About me

  • I have been using Linux for over 5 years, starting with RedHat 9. For some reason I thought I'd give Kubuntu Gutsy a try, and liked it so much that I have stayed with Kubuntu ever since.

  • Administrating and programming for Linux is one of my hobbies, but I am an electrical engineer by trade.
  • I have quite a bit of experience integrating Linux into a Windows world, both on the application side (Wine) and on the domain/LDAP end (Samba).
  • Convinced my workplace to use Kubuntu with KDE3.5 configured to act like Windows. I have it installed on fifteen computers instead of Windows XP; so far they are very pleased with it.
  • Open sourced my FPGA based machine vision system under the GPL (http://www.falconir.com)


  • Machine Vision
  • Alternative Energy
  • Parallel computing / clustering
  • Robotics and autonomous systems


Kubuntu activity


  • Feature enhancement of KDE3.5.10 and many supporting applications



Other open-source activity


  • Maintainer of Visual Basic 6.0, 3ds max 7, and Autodesk Inventor 7

TimothyPearson (last edited 2009-10-20 15:14:22 by kb9vqf)