Ok….Tomorrow we’re having an “idea party” for me to see what I can do to raise more revenue/ find more work/ do more crazy stuff.
Amba suggested I write up stuff about my life/skills/interests and here it is!
What I do/know
Many years of writing in C, also C++
Fortran, Pascal are among my languages
Nearly all this programming is “process control” programming; controlling sensors in Auto emissions test equipment, steel mills, water treatment plants
I also have done a lot of “simulations” programming where you simulate a process like an assembly line or a queue like a hospital with a very specific language
I have taught many other professionals in this language, both formally and informally. I have also given many simulation presentations to groups.
I have also written technical materials for the ACT.
Obviously, I’m pretty Internet aware, and was in a startup for an internet bookstore.
I’ve taught adults in many programs, and progamming languages, both formally and informally!
I do have academic interests, so let’s deal with those first.
Many of my interests center around History, specifically Roman History, Military History, and 20th century History. I have done a lot of reading in those areas, and have some experience doing academic research in libraries.
I also have a large Philosophy/Literary interest ( one of my two college majors being Philosophy) with a pretty strong specialized knowledge of Nietzsche.
Pop Culture stuff.
Strong Movie History knowledge. (Specialty in Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers, Kubrick)
Very strong Baseball knowledge; I’ve done quite a bit of work for Project Retrosheet, an attempt to get every play by play of every major league game.
Quite a bit of pop music knowledge (Specialty in The Beatles)
I have large music, comic book, and movie collections. I even have a collection of art created for me from comics artists around a theme…. Comic Book characters attacking computers!
I have a game collection of over 300 games…and have designed a card game. I was a playtester for a game that sold thousands of copies.
Now, I may have missed a thing or two…those of you who know me….goading/prompting is accepted. We stress the positive here, but not the dour; the more ‘out of the box’, the more intriguing…..the better! As we have said…I’m the guinea pig, and how well I do will connect with we do this for others.