A little about me and Jordan...

Single Father and student...

I am a 27 year old single full-time father of a perfect 5 year old boy. On top of my software development, I also work as a Senior Software Engineer and Project Manager at an IT company in San Jose, California and am going to school working torward my PhD. I am double majoring in Biology/Computer science with an emphasis on wildlife conservation.

the dynamic duo...

The day my son Jordan was born I had a best friend for life. We do everything together and are inseparable. I take an interest in computers and science, and Jordan in cars (and destroying things). But we both share a love of the outdoors (and destroying things). We fish, hunt, hike, and explore the wilderness together. Jordan is so excited to learn about the way the world works and I am proud to be the one to teach him all I know. He's only 5 years old and I know the time will come when he loses interest in his Daddy but right now I am enjoying every minute we have together!

Our story...

Be sure to read our story to get a little background info on where we came from.

History...

I have been a mac user almost all my life, my first being a Mac SE handed down to me in the early 90's. I first began computer programming in 1998 at the age of 13 or 14. I started out building little fishing websites and moved on to using Chipmunk BASIC.

For Christmas my Freshman year of High School I asked, and was generously given a copy of Metrowerks Codewarrior. It was all downhill from there. I started up a small company called Squirrel Software and ran it out of the two upstairs bedrooms in our Bay Area house. We developed several successful apps and aquired Visual MacStandardBasic from ZCurve Software which became our top selling app with META Maker, a SEO (website/search engine optimizing app), a close second.

After a short time at the age of 16 I became scarily obsessed with building emulators and compilers. I developed several emulators for the Macintosh including Playboy (GameBoy Emulator). Also my biggest hit PlayBoy Advance, which was a GameBoy Advance emulator released before the actual handheld console was. The speed and accuracy of the emulation far exceeded anything else for Mac, PC, or Linux at the time. I got 5-10 emails a day from other emulator developers asking for snippets of code to help them emulate certain hardware features.

In 2000 Squirrel Software collaborated with several other developers and built MacStar, a Napster client for the Macintosh. This put Squirrel Software in the news worldwide. We released the source code which made MacStar the first Open Source Napster client in existence. Not long after, a rush of 3rd party Napster clients found their way onto the scene but I take pride in knowing we were the first to do it, and more pride knowing it was done for the Macintosh only.

More coming soon...