About audiodane

son, brother, friend, christian, student, teacher, leader, thinker, tinkerer, eagle scout, husband, father, inventor..

audiodane earned his Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering in 2000 and has post-collegiate experience in the telecommunications, automotive, and military electronics industries. Prior to college audiodane spent his childhood on computers of various kinds (TRS-80, Leading Edge 8088, etc) learning BASIC (age ~7), Pascal (age ~9), Assembly (age ~12), and C (age ~14). He also taught C and Assembly programming at National Computer Camps in Atlanta, GA and San Jose, CA over two summers. He began The Post Offis (sic) bulletin board system (BBS) in the late 80’s and ran it for several years prior to the Internet’s rise in popularity (and remembers well text-based web browsing). In 1995, he was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout .

Despite all the programming experience, audiodane’s passions developed at a young age towards electronics hardware and audio reproduction, leading him towards a degree in electrical engineering followed by a successful career in electronics design, with a healthy past-time pursuit of a satisfactory home theater system (there’s always room for improvement) and other gadgety projects (like the PMCv1 & PMCv2 devices and an upcoming POV display).

Today, audiodane spends his time loving and playing hard with his family and working hard for his employer, all the while doing everything to the best of his abilities for his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Just for fun, in 2005 I started keeping track of the books I’ve read.  Unless otherwise stated, each listed book was listened to in audio form, most commonly while commuting to & from work.

(Last updated: January 25, 2016 at 14:51 pm)

Finished 2016

  • The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich (William L. Shirer) (in process)
  • Harry Potter (J.K. Rowling)
    – Book 3: The Prisoner of Azkaban (print, w/ Kids) (in process)

Finished 2015

  • Foundation (Issac Asimov)
    – Book 1: Foundation
    – Book 2: Foundation and Empire
  • The Chronicles of Narnia (C.S. Lewis) (publication order)
    – Book 1: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (print, w/ Kids)
    – Book 2: Prince Caspian
    – Book 3: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
    – Book 4: The Silver Chair
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events (Lemony Snicket)
    – Book 1: The Bad Beginning
    – Book 2: The Reptile Room
  • Oz (L. Frank Baum)
    – Book 1: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
  • Mary Poppins (P.L. Travers)
    – Book 1: Marry Poppins
  • Harry Potter (J.K. Rowling)
    – Book 1: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (print, w/ Kids)
    – Book 2: The Chamber of Secrets (print, w/ Kids)
  • Artemis Fowl (Eoin Colfer)
    – Book 5: The Lost Colony
    – Book 6: The Time Paradox

Finished 2014

  • War of the Worlds (Live Broadcast, Orson Welles, Mercury Theatre, 1938)
  • Artemis Fowl (Eoin Colfer)
    – Book 1: Artemis Fowl
    – Book 2: The Arctic Incident
    – Book 3: The Eternity Code
    – Book 4: The Opal Deception
  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)
  • Barsoom series (Edgar Rice Burroughs)
    – Book 2: The Gods of Mars (1914)
    – Book 3: The Warlord of Mars (1918)
    – Book 4: Thuvia, Maid of Mars (1920)
    – Book 5: Chessmen of Mars (1922)
  • The Giver (Lois Lowry)
  • The Eternal Argument (R. Robin Finley)
  • The Book Thief (Markus Zusak)
  • Alice in Wonderland (Lewis Carrol) (print, w/ Kids)
  • Alice Through the Looking Glass (Lewis Carrol) (print, w/ Kids)

Finished 2013

  • Gatekeepers / Power of Five (Anthony Horowitz)
    – Book 4: Necropolis
    – Book 5: Oblivion
  • The Time Machine (H. G. Wells)
  • War of the Worlds (H. G. Wells)
  • The River (Michael Neale)
  • Atonement (Ian McEwan)
  • Faeries of Dreamdark (Laini Taylor)
    – Book 1: Blackbringer
    – Book 2: Silksinger
  • Pirate Latitudes (Michael Crichton)
  • Barsoom series (Edgar Rice Burroughs)
    – Book 1: A Princess of Mars (1912)
  • The Best of Andy Stanley
  • Catalyst Conference 2011
  • Basic: Prayer (Francis Chan)

Finished 2012

  • The Time Machine (H. G. Wells)
  • Gatekeepers / Power of Five (Anthony Horowitz)
    – Book 1: Raven’s Gate
    – Book 2: Evil Star
    – Book 3: Nightrise
  • The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)
    – Book 1: The Hunger Games
    – Book 2: Catching Fire
    – Book 3: Mockingjay
  • Inheritance (Christopher Paolini)
    – Book 3: Brisingr
    – Book 4: Inheritance

Finished 2008:

  • The Shack (William P. Young) (print)
  • Treasure Island (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Finished 2007:

  • The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl (Timothy Egan)
  • Harry Potter (J.K. Rowling)
    – Book 7: The Deathly Hallows

Finished 2006:

  • The Year 1000 (Robert Lacey and Denny Danziger)
  • Harry Potter (J.K. Rowling)
    – Book 6: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • The Last Juror (John Grisham)
  • Prey (Michael Crichton)
  • Airframe (Michael Crichton)
  • Gatekeepers / Power of Five (Anthony Horowitz)
    – Book 1: Raven’s Gate
  • Inheritance (Christopher Paolini)
    – Book 1: Eragon
    – Book 2: Eldest

Finished 2005:

  • Harry Potter (J.K. Rowling)
    – Book 1: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
    – Book 2: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
    – Book 3: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
    – Book 4: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
    – Book 5: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury)
  • Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
    – Book 1: Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • Foundation (Issac Asimov)
    – Book 1: Foundation
  • Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card)
    – Book 1: Ender’s Game
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Jules Verne)
  • Around the World in 80 Days (Jules Verne)

 Finished pre-2005:

  •  that was too long ago to remember..