Wednesday, January 13, 2016

About Me

I am a retired Civil Servant. I have an Associates Degree in Electronics Technology and a Bachelors Degree in Biomedical Engineering.  I was employed in the medical industry for thirty years, and my occupations included Medical Equipment Repairman, Clinical/Biomedical Engineer, Construction Project Management, Computer Systems Analyst, Computer Programmer, and Webmaster.

The occupations that I enjoyed the most were those that involved computers, and especially computer programming.  Programming scratched that creative itch that none of the other jobs satisfied.  Some of the languages I used were MUMPS (M), C++, Python, Pascal, JavaScript and HTML.  Lately, I have enjoyed dabbling with Arduino and Raspberry Pi's.

My hobbies include woodworking, local history, genealogy, birding and some electronics.  My woodworking website is "The Sawdust Post", which is where I post some of the projects, jigs and other odds and ends I've created over the years.  It's really rewarding to research a design; draw it in SketchUp, and finally build it from scratch.

My wife and I enjoy exploring local historical sites in the area and taking day trips to visit these sites.  Some of our adventures can be seen at our website "Meander and Gander".

Stephen B. Kirby