Lyle Emerson Andrews


 


Curriculum Vitae

 

• Philosopher

• CEO of Group Mind, Inc.

• Mac App Store Bestselling Developer

• Architect of a Fortune 500 Web Deployment

 

Lyle has developed over 60 software projects for clients including, Prudential, Ford Automotive, Ogilvy International, McCormick Spices, Bristol Myers Squibb, NYNEX, The Juilliard School, Princeton University, Optimum Online, and many others. A veteran of the dot com boom and 14 computer languages, his current focus is consumer software development for which he prefers Objective C. He also produces multimedia, video, does voiceovers and creative writing.

Lyle has won industry awards including Best Industry Website for his Fortune 500 web deployment of the McCormick Spice Company in 2001and First Place Northeast Division of the Daughters of the American Revolution Film Festival in 2009 for his documentary "Fisk - Story of a Weaver." As a teen Lyle won first place in several gymnastic meets and first place in a science fair at Buhl Observatory in Pittsburgh. His web site for the National Irish Democratic Party (no affiliation) for the 1996 US Presidential Election has been preserved in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C. along with examples of the rest of the political memorabilia from that race.

Lyle also has a degree in philosophy and is working on giving evolutionary theory a mathematical foundation and something he calls "evolutionary ontology."

Fun Facts:

• Lyle, Vice President Al Gore, and David Byrne of the Talking Heads all had the same college advisor, Jet Thomas.

• Four of Lyle's ancestors came to America on the Mayflower in 1620.

• Lyle's ancestors fought in the American Revolution in 1776, the War of 1812, the Civil War (on Union side), and helped end WWII and large scale national warfare with the Manhattan Project.

• Lyle's father, Peter Andrews, won the Hebrand Award for Automated Reasoning research and is one of the top researchers in the world for automated theorem proving.

• He has cousins at NASA's JPL campus and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, one cousin designed a camera for the Mars Observer Spacecraft.

• Lyle's great uncle Val Fitch won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1980, for the discovery of CP Symmetry Violation and chaired the Physics Deptartment at Princeton University.

 

 

Philosophy
Adventure
Software Development

Current project: Metadynamic Systems Theory.

• A theoretical framework from which to approach the study and design of self-perpetuating systems.

• A definition of a self-perpetuating system in the language of physics, chaos theory, and systems analysis.

• A quantitative definition of evolutionary progress and delineation of limits within which the term evolution has semantic value.

• Specific proposals for changing the way that the term evolution is used in technical conversations that is consistent with the historical meaning of the term.

• Exploration of an evolutionary process ontology.

• Techniques for comparing the relative evolutionary value of metadynamic systems and their aggregates in specific contexts.

Personal Heroes:

Thales, Aristides, Solon, Lycurgus, Heraclitus, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Theodore Roosevelt, the Wright brothers, Einstein, Howard Hughes, Audie Murphy, Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Paul Watson and Garrett Lisi.

Favorite Activities:

Waterskiing, horseback riding, adventure hiking, snowboarding, roller blading, target shooting.

Extreme Events:

Tales in which Lyle is injured, escapes certain doom, or saves the day. Our story begins when Lyle dies at the age of five. True story coming soon.

Adventure Travel:

Volcanos and jungles and landslides, oh my! Tales in which Lyle travels to exotic lands and finds new ways to get in trouble in some of the world's most beautiful environments with some of the world's most beautiful people.

Current projects:

MetaView

• 3D stock market analysis software.

www.metaview.tv

Ynnis Myrddin

• an interactive film with immersive 360 video shot with real world imagery.

• an Arthurian themed historical fantasy based on Celtic, British, and Roman lore.

www.midknightsun.com

Current Languages:

Objective C, C, PHP, SQL

 

 


 

Software, Web Sites, Multimedia, and Videos


1980 - 5th grade Qwest educational program
Cannons: first program in Basic on a TRS-80. Tutorial showing how to write the now classic, change angle and powder until you hit the target ballistic simulator, text graphics.


1981
Learned AppleSoft Basic
Early Teenage Programming Experiments: a top secret personnel database for friends, a neighborhood mapping application, a vector drawing application, and many simple video games over the next 4 years


1982
Learned analog electronics - self taught


1984
Learned digital electronics - self taught


1984
StreetLords: trading game inspired by Taibon, text based with menus and text animation. Personal project. Written in Basic for the CPM operating system.


