My Operating Systems
- Windows (all editions from Dos and 3.1 all the way up to Windows 7)
- Linux (many distros, once you know your way around the terminal any distro becomes more easy) Linux From Scratch was my most challenging.
- Mac OS (the NeXT version. I don't have any experience with OS 9)
Ordered by frequency of use.
- Assembly (MIPs and Pentium)
- Cypress PSoC 3/PSoC Designer
- Linux Shell
- Neuron C
- Windows Batch/INI/CSV
My Life in meatspace
Gun shooting (pistol, skeet, rifle, you name it and I love it), scuba diving, sailing (15 yrs), motocross racing and fourwheeling (trucks and quads) (8 yrs), microprocessor design, wake boarding, snow boarding (18 yrs), skiing (19 yrs), repelling, caving, jetski riding (this one is recent and a blast), roller hockey, cycling, riding motorcycles, driving manual cars, going out dancing, studying and reading on subjects of interest (which include everything), and tons more which I can't think of off the top of my head. That's all stuff I try to do as often as possible. My list would be bigger if I was rich and had unlimited time. All of it is in no particular order. I have a passion for most of what I do and try to learn it to a professional level.
My Professional Certifications
- BS Electrical and Computer Engineering Dual Major, anticipated and in progress
- CompTIA A+ Certification, 2004
- CompTIA Network+ Certification, 2005
- PADI Certifications
Most people say I would do well as a computer science major. But that is just a hobby and Linux is something I enjoy participating in my free time.
As a professional I want to design microprocessors and so Engineering is the path I chose. I may master in something like Biomedical Engineering in the future but that is far off and only because I feel processors of the future will contain biological components since we are reaching the limits to the size of atoms with processors in modern day for electrical paths. Now instead of decreasing size and increasing speed (Hz) they are adding cores and improving CPI (cycles per instruction) time with lowered cycle rates. It won't be long before our electronics depend on chemical signals for processing much like our brain depends on.
This is the future I see and want to be a part of. I have many other plans but those are secret ;)