Windows Client / System Specialist
Building world-class Windows GUI
which meets business requirements the first time
and maintainable code.
years as Microsoft MVP - Visual
of C/C++/MFC, shipping popular Windows driver utilities and
applications including IronKey, SanDisk U3, Linksys Control Utility,
Logitech SetPoint, Sidekick for Windows, Borland C++ IDE
years of Windows system programming
including process injection, API hooking, Accessibility, Windows
hooks, multi-threading (1995-Present)
.NET development, C#, WPF,
Winforms, ASP.NET (2005-Present)
Qt C++ GUI development.
Nokia Certified Qt Developer (2009)
hands-on project management
independent developer (circa 2000)
(2004 - Present)
(02/11 – 08/11). Enhanced a consumer-facing Windows/Mac GUI
utility to control and dump data from a USB device, and to upload it
to a web server.
Technologies used: C++, Qt, Mac PackageMaker, NSIS.
(08/10 – 12/10).
Implemented an Excel add-in for
the creation of financial reports. Technologies used: Office add-in,
(02/10 – 08/10). Enhanced software for
casino video surveillance. Analyzed Wireshark captures and other
symptoms, advised management on possible causes and recommended
solutions. Fixed .msi build system and showstopper threading
issues. Architected and built restarter program and health
monitoring redundancy. Technologies
used: Winforms, WPF, C#, sockets.
(09/08 – 04/10).
Architecting and implementing the next generation control utility
shipped on every IronKey secure flash drive.
Providing Windows expertise to fix blocking issues, such as
incorrect manifests and redistributables, exception handlers,
signing of the manufacturing driver, etc.
Responsible for implementing Windows system internals such as
detecting open file handles when ejecting the device.
C++, Qt GUI framework, MS DDK.
Embedded Resource Group
(07/07 – 06/10). Building
ASP.NET application to manage
timecards, which are entered on the website and saved in MS SQL
database and e-mailed to manager for approval. Building Winforms
app to generate Intuit QuickBooks invoices and reports of missing
used: ASP.NET 2.0, Winforms, QuickBooks SDK, C#, SQL Server
2005, Telerik RadControls,
(01/09 – 08/09). Implemented two prototypes of a financial
patent utilizing QTableWidget and QTextBrowser Qt widgets.
Technologies used: Qt GUI framework, Nullsoft Installer
(12/07 - 08/08). Designed and implemented a Windows
Control Panel for a WiMAX adapter, featuring a tabbed UI.
The flashy WPF UI
far exceeded the client’s expectations in both look and ease of use.
Technologies used: WPF, Winforms Interop,
(08/07 - 06/08). Created a dialog-based application to manage
a USB probe over a virtual COM port and to send data to a website.
Technologies used: MFC, Setup API, Serial port, WinInet, C++/CLI,
(09/07 - 04/08). Created a console application to prototype
consolidation algorithm for hierarchical database. Technologies
used: .NET, C#
- 10/07). Created a Windows Control Panel
for a wireless
security software product, featuring an Office 2007 UI.
Technologies used: MFC, CodeJock UI library.
(06/07 - 08/07).
Creating several videos explaining Visual C++ topics, including
Remote Debugging and
videos are posted on MSDN.
- 10/07). Localized a Windows Control Panel for a wireless
(09/06 - 01/07).
Rewrote hooking engine of application virtualization software,
similar to MojoPac. Created installation wizard and NSIS setup
package. Technology used: C++, MadCodeHook user API hooking
Recognized as Windows expert for TrustedSignins engineering.
Wrote IE/Firefox toolbars and MIME filters; developed loaders for
browser add-ons that don't require the Windows registry.
TrustedSignins security applications using UI skins and wizards.
Shipped DHTML-based UI and desktop icon for
U3 USB keys.
localization mechanism and supporting tools to quickly translate
application into 30 languages. Prototyped Windows AppBar that
docks when USB key is inserted. Used Crypto API to write a
hashing function. Technologies used: UI Skin, MFC, GDI,
GDI+, ATL, COM, BHO, DHTML, User Mode Hooking, AppBar, Crypto API,
XML, Wizard Property sheet.