1984-87
3 years electronics/electricity high school shop elective - analog theory, digital theory, ac wiring


1984
Learned basic 6502 Assembly Language/Machine Language - self taught
Wrote programs to: Address screen memory, Flip Screen, Invert Screen, Control speaker memory location


1985
Quarkhunter: 1st Place, Bhul Science Fair, Games Division, Pittsburgh, PA. A video game in which you move a radio telescope back and forth to shoot falling asteroids out of the sky. Mostly written in AppleSoft Basic, sound effects were done in 6502 Assembly Language.


1987
Pascal Course, Fox Chapel High School: the instructor let another guy and I play with the terminals at the back of the room, connected to the school's DEC PDP11, while the rest of the class had to sit and… take the class. We both received an A+ for screwing around.


1987
Crystal Caverns: A text based adventure game, similar to those published by Infocom, such as Zork, but less grand in scope. Featured my own text parsing algorithms with synonym pools and other techniques to increase flexibility in interpreting user input. Written in BASIC for Apple II systems. Not released.


1987
Checkbook: a program for tracking a checking account. Written during a summer internship at Integrated Custom Software, in Hartford, CT. Written in VS Basic for multi-terminal Wang VS minicomputer systems.


1987
CostJust: cost analysis software for calculating running costs of particular IT management operations and subsequent savings realized by automating those functions with ICS software. Used by ICS sales representatives on every inhabited continent on the planet.


1987
Tested out of Pascal Course, Drexel University


1987
Digital Design Course, Drexel University: Putting chips together, multiplexers, demultiplexers, clocks, math circuits. I received A's on all the exams but was kicked at the very end for skipping the labs.


1988
Event Manager: A multimedia alarm clock and reminder system. Features digitized alarms, such as Big Ben tolling, the 20th Century Fox intro etc. A reminder message is displayed while a synthesized voice announces it. Features auto-reset capability, voice activated announcements, and event linking. Written in Hypertalk for Macintosh systems.


1988
Address Wizard: An address database system suitable for organizations with mailing lists a few thousand records long. Exports mailmerge files to all the popular Macintosh word processors. Features built in help, searching, sorting, automated duplicate checking, and grouping capability. Prints various reports and envelopes. Designed with Hypercard, runs on Macintosh systems. This was used by a number of my consulting clients including the Symphony for United Nations, an offical UN NGO.


1989
BatchFrac Interface: A GUI that generates control files for the BATCHFRAC petroleum distillation plant simulation software by Aspen, Inc. which allows engineers to test a particular petroleum batch column distillation plant configuration before building it. Users build BATCHFRAC simulator control files by working with a menu driven interface. This was a 5 month project written in Dbase III for CAPS, Inc., in Princeton, NJ. Runs on IBM PC's and compatibles.


1989
ProjectMan: A single resource project scheduling system suitable for use by a person or small group. Features a GANTT chart interface. Written in Wang VS BASIC for Integrated Custom Software, Inc. Runs on terminal based Wang VS minicomputer systems.


1989
A+ School Administration Suite: I cowrote this software with lead programmer Bryant Andrews while working at ICS. I wrote programs to generate all of the 24 different reports, such as report cards, state absentee reports, etc. Written in BASIC for Integrated Custom Software, Inc. Runs on Wang VS systems.


1990
Learned C - self taught


1990
RadioActive Liquid Light: Written in C with Quickdraw libraries, this software package creates a computer generated lightshow which automatically generates mesmerizing visual effects whose movements are synchronized to the music. Generates fractals of various types, including Julia sets, and utilizes a very effective sound activated color table animation algorithm. This was a precursor to the music visualizers of today, yet was more reactive to sound in several ways. Color tables were designed by hand for maximum visual impact. Color table software utility by Dougal Stuart. (RIP)


1991
Research Manager: Originally written for a client doing her doctoral thesis, this program enables researchers to index and organize notes and track bibliographical information. Features online help, searching, sorting, various reports, and automatic bibliography generation. Written in HyperTalk, the Research Manager consists of two linked Hypercard stacks and runs on Macintosh systems.


1991
Built a Mac IIcx from parts, featuring what may be the first clear plexiglas computer case. With 3 video cards and 3 matching 14" monitors, it was the envy of my fellow college students. Unshielded, it knocked out broad spectrum RF reception for a 100 foot radius.


1992
Club Scud: A single or two player arcade action video game for Macintosh in which two players try to destroy each other by varying the velocity and angle of their missiles. Realtime action with excellent explosion sounds. Also featured a computer opponent AI mode that utilized multiple strategies depending on terrain. Written in C, utilizing Quickdraw and the Mac GUI, available as shareware for Macintosh systems. Downloaded by tens of thousands of players. Generated fan mail.


