Web Server (httpd), DNS (bind), Email (sendmail, ipop), SQL (MySQL, MSSQL), etc.
Custom Windows Applications, Real-time Telemetry and Control Systems
Static or Dynamic Web Sites, Intranet Applications
Standard Web Hosting, eCommerce Storefront, Application Hosting
Holmes Community College, Goodman, MS 1994-1996
Presidential Full Scholarship based on 32 ACT (out of 35, equivalent to 33 out of 36 on the current scale)
Member, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS 1996-1998
Worked as Computer Science tutor for the MSU Athletic Department
Member, Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)
2010 Tek-X PHP Conf. (Chicago, IL)
2010 Communications Workshop (Mobile, AL)
2010 ZendCon PHP Conf. (Santa Clara, CA)
2010 PubCon Marketing Conf. (Las Vegas, NV)
2011 Tek-11 PHP Conf. (Chicago, IL)
I’ve been actively programming since 1989. My first commercial software was one of the first audio editing programs available (with a DOS text UI and an ASCII-art audio waveform) for the Alabama Radio Network, and was also sold to several radio stations.
I’ve developed applications for DOS, Novell, Windows 3.1 to 7, NT to 2008, Solaris, Linux, and embedded hardware (for telemetry and control of remote sites).
I’ve written in PHP, PERL, various flavors of BASIC (from gwbasic/basica to .NET), C/C++, and even some PASCAL, COBOL, FORTRAN, and JAVA.
Members Only Entertainment, LLC dba House of Cards
Feb 2011 - Present
I own a collectible card game and bord game store on Schillinger Rd in Mobile, AL.
IT Manager, Software Developer, and Systems Administrator
Employee 2003 - Dec 2011
Contracted Sept 1999 - 2003
I developed a framework of custom PHP classes to speed development, including a buffered stack-based XHTML generator, a template system (before Smarty), an SQL helper with a common interface to a replaceable back-end (that is faster than PEAR DB), an XML generator and parser, custom session handler (before PHP sessions actually worked), an iterator for large datasets (prior to PHP 5 iterator, for speed and better resource handling), simple code profiling and debugging tools, along with many other common task handlers.
Using this framework, I developed custom web-based (LAMP) ecommerce system and supporting applications, including a template-based product manager, a customer account system and shopping cart with support for customized items, wholesale pricing, and promotions, a fulfillment system with support for blind-shipping, shop & compare feeds, Amazon integration, PPC tracking (before Analytics), and many, many others.
I've integrated various disparate systems, including our online web system with a Windows-based ERP. Other Windows applications I've written include a time clock scanner app integrated with web-based staff time manager, and warehouse systems to print pick tickets by location, customized blind-ship packing sheets, along with FedEx and UPS integration.
I’ve been with this company for over 11 years.
Nearly everything they use was written by me, except what’s commonly canned, like MS Office and the ERP system.
Advanced Wireless Systems, Inc.
April 1999 - August 2000
I built and maintained Cisco-based networks with Linux, Solaris and Windows NT servers.
I was responsible for all data services and for managing wireless and dial-up tech support personnel.