I’m basically a Unix graphics developer who taught himself Security, Java, and various Web technologies, only to get sucked into management positions after spending any amount of time at a company, but I still manage to keep my hands pretty dirty. I’ve built and led development teams at multiple start-ups ranging from self-service financial kiosks to enterprise security middle-ware to sports facility management. I also spent some time developing network video protocols with the X Consortium and building my own MP3 player (2001), but since managing the Certificate Server group at Netscape, I’ve been unable to fully escape the security world.
Finally, for the complete diehards, there’s a 60 minute webinar on Migration NIS and NIS+ Users to Active Directory.
Home Theater/PC Convergence
Aside from the blog, I’m also a guest editor on missingremote.com where I now post most of my Home Theater and Windows Media Center experiences. A list of my postings:
- 67 Easy Steps to a W7 Media Center Reinstallation
- Cracking the Disney Blu-Ray Club for around $12 each
- LG BD690 Blu-Ray Player OOTB Install
- Guide Recording Hulu, Netflix or Anything via the Hauppauge Colossus
Note, I’m not a Windows bigot, and in fact 95% of my software development experience is on Linux and Unix, but when evaluating WMC vs the Linux offerings (MythTV, etc…), the DRM issues (specifically CableCARD) made WMC the obvious choice.
I ride a BMW K75 motorcycle, attended 5 days of California SuperBike school and still change my own oil on all my vehicles. I’ve been a Miami Dolphins fan since I was a little kid (no connection to Florida, so I can’t really explain why) but loyalty has kept me with the team through thick and thin. Living in California, I take full advantage of the wine country, and built a wine cellar under my stairwell to help leverage that.
If I had more time, I’d be playing more poker (not online!) and beach volleyball (definitely not online!). The free time I do have gets wasted on Science Fiction. Lately Peter Hamilton, Iain Banks and Neal Asher.
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