1992
Bitnets: This program plots output files of the Neuralworks™ Neuralware Neural Network simulator directly on the screen, thus facilitating analysis of neural network behavior. Written in C for Macintosh. Written for a neural network tutorial.


1992
NetBits: This program creates binary input files for the Neuralworks™ Neuralware neural network simulation software. It featured a 5x7 matrix bitmap editor and the ability to save, load, and randomly degrade bitmaps for submission to my Neural Alphabits pattern recognition neural network. Written in C for Macintosh. Written for a neural network tutorial.


1992
Neural Alphabits: Using NeuralWorks, I set up and trained a neural network to recognize the first 5 letters of the alphabet represented as 5x7 bitmaps. I achieved 100% recognition accuracy even with significantly noisy test cases. Impressively the network could recognize randomly degraded cases better than I could by eye. This was for a 1 semester self driven tutorial on neural networks.


1993
Syllogism Generator: Given any set of categorical premises, this program will generate all of the possible conclusions one can derive using categorical syllogisms. Written in Hypertalk for Macintosh for an artificial intelligence course.


1993
Boolean network modeler: This program graphically displays the state changes of a randomly generated boolean network over time. Since all software and digital circuits are boolean networks, knowing the statistical mechanical properties of boolean networks in general is useful. The primary motivation for developing this program was to study another example of systems that exhibit noise buffering to broaden the basins of attraction of periodic attractors. Written in C with Quickdraw for Macintosh.


1993
Pendulum Dynamics and other Chaos Theory programs: This program was written as a research project in chaos theory. This program simulates a damped driven pendulum and plots its behavior in phase space and also plots a Poincaré section of phase space. This simulator displays most of the behaviors described by chaos theory and study of it makes for a good introduction to chaos theory. I have also written several other programs that illustrate other aspects of chaos theory, such as bifurcation diagrams, the Henon map, the Mandelbrot set, and Julia sets which are the most beautiful. It is said that the French mathematician Gaston Julia, circa 1900, could see Julia sets in his mind's eye, despite the fact that revealing their structure requires millions of calculations when done with a computer. Written in C with Quickdraw for Macintosh.


1993
Pred Prey: a biology population simulator using classical Predator/Prey equations. By thoroughly exploring possible parameters in an automated fashion I discovered that these equations were capable of exhibiting chaotic behavior, a phenomenon that was unknown to my biology professor and as far as we could tell, the field of biology at large.


1993
Dance of Life: This program was written as a research project in computational modeling of evolutionary theory. Cells move around the screen gathering energy "algae" according to a strategy defined in their DNA, which is a list of moves: forward, left, right, or jump to beginning of list. They divide and inherit DNA. Random mutations increase or decrease energy gathering ability and show how progress in evolution can occur. This program was written in C with an accompanying paper for an evolutionary biology course and runs on Macintosh systems.


1994
Received BA in Philosophy from Marlboro College, in Marlboro, Vermont: under went intensive tutorial program modeled after a PhD thesis with professors from Harvard, Oxford, and MIT. My thesis described how living systems can be understood as a class of shapes in phase space and how evolution can be understood mathematically as transforms in phase space.

Underwent oral and written exams from a panel of outside experts in related fields: professors in Evolutionary Biology, Physics and Chaos Theory, Philosophy, and Evolutionary Ethics. Graduated with High Honors. The thesis received scrutiny from my great uncle Val Fitch, Nobel Prize winner in Physics (1980), who agreed with the it. Librarians have since told me that my thesis is the one most referred to in the college library.


1994
Aircraft Carrier Video Multimedia Presentation: produced using an ATS Video hardware decompression card in a Windows environment, this early interactive video presentation featured broadcast quality video shot by DCP Communications Group on an aircraft carrier, a metal casting factory, and other industrial processes. This piece was used as an internal sales tool for DCP Communications Group. Written in Toolbook with ATS video plugins. This project also provided an opportunity to get my hands on Silicon Graphics Workstations.


1994
Repaired 400+ Macs while handling work overflow for Computer Solutions, Inc. in Princeton, NJ, in between consulting jobs over the next two years. I continued repairing Macs for myself and friends and family through the present.


1994
Founded Group Mind, started with freelance Macintosh consulting, training, troubleshooting and software development, clients included the Symphony For United Nations (SUN), Alan Brooks Design, Doors of the World, Leslie Mullen Design, and over 50 others. Gained familiarity with the graphics design industry, taught Photoshop, Pagemaker, Filemaker. Performed hardware repair for several hundred macs while handling overflow from a local Apple authorized repair shop. Deployed networks for small businesses.


