncommon in other parts of the world.

Some of My Nicknames

How, Howitzer, Word, Howie Lujah, Pollywog, Righteous Dude, Howie Kapowie, Howiedoin, Howiewood, and Howweird.
When I was a boxer my boxing name was Muhammad Howie. When you switch the letter A with R you get HowRad.
My future Buddhist name has been divined to be: Dharma Teacher Jeweled Feet. ( Dharma / Rta / Buddhist Philosophy).

Howard Polley Digital Translation

|H|o|w|a|r|d| |P|o|l|l|e|y|
(Between Bars ||a|r|s, just so it can print |65| as in the 65th letter of the computer alphabet and not to be interpreted as "six followed by a five.")

(What the computer sees and what numbers it uses for each of the letters)

(Translated human or decimal numbers to Hexadecimal numbers)

(My name in 1's and 0's)


There is not one word that describes me. Not even a book or a biography could ever fully describe me. I'm constantly learning and growing thus I'm always reexamining and redefining myself. It's like trying to describe a flower before it blooms. The best is always still to come.

I don't play "Not my Job", I play "I guess this is my job too"...

Note to self: Work on my responses when people ask dumb questions...

Cyber Trek
Cyberspace, the second to the last final frontier
These are the voyages of adventure geek Howard Polley
His on going mission, to explore strange new websites
to seek out new and exciting adventures
to boldly go where no adventure geek has gone before... outside

"A pioneer on the new frontier"

I'm in that moment between Impulse Drive and Warp Drive, where information goes from Observation right into Acceleration,
which does not mean that I will be moving too fast, It simply means that my Travel Time will be much quicker.

Note: I'm not the only one who uses the nickname Righteous Dude so don't confuse me with someone else. Righteous Dude is a slang term meaning a very charismatic man who is well liked by nearly everyone. A prime example of this term is the character Ferris Bueller, from the movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"