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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++).

Learning Objective-C, Ruby and Python in my spare time.


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comment Which movie/tv started showing scenes after credit?
Well technically probably the first movie made back in the late 1800's or early 1900's to have credits (which would be a question in itself), because closing credits weren't common until the 1970's, and before that all credits were shown before the first scene. Perhaps this question should be retitled "Which movie/tv started showing scenes after the ending credits?"
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comment Film on Ch 4 in mid 80s: Teenage boy runs away by stealing fathers car and meets girl, she has baby
Elton John's soundtrack is one of my favorites. I can listen to it over and over.
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comment Why does America's Got Talent have so many executive producers?
@Tom77 Nice link, thanks.
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comment How do they film “flying human” scenes?
Chroma keying (green screen) was not yet available back in the 70's. Instead a purely optical technique called traveling mattes was used that incorporated blue backgrounds. The actor(s) and the background were filmed separately and combined using an optical printer. Why blue and then green screens>? Blue was originally used because it is furthest away from the color of human skin. Green is now used because digital cameras are more sensitive to green light.
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