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I am a software engineer by profession. I graduated with an S.B. from MIT (Cambridge, MA) in 1982 in Course XXIV, Philosophy and Linguistics; I started life there thinking I'd be a Math major. I grew up a Navy "brat", living in Connecticut and Hawaii. I currently telecommute from my home in Damariscotta, Maine.

Professionally I am currently developing embedded software with a primary focus on printing solutions. I have also developed embedded communications software for the banking industry; imaging tools and processes; and internet/intranet groupware. At the beginning of my career I worked for several companies in the US Military Industrial Complex, and am very familiar with the wonders of MIL-SPEC. I have also done a large amount of systems administration for OpenVMS (nee VAX/VMS), Unix (Solaris, Irix, Linux, etc.), both professionally and at home.

I am an active chorister and periodic soloist with my spouse, and I hack lightly at the piano. I have children and coached a FIRST LEGO League Robotics team for four years. I enjoy woodworking and "building things" when I have the time and energy. I also try to read when not chasing kids: Science Fiction and - as a repentant former math major - books in science and mathematics.