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January 2, 2014 Past work and projects
Past projects have covered software delevelopment in various language, RF and digital electronics. The new site will show a few of them here but is designed to be easier to update. Here are a few that stands out back in 2013 - 2014 Homebrewed Spectrum Analyzer, Direct conversion receiver and various ports of useful tools that can be downloaded from my contrib directory here.
I have more than 12 years of Professional Electronics Engineering background taking on tasks in Design, Debugging and Manufacturing Support. I spent 8 years of that in the Philippines working on Power Electronics Product Development, later accepting opportunities in Hongkong and Malaysia on a more System Level Hardware Development work.
In the late 1990s’ I have spent most of my time studying infection and stealth technuiques of self replicating programs. Primary interests where polymorphism, encryption, multipartite and multiplatform technuiqes. I learned coding in 32-bit windows and extended DOS assembly during this period. My first Unix exposure was on a AT&T System V (SVR2) compatible version of D-Nix running on a Motorola 68k. It was during the time I was doing field maintenance work for a banks client management system. I completely switched my os to Linux when Redhat 6.1 distro was released. After three months I subsequently replaced it with Slackware, Debian, LFS3.3 before finally settling on Crux. I switched to using OpenBSD around 2006.
I write Atmel firmware using AVRDUDE in OpenBSD, write simulation tools in Plan9 and maintain my code and documentation using Mac OS Mercurial and Bitbucket. At work I mostly deal with tools running on MS Windows. My prefered programming language is C for most of my personal projects, but have written programs in various programming languages including Procedural (C, C++, Python, VB, TCL etc.) and Functional (Haskell and Scheme). I use the tools and language that will get me a completed project sooner.
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