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Second Source Electronics (SSE) Owner, 2004-present Custom Design, Distribution custom LEDs, Consulting, Training, Contract work.

1998–2002, C-MAC Electronics Canada, Winnipeg, MB, Design Services Mgr, Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS)

 1st person to design new product within C-MAC worldwide  Head-mounted Video display for Liquid Image, Winnipeg MB  Won 1st design contract from Lucent Networks (Denver) & build 1K/mo

1997–1998 Unisys Corporation, Rancho Bernardo, CA, Sr. Test Engineer in a new factory

 Assist new mfg. plant with producing new high-end computers  (6 mos term)

1993–1996 IRIS Systems Inc, Winnipeg, MB, Ops Mgr,  SMD R&D Prototype Assy , Automated Meter Reading (AMR)

 Managed PCA Assy, stock, Purch, Eng. Database, QA, Testing,. BOM, Stock Pick, RFQ's  Develop sophisticated low cost process for TCXO, Microwave Antenna testing/tuning  Develop optimal proximity power meter reader with reflective IR`

1982–1993 Burroughs,Memorex,Unisys Corporation Winnipeg, MB, TE Manager,  Disk Drive Mfg

 Disk drive engineer for OEM buys, developed advanced test methods  Test Eng Mgr,  for Mfg Computer peripherals, mainframe types, Process Development, Yield Improvement  Managed 15 highly technical staff (Tech, Eng) for teamwork and results

1979-1982 Interdiscom System Ltd, Winnipeg, MB, Senior Designer EE, Telecom Technology

 High Tech design for MTS called Project IDA, broadband WAN/ISDN  Successful transition from R&D to prototype build, install & Debug  Designed test equipment for reading T1 error rate and system integrity. full mech/clim. elect,EMC Env. Test.

1975-1979 Bristol Aerospace Ltd, Winnipeg MB, Electronic Design Engineer R&D, Aerospace and SCADA Design

 Designed Doppler instruments, Eddy Current SCADA system for AECL  Designed Desktop computer SCADA for rocket instruments, pre-launch  Mil-Std Environmental Design & Test Verification or  “Shake & Bake”

Other skills: Engineering Forensics, 98/XP/Vista/Win7/8 Security and optimal performance Mech. Engineering, DFT/DFC/DFM/DFX, HALT/HASS EOS/EMC, Reverse Engineering DVT/PVT, 6 Sigma, ANalog/Digital/Network System Design, incl. Video, RF, Telemetry, PCM

Education

1970-1975    U of M, BSc Electrical Eng.,   Winnipeg, MB     Worked part-time for Earth Sciences making portable seismic equipment     Thesis: designed/built voice-activated remote control for Quadriplegics

Training:

One Minute Manager, Time Management, Project Management, Management by Positive Reinforcement, ERP II software, Intellectual Property, MPU programming, Mapper Language.

Hobbies:

Computer Tune-Ups, PC Software, Cycling with pet Schnoodle, Gardening, Carpentry, Forensic Analysis, Travel, Gardening, Woodworking, custom LED & Luminaire Design/Install


