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Brian Foster


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  1. Résumé (née CV): I'm looking for a job (experienced kernel and embedded software engineer)!
  2. Weapons of Mass Distraction
  3. Interests
  4. Fun & Links
  5. This Site
  6. Notes

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Résumé (née CV)

Updated July 2007!
Experienced kernel and embedded software engineer

Innovative software engineer experienced in kernel and embedded development, and concerned with process and detail, seeks technologically challenging R&D position.

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I've been developing with, on, and/or for Unix systems (including Linux) for >25 years:

  • Software components and componentisation, including associated tools; most recently, an idl compiler.
  • Software/hardware co-design (for embedded systems), including processor architecture, fault detection, and designed-in testability (“design for test”).
  • Kernels (Unix and various embedded rtos), including porting, system calls, interrupts and faults (exceptions), threads and components, “security”, device and filesystem drivers, etc.
  • Documentation (both user (customer-facing) and internal) for all of the above.
  • Automated testing for all of the above, and the processes for some of the above.

My work has been at many technological levels, including study and design, implementation and documentation, testing, manufacturing, and deployment, and some of those processes.

I am looking for a technically challenging R&D position, ideally in a small talented team.

Recent employers include:

Weapons of Mass Distraction

Oops, no WMDs here either!

✓ There are no weapons of mass destruction here.
✓ There are no weapons inspectors here.
✓ There never has been anyone from al-Qa'ida here.
✓ Osama bin Laden is not here.
✓ Saddam Hussein was not here.
✓ There is no-one here who likes either President Bush.

Does that mean Bush or Cheney will bomb me?

The Bush regime does lots of other nasty things… Grannie, look what we’re doing to the land of freedom, Sara Paretsky (Monday January 3, 2005 in The Guardian).

“We have become a Nazi monster in the eyes of the whole world—a nation of bullies and bastards who would rather kill than live peacefully. We are not just whores for power and oil, but killer whores with hate and fear in our hearts. We are human scum, and that is how history will judge us … George W Bush does not speak for me or my son or my mother or my friends or the people I respect in this world.

— Hunter S. Thompson (1937–2005), emphasis added, from “To Compare Bush To Nixon Is An Insult” in Kingdom Of Fear, 2003.


Amnesty International

Amnesty International (Irish Section)

Amnesty International is a world-wide organization whose members are dedicated:

  • to promoting respect for all human rights as set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights;
  • to freeing prisoners of conscience;
  • to gaining fair trial for political prisoners;
  • to ending torture, political killings and ‘disappearances’;
  • to abolishing the death penalty throughout the world.”

Greenpeace & StopE$$o

Astronomical Society of the Pacific

Astronomical Society of the Pacific An international scientific and educational organization founded in 1889 whose mission is to increase understanding and appreciation of Astronomy

The Planetary Society

The Planetary Society


SETI@home Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing

Fun & Links

Still under construction…

These are fun links?… Well, the debunkers can be quite hilarious at times. Sadly, a sense of humour seems very rare amongst the woo-woos.

This Site

SuSE Linux Developed on SuSE Linux using wml.

UTV Internet Hosted by Utv Internet.


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