Grew up building stuff with RadioShack parts and hacking junk I found in the garbage.
Built my first synthesizer when I was in 7th grade ( UJT Transistor oscillator design). Started programming on TRS80 + Apple II's in 1978
Started playing guitar in 1979
Started my programming career as a Video Game Programmer, in assembly language on the IBM PC & C64, in the late 80's.
(you can play "Ajax" at https://archive.org/details/msdos_Ajax_1989)
Worked on Wall Street for about 10 years building ginormous scale systems - ex: an app that ran on a single box with 784 cores and 784 gigs of RAM (see Azul Systems Vega), handling 250 million transactions a day, in 2007! .
Former Adjunct Professor at NYU in the Computer Science graduate program.
Guitar player & musician
Writing Crypto routines since 1994
Writing Java since 1997
Doing Hadoop since 2008
I've been hacking the Arduino since 2009.
Hacking the Raspberry Pi since 2012.
and Assembly (on 6 architectures - ARM,ATMEL AVR, 8086, 6502, Z80, PDP)
I have programmed CPUs, GPUs, DSPs, MCUs in Assembly, C and less soul crushing languages.
CTO for Loco Bellis, LLC
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