Friday, March 29, 2013


Greetings, I am Onno Vocks and that is my full name. Since I do

not have a middle initial, you often see it written as Onno (N. M.

I. ) Vocks. Onno is an very old name that originates from the

northern part of the Netherlands and literally translates into

easy giving, or ungrudging. Vocks is a misspelling of the Prussian

word for Fox; Fuchs, by Dutch administrators agents, who

accidently combined the Dutch Vos, with the German Fuchs, and

created the name Vocks about 5-6 generations  ago.

Ethnically, Onno Vocks is an attractive assimilation; Onno Vocks

came in into existence in the Netherlands, but grew up on Aruba,

and  the USA, with many stops. Onno Vocks is fluent in Dutch,

Papiamentu, and English, in that order; but also does a fine job

of getting out of sticky situations in German, Spanish, Portuguese

and other Latin based languages. At one time, Onno Vocks moved

seventeen times in a ten-year period and that has never really

left him. Because of this, he can appear in unexpected places and

disappear just as unexpectedly, not being fixed to any area.

Growing up on Aruba was fun, and being isolated on an island meant

having to be resourceful. Materials and parts were in short supply

so you learned how to make an intake valve for a Datsun from an

exhaust valve from an Olds 455, or made a new floor for a car from

the roof of that station wagon that the engine was taken from. If

he wanted to go fishing Onno Vocks had no choice but to build a

boat. There were no boat parts dealers, so you built one, from

from the available materials if you wanted one. Due to this, Onno

Vocks has been taking apart and repairing mechanical devices since

the age of four.

 Conforming to his upbringing, Onno Vocks is a true Gemini in the

sense that he can do many different things well, yet is an expert

in almost none of those things. His formal education includes an

A.A. Degree from Palm Beach Community College and Dunwoody

Institute for Machine Tool & Die, and mechanical drafting. Onno’s

learning is backed up with years of involvement in the mold and

die making industries, including assignments for Sunrise Medical,

3M, Honeywell, Parker, Medtronic, Frigidaire, Whirlpool, and Dyno


As a diversion, Onno Vocks was also  committed to a few boat-

building adventures, building craft from 14 to 70 feet in length,

including a 30 footer in someone’s basement. Onno Vocks's favorite

pastime in the eighties was constructing Hovercraft, with some

success in national and international competition, with craft that

were often untested, cost less than $1500, and had often had the

epoxy setting on the way to the race.

Due to undesirable events, Onno Vocks is currently in Europe,

helping his elderly mother. Not being able to venture out much,

Onno Vocks has devoted his time to computers and search engine

optimization and control. Trying to somewhat catch up with other

persons who are actively offsetting the assault of the offensive

online extortion industry, that authorities lack the ability to

handle, Onno Vocks spends much of his time learning and not enough

time tearing up the pavement with his favorite mode of travelling;

two wheels and an engine..

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