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I am currently retired, and after July 2017 will be living on Whidbey Island. I will be primarily working on personal projects, but may conceivably be interested in part-time projects that do not require commuting.
No matter what my job title may be, I have always been primarily a toolmaker, and enjoy putting together the kind of small, useful things that people will take for granted because they "just work". I regard programming as a craft -- one of the "useful arts" -- and I have been practicing and perfecting that craft for nearly half a century.
I'm an experienced communicator and presenter, and greatly enjoy mentoring my colleagues (it was an IT person from India who gave me the title of "guru") and teaching them about leading-edge technologies: meta-assemblers and real-time kernels at Zilog; object-oriented programming and cross-platform development at Advansoft Research; application frameworks, open source, Linux, CVS, git, XML, and web services at Ricoh Innovations; Java and microservices at Amazon. I've been deeply involved in several large technology transfers from research to production.
I have an MS degree in computer science from Stanford and several decades of industry experience including Unix and Linux system administration, CPU and software architecture, and the design and implementation of web servers, web sites, secure file transfer protocols, cloud services, encrypted document storage systems, programming languages, operating system kernels, text editors, and so on.
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