This is my personal site. Perhaps you are looking for my business, Kelly Diversified
? Or maybe you'd rather see my LinkedIn profile
? No? my FaceBook page
then? I also have some portfolio material here such as my work with design and development of The MediaCast System
for the MediaTile Company from 2004 to 2012. If not, that's fine, you are welcome to peruse here as well.
I am an adventurer at heart, an out-of-the-box thinking problem solver, and hopelessly ecclectic in my interests - enough so that I was compelled to use "diversified" as part of my business name because I just couldn't rightly lock myself into a single niche.
I am available for consulting work occasionally. I have a pretty wide range of useful skills, but I primarily use them for my own interests these days. I have been known to work on everything from basic graphic design to Linux device drivers to enterprise scale SaaS-based CMS and mass communication systems - it's the kind of thing that 20+ years of computing experience will get you.
I am also pretty handy with both hand-and power tools and enjoy designing, making, building any thing from trinkets to furniture to machines. A couple of my ideas are tantalizing enough to pursue a patent, however I am going to work towards building a working proof of concept before going to the trouble to protect something that I am uncertain about.
My technical education and capabilities are principally autodidactic. My first software development book was Advanced MS DOS Programming
(1988) and was my first exposure to assembly language programming which I accomplished on my 286 IBM PC clone 16 Mhz computer using MS Quick Basic and Borland Turbo Pascal 5.5 as the high level languages. My most recent book is Android for Programmers
which I hope to make something of one of these days.
I am a return student and have been attending college for a couple years now taking classes a couple at a time with a Computer Science major. Meanwhile, professionally, I work independently, or lead product development teams with equal proficiency, though I tend to favor team leadership since I am able to see more ideas come to light.
I do a fair amount of independent research, basically just fact-gathering from the Internet, and more in depth from other sources when the topic gains some momentum. The following are topics that I generally pay attention to whenever I see something pop up in the news or on YouTube, etc.:
Astronomy, aerospace, air craft technology
Transportation technology (automotive, bullet train, motive power)
Energy conversion and efficiency (solar, wind, geothermal, etc.
Engines, turbines, electromechanical machinations, automation, robotics
Technology, tools and weapons from prehistoric to modern
Primitive survival and fundamental architecture and agriculture
Observation and exploration of Earth, the solar system, and outer space
Algorithms, particularly compression, encryption, and communication protocols
Opposing political views and the search for truth between