I was born with "The Knack", per Dilbert, and have been programming and designing Embedded Systems ever since. I am a American Society for Quality - Certified Quality Software Engineer, with background in Analog/Digital hardware system design and layout.
Designing low power 'Green' systems are now all the rage. I have designed Embedded Systems like these, that ran on batteries or other low power energy sources, such as Intrinsically Safe systems, for years.
You can find my name in the First Edition of the uCOS-II Real Time Operating System (RTOS) book: "MicroC/OS-II The Real-Time Kernel; A complete portable, ROMable scalable preemptive RTOS", and the wxWidget book: "Cross-Platform GUI Programming with wxWidgets (Bruce Perens Open Source)".
The prevailing attitude that "Memory is
Cheap" doesn't cut it in the world of Embedded Systems. I get code to
fit into parts (others have picked), that are too small. I translate
code between different micros and compilers. Besides the software
aspects of things I also do micro design, analog design, power supply
design, and board layout.
During the heyday of the Dot Com boom I was the lead author of Circuit
Cellar Online's Resource Links. Steve Ciarcia said I set the standard by which
other link sites were judged, at that time.
I was also a paid member of the Circuit Cellar AskUs staff.
From the final "Connect Time" in Circuit Cellar Issue #80, March 1997:
"I do want to thank a few individuals who have contributed above and
beyond the call over the last 10 years (and, I'm hopeful, for years to
come). Specifically, **Bob Paddock**, Pellervo Kaskinen, George Novacek,
Jim Meyer, and Ed Nisley. I could always count on one of these sharp
guys to have an intelligent, well-thought-out answer to some of the most
off-the-wall questions I've ever seen." - Ken Davidson former SYSOP/Editor-In-Chief Circuit Cellar