I am a system and database programmer with 18 years experience  in Unix/Linux/Mac OS X system administration and  Java/Apache/PHP/MySQL/Adobe CS3 web development  My experience was in the R&D world at Intel in support of information retrieval, content management and information sharing applications. I was a technical lead on Intel’s first Internet mail gateway, IP gateway, and the first official intranet search engine and portal project, for which I received the 1997 Intel Achievement Award.

I also have experience deploying Linux in hostile, Windows-centric IT environments, starting in 1996 as a platform for the first, unofficial Intel intranet search engine, using the Harvest package.

Specific open-source services and solutions I offer:

Mac OS X, Linux, FreeBSD:

  • Prepurchase consultation.
  • System installation and configuration.
  • Troubleshooting.
  • Small network setup and configuration.
  • Integrating Unix, Linux and Mac clients into Windows networking and Active Directory environments.

Web and Database Development:

  • Javascript, Python, PHPSQL, Java, C++ programming in LAMP, MAMP, and WAMP environments.
  • Apache configuration and troubleshooting.
  • WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Mediawiki configuration and customization.
  • Tomcat, Lucene, Nutch, Heretrix configuration, troubleshooting, and integration.
  • Basic, standards-compliant web design with Adobe Creative Suite Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and Illustrator.


  • System and network penetration testing with Metasploit.

Rather than assaulting you with jargon, we want to work together, as a team, to make sure that you get the best tools and the fewest problems. Solutions are tailored to your organizational needs and budget from relatively small sites to giant portals and Intranets. Many consultations can be performed by telephone, email and web access — no travel expenses required. Special packages and rates for non-profit organizations are available.

References to Linux, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Java, Python, PHP, Mysql, Apache, Lucene, Nutch, Heretrix, Solr and SEO.   Also integrating Mac OS X and Linux clients into Windows Networking and Active Directory environments.