Aloha! I’m Laurence A. Lee, a freelance Technical Solutions Architect -- more commonly known as a “Software Engineer on Steroids” -- located in Honolulu, Hawaii.
I am a certified Enterprise Applications Developer, at least, according to Microsoft.
I am also a Fedora (Linux) Ambassador for Hawaii and I’d imagine a fair portion of the Pacific Rim. I may be able to provide free Fedora Linux DVDs and some Technical Assistance in the local area, but please, don’t ask me for free hats. :-)
I am nothing special to Apple. OK, that’s not entirely true. I am an Apple Developer with an iPhone Developer’s Kit. And I darn well know how to use it, too, so watch out!
For work, I write code. For fun, I… write even more code.
I can develop code for a wide variety of platforms, from obscure novelties like Xbox-Linux, to Commercial Enterprise platforms like Microsoft Dynamics, SharePoint Server, and Windows, to the bleeding-edge of open-source like Ruby on Rails 3 on Ruby 1.9.
Good talk/good meeting at the LUG. I'm going to download Fedora and possibly CentOS and install as a vmware fusion image.
I've been wanting to standardize on a single platform for a particular project -- teaching a computer vision/OpenCV class. Even in the latest Ubuntu, there's not good support for UVC (Universal Video Class -- a new USB device class, similar to what mass storage was for storage devices -- single driver) webcams. V4L is in kind of a weird state right now, it seems. I may end up just forgetting about getting any sort of standard platform and instead write a statically-linked UVC framegrabber and have people hit that with Python's OpenCV bindings, as C/C++ don't seem to be too big in Honolulu. I may write a blog post on TechHui later when I work out all the details.
Hey Laurence, I wondered if that was you. Nice to heare from you. I hope all is well with you. Someday if you are in the mood for a long sad story, I will tell you how the MedSurf thing all worked out. The Reader's Digest condensed version is that the Doc screwed me big time! Have a great 2009!
Hi Laurence. Thanks for attend the Eclipse User's Group meeting this past Tuesday. Your expertise in Ruby really added to the discussion. Be sure to join the Eclipse Group here at TechHui so you can keep up with whats going on there.