Bio and Profile:

Hello all. I'm a hardware and software engineer, now running a corporate / legal transcription business in partnership with my daughter. Originally from California, I live in Guatemala and am interested in writing, economics, politics, history, photography, fountain pens, languages, ham radio. I play keyboards (pipe organ, piano). Been doing web design since 1996. These days I enjoy building web based systems around AJAX.

My Stuff

Primary web site is here:

Photos on Flickr:

Maya Paradise Photo Group on Flickr:

My personal blog is here:

My Guatemala News Blog is here:

My YouTube Channel is here:

Hit me up on Twitter here:

I also hang out on Fountain Pen Network as CaptNemo:

My own message board here:

And on the Rio Dulce Chisme forum:

Email me at


I've been designing electronics since childhood and writing software since 1968 and have created many designs and systems in many fields. Some of my fields of expertise are:

Software expertise ranging from tiny 4-bit embedded microprocessor systems to mainframe operating systems.
Analog and digital hardware design.
Ultra-high security access control systems.
Seismology and seismic imaging.
Image processing.
Digital signal processing.
Graphics programming.
Real-time process control, servo systems.
Analog and digital sound/music synthesis.
Game design.
Photogrammetry, cartography.
I hold patents in the fields of networking, seismic/medical imaging, and others.

"And that's all there is to say about that."
--Forrest Gump