Databases: MySQL 4.x, 5.x, proprietary, some MSSql (limited)
Tools: Photoshop 7, Pagemaker 7, EditPad Pro, Corel VisualStudio PRO x5/7, Camtasia Studio 4, Wondershare DVD Builder, FrontPage 98/2000/Expressions(no longer use), SSH Secure Shell/FTP, WS_FTP, Webmin, CPanel, Plesk Skills:
34 years overall programming experience in several languages
17+ years experience as a Linux server administrator
13 years experience with php 3/4/5 development.
Responsible professional with good communication skills
Strong knowledge of the Internet, even prior to web browsers
Strong knowledge of Linux systems including modifying/compiling server daemons such as sendmail, apache, MySQL, php, perl, qmail and others from source code
Some knowledge of IonCube
Some knowledge of Windows servers (limited)
Able to learn new languages/concepts quickly
Common sense. Including ability to recognize that sometimes newer software technologies are not always better.
Excellent problem solving skills, innovative and creative.
Familiar with various CMS packages, including: Wordpress, osCommerce, Joomla, phpNuke, Pligg, Mambo, but not much experience modifying those. Magento CE 1.7 to 1.9
IT & Marketing Director January 2013 to CurrentStone Plus, Inc. & Overstock Stone, Inc － Jacksonville, FL
Responsible for desktop publishing of How-To books, flyers, catalogs, price sheets, signs, etc.
Typesetting and printing of waterproof pallet rack labels, retail display labels, etc.
Supporting Sales staff by providing flyers, pamphlets, catalogs, as needed.
Customer service for helping with online orders (via Magento CE).
Developed web-based Warehouse Management System that includes export tools for importing into Magento CE via eMagicOne's Store Manager PRO and Excel to QuickBooks Enterprise 14, and allows 2 photos, product info and pricing to be entered prior to export; maintains exact location of product pallets when moved, sold, auto SKU creator, admin & user distinct functions, etc.
Manage Magento CE systems on 2 web servers. Developed Estes freight module from scratch. Installing 3rd party modules including, Exactor Tax, Cerasis Freight, customizing template to suit stone industry for selling by Ton, Sq. Ft., etc.
Full LAMP administration on RedHat, Centos & Ubuntu servers (root access)
Implementing local backup Linux server to download database backups from 3 dedicated servers, fully automated.
Using Logmein.com remote access to access several computers for purpose of updating, doing daily tasks, configuration, telecommute (2 days/wk), etc.
Employee training on use of the WMS software at remote locations (Panola, OK & Lake City, FL distribution facilities)
Creation of WMS documentation/instruction manual.
Implementation, setup and training for plastic bag printing machine, which consists of a Kirk-Rudy lift feeder, vacuum conveyor, HP ink jet print heads and inc.jet software
IT & Marketing Director January 2003 to January 2013Stone Plus, Inc － Palm Coast, FL
part-time & full-time, on and off)
Responsible for site redesign/layout, product additions/removals, including digital photography of actual products
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for localized searches based on applicable keyword phrases
I also work as an employee doing counter sales/open & close, yard, truck driving. But, web work is contract.
Sr. Programmer/Project Manager January 2009 to January 2012Stone Plus, Inc － Los Angeles, CA
Responsible for maintaining old web site html and code
CMS and misc. administrative utilities, databases
Building new web site code and databases
Technical support as needed.
Head Developer/Server Administrator/Project Manager October 2005 to December 2009Stone Plus, Inc － Washington, D.C.
Responsible for developing "War Chest Builder". Included a membership login GUI, API calls to resellerclub.com domain registration and wordze.com keyword search API, multiple search engine scraping, article scraping, markov article generation, massive MySQL databases on multiple servers, automated web site generation using FTP/SSH transfer and randomized HTML/CSS templates (for Google AdSense compliance). Automated system utilized 4 dedicated servers to split tasks/load. Each server used proprietary php daemons with simulated threading up to 30 threads. This was a final product that was built from earlier versions I also developed. Approximately 2 million lines of code.
Utilized Basecamp and others for project management and overseeing multiple programmers/designers and delegating work accordingly.
Utilized zendesk.com and Yahoo IM for providing technical support to members.
Sr. Programmer/ Server Administrator January 1997 to January 2001FutureVision Online － Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Developed massive Emailing system, including multiple mailing list management, mass distribution of eZine (eMagazine). Included automatic bounce drop based on weighting system (# of bounces over time), double opt-in, ability to mail all lists simultaneously.
Developed custom version of my "Banner Manager(TM)" to make it work across several servers.
Developed several proprietary compiled C programs to transfer files between servers using direct routing.
Combined package handled sending 1.2 million emails per day with 1.4 million banner ads per day and utilized 3 primary database servers and 10 slave servers (mirrors).
Most code was in perl and also utilized 3rd party autoresponder script that I customized
Owner/Programmer May 1989 to December 2008MeySoft － Palm Coast, FL
Developed software for retail/wholesale sales, including "Banner Manager" 1.0, 2.x, 3.0, "Automated Membership Management System" 1.x, 2.x, 3.x, "Advanced Leads Management Database" 1.0, "Automated Support Ticket System" 1.0.
Performed subcontract work for various companies including: Honeywell, Inc. - Home and Building; Dialogic Corp. (now owned by Intel), The Mellinger Co (http://www.tradezone.com/), CyberShare Ent. (http://cybershare.com/)
Use of several languages including: Z80 machine code, x86 assembly code, QuickBASIC 2.0 (DOS), Pascal (DOS), C (DOS), Turbo Pascal (Windows 16-bit), Turbo C++ (Windows 16-bit), Visual Basic 4 (Windows 16-bit), Visual Basic 6 (Windows 32-bit), Visual Basic 2008/.NET, Visual C++, C# for game development
Some experience with game development using Genesis 3D, 3D Game Studio 5/6 and various tools.
Responsible for normal business operations including marketing, POS, work orders, accounting/bookkeeping, tax preparation, customer support, communication with factories for warranty repair, etc. for consumer electronics repair division (B&M Electronics, Guilford, VT)
AAS : 2005Westwood College － Denver, CO, USWestwood College, Denver, CO AAS Game Development Approx. 2004-2005 (completed 3 semesters)
AAS : Electronics Engineering, 1992Cleveland Institute of Electronics － Cleveland, OH, USCleveland Institute of Electronics, Cleveland, OH AAS Electronics Engineering Approx. 1989-1992 (on and off-incomplete)
Diploma : Electronics Technology, 1986Cleveland Institute of Electronics － Cleveland, OH, USCleveland Institute of Electronics, Cleveland, OH Diploma: Electronics Technology w/Lab Approx. 1986 NRI, Washington, D.C.
Diploma : Microcomputer and Microprocessor Technology, 1992Washington, D.C., USDiploma: C++ Programming for Windows 1992 NRI, Washington, D.C. Diploma: Microcomputer and Microprocessor Technology
Developed software for retail/wholesale sales, including "Banner Manager" 1.0, 2.x, 3.0, "Automated Membership Management System" 1.x, 2.x, 3.x, "Advanced Leads Management Database" 1.0, "Automated Support Ticket System" 1.0
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Companies Worked For:
Stone Plus, Inc. & Overstock Stone, Inc
Stone Plus, Inc
Colorado Technical University
Cleveland Institute of Electronics
Job Titles Held:
IT & Marketing Director
Sr. Programmer/Project Manager
Head Developer/Server Administrator/Project Manager