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I've been coding since 1977 when I got a Commodore Pet 32Kb, complete with double sided, double-density dual disk drive and tractor feed, programmable dot matrix printer. I created hardware for it, too - my own pixel addressable video, memory expansion, sound, etc... And I invented a small navigational computer for light aircraft, but found it impossible to certify with the FAA...

I wrote (by myself) a complete real-time, multi-tasking operating system in Motorola 6809 that (even 25 years later) controls oil pipelines, ships, and refineries.

I wrote device drivers for VMS, did crash dump analysis... invented products for Ingres - and literally wrote the book on performance tuning the Ingres RDBMS. I led a large research team in UC Berkeley's ERL, founded three software companies ...

All that and I still love to write code.

Besides that, I'm a New Orleanian, a pilot, play trumpet, sculpt in metal...


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revised Terminal-IDE / wifi routing issues
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May
12
revised Problem unlocking HTC phone using their fastboot program
updated the title to reflect the more universal nature of the error and its solution.
May
12
revised Problem unlocking HTC phone using their fastboot program
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