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Welcome to hyszczak.net

Within this wall you will find links to projects I am currently working on.
A collection of work brought together in one, difficult to spell location.

I have been tweaking the javascript code that powers this site. I recently made it a bit more object oriented by using this.functionName = function() {}; inside a TransPanel object.

The source is available to the public under an MIT license. You can find it here. I am always interested comments, critiques, and criticism, as well as improvments, like expanding the parallax capability (eg. bringing together three or more layers moving at different rates).

Toggle the debug window with Ctrl+d. You can also navigate to pages using Ctrl+[1-5].


My name is Egon Hyszczak.

I am a lover. I am a fighter. I am a programmer. I am a web developer. I am a serial entrepreneur. I am a hardcore *nix ninja.
I am clueful. I am plugged-in. I am one of the polyrythMic :cognoscenti.

I am extremely passionate about *nix systems and technology. I have a vast and varied technical skill set. I am self motivated and detail oriented. I am a natural problem solver and engineer. If I don't know something, I figure it out. I enjoy breaking down complexities into their orthogonal components. I love to learn and I cherish the opportunity to apply my talents to finding and automating solutions to everyday technical challenges.

I specialize in Linux and BSD server/client development. Fluent in many different programming languages and Linux/unix distributions.

  • Go
  • Java
  • JavaScript
  • Lisp
  • PHP
  • Python
  • Solidity

Unices that I am fluent in:

  • Arch, Debian, CoreOS, Gentoo, Redhat, & Slackware Linux
  • FreeBSD, OpenBSD, & OSX

I include things like programming languages and operating systems in the about section because they are a major hobby and passion of mine. I am a tech-head — a "geek" if you will. I love understanding the ins-and-outs of technical systems. If I don't know how something works, I figure it out. My logic and problem solving skills have come from countless hours of pushing my knowledge and understanding further, where many others have promptly given up.

I love old adventure games.

  • Monkey Island
  • Kings Quest 5-6
  • Quest of the Longbow
  • Dagger of Amon Ra
  • Quest for Glory 4
  • Police Quest 4
  • Return to Zork et. al.
  • Diablo 1 & 2

The old school first person shooters:

  • Doom
  • Doom 2
  • Duke Nukem 3D (Build Engine)
  • Team Fortress (HPB Sniper)
  • Quake 1 2 3
  • Counterstrike (Beta 1-6)

Arcade games of the vertical scrolling variety

  • Raiden
  • Aero Fighters
  • Super Star Soldier

I also love SNK in general, especially the artwork of titles like King of Fighters, Samurai Shodown, and Metal Slug.

Been really digging Resident Evil 5 for Xbox in co-op mode on my friend Matt's six foot projector. We recently finished Army of Two. If only I had been a beta tester. AoT had a lot going for it, but there were some bugs that I am convinced kept it from wider acceptance.

Computer games were what got me interested and on my way to hacking the planet. It is also where I would like to end up; an old fogie game developer.

Text editor of choice: vim

Operating system of choice: Gentoo Linux

Fishing — Fly

Balling — Bocce

Boarding — Skate/Snow

Hiking, Camping, Eating, Dreaming.


Completed projects, Contributions, and Assorted Works:

  • HempCoinRX — Custom crytpo-asset for the Hemp-derived CBD market. Built on the Ethereum blockchain.
  • bash-define — Shell script that allows for dictionary (dictd) lookups via the terminal.
  • skidoo — Fixes to allow compilation on latest OSX 10.11. C++/Boost/libc++. Custom (Bitcoin based) cryptocurrency.
  • stumpwm-devel — Contributions to StumpWM a tiling window manager written in Common Lisp.
  • My Ohloh/BlackDuck/Open HUB Profile
  • CanIdeal.com — Cannabis Marketplace Startup. Software Engineer, CTO/Co-founder.
  • University of Rochester Library — Custom Coldfusion CMS → Drupal 6 conversion. Library database resources modules.
  • Lafayette College — Student portal (Drupal). HTML/CSS, custom drush drush/phing based build system, custom modules, CAS authentication, Selenium tests.
  • Network Advertising Initiative — Drupal 7. HTML/CSS, custom modules.
  • Portland Webworks — Software Developer & Assistant Systems Administrator
  • Phuconcepts.com — Software Developer. Employee #4.
  • 2 Dog's RC Warehouse — Conversion from osCommerce to highly customized Drupal eCommerce system.
  • Fly Air Hobby RC — osCommerce → Drupal/Ubercart conversion.
  • AMG Data Services — Ajax tabbed browsing interface. Company recently acquired by Thomson Reuters. [DEFUNCT]
  • The Age of Entanglement — When Quantum Physics was Reborn. Wordpress. [DEFUNCT]
  • iCulpa.com — Apologize anonymously online. Android application. Drupal/REST/GPS powered. [DEFUNCT]
  • InDeal — Daily deals site. Orlado, FL based tech startup. Chief Technical Officer. Drupal powered. [DEFUNCT]


I'd love to hear from you!


Some of my specialties:

  • Open Source Software Aficionado [Linux 3.0.4-gentoo #1 SMP PREEMPT AuthenticAMD GNU/Linux]
    • Active in the community
    • Know how to re/compile the kernel
    • Use Xorg on all of my workstations
    • Provide help in forums
    • Submit patches & bugfixes (Gnome, Gentoo, Gun.io, Dwarf Fortress, StumpWM)
    • Maintain github and ohloh accounts
  • Advanced knowledge in Berkeley Software Distribution & Linux Operating Systems
    • Arch
    • Debian/Ubuntu
    • Gentoo
    • Redhat/CentOS
    • FreeBSD
    • OpenBSD
    • CoreOS
    • OSX
    • Plan9/9front (Pet project)
  • Programming language agnostic (alphabetical)
    • Assembly
    • Shell
    • C
    • C++
    • Go
    • Java
    • Javascript
    • Lisp
    • Perl
    • PHP
    • Python
    • Solidity
    • SQL
  • Shell scripting [#!]: sh, bash, zsh, sed, grep, awk, regular expressions
  • Working knowledge of web application frameworks and content management systems
    • Django
    • Flask
    • Pyramid
    • Drupal
    • Dojo
    • Wordpress
    • Opencart
    • Pylons
    • Turbogears
    • Twisted
    • React/Meteor
  • Familiarity with Google's App Engine and Eclipse Python (Pydev) development
  • memcached
  • IBM Watson
  • Machine learning, natual language processing, computer vision
  • XML API data interation via curl
  • JSON Ajax push/pull
  • Experience integrating Delicious, Facebook, and Twitter OAuth APIs in multiple languages
  • Writing and implementing RESTful services and endpoints
  • Comfortable working with existing code-bases
  • Write clean, readable, and robust code. Can implement unit tests. Fix bugs, and understand the importance of thorough documentation.
  • Use a custom trac/git setup for all in-house software projects
    • Familiar with most popular revision control software (git, mercurial, cvs, svn).
  • Know the difference between doctypes (html4-strict/transitional, xhtml, html5) and character encoding (iso-8859-1, utf-8)
  • Cultivated Design Sense
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite
    • After Effects
    • Flash
    • Illustrator
    • Photoshop
    • InDesign