I’m now back in Sydney Australia, doing software development for a number of clients using various tools including C#, VB, Visual Studio.Net, MS SQL, LAMP Stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP), MS Access, VO, and Clipper.
I am a co-author of the SAMS publication CA-Visual Objects Developer’s Guide, and I have also had articles published in Clipper Advisor, VO Advisor and VO Developer Magazines, as well as numerous user group publications. I’ve spoken at numerous Technicons and DevCons in New Orleans and San Diego USA, Birmingham UK, Cologne Germany, and Melbourne Australia, as well as to users groups in the USA, Europe and Australia.
I’m a past president and vice-president of the Desktop Database Developers Group in Sydney, and have also been the president and vice-president of the Dallas Software Developers Association, and the Gallo Clipper Users group.
I’m also a veteran user of palmtop devices, such as the USR Palm Pilot and Windows CE Pocket PCs. Today, that interest has expanded into devices like Apple’s iPhone and iPad, and a variety of Android powered devices as well.
My hobbies include music (jazz, blues and classical), photography, computing, motor sports, Italian cars (I have owned a number of Alfa Romeos through the years, and in Dallas I was also the owner of a 1985 Maserati Biturbo), cooking, sushi, theatre, and generally being a larrikin.
I play bass – upright and electric – and I currently present a number of different radio shows on Sydney’s 2RDJ-FM 88.1.