About

Greetings!

This blog is all about scripting Adobe Creative Suite Products. As many of you may know, I was fortunate to start contracting with Adobe Systems back in the development cycle of CS2. From there, I contracted with Adobe a few more times, the last being May – August of 2008.

From 2004 – 2008 I contracted with Adobe a number of times, and spent much time working on extensions for the Creative Suite both as an employee of a couple of firms and as a contractor. In May of 2008, I contracted again with Adobe and hung out the shingle as a free lance script developer. Surprisingly, it all went pretty well.

In February of this year, I was contacted by Adobe as asked if I would like to come on board full time. Well, how can one say “Hell Yes” without sounding too eager and blowing one’s negotiating leverage?

Anyway, I joined Adobe in March of 2009, working on enterprise integration of the Creative Suite. Some of my work will will show up in the suite over the course of time. Can’t say much about what I’m doing; but suffice to say that the capabilities that are coming will blow your mind.

On the personal side, I am a graduate of the US Naval Academy, and served from 1976-1985 as a Naval Officer. You’ll see some posts called “Sea Stories”, those are about my experiences in the Navy (some of which are hilarious, some serious, some just plain goofy) and in life in general.

My great wife (MB for Mary Beth) and I live in the Sierra Foothills in California. It’s about 20 miles to town, and we get there without seeing a single traffic light. Indeed, we only see 4 stop signs on the way. We’re also about 1000 yards from the only remaining wild river (no dams top to bottom) in the Sierra. That, with a fly rod, is heaven.

We love animals and have 2 horses, 2 mini-donkeys, 1 Saint Bernard (Toby – 245lbs), 2 Newfoundlands (Winnie and Clara – aka Beagle-Ears – she’s got little ears for a newf), 3 cats, 6 chickens, and “a partridge in a pear tree”. We spend our free time with our animals and love riding around the area and all over the Sierra.

I sing in the barbershop style (men’s a capella, 4 part harmony) with a quartet – Paydirt (www.paydirtquartet.com) and a chorus – The Gold Rush Chorus in Placerville, California.