I'm Jacob Hipps— my passion is to design and create awesome software and automation tools. The range of genres for my projects have thus far been an eclectic mix— from a OpenGL-based 3D engine as one of my first large C projects, a network communications driver for MC Protocol over TCP/IP (the only open-source one that I'm aware of!), reverse-engineering the .fpl file format for foobar2000 and writing a parser for it — and many other fun projects.
I'm currently employed with a web hosting company, but the majority of my experience lies in the manufacturing industry as an industrial controls & automation engineer, where I had the opportunity to write software to communicate with programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and use the captured data to generate shift production reports and enable near-real-time monitoring & reporting. I did many other maintenance/troubleshooting-related things, but the ability to combine my passion for writing software with my knowledge of automation controls was awesome.
The list below enumerates a short-list of my favorite programming languages and technologies— these are languages and tools where I have moderate to high proficiency and can utilize comfortably:
- Programming & Scripting Languages
- HTML & CSS
- Database Systems
- Web Server-related Daemons & Tools
- APF, CSF/LFD, fail2ban, iptables
- Fabric, Ansible
- Xen 4.4
- Industrial Automation Technologies
- Allen-Bradley SLC 500, ControlLogix 5000 series PLCs
- AB PanelView and ProcessView HMIs
- Mitsubishi MELSEC F-series & Q-series PLCs
- Mitsubishi GOT1xxx/2xxx-series HMIs
- AB, Mitsubishi, ABB, & Rexroth VFD and servo drives
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