1995
Incorporated Group Mind Creative Computer Consulting. Moved into web development. Created web sites for small clients. Hundreds of thousands of visitors.


1995
Joined by Karl Isselhardt, who took on Group Mind mac consulting clients. Taught Karl Isselhardt web development in the fall of 1995.


1995
PictBlaster: a very low latency slide show application designed for use with 2 video cards and two projectors. Commissioned for use in upscale presentation contracting by Altered Image, Inc. Written in C for Macintosh.


1996
Educom Web Site: With Karl Isselhardt, I became the lead web developer for Educom, this Washington, D.C. based non profit coordinates IT standards initiatives between top universities and technology companies. Members included Ivy Leauge schools, top technology institutions, Apple, Intel, Microsoft and hundreds of others. Assisted in organizing the Educom '97 Trade Show in the Philadelphia Convention Center, the Franklin Science Center was rented for the after party. In 1998 Educom merged with CAUSE. Early in the history of the world wide web, the Educom site accounted for 5% of all web traffic. Under our tenure, the site received millions of visitors.


1996
Web Fusion: A program that creates web pages from templates and a database. A static precurser to dynamic server pages implemented in langages like PHP. This was used to generate content for the Educom web site.


1996
Biplane Screensaver & Savings Calculator: for NYNEX, Tens of thousands copies distributed.


1996
Juilliard School of Music Bookstore Website: created a system to generate catalog pages for the products and a credit card checkout system. Hundreds of thousands of visitors.


1996
Screensavers: for Ford Automotive, Ogilvy International, Optimum Online and others. Contractor: EasySoft, Inc. in NYC. Hundreds of thousands distributed.


1996
Prudential Financial Analyst Careers: a cd based multimedia presentation for recruiting financial analysts to Prudential for use in college and university career centers. Created in Director, programming in Lingo. Graphics and contracting by The Works, Inc. Thousands distributed.


1997
Web Ranger: a web bot for producing broken link reports on web sites. Used to validate link integrity for in house web projects.


1997
Joined by Intern Danielle Kollet, graphic designer. I taught Danielle web page layout.


1997
Opera Festival of New Jersey, Web Site: I coordinated between the client and Danielle Kollet and guided design. Tens of thousands of visitors.


1998
Burnham Cancer Research Institue Web Site: Worked with the LaHoya, CA based client and designer Danielle Kollet to create a new site. Added several hundred research papers to the site. Created templates and a self publishing system to make it easy for researchers to add scientific papers. Tens of thousands of visitors.


1998
Princeton University Geosciences Web Site: Set up a new site for the department with graphics from The Works, Inc. Created templates and a self publishing system to make it easy for faculty to add papers and content to their research areas. Tens of thousands of visitors.


1998
Joined by Intern Allison Gray: Allison was a sculptress and graphic artist who came to Group Mind to intern, she learned Photoshop, web page layout, and Director.


2000
Sculptor web sites: Designed sites for stone sculptor Christoph Spath, and bronze sculptress Kristen Visbal, used them as teaching opportunities show Allison web layout. Tens of thousands of visitors.


1998
Hired Michael Moore, graphic designer, no relation to the filmmaker.


1999
Hired Drew Haridis, I taught Drew web development and Cold Fusion programming.


1999
PhotoAmerica.com: this Flicker competitor was a dot com startup funded by a NYC camera store chain. I designed the software and hardware architecture, wrote the core functionality in Cold Fusion, trained Drew Haridis to implement the rest of my design, purchased server farm hardware, contracted with a security expert to develop a security strategy and configure the servers. I took a 4 man team to the Qwest datacenter in Hoboken, NJ to install the system. Hundreds of thousands of visitors.


1999
Retained John Vincent, network and security consultant for ongoing needs, Princeton University IT staff


1999
Joined by Intern Amy Chase


1999
Hired Greg Levine, programmer (friend of filmmaker Darren Aranofsky, Director of Black Swan with Natalie Portman)


1999
Joined by Intern Iris Chao


2001
McCormick Spice Company, Large scale company wide web migration. I led the technical development of this 14 month effort and became the organizer and coordinator of a team of 15 people from 3 different companies. These were Group Mind Creative Computer Consulting, The Works, which did the graphic design, and The Sawtooth Group, which was the largest ad agency in New Jersey at the time and the prime contractor to McCormick. I also became primary liaison with the half a dozen McCormick personnel assigned to the project, as Jay Quilty, President of the Sawtooth Group, had many other clients to attend to. At the beginning of the project McCormick had a single web page and used Lotus Notes internally.

