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bio website softwest.com
location Gilbert, AZ
age 67
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seen Jul 23 at 0:02

Freelance contract programmer/computer consultant since 1978, dba SOFTWEST, LLC. (www.softwest.com). BSEE/MSCS.

I work mostly with embedded microcontroller systems (8-16-32 bit) where I design both the hardware and firmware (usually C or C++).


Jun
24
answered How can I use the travel time (car driving) efficiently?
Jun
15
answered How do I take quick notes in odd places to maintain mind like water?
May
15
awarded  Quorum
May
1
comment Write long text on tablet while laying back on bed/sofa
These are all interesting suggestions (and for this reason I think the post should be left as an answer, otherwise it would just be dialogue back and forth between us and better suited as comments). I had thought of the massage table (I have a monthly membership at a massage franchise so I am quite familiar with them). However hanging my arms down below the table to operate the keyboard is very uncomfortable for me. The "backwards" massage chair is something I hadn't considered, have to think about that.
Apr
7
comment Write long text on tablet while laying back on bed/sofa
@Jonta, I actually have pretty good dictation software for my iPhone, which I use for quick notes. The problem I have with using voice-recorders in bed is disturbing my sleep partner.
Apr
6
comment Write long text on tablet while laying back on bed/sofa
@jonta, I have tried an adjustable bed-desk, and it's work well when I am sitting up in bed. My problem is for some reason I get my best ideas when I am lying prone on my stomach, and have tried to figure out how to capture them. A keyboard is awkward because I have to lift my head too much and it strains my neck, and I can't maintain that position very long.
Mar
20
answered Do audio books help our productivity?
Mar
19
answered What software for Time Tracking and Billing?
Mar
15
answered How do I log and track all my Firefox tabs I want to come back to with out leaving them open or bookmarking them?
Mar
9
answered How to use Evernote to implement GTD?
Jan
17
comment How can one stay reminded of useful tips, instructions, and other references on a routine basis?
I also like Read It Later.
Jan
12
awarded  Revival
Jan
12
answered Does anyone produce a truly heavy duty, long arm stapler?
Dec
16
answered Software to restrict access to time-wasting applications?
Dec
8
comment Good manageability for multiple Gmail and Google Apps email accounts?
I also recommend Mozilla Thunderbird for use with multiple gmail accounts.
Dec
4
comment How to master a large variety of technical literature
No, I have never used a digital pen. The Kindle DX has a keyboard. Some of the very newest Kindles have touch displays, but I imagine they have virtual keyboards.
Dec
4
awarded  Teacher
Dec
4
answered What does research say about when/where we have our best ideas?
Dec
4
awarded  Supporter
Dec
4
comment How do I get myself out of bed in the morning?
I have one of the iPhone sleep cycle alarm apps and they definitely work.