Howdy. I'm Smittie.

In my day job, I am a software quality assurance engineer. When I started in the computer industry, the Internet was not readily available to the general public, the World Wide Web had not been invented yet (but I am sure Al Gore was working on it). I wrote software for Apple's Newton, was a project manager on the iPod and currently work an android based point of sale system at Clover. I have worked on Microsoft Windows (at Microsoft), Apple's Mac OS 9 and OS X (at Apple), embedded Linux (several start-ups), and Android. For fun, I play with html, CSS, JavaScript, various content management systems and things I find on the Internet.

When I was young I wanted to be a cowboy. They told me there were no cowboys left in the world; I believed them. I was 37 years old when I discovered that they had lied to me. Saddest day of my life. I love cowboy culture. I find any way I can to spend as much time as I can on ranches. Anybody's ranch, I don't care. Especially if there are cattle to tend and horses to tend them on. My perfect job would be riding for a brand, tending cattle in the morning, managing technology in the afternoon but anything that moves me closer to livestock and ranches is the right direction.

My Resume

Here are some highlights from my day job:

Microsoft

Test Lead for Japanese, Middle East and Thai languages, Windows NT 4, Windows 2000.

Apple

Localization Support Engineer; QuickTime, Mac OS X, iPod and long time fan boy.

Embedded Linux

Embedded Linux consumer electronics; Sirius Radio Stiletto, Dell Streak, and Roku.

Smittie's Ramblings, my blog.

I've been blogging since 2003. My latest entries:

I write about cowboy things, geeky stuff and the meaning of life.
What kind of cowboy would I be without some philosophy?

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