After client meetings in Baltimore, I created architectural documents and diagrams. The specification included, servers, os, software, databases and dynamically generated web pages specific to the preferences and food tastes of the individual visitor for the following:

• McCormick Product Information and images
• Spice History Encyclopedia entries and images
• Recipes and recipe images
• Sending Recipe Greeting Cards with bulk email management and a large variety of holiday and lifestyle themes, multiple image databases
• User editable profiles, Tracking user tastes and preferences

The specification also included a web based back end, available to McCormick staff and contractors, to enable updates of the public database information and internal McCormick IT processes, including:

• McCormick User Login System, User activity logging, User Administration, User Area Authorization
• Recipe testing, stages of approval, publishing to the public site
• A Custom internal work order ticket tracking system that also proved useful in finishing this project

It took 37 database tables and 197 Cold Fusion scripts to implement this scalable, load balancing system. Deployed on MSSQL and NT Server to optimize compatibility with other MCCormick systems. McCormick IT staff were sent for Cold Fusion training as a result of my choice to use it. 3 of my employees and I concluded the project by going to Baltimore to train McCormick IT staff to take over maintenance of the system. A year later we were informed that McCormick had won Best Web Site, in their largest industry trade show. Tens of millions of visitors.


2001
Released employees to clients, decided to take a sabbatical period and develop future life and business strategy.


2002
Traveling on proceeds of dot.com stock sales


2002
Learned Final Cut Pro


2002
Trading algorithm experiments: wrote software to explore which original algorithms would make the most money on 80 years of Dow daily data. Developed an algorithm I call a hyperbolic clamp which balances optima seeking with trading frequency to maximize both price differential in trades and compounding frequency of capital.


2003
Learned Objective C, started reading Cocoa framework docs, continued through present.


2003
The Oldest Reef - Video for Non-Profit Geologic Park, includes beautiful aerial footage of the Lake Champlain region I shot from a Cessna Cardinal. The camera was mounted in a plexiglass case camera mount I developed and built with pilot Bob McEwen and clamped onto a tie down on the wing.


2003
Learned OpenGL - various openGL experiment programs, tutorials, openGL docs


2004
Bouncing Balls with Collisions: OpenGL experiment. Enter the number of balls in the invisible box, watch them bounce around and settle. This project made me appreciate the difficulties of modeling analog physics in a discrete simulation system.


2004
Moving The Barn: Fanciful video featuring time lapse photography, history, and a great deal of technical information on the process of moving a 90 foot barn with great historical value in Vermont. Commissioned by private client. Viewed by thousands.


2004
Dance of Life II: I rewrote this evolution simulator in TNT Basic, made for creating fast 2D games on OSX. Since version 2.0 was running on much faster machines than version 1.0, I was able to see the stable attractors in this system and concluded that evolution for a given environment sometimes, but doesn't always, end on one optimized strategy. Often evolution falls into a dynamic stability where 2-3 optimized strategies compete and succeed each other in population numbers ongoingly. A dynamic stability with 2 optimized competitors is more common than one with 3. Static stabilities consisting of one optimized strategy happen but are a less common outcome and go extinct more often because many members of population gathering energy all the same way can create population booms and busts and energy deserts. Energy deserts are less common in dynamic stabilities with multiple competitors even if average energy density is lower.


2005
Load Inbox:
Process Inbox: These two MetaView helper programs download batch files of market data and process them into a more addressable format. They were replaced in the consumer version of MetaView 2.0 in 2010 by a web based database system that stores much less data locally, but still have internal uses.


2005
Wrote historical fiction book, Myrddin's Tale: based on extensive historical research. Part of Ynnis Myrddin, an interactive film about Merlin.


2005
Ynnis Myrddin, Interactive Film: game engine demonstrator. Featuring over 380 photographic panoramas shot in fantasy landscapes throughout North America and Hawaii, including castles, lush jungle, volcanos, primordial redwood forest, and lava tubes, this QT Panorama based interactive film is similar to recent Myst series games and also allows you to pick things up and has a text parser that will respond to verbal abuse with ribald insults from Shakespeare. A beautiful 3D world constructed entirely from real world photography and video. Prototyped in Director for OSX. Under development.


