Hi, my name is Andrew G. Watters. I am a polymath based in my hometown of San Mateo, California, USA. I have a law degree from U.C. Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, a bachelor's degree from UCLA, and thirteen to twenty years of professional experience in multiple industries.
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These are my current ventures:
Attorney and investigator - general civil litigation and complex family law, with fourteen years of experience and seventeen trials. Also, cyber and civil investigations.
Web application programmer - law practice management software coded up by yours truly.
Colocation provider/web host - offering colocation plus ultra-secure web hosting/file serving from a 6x7 Networks data center.
On-demand HPC sales representative - Local HPC infrastructure < 4 ms from any major U.S. metro area.
R&D guy - multiple ongoing research projects.
Photographer and videographer - I co-own a photography studio and have a RED handheld cinema package.
Music producer/film producer - rock, progressive rock, instrumental rock, and metal. Sample:
I am available for hire in the areas of law ($300/hr.) and general consulting/problem solving/ideas (variable rate).
Here are my popular tutorials/articles/videos:
A casual network investigation of the Russian Ministry of Defense - random security research leads to things I wish I could un-learn.
Andy's Hardware - market research on the concept of a Made in USA hardware store.
10 gigabit networking - a howto on my 10 gig office setup, which rocks.
The Forever War - my superfan-level tribute to the greatest science fiction novel of all time.
A fractal crystal lattice of Gaussian primes - research on the fractality of prime numbers in Mathematica.
Analysis of WMAP data with Mathematica - a side project that is going a little too far, but it's interesting.
Linux tips and tricks - random tips learned the hard way.
Privoxy on Mac OS X Howto - have you ever wanted to block ads on the web on your Mac without having to install MacPorts? This is for you.
Run your own email server Howto - have you ever wanted to take full control of your email? Not for the faint of heart.
Your own packet capture appliance Howto - have you ever wanted to analyze your network traffic?
Mathematica 11 "Evaluate Notebook" shortcut - I can't believe they didn't ship this feature.
Introduction to microexpressions - my guest lecture at Stanford.
Unboxing a new IBM Model M keyboard - travel back in time to 1988.
I like being around brilliant people for a variety of reasons. Here are a few links to great thinkers I have read and/or interacted with, who I think are some of the smartest people in the world:
Closer to Truth on PBS - seriously, a collection of astounding interviews with great scientists.
Robin Hanson - this guy is a prolific author and thinker.
John Carmack - definitely the best programmer in the world.
Stephen Wolfram - an all-around world-conquering genius.
firstname.lastname@example.org - use for all legal and personal communications.
email@example.com - use for all R&D, music, etc.
+1 (415) 261-8527 - yes, this is my mobile phone.
Endorsements. These are products and services, and service providers, that I use and strongly recommend:
Adobe Creative Cloud - my personal trademark is pleadings and letters typeset in the best desktop publishing tool of all-time: Adobe InDesign.
Dell UltraSharp 8K monitor - the ultimate workstation display, and perfect for editing 4K and 8K video.
IBM Model M Keyboard - the best ever keyboard, especially for those who want 1980s-style typing functionality.
IBM Selectric II typewriter - there is nothing better for typing envelopes and personal notes. Prestige Pica typing element highly recommended.
King Star Computer, Inc. - custom workstations and servers built to order.
Intel Xeon - professional grade processors that permit the use of ECC RAM.
Nvidia Titan - formerly the most powerful desktop GPU in the world. Works great on Linux!
Red Hat Enterprise Linux - a powerful server operating system that works great as a workstation.
General Dynamics PitBull - a trusted operating system built on top of RHEL 7.
CodeWeavers - the official vendor for PitBull and makers of the excellent CrossOver/Wine system.
Mathematica - advanced computation platform.
Andy Collis/Valley Visuals - brilliant concept artist.
The Curating - website development and art.
Nissan GT-R - the ultimate all-around chariot.
Boardwalk Nissan/GT-R Specialists - five star service.
Alternative BMW Service - five star service.
American Express - the Business Platinum charge card is well worth the annual fee.
Vim - the best text editor of all time.
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Last updated: May 24, 2020