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location Portland, Oregon, U.S.
age 56
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A happy contract engineer for decades who burned out somewhat in the late 1990s, pursued other passions, and learned that the satisfaction of engineering was more than recognized. Now focused on improving and updating my skills and focusing on personally compelling areas of technology.

Recent contracts include

  • a C++/MFC GUI for a security agent to monitor potential hazardous conditions and decide upon suggested actions.
  • In 2010, did a three month process control upgrade project which controls all of northern+central California's transmission power grid.
  • prototyped a B2B LAMP website
  • an embedded control and monitoring system for a high power UV-based water processing unit.
  • In 2011, did an embedded airborne system which reacts to airborne and ground threats using 3D Great Circle trigonometry, sped up to assess thousands of threats per second.
  • In 2012, worked on a personal website project to really learn PHP and CodeIgniter
  • Now working on a medium sized conversion from handcrafted non-MVC PHP website to fully MVC CodeIgnitier/PHP/Linux/MySQL/S3.

May
29
revised Can I save a file from RAM?
remove notes to myself
May
29
awarded  Teacher
May
29
answered Can I save a file from RAM?
May
13
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Feb
11
comment Terminal output scrolling is gone (Headless 11.10 Server, Upgraded from 10.10)
tput rmcup didn't make any visible change, but tput reset did the trick.
Feb
6
awarded  Excavator
Feb
5
revised How do I disable mouse magnet on middle edge with multi monitors?
grammar; additional low-value edits to satisfy 6 character minimum edit requirement
Feb
5
suggested approved edit on How do I disable mouse magnet on middle edge with multi monitors?
Sep
6
comment How to get out of “sudo -s” command in Terminal?
By using "exit" or Ctrl-D, you will be warned if there are any background processes which need a terminal. Forcibly closing the terminal may cause work to be lost otherwise.
Dec
26
awarded  Editor
Dec
26
revised Why do grub.cfg and actual boot options differ?
spelling correction; brevity
Dec
26
suggested approved edit on Why do grub.cfg and actual boot options differ?
Nov
6
awarded  Autobiographer
Nov
6
awarded  Supporter