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About jim_lawless

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# 441 of 50,769

Raw Score Total: 5,500.00
Name:  jim_lawless
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  in Council Bluffs, Iowa
United States

Seller / Coder Rating:  10 (Excellent)
Sign up date:  Aug 18, 2002 2:38:11 PM EDT
Last Logged In:  Aug 10, 2003 11:59:49 AM EDT
Jobs Started:  5
Jobs Completed:  5
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Areas Of Expertise: 
C and C++   Java   Perl   Visual Basic
Delphi   TCL   JavaScript   AWK / TAWK
VBScript   XML / XSLT / XSD   ActiveX / COM   DLL's
Servlets   ASP's   HTML   Various assemblers (6502,z