My first computer experience was at Thayer Academy under the tutelage of Mr. Peter Burleigh. We first built digital adders using discrete transistors and then moved onto assembly language programming on the Digital Equipment PDP-08/L. That quickly followed by programming in APL and BASIC on the PDP-08/L.
I received a BS in Biochemistry from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
At Fidelity Investments, I contributed to the development of the MICITS customer service software package before it was subsumed by the PegaSystem CRM System, running on the IBM 390 sysplex under MVS 390. I also helped provide support for the Fidelity Transaction Processing System on the IBM 390. Moving on, I contributed my knowledge of the Pegasystem use at Fidelity to the requirements for the XTRAC CRM System, first running on IBM 390, then on client server and lastly on a Web interface. We used an iterative development approach. I took over reporting for the XTRAC system as I had on the Pegasystem and developed skills in Oracle SQL and Unix as well as Microsoft IIS. I became very skilled in Hyperion Intelligence before a massive downsizing.
At HealthNet, I helped with support of Unix server applications and educating the business on requirements development under waterfall software development methodologies to obtain compliance with CMS mandates.
My most recent accomplishment is to document the Uniquely American Human Right Self Defense which allows ephemeral Americans to defend themselves from rapists and murders or worse. Ghod is Great. Life is Good.
I have also written about the injustices our bureaucracy is doing in incarcerating many Americans leading to the incarceration of their own grandchildren. We are all human. To err is human, to forgive divine – Alexander Pope.
On the Internet, I first was on Compuserve as user 75423,623. Later I was on the world.std.com but eventually moved to my own linux desktop and servers. Presently using the internet gateway provided by Time Warner Cable.
I may document additional accomplishments as I recall them.
Besides raising my family, I would like the opportunity to create peace between Israel and Palestine. That would go far in creating a more peaceful world.
I enjoy working on projects with other people when we share a common goal of the common good.
Please Ghod, Blesh us.