Please note that I have disabled PHP in disgust. As a result, some pages
are broken. I'll rewrite everything in something other than PHP when I have
the time to spare on personal projects. In the meantime I am sick of trying to keep servers
running, stable, and secure with PHP. It's just not worth the bother for a
The Who/What/When/Where Bit
So who am I anyway? Well, my name is Ray and I currently live
in Seattle, Washington, USA. I was born in Zimbabwe and I am a South African
citizen. I am in the USA on a temporary work visa, cos I wanted to see how
things were done in other places. Lately, I seem to be working on FireWire
hardware and the associated firmware.
I have been on the net since around 1993, and have been playing with computers
since I was 9 or so. My dad is a radio amateur so it's inevitible that
I ended up with my nose stuck in electronics circuits and computers when
I felt the urge to play. I now have a few university degrees, and am lucky
enough to do the stuff I like playing with for work.
I am male, of average height, with mousy hair and brown eyes. I am told
my eyes change colour from time to time.
I take photos
things from time to time, and some of them find their way onto this website.
You are welcome to look around at what I have. It's all ages stuff, so
don't be afraid. The pictures are mine, so if you want to use them for
anything besides fair use, you had better ask me nicely. Otherwise, go
wild. I have linked the ones I think might have a broader appeal to the
Life is one big game, and games are more fun if you have good toys. I
like computers because they give me my own little virtual world within which
I can create. I have other toys, like an electric acoustic guitar, and an
electric violin. I have many books, too. I have lots of weird electronic
arcane bits that I use but that otherwise don't much look like anything.
I have various development kits for various processors that I play with
when I run out of other things to do.
Most people probably think I am a bit touched, but I'm happy playing with
them, which is what counts!
Those who know me know I have ideas for new things to try coming out
of my ears, and I have a hard time sticking to one project long enough to
get it out the door. I'm being a good boy at the moment, and have managed
to stick to my current primary project which is my own video compression
format. It's looking good, but it has a ways to go before I'll release it.
is the page for my new video codec, OIC. I am working on it in
my spare time and hope to eventually release it as an open source product.
Ok. Enough said. Keep well.