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I am a geeky guy who works as a software engineer at IBM doing work for their AT&T account. I love working with programming and technology on my own time. I like to tinker with stuff. And I like gadgets such as the iPhone. But fear not! I like to do non-geeky stuff too, like: hiking, biking, painting, and messing around with music. My wife loves brain-washing me into believing that I am the handsomest man in the world all while still keeping me on my toes!

Where did the name “Orville” come from?
I was named after my father. My dad did not want me to suffer being called a “junior” so I was given the middle name of Paul (my dad’s middle name is Andrew). My father was named after my grandmother’s favorite brother. Naming me Orville was my mother’s idea (blame her)! I like the name now and, I figure that when I “become famous” for doing all sorts of wonderful things, people will be naming their sons Orville and their daughters Orvillina! LOL!

Where did the name “Chomer” come from?
It is Hungarian. In the old country, My sir name was Csömör . Since people mis-spelled it all the time here in the good ol’ U.S. of A., my grandfather had the last name’s spelling changed. … People still mis-spell the revised last name to this day!  Oh well!

Interesting fact: There is a large village in Pest county in Hungary named Csömör . Note that I have never actually been to Hungary (though I would like to go there some day).

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Technical Skills/Tools:

  • Access (Microsoft)
  • Active Server Pages (ASP)
  • AJAX/DHTML
  • Coldfusion
  • CSS
  • HTML
  • HTML5
  • CSS
  • Java / JSP
  • Java Struts 2
  • Javascript
  • JQuery
  • JSON
  • mySQL
  • Objective C (iOS development)
  • Oracle Database
  • PHP
  • RESTful web services
  • SQL Lite
  • SQL Server
  • Stored Procedures
  • SVN
  • Visual Basic / VBA
  • Visual Studio
  • WebSphere
  • XCode
  • XML

I have published an iPad app for a friend in the Apple App Store. It is an interactive book of poems called I Lost My Underwear Today and other Flights of Imagination. It is only $1.99! The book is illustrated and the user can listen to the book’s author read each poem.  [Note: My friend let his account lapse and the app is no longer available in the app store]

I love shooting and editing video. I have a Canon HG10 HD camera that I use. and I edit video using Finalcut Studio on my iMac at home.

I enjoy using Photoshop CS4 to work with images that I put out on the web. I have also worked with the free open source image editor: GIMP.

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