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I have been employed at The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California since January of 2002. I was hired shortly before I graduated from Cal Poly Pomona where I earned my BS in Computer Science. I first became interested in computers when I was just a little kid, and took my first programming course in 7th grade. There are many aspects about software engineering that interest me like code architecture, usability and design, database design/modeling, as well as project management. One of the rewarding, and fun, experiences I had over the years has been the opportunities to teach, which I am hoping to perform again some time. In 2009, I earned an MBA with an emphasis on Information Systems from the University of Redlands.

As far as my personal life goes, I have too many hobbies that my pocket book can't keep up with like Photography, Motorcycling, Cars, Gadgets, collecting and building LEGO, collecting Transformers (new and old).

comment Where can I get LEGO bricks to build a life size wall?
I would say that bricklink.com is one of the best places to buy bricks from.
comment Does the LEGO company actively follow or copy clone bricks?
Not certain what your question is concerned about. Are you talking about counterfeiters or about other brands like Megabloks and Kreo trying to get a piece of the pie?
comment LEGO Digital Designer is unable to connect to the Internet
Checked the application this evening and the issue is no longer occurring. It must have been an issue with their servers because I hadn't changed anything on my router or computer since I created this posting. In fact, I contacted LEGO customer service and they instructed me to change some firewall settings, but I knew that wasn't the issue because my other Apple Computer was working just fine. I am going to respond back to the LEGO customer service email and inform them that their error handling should be more informative, especially if it an issue with their servers.