Jan
25
comment Extended bandwidth test
The bigesst source of interference is the RF signal itself (Rican Fading) I would use Netstumbler and measure signal level on Windows and demand/expect > -70dBm for all positions of interest. You will see dropouts by slowly moving the laptop position over a 10 cm range.
Jan
12
comment Why is a video card needed to put my system in sleep mode?
spaces between switches ?? > shutdown -h -f also You must enable hibernation in order to use the -h option.
Aug
11
comment Display not working properly - monitor or graphics adapter?
If you have a DVI adapter or VGA cable port can you test monitor? Does monitor have a power on self test flash screen? Does it have a color edit screen? Check connectors for bent or loose pins.
Aug
2
comment Is the performance of a CPU affected as it ages?
That is possible, however I have noticed reduced battery operating times when swapping a new battery from a new similar laptop compared to an old laptop and concluded the power consumption had increased due to slow down of slew rates and not loss of cooling efficacy. Other cases may agree with your findings.
Aug
2
comment Is the performance of a CPU affected as it ages?
How do you explain fan speed increase and baseplate temperature rise of Laptops kept clean after years of use? Is it not the slew rate increase from EM?
Aug
2
comment Is the performance of a CPU affected as it ages?
how do you explain fan speed increase and laptop temp rise after years of aging? when kept clean.
Aug
2
comment Is the performance of a CPU affected as it ages?
How do you explain laptops running hotter over years of constant use? that are cleaned regularly.
Jul
11
comment How can I change the keyboard layout of another local user?
THat is not what you want to do. Have you tried COntrol Panel > Regional Settings > Language and keyboard settings ( when logged into that account?)
Jul
1
comment Can I remotely access a backtrack computer
backtrack-linux.org/tutorials
Jun
28
comment Can I remotely access a backtrack computer
I often get criticize for giving too much valuable information but not answering the question. The answers are readily available but perhaps too valuable to let kiddy scripters try to do some pentesting of their own on those ports. Which I could but deferred in this case to just answer the question and justify its validity of purpose with the top security guru schneier.com/blog/archives/2007/05/is_penetration.html in the USA. here's a bank robbery during a pentest youtube.com/watch?v=RJVHTQSvUIo
Jun
28
comment My stereo headphones cable is broken, what can I do?
If the wires dont look strong enough to support 2Kg or 5 pounds of butter.. Its a poor design... 5 lb pull test is the industry standard for wire joint reliability.
Jun
28
comment My stereo headphones cable is broken, what can I do?
Its not that . it sjust when it's done according to that description it is no better than new which has a design fault. Read strain relief comments on my thread.
Jun
28
comment Run command before Updates with WSUS
just add the above command in a batch. It should complete before the installer needs it. run the .msi file 2nd in the batch will invoke the MSI association or self extracted from EXE file or whatever. I'm not sure what your WSUS service Group Policy is set to. Do you batch all updates or selective from local server? Is it a KB EXE update or an MSI installation?
Jun
28
comment Run command before Updates with WSUS
I have seen many incidents of this occurring after certain windows updates where Office2002 or the cracked version of OXP was installed. It seemed more than coincident. in any case.. "net start msiserver" is your solution from run line
Jun
28
comment Why do you need execute permission on the parent directory to rename a file
think of writing or erasing contents as a delegated privvie with "w" attribute bit but deletion of filename as an executive decision with "exec" bit.
Jun
28
comment Browser that lets you turn off automatic image loading
pour s'amuser read "Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain"
Jun
28
comment Excessive torrenting and hard drive health
back in the 80's write error rates were on the order of 10^12 and depended on vendor's thermal compensation for overshoot due to magnetic fatigue with heat after servo calibration on power on. Overshoot on random seeks occasionally caused it to be written off track if the sector just happened to be next when a write after seek completed. I discovered this on Toshiba drives and Japan's Eng Mgr came for a month to Winnipeg to fix the design at our Burroughs Facility. ( no longer in existence ) But that was with a dedicated servo surface and stacked heads& disks. Now its embedded servo per sector
Jun
28
comment Excessive torrenting and hard drive health
The thing about MTBF now is that even SMART technology is useless since ECC has become so powerful and in use since the age of high density. I used to reverse engineer everyone's drive to qualify them for OEM corp purchases and in those days as now "user experience and average MTBF" did not match due to variance in handling and environmnent. Now there is no almost warning for failures whereas before soft error rates were an early warning. ECC has raised the bar so they rarely exist. Hitachi had the best MTBF in high end$$ drives in Japan when Unisys was the #1 computer company in Japan.
Jun
28
comment Excessive torrenting and hard drive health
No Problem. I spent 11 yrs in the HDD engineering business as Test Eng. Mfg for OEM disks in the 80/90's and Unisys Peripheral manufacturing. But since failure modes for every vendor may vary depending on weakest link, I didn't want to bore you with all the root causes of failure, but writing is a weak link for SSD not HDD. Maybe you read that and were thinking HDD. Anyways flash write algorithms randomize blocks so usage is distributed evenly and that extends MTBF of SSD from 10K write cycles 10~1000x depends on % free space. The weakest link for HDD's are shock, heat and moisture
Jun
28
comment How to Execute ShortCut From Command line in Windows 7
as long as the .lnk file is in the path environment for windows it will work. otherwise not. YOu can run any service using win+R ...net start msiserver .. for example starts the Windows Installer service.. or any MS Console using run... xxx.msc (these are located in windows32 folder and in PATH)