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Greetings [edit]
Profoundery
  zaptech.com
Mission City Design
HOWTO labs
Astral Musings
zaptech.org
Associations [edit]
  • Santa Clara University: Santa Clara, California. Member esteemed Cohort 7. Spent most of 2003 and 2004 studying, working, and being a dad. Completed the program Fall 2004.
  • SCALIXSCALIX - provider of enterpise messaging/email for Linux/Unix.
  • gpware provider of mobile GPS enabled location aware solutions
  • RooNetworks/Conferserv: media streaming, video conferencing
  • Cacheon: fascinating gig right on Market & 4th in San Francisco. Built up software development team and development infrastructure. Developed peer-to-peer messaging system and flexible distributed computing engine to run on Windows, Linux, PalmOS, and Java!
  • intel: Microprocessor Research Lab. Ported proprietary 3D scene manager to Linux. Wrote the first 3D graphics Linux demo to run on the 64 bit Itanium processor.
  • nVIDIA: makers of consumer grade real-time 3D computer graphics silicon for major PC manufacturers. Built up a professional graphics program to round out their game-centric reputation.
  • 3Dlabs: My ticket to Silicon Valley IPO land. Evolved from a Graphics Systems Engineer to Program Manager with a bit of jack of all tradesmanship in between.
  • Old Quad, Santa Clara, California
  • VeRGe: Virtual Reality Education Foundation
  • University of Houston: completed MBA coursework
  • Compaq Computer Corp.: Houston, Texas - Spent a year on their Graphics R&D team. Left to go to 3Dlabs.
  • United Sates Patent Office: have submitted preliminary design plans for ... whoops, details later ;)
  • Commodore Amiga: West Chester, Pennsylvania - Moved into the Retargetable Graphics team for 6 months. Got my name on the Deathbed T-shirt. Hoping Amiga Technologies can bring the power of the Amiga, with its remarkable OS and video friendly output, back into the mainstream
  • SCAN: participating member. Their 1993 annual proceedings published my technical paper, Real-Time Methodology for 2-D Rendering of 3-D Objects of Vastly Different Scale
  • ENSONIQ: Originally based in Malvern, Pennsylvania, now part of conglomerat Creatve Labs' EMU division. Electronic Musical Keyboards with SCSI, real-time audio recording, floppy disk drive, and multitasking operating system. The ASR-10 took a couple of years of blood and sweat from me. Left to go work on the Amiga.
  • IUSB: Indiana University at South Bend. Masters candidate Electronic and Computer Music Theory.
  • 88.9 FM, WSND: Notre Dame University
    Spent a couple years as volunteer disc jockey for both the alternative pop Nocturne midnight and Classical Tafelmusik dinner time shows! Live student radio rules!
  • Allied Signal: South Bend, Indiana. Spent 4 years working on FADECs (Full Authority Digital Electronic Control) for military and commercial turbine jet engines.
  • Purdue University: West Lafayette, Indiana. Computer/Electrical Engineering Bachelor of Science 1986. BOC logo
  • Beyond Our Control: amazing televsion production group I was part of in high school. Helped write, act, direct, produce completely original works, and solicit advertisors for this taped production. Most amazing of all was that it was regularly broadcast on South Bend, IN NBC affiliate channel 16.
    Update: BOC Youth Foundation
Funky What
Cameos

Perusals [edit]

My Take [edit]

Emerging 3D and Internet [edit]

NeXT
Mumble, LXC, Aereo, Bitcoin, Digital Attack Map, GPGTools, MMOG Fails, Diaspora, MINECRAFT, git, Games Salad, HTML5 Test, Scientific Linux, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, KVM, WebGL, PickupPal, Open for Questions, AppJet, Low End Box, VirtualBox, SketchUp, miniclip.com, Cernio, wikiHow, Citizendium, phpWebSite, OSFlash, Relakks, ReactOS, CentOS, osCommerce, Unipage, RoundCube Technorati, AJAX, Drupal, Bastille Linux, PeerCast, KnowledgeTree, GForge, Greylisting, phpBB, skype, Inkscape, SPF (Sender Policy Framework), Lustre, InterMezzo The Midgard Project, NEST, Fedora, ODDPOST, SquirrelMail, Open Source Development Lab, spellchecker, favicon.ico, Spam Assasin, Gnucleus, NuSOAP, zeroconf, gnutella, libical, CodeWeavers, ISMA, blender3d, Nerd-Out.com, VCDhelp, OutGuess, mailman, avifile, FFmpeg, OpenDivX/Project Mayo, LAME, HOTLINE, MySQL, PuTTY BountyQuest, Subversion, VoiceXML, IMP, nanodot.org, linmodems.org, iCalender, XFCE, Xen/Zope.org, OpenSSL, Crowds/AT&T, Anonymizer.com, ZKS Freedom, Sealand/HavenCo, OMG/CORBA, PGP, SHOUTcast, #IRChelp, Advogato, DRI, Source Forge, miniGL, MNG, PNG, MI/X, MacCVS, Remind, www.wideopen.com, eGroups.com, WORLDTIME, Noble Ape, LeapFTP, caida, Quesa, CFSD, macweb3D, encompass, NCSA, Transmeta, ARIN, hyperreal, NIST, MESA, sendmail, IMAP, Red Hat, BBEdit, LDAP, Voila', Web3D Consortium, vizbang, hypercosm, neo3D, REBOL, GIFConverter, OpenGL, autodessys/formZ, MIDS, WC3, First Virtual, Mozilla, David Siegel, Opera Software, Software Forum, Blaxxun, PHT, IDS, out of the blue, interforti, Bruce Damer/Digital Space, Progressive Networks, Linux, Contact Consortium, Planet9, 3D cafe, Apple Computer, SGI, InterNIC

Product Plugs [edit]

Mission City Design, MMO-Mumble, Herman Miller, Apple

Virtual Death [edit]

MacFixit, All Things D, Be, Plastic, Virtus 3D, Superscape, ZD3D, MetaCreations, CyberTown, Air America, Be, Distributed Server Boycott List, Microsuck, DVD Hacking Pages, North Point, newertechnology, Ask Jesus, StockMaster, Amiga Web Directory, Fabulous Marketing Babe, QD3D, Cafe Babylon, Platinum, Global Village, Cosmo Software, Intervista NeTpower, Radius, CyberOrganic, Black Sun, OnLive!, electricminds
Friends/Family
  • Julie, my 'Tinobrit gal
  • Pam: East coast sister now with a second child
  • Shaul North (Marimom): investor, part-time librarian, Red Cross volunteer
  • Bob Simoni: Bay Area hiker, world traveler
  • Henry's Bamboo Planet
  • Miriam's online Art Gallery
  • Vidal's blog/consulting thing
  • Dr. Bob's Ease of Use site
  • Stasia McGehee: famous Avatar designer
  • Kris's East Bay community college support organizaion.
  • washed ashore: Ben Discoe's mission to make interactive visualization more accessible
  • Hallie's cyber/improv X Lounge
  • Obvious: 'hypermedia' chum residing in my home town, South Bend, IN.
  • Doug Plencner: more midwestern 'ot' courtesy Domestic Altercation.
  • BIAS: Steve Berkley's startup company's home page
  • Bill: car racer, home builder
  • Michelle, past neighbor from Santa Cruz Mountains, still working in San Francisco
Food Tips
cheese evil, eat fresh fruit and produce
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