2006
Hierarchical Diagram Generator: an Applescript script that controls the Appleworks Draw module to create beautiful diagrams of hierarchical data from spreadsheet files. Created to illustrate the structure of an interactive screenplay. Used internally.


2006
MetaView Prototype: 3D stock market visualization software. Written in Objective C for Macintosh. Loading and processing of stock data, creating 3D models, structural model interactivity, camera control. 2D text in 3D. Spent extensive design and experimentation time addressing issues in the representation of visual information and reducing cognitive load while enabling new areas of comprehension.


2006
Preserving the Head: An ecological preservation video focussing on the last undeveloped shoreline of Lake Champlain. Commissioned by private client for eco evangelism. Features aerial video.


2006
Isle la Motte Preservation Trust Web Site: web site for a non profit dedicated to geo-ecologic education and tourism. Features aerial video. Tens of thousands of Visitors.


2007
Fisk - The Story of a Weaver: Biographical video of weaver Elizabeth Fisk and her unique tapestry weaving technique. Also features segments on the history of weaving, the history of the Fisk family of quarriers, some American Presidential history, and American art history. Produced for the Fisk Looms Heritage Project.


2007
MetaView Web Site: www.metaview.tv Information, videos, and sales of MetaView.


2008
Fisk Looms Web Site for the Fisk Looms Heritage Project.


2008
MetaView 1.0 Documentation: The online documentation for MetaView.


2008
MetaView 1.0: 3D stock market visualization software. Written in Objective C for Macintosh. Features news search, news plotting, built in web browser with bookmarks and notes organized by stock. The best tool for understanding overall historical structure of markets and sectors and causes of money flow between markets. Available at www.metaview.tv.


2009
MetaView Pro 1.0: Created an in house version of MetaView that enables creation of control files that automate MetaView interactive features and camera movement and added video export capability. Used to generate broadcast quality MetaView animations for any resolution. Used Internally.


2009
MetaView Videos: videos created with MetaView Pro demoing MetaView, Explaining the Subprime Mortgage Crisis, and The Topography of the Market Crash. Tens of thousands of views.


2009
Learned intermediate PHP while redesigning the MetaView data delivery system


2009
Purple Lotus: Program for receiving emails containing product orders from PayPal, parsing them, and fulfilling the order automatically. Designed to support online software sales. Generates registration keys, performs remote server authorizations, updates a customer database, and sends fulfillment emails with a link and key to the customer. An interlocked design means orders cannot be lost at any stage for any reason, after a power failure Purple Lotus will pick up where it left off. Purple Lotus will monitor and log network status, pause during network outages, pick back up on network restoration and email the operator status reports automatically. It can also reply to query emails from the operator. Used internally. Written in Objective C for OSX.


2010
MetaView 2.0: Revamped data delivery system with mySQL and PHP. OpenGL graphics migrated to use VBOs. "Dragnet" stock news search. 3D Plotting of news, historical structural events, and volume data added.


2011
White Lily: Web bot, written in Objective C for OSX, for internal use to support the MetaView project.


2011
Lightning! Art of Nature: Video screensaver, hit #1 in US and Japan for Mac App Store Entertainment software sales by units. #6 Top Paid overall in the US. Hit #2 in Entertainment unit sales in Italy, and Germany and the top ten lists in all other store regions. Written in Objective C for OSX, as a test product for the Apple Mac App Store. Features video of hundreds of lightning strikes from around the world. Named Mac App of the Day by tuaw.com


2011
Black Light: Video player with features to build lists of clip frame numbers in a video for nonlinear video playback and stop action effects, written in Objective C for OSX, for internal use.


2011
Network Logger: Active network testing tool that allows users to enter URLs and set up a test schedule. Creates network outage logs, web site outage logs and graphs for speed and response time. After a free promotion, Network Logger hit#12 in US Utilities on the Mac App Store and #124 Top Paid overall out of 19,700+ apps.


2011
Fireworks HD: Video screensaver, named Mac App of the Day by tuaw.com. Fireworks HD reached #4 Top Paid in US Entertainment over the week before New Year's Eve 2012. and reached the Top 10 Top Paid in Entertainment in 12 countries.


2011
Tempest!: The Lightning! screensaver rebranded and updated with fresh lightning video, added thunder and rain sounds. During a free promotion Tempest! reached #3 in US Utilities and #24 Top Free overall on the US Mac App Store. It also reached the Top Ten most downloaded list in 31 countries.


2012
Servcorps Web Site for a non-profit simillar to Habitat for Humanity.


2012
Simple Evolution - to be released, educational software for teaching about natural selection and evolution.

 

 

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