|Occupation||Pyrotechnician, Economist, Entrepreneur|
|User since||May 25, 2008|
|Number of add-ons developed||0 add-ons|
|Average rating of developer's add-ons||Not yet rated|
In a little more detail...
I enjoyed computers, technology and gadgetry since I was a kid having built my firstcomputer, an AMSAII 8080. Those were the days of the 'dumb' terminals and the 'software' was on an audio cassette and played in a player/recorder after manuallyflipping switches to load the bootstrap. I grew up in a town where the large commercialfireworks, usually seen on July 4th or special events and holidays, were manufactured sowhile I delivered newspapers and worked at the family business, my dream was fulfilledwhen I got a job at one of the factories and began mixing powder and building shells.Eventually, I shot displays, got licensed in several states and ended up co-founding Pyrotecnicoin 1992. I also founded CigareXpress.com in 1992 after being involved with several multi-lineBBS systems through the 80s before there was an 'internet.' My background is in economicsand finance and during the 80s I worked as an investment banker, and InterDigital Communications.In the 90s, I got into being an entrepreneur co-founding a fireworks display company, startingan e-commerce site early in the decade and in '96 co-founded an ISP and website design firm.I survived an explosion in '94 but got burned up pretty good and had other damage so I dealtmainly with the ISP which I sold in '01 but continue to stay involved with the e-commercesite, part of the 110 yr. old family business. I do a little consulting on the side whether it bein e-commerce or choreographing a fireworks display since I've been playing the piano morethan 45 yrs. it helps when putting fireworks to music. Started a whole new adventure in '09as I moved to Israel, one of the world leaders in the high tech arena. As the subject of an articlein the Financial Times Weekend Magazine a couple months ago, I was urged to write a bookabout the fireworks industry, the internet and basically the explosion, since I should have diedand my life in general although I thought most people do the kind of stuff I've done. I alsobred ferrets which is where I got my original username when i signed up for PCLink, before itwas AOL. Well, I'll edit where things are at after I'm here more than a couple months.
GREAT ADD-ON Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Ghostery is a really great add-on and compliments other add-ons that help block many unwanted problems such as phishing programs, web bugs, cookies and tracking software. Use it along with your anti-virus program(I use PC Tools Internet Security 2011) though there's a good Kaspersky add-on and a strong firewall.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (22.214.171.124-signed).
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
great program to let Jewish people know when the Sabbath begins and the Parsha for the weekThis review is for a previous version of the add-on (126.96.36.199).