"Are You Sure? No, no, sir, ARE ... YOU ... SURE?" -- Marcel Adams. Thank you dearest sir. I'm sure.
Engineering Resume [PDF] [MS Word]
I started my engineering career sometime around age 11 when my Mom and Dad got me a TI-99/4A computer for Christmas. From that point I essentially spent most of my spare time programming random things like animated birthday cakes (no mean feat when all you can do is redefine the bitmap for alphanumeric characters) and my Moby Dick of a BBS system, which spanned three 360K floppy drives. I also fiddled around with Assembly Language and wrote silly little text adventures a la Scott Adams's "Adventure" series. So for many years before I entered the workforce, I was a programmer.
When I went to engineering school I majored in Electrical Engineering because Computer Science seemed to not be what I thought it was (though in retrospect, it pretty much is), and eventually landed at Lotus, which was later rolled into the IBM Software Group.
After I moved to California I decided it was time for a change, so I'm now pursuing a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering at CSULA. I work part-time as a technical consultant for companies, and on the side I help people with computer problems.
In business dealings I mostly live by the Lotus Operating Principles, which, sadly, as of this writing, are only available here.
What Co-Workers Have Said About Me
These are quotes from people who knew me in the workplace. I put them here because I believe the true measure of a person's effectiveness isn't the set of bullets on his resume, but how he is viewed by those around him.
"You have a
brilliant engineering mind and were a Godsend..."
"You're so f***kin' intense."
"Thank you for
being a sane ear .... You are very talented..."
Interesting Things Others Have Said About Other Things
"Electrons are blue." (Professor Herbert Beall, WPI)
"Zero is not interested in what h is doing." (Professor Peter Christopher, WPI)
"The universe is linear. Anyone who thinks otherwise is warped." (Jeff West)
"Pshaw. I need about a j95 on my final to get an 'A' in Dif Eq's..." (Jack Henri)
"Obviously you can't create a holocaust in your laboratory." (Professor Jim Doyle, WPI)
"I'm going to read from an expert in that topic, who happens to be ... Hannibal Lechter ..." (Professor Jim Doyle, WPI)
"You should believe a thousand strangers over five friends..." (Professor Jim Doyle, WPI)