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Journal: My Resume as of April 28, 2004

Journal by n1ywb

Jeff Laughlin

222 McJay Dr, Williston VT 05495

W:(802)767-9321 H:(802)767-3607 n1ywb@hotmail.com

Education

        * BS CET, Vermont Technical College, Randolph Center VT, 1998 - 2003

Graduated with honors in May 2003 with Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Technology. President of Solar Car Club, Amateur Radio Club & Video Production Club. Member of student government. Student liaison to administrative committees. Recipient of 2001 VTC Computer Engineering Technology Award for Academic Development. Recipient of 2001 VTC Computer Engineering Technician of the Year nomination.

        * Essex Technical Center, Essex Junction VT, 1995 - 1997

Completed Telecommunications (1996), and Printing & Computer Graphics (1997) programs. Telecommunications class president. Recipient of 1996 ETC Telecommunications Outstanding Student award.

Work Experience

        * LEDdynamics DBA LED Supply, Rochester VT, January 2003 - Present

Managing www.ledsupply.com. Duties include but not limited to site design, RTML programming, business analysis, 2nd tier customer service & technical support, and most other functions involved in operating a web based retail business.

        * XTRIA Health Care Systems, Williston VT, Summer 2002

Stress testing Java EE web application server. Modified Apache JMeter for better thread support & wrote custom data analysis tools in Perl.

        * LEDdynamics, Rochester VT, Summer 2001

Lab technician, PIC microcontroller programmer, and network administrator.

        * Vermont Technical College, Randolph Center VT, 1998 - 2001

Information Technology Dept. service technician & system administrator.

        * Together Networks Internet Services Inc., Burlington VT, 1996 - 1997

Technical support representative.

        * Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington VT, summer 1995

Intern field service technician in information services.

Skill Set

        * Computer engineering

I know Java, C, C++, Perl, SQL, HTML, and XML. I know several assembly dialects, including Microchip PIC, Intel x86, and Motorola 68HC12. I also have experience with Python, TCL/tk, ML, Forth, VB & VB Script, Linux kernel driver development, embedded system development, Bourne/BASH shell scripting, and HTTP CGI & TCP/IP client/server programming. I am familiar with all popular modern operating systems, including the complete Microsoft Windows family from 3.0 to NT, 2000 and XP, Linux, NetBSD, and other UNIX variants, and MacOS (9/X). I have a great deal of experience with TCP/IP and Novell Netware network administration.

        * Electronics engineering

I am skilled at digital, DC and AC circuit analysis and design. I have some experience with VHDL. I am an expert at using lab equipment such as oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, logic analyzers, multimeters, etc. I am familiar with modern circuit construction techniques, and I am an expert at soldering. I have a good deal of practical radio frequency experience, and I hold an extra class license in the Amateur Radio Service.

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Journal: My Senior Project

Journal by n1ywb

My senior project is a distributed radio direction finding system, known as the Distributed Amateur Radio Tracking System, or DARTS.

In traditional RDF systems, a single station takes direction readings at various geographical points and plots the intersections of the readings to determine approximately where the transmitter is located. Multiple stations may communicate to find the transmitter faster and with a greater degree of accuracy. This is a slow a tedious process.

My approach is to automate the process by interfacing a RDF unit to a computer, using a GPS to determine position and direction, and interpret the readings automatically to make the whole system useful to untrained individuals.

Multiple DARTS units may communicate via any network layer (EG 802.11, AX.25, EtherNet, RS-232, etc) to work cooperatively. DARTS units may be mobile or stationary. Obviously a single stationary DARTS unit would not be usefull, but three or more stationary DARTS units would allow for accurate radio loction within, and somewhat beyond their boundries.

I'm using a PowerMac 7500 running Yellow Dog Linux 2.3 for my development box. I'm devloping a USB interface for the RDF box. My mobile test unit is a generic K6-2 300, running Gentoo Linux 1.4.

My text editor is VIM, and my window manager is blackbox.

For my GUI interface I am writing a patch for XASTIR.

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Journal: Fuzzy fish

Journal by n1ywb

Sometimes when I'm very bored I will spend several minutes quickly and randomly selecting random portions of text from random web pages.

"I have more information in one place than anybody in the world." -- Jerry Pournelle, an absurd notion, apparently about the BIX BBS

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