User:Atlant

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Atlant

I've been involved with electronics since I built my first crystal radio and have been seriously involved with computers since about 1970 or so when I started programming on a system running HP 2000C Time-Sharing BASIC.

I spent 24 years working for Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) and had something to do with PDP-8s, PDP-10s, PDP-11s, VAXes, and Alpha systems. Along the way, I worked for Digital's Technical OEM group, later called Embedded and Realtime Systems. I spent my last few years at Digital working for the VMS Engineering Group in Nashua, New Hampshire.

Since 2000, I've been employed by Teradyne in Boston, Massachusetts, one of the largest manufacturers of semiconductor automatic test equipment. At Teradyne, I spent my first five years working with their largest testers where my primary task was to integrate the industry-standard SECS/GEM communications software into these testers and support customer's SECS/GEM factory automation applications. I now work with Teradyne's newer Flex family of testers where I am responsible for the distributed hard-realtime embedded system that controls the power and cooling of the testers.

I speak a wide range of computer languages plus a little English when necessary.

I'm also a member of the Board of Directors of the NHCLU, the New Hampshire local affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union.

I've written a number of Wikipedia articles having to do with electronics, computers, and a few miscellaneous topics, and I've kibitzed on many more articles. I'm looking forward to the day when we can take Wikipedia and Google and from them, cobble together a self-aware computer. (Insert smilies as necessary.)