Retired (Unix applications development and support for multi-national/multi-site self-service web services with site caching within design-to-manufacturing organization; CAD/CAM; Plastic Product Design & Tooling; CNC programming for turboprop engine parts; sheet metal assembly process planning for turboprop engine parts). All UNIX desktop/server experience started with HP-UX on HP 9000 s550 in 1984. Was server admin for 14 engineering workstations tied to that HP 9000. Later was sysadmin for 5 HP 9000 compute servers (Canada-based) tied to 3 Sun file/database servers (Canada-based) for design repository, lookup, component lineups, document conversions, and design file transfers to remote mirrors in 3 other countries: U.S., UK, France.
Experience with Linux began with Ubuntu Dapper Drake, back in 2004. Disciplined and documented Linux Bash scripting for dependable Personal Desktop Linux implementation involving 4 disks, each of which have the following purposes:
- 'Mega1' profile: [2 TB] primary Personal Desktop (production) platform.
- 'Midi' profile: [500 GB] test bench for beta trials of selected Distros with preferred tools suite and analysis planning for deploying/migration onto 'Mega1'.
- Formal Education:
- Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical, McGill, 1980)
- Certificate - Human Resources Management (Algonquin College, 2007)
Grappling with metabolic processes post-Myocardial Infarction (35% of heart muscle replaced by scar tissue).
Grappling with metabolic processes and attempts at hormone replacement for full Thyroidectomy (full extraction of Thyroid due to cancer).
Trying to locate portable/shareable Prolog predicate libraries to build interraction/simulation of metabolic elements and pharmaceuticals to improve/stabilize long-term outcome for conditions  & .
Trying not to go crazy while being sealed in a "blockhouse" during this COVID-19 pandemic. Wait ... I've been driven to knit ... so I must be already crazy!
Trying to learn FreeCAD with view of trying to come up with a low-cost, functional, micro-home design that could be deployed quickly for homeless people, either in limited community lots or on a larger scale as part of a more comprehensive delivery of shared services for such individuals. Success with getting non-profit organizations to pursue such proposals would encourage me to come up with plans that are slightly larger for low-cost housing for seniors, often forced to go into retirement homes because they can't find affordable facilities they could own.