2 Feb 2011
Location: Seattle, Washington, UNITED STATES
Company: Compass Research, Inc.
When one finds everything interesting, one is never bored. Too much of life is missed if one is not interested in nearly everything. I am a computer consultant, registered land surveyor, registered water well driller, real estate agent, chemist, metallurgist, hard-rock miner, dynamite blaster (for the hard rocks), programmer, network engineer, database administrator, computer builder/repairer/installer, computer and operating system troubleshooter, designer, inventor, small aircraft pilot, SCUBA diving instructor, Emergency First-Aid and CPR instructor, Amateur Radio Operator with an Amateur Expert Class license (highest non-commercial rating from the FCC, United States radio regulatory agency). I was recently elected president of the local amateur (ham) radio club. I am the president of Compass Research, Incorporated. This is my small company to do whatever I want to do, which usually involves research and development of something scientific or technical. I wrote and marketed nation-wide a land surveying/engineering program for many years while I was actively performing land surveying services. Later, I wrote both general and specific needs accounting programs for clients. Along the way, I wrote programs to massage local government land record databases so that the data could be mined using Microsoft Access, Oracle, MS-SQL server, and flat file or spreadsheet type databases to facilitate data mining for real estate agents, land surveyors, and others. I built a few embedded systems. I built a GPS receiver unit accurate enough to do sub-centimeter accuracy location for land surveying. I have written or modified many programs for handheld computers over the years. So, it seemed to be a natural fit to try my hand at writing cell-phone apps. I started out to reproduce my original land surveying program, which work is still underway.
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