During the day, I work as a software engineer for Conexant
Systems Inc. in their Austin Design
Center. If you haven't heard of Conexant, you would probably recognise
the company by its old name - Rockwell Semiconductor Systems. We were
spun off from Rockwell in January 1999 and have been doing wonderful
But what do I program? Austin is responsible for
Conexant's digital TV settop
box CPU and MPEG decoder chips. The group I am in produces the
software that allows us to plug a reference design into a satellite dish
and have it show TV. I'm currently using the OpenTV
interactive television system and am
responsible for all the cool demos and snazzy graphics in the box (yes,
I get to use Photoshop at work too!) as well as several of the device
drivers and real-time kernel interface.
Back at home, I have a second job, designing and
maintaining web sites for people. My company, WebArtz Design Services,
has about 30 clients whose sites I host and manage. You'll find more
details on the WebArtz
homepage if you are interested.
If you are really desperate to know more, feel
free to take a look at my CV
(resumé). If you are a headhunter, don't
bother calling since I am very happy in both my current jobs, thank you.