Living in Western North Carolina, I am a software developer with an electrical engineering degree (BSEE). I started my career with IBM working on microprocessor technologies. Since 1995, I have worked independently under my own firm to consult with many diverse companies on various software solutions.
My dedication to client work comes from my enthusiasm in life. Early on, I logged over 1,000 hours of pilot time in single-engine airplanes and gliders while traveling solo across the US with a bicycle. I then shifted into First Responder work, both volunteer and paid. Over the past 15 years, I have become a student, teacher and mentor in the arts of boxing and Muay Thai.
Today, my heart goes out to the rescue Redbone Coonhounds that I love, support and help thrive as re-homed hounds with—in their case—a difficult hunting-dog past.
My clients sometimes hear them howling behind me!
“Be inventive, be great at what you do, but be open to growth and don’t call yourself the expert.”
I build websites—typically back-end administrative sites—under a variety of programming languages:
In support, I have developed a broad knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server (and SQL Agent) with, in one case, a SQL procedures as a front-end web search that comprising over 10,000 lines of code, utilizing in-memory tables, Common Table Expressions (for recursive, or self-refences to data) and transactional rollbacks (for an auction with snipe bidding, as an example). I also program with PostgreSQL, MySQL and InfluxDB.
I have expansive kowledge of integration to Keap (formally Infusionsoft) via API programming, including building Keap applications that interface with Google Calendars, Google Docs & Sheets and Google Drives, as well as Keap integarion with GoToWebinars.
I focus primarly on dedicated hardware colocation solutions, but also host containers on Amazon Web Services and DigitalOcean. I work with high-end (redundant) Cisco firewalls for security when hosting colocated servers.
Mostly I host for clients on Ubuntu utalizing Apache, NGINX, Lucee, and/or Tomcat. In some cases I host on Windows Server with IIS.
Day-in and day-out since 1995, I have been responsible for the up-time of one or more colocated servers without a break!