About Me

Headshot My primary skills are Linux, C, and C++, although I have written software using several other languages and environments. Lately, I have been working mostly with Windows 7, and only migrated to Windows 10 in January 2020. Click here if you wish to see my resume. I am planning to retire from my current position, and I am interested in returning to contracting, or perhaps teaching.

I accepted my current full-time position in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, with FlightSafety International in 2015. At the time, I only intended to stay for 4 years, and retire in mid-2019. They persuaded me to stay on a bit longer.

I am also a violinist, and I teach violin and viola lessons in my home studio.

I am a Navy veteran. In the Navy, I was an Electronics Technician, and a Reactor Operator.

Other: I have waited tables, managed a restaurant, washed dishes, sacked groceries, dug ditches, picked cotton, moved furniture, operated construction machinery, been a high-school substitute teacher, worked as a chemist making analytical standards for X-ray florescence analysis, and taught in a community college. But for the past 50 years, my main occupation has been writing software.

You might wonder if there is anything I haven’t┬ádone. Well, I’ve never stood on a street corner with a cardboard sign that says “Will work for food.” I have also never been on food stamps.

 

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