Jeffrey Coleman Carlyle

The Ruler of Earth


Last updated on 16-Aug-2009 8:21PM CDT.

Jeffrey Coleman Carlyle is a software engineer, transportation enthusiast, and Ruler of Earth.

Early Life

Jeffrey Coleman Carlyle, usually known as Jeff to his friends, was born in Bowling Green, Kentucky in 1978. He is the son of Philip and Donna Carlyle. He has one sibling, a younger sister Alison.

Carlyle attended Warren Elementary School, Henry F. Moss Middle School, and graduate from a Warren County, Kentucky high school in 1997. He is an Eagle Scout from Boy Scout Troop 202 in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Carlyle graduate from the University of Evansville in Evansville, Indiana in 2001 before entering graduate school at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Carlyle was an active member of the BBS scene in his native Bowling Green. In high school he operated a BBS known as The Rift with his friend David Raney. Other early computing experiences include maintaining the FAQ list for the Usenet newsgroup comp.os.msdos.programmer, editing several categories of the Open Directory Project, and creating several small shareware, freeware, and open source utilities.

Current Activities

Carlyle is currently a software engineer in the Mobile Devices division of Motorola, Inc in Libertyville, Illinois. His work at Motorola mainly concerns operating system software for cellular phones.

Carlyle's Ph.D. thesis work relates to using non-volatile flash memory to improve operating system performance . He is part of the Choices project of the Systems Software Research Group. (See also Carlyle's SRG page.)

Outside of school and work, Carlyle is a transportation enthusiast. He operates a website devoted to Kentucky's roads and highways and enjoys a good road trip. As part of his passion for road tripping, Carlyle tracks the U.S. counties he has visited at In addition to automobile transport, Carlyle is interested in railroads. He is a member of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad Historical Society, and in 2005, his interest in model railroading was renewed. Carlyle is currently constructing a small, 8' x 4', N scale model railroad.

Online Resources


[Windows 95 Beta]

Carlyle was a beta tester for Windows 95 beginning with Chicago Beta 1. This CD is build 324 of Windows 95. Carlyle had reported a problem with the driver for his CD-ROM drive; the problem was never resolved. There was an item in the release notes for Windows 95 saying the type of CD-ROM drive Carlyle owned was known to have problems.


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