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History

 

I began in the PC industry as a hobby in 1976 with the first home PCs ever, the Altair 8080 and then the TRS-80 computers.  By 1982 I was developing software for the then new IBM PCs.  I now have more than 25 years of working with and programming PCs.  I am fluent in the C and C++ languages along with Assembler, Pascal and COBOL.  I am very familiar with all Windows operating systems and programming environments, LINUX and DOS programming environment.  I use and know well Borland C++, Microsoft Visual C++/Studio, Microsoft Visual BASIC, ASP/HTML, Java and other web programming languages.

Work experience

2010 - present             Mobilitie LLC, Newport Beach, Ca

  For the last two years Ive been CTO of a new project/company at Mobilitie LLC where weve been installing wifi in large venues (including all nine MGM resorts Las Vegas properties) and creating mobile apps and back end servers and data collection/management for all users accessing these wifi networks.  Ive been doing the technical management of the development teams, product teams and also coding the POC versions of the apps.

2012 - present   Paydiant.com

  Wrote an Android tablet version (replacement, very cheap) for expensive Verifone POS (point of sale) and checkout terminals that also allow mobile phone payments.  Also wrote mobile payment apps.

1986 - 2010                  Elixir Technologies, Ventura, Ca.

     Designed, wrote and programmed several products for the high-speed laser printing market (specifically Xerox 9700, 4050 and 4850 printer and IBM 3800 and 3900 printers and Postscript and PDF languages).

     Currently designing/programming and maintaining additional products for high speed printing in the banking, insurance and tax processing industries.  This includes forms design products, font-editing products, graphics editing products, document creation products and data merging applications (all PC Windows/Windows95/Windows NT based).

     I have worked extensively with many printing languages and written document, form and resource converters to/from most of these (including Xerox Centralized printers, AFP, PDF, PS, etc).

     I have design/written complete workflow systems for companies such as Travelers Ins, Wachovia, USAA, Moore, Fidelity and others.

2000 2006                  RecordTV.com Inc.

     Create/Designed/Patented Internet/Network based PVR (personal video recorder) and formed RecordTV.com Inc.  Developed highly distributed streaming video delivery methods to deliver relatively high quality streaming video to large numbers of users.

2000 -- present  - Web site design

     Create/Design/Maintain many websites and servers (see "my websites" above).

1984 - 1986                   Software Design Associates, Agoura, Ca.

     Developer - Wrote commercial software for Sierra Online Software including accounting packages, word processors and games.

Education

1977 - 1981                   University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mi.

Undergraduate degree in Business and Computer Programming

1981 1984                      Cal State University Northridge.

Graduate work  in computer science

Special Skills

I understand fully document/forms creation, workflows, conversion, management and archival along with web site creation/distribution/data collection of forms and PDF.  I also manage several large networks and servers.

 

About Me

I have been a software developer/programmer for about 30 years now and am competent in most development languages and environments.  I started out writing games and business accounting software for Sierra On-line and for the last 22 years worked for a company (Elixir Technologies, www.elixir.com) developing/designing/programming forms/fonts/graphics/document formatting/printing/management software and am very familiar with high-speed printing environments (Xerox/AFP/IBM etc).

For the last 3 years Ive been mostly doing mobile development on Android, IOS and Web, including Wifi based P2P communications, POS Android terminals and mobile payment apps.

          I have also started several web based companies (RecordTV.com and some others).

           I am most competent in C/C++, JAVA and HTML programming but have worked in many other languages as well (COBOL, BASIC, Fortran, ASP etc) and am very familiar with Windows environment, Windows servers and Windows networking (though Ive also done Linux server work as well).  Im also very familiar with many databasing technologies including MySQL, Access and Sequel Server.