(3/05 - 07/07).
Architected and implemented MenuCast translucent windows, providing
10' UI for
MX Air mouse. Created several Vista gadgets which hosted
an OCX control to show status of Logitech devices. Created
Wizard-97 firmware update utility. Enhanced core of Logitech
SetPoint to execute different mouse and keyboard macros depending on
the active application. Created OEM customizations for
well-known OEM's. Technologies used: Layered windows,
(08/06). Created a DLL which provided simple API's to snap a
picture with a webcam and save the picture to disk.
Technologies used: VfW, multi-threading for synchronous API.
Blue Jungle (03/06
- 11/06). Enhanced Enforcer module which monitors and
restricts Windows desktop applications. Technologies used:
User mode API hooking.
Qpixel (9/05 -
9/05). Designed and implemented a skinned VCR application (screenshot)
to demonstrate a Video Capture board. Technologies used:
UI Skin, MFC, GDI, GDI+.
VelaStar (8/05 -
2/06). Created a very small (100 KB) application that presents
a Wizard-like UI to download and install all necessary
redistributables to run the .NET framework on Windows NT 4.0 or
later. Technologies used: straight Win32, Nullsoft
- 9/05). Wrote the UI for the Linksys Control Utility (screenshot)
shipping with the
Linksys WPC54GX PC-Card
and the Airgo Wireless Client Utility (screenshot).
The UI's feature a skinned tab interface, a skinned popup wizard,
and a skinned launcher screen for the Setup. Standard and
custom Windows controls are overlaid onto graphical images.
Devised strategy to control Internet connectivity with IPHelper API
and NETSH.EXE. Technologies used: UI Skin, MFC, GDI,
Loyalty Ventures (6/04 - 7/05). Wrote an Internet client that interacts with
popular browsers in unique ways. It embeds the Lua scripting
interpreter, allowing customization with Lua scripts. With
full functionality packaged in a small 220 KB download, it is
extremely easy to deploy. Wrote an Internet Explorer toolbar.
Wrote an animated sliding "Toast" window similar to those in Instant
Messenger apps which uses special techniques for smooth scrolling.
Wrote a 9 KB Internet downloader in VC++ which excludes the C
Runtime Library for decreased size. Technologies used:
Lua, Microsoft Accessibility, User Mode API hooking, Threading,
WinInet, WTL, Nullsoft Installer.
EMPLOYMENT (2000 - 2004)
(5/02 - 5/04). Managed four developers and was solely responsible for
architecting and writing
the core functionality of Logitech SetPoint, the driver utility shipping with millions of mice and
keyboards (screenshot). Also managed the development of the Media Desktop full-screen
application for listening to music and viewing pictures and videos from a
distance of 10' (screenshot). Coordinated efforts with the localization and marketing teams in Switzerland
as well as with QA in the United States. Technologies used:
VC++, MFC, XML localization, WMP, WinLogon.
(11/00 - 4/02).
Managed 3-5 developers responsible for networking software utilities
shipping with Proxim Symphony, Harmony, and Orinoco products.
Designed the UI
for the developers of the Orinoco Client
Configuration Utility, which PC Magazine called, "the
best of the three [reviewed utilities]." Successfully
shipped a number of versions, including
Harmony 802.11A and Symphony 3.0. Coordinated
efforts among several product groups located throughout the United
States and in Europe. Found and fixed long-standing
defects in the codebase. Technologies used: VC++, MFC controls, full WinXP support, tray icons.
(1995 - 2004)
retrieves stock quotes from the Internet and uses an animated
character called Stockman to read them aloud (screenshot).
This innovative Windows application was nominated for the
Best Business Application or
2000 Shareware Industry Awards, featured in
Magazine, April, 1999 and received the top (5-star) rating from
the prestigious ZDNet shareware site. Technologies used:
WinInet, worker threads.
lets users send greeting cards and other personal messages using
animated characters like Merlin the Magician, Peedy the Parrot, and
other Microsoft Agent animated characters (screenshot).
Created a simple script interpreter to read instructions in the
greeting file and drive the Microsoft Agent characters accordingly.
