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"Are You Sure?  No, no, sir, ARE ... YOU ... SURE?" -- Marcel Adams.  Thank you dearest sir.  I'm sure.

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Engineering Resume [PDF] [MS Word]

U.S. Patent 7,418,281
Centralized voice recognition unit for wireless control of personal mobile electronic devices

U.S. Patent 7,373,635
System and method for efficient development of configurable software systems in a large software development community

U.S. Patent Application 20050149712
Post-install configuration of modules during startup of a modular application platform

I started my engineering career sometime around age 11 when my Mom and Dad got me a TI-99/4A computer for Christmas. From that point I essentially spent most of my spare time programming random things like animated birthday cakes (no mean feat when all you can do is redefine the bitmap for alphanumeric characters) and my Moby Dick of a BBS system, which spanned three 360K floppy drives. I also fiddled around with Assembly Language and wrote silly little text adventures a la Scott Adams's "Adventure" series. So for many years before I entered the workforce, I was a programmer.

When I went to engineering school I majored in Electrical Engineering because Computer Science seemed to not be what I thought it was (though in retrospect, it pretty much is), and eventually landed at Lotus, which was later rolled into the IBM Software Group.

After I moved to California I decided it was time for a change, so I'm now pursuing a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering at CSULA. I work part-time as a technical consultant for companies, and on the side I help people with computer problems.

Principles

In business dealings I mostly live by the Lotus Operating Principles, which, sadly, as of this writing, are only available here.

What Co-Workers Have Said About Me

These are quotes from people who knew me in the workplace. I put them here because I believe the true measure of a person's effectiveness isn't the set of bullets on his resume, but how he is viewed by those around him.

"You have a brilliant engineering mind and were a Godsend..."

"You are one of the very few developers who I worked with that really care about quality of the product."

"His technical ability was offset by an even greater ability to ferret out the remaining issues to ensure that the project was delivered on-time and on-budget and met the customer’s requirements ... strong work ethics ... an intelligent and motivated individual who thinks analytically and creatively – a unique combination"

"I appreciate your tenacity as you attacked problems ..."

"Your work is ... impressive."

"You're so f***kin' intense."

"Thank you for being a sane ear .... You are very talented..."

"You have always made my job more pleasant and easier by always keeping a thought to how your work impacts others further down the pipeline."

"I can't express to you what a pleasure it has been to work with you! I've learned so much from you with each project I have worked on with you."

"You are a talented fish :-)"

Interesting Things Others Have Said About Other Things


"Coulombs are uncrowded." (Professor James Demetry, WPI)

"Electrons are blue." (Professor Herbert Beall, WPI)

"Zero is not interested in what h is doing." (Professor Peter Christopher, WPI)

"The universe is linear. Anyone who thinks otherwise is warped." (Jeff West)

"Pshaw. I need about a j95 on my final to get an 'A' in Dif Eq's..." (Jack Henri)

"Obviously you can't create a holocaust in your laboratory."  (Professor Jim Doyle, WPI)

"I'm going to read from an expert in that topic, who happens to be ... Hannibal Lechter ..."  (Professor Jim Doyle, WPI)

"You should believe a thousand strangers over five friends..." (Professor Jim Doyle, WPI)

Tom Guyette
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