Talking Greeting is extremely popular with children and was featured
in the CNET Shareware Dispatch newsletter, March 29, 2000.
Technologies used: WinInet, straight Win32 programming for
aggressive .exe size reduction, worker threads, robust handling of
was included in WINDOWS Magazine's annual "100 Best Shareware
Programs", featured in Brian Livingston's INFOWORLD column,
and included on several CD-ROM's accompanying Windows books.
Technologies used: injection of a DLL into another process,
window subclassing in MFC.
is a syntax-highlighted editor for audio cuesheets.
Technologies used: MCIWnd, object-oriented parsing, Public Key
Encryption; my first shareware app.
Goal Time Tracker
is a a simple application to track goals and the time spent on them.
Technologies used: MFC 101; my first MFC app.
CONSULTING (1995 - circa 2000)
(11/02 - 12/02). Created Context-menu and Icon-overlay shell
extensions. Technologies used: ATL, Shell, Internet Helper API
(8/00 - 12/00). Developed a VideoChat ActiveX control in MFC which
transmits and receives pictures of the people who are chatting over the
Internet. The control also lets the users type text messages to each
other - the text is colored and italicized using a Richtext control.
Also developed an AudioChat application that records the user's voice coming
into the PC's microphone, compresses it using GSM, sends it over the
Internet, and uncompresses it and plays it on the PC's speakers using the
same application. Technologies used: MFC, ActiveX, Sockets,
RichText, Audio Codec, Wave API
(2/00 - 9/00)
Developed Control Panel applet and Tray icon utility for
LiteSpeed adapter. Developed Installshield Setup program to
install the adapter. Created innovative ways of specifying TCP/IP and
other network settings not normally exposed through Windows API's.
Technologies used: Installshield, MFC, Internet Helper API
(5/99 - 12/99).
Created Windows AppBar to show ad banners
for free Internet access
K-Mart Bluelight.com. Created custom dialer that dials the modem to establish an Internet connection. Programmed
the Windows Media Player to display a full-motion MPEG video ad.
Created a Wizard (property sheet) application that facilitated the
registration process. Technologies used:
MFC, RAS, WMP, Property
(11/95 - 4/99).
Lead Application Developer of Key Commander software
shipped with the Logitech keyboards. The software configures the keyboard's extra
buttons, controls Internet Explorer/Netscape Navigator browsers,
and controls system volume
level. Technologies used: MFC Grid, DDE, threads,
hooks, transparent windows.
(1996). Wrote an object-oriented parser to parse the family lineage stored in a
GEDCOM file and to display the desired ancestor or progeny tree in a
hyperbolic browser (Xerox custom control). Technologies used: MFC's CString and CMapStringToPtr classes.
(1995). Plugged memory leaks in Fusion Web site editor. Technologies used: memory
diagnostics built into Visual C++ and MFC.
Wells Fargo Bank
Served as MS-Windows expert to Rae Technology, an Apple Macintosh team, to assess Wells Fargo on-line
banking project. Helped create a prototype for on-line banking
project. Technologies used: bitmaps, memory leak detection, Windows
EMPLOYMENT (1987 - 1995)
XSoft, a division of Xerox
Team Leader of TabWorks, a Program Manager
replacement shipped with Compaq PC's. Technologies used:
Visual C++ 2.0, Win32, 256 color palettes.
Designed and developed a Wave editor application
which graphs, filters and plays digital audio. Technologies
used: Visual C++ 1.0.
(1990-1994). Designed and
implemented the Address Book of a Sidekick for Windows
prototype. Project Lead
for the Turbo Pascal for Windows Integrated Development
Environment, version 1.5. Enhanced environments in Turbo C++ for
DOS and Borland C++, versions 2 and 3. Technologies used: C++,
Quattro Pro object-oriented application framework,
Windows custom controls.
Enhanced HP LaserRX, a Windows application which presents
performance metrics from HP minicomputers. Technologies used:
Windows 2.0, real-mode
University of the Pacific
Valedictorian (3.98/4.0 GPA) with BS in Computer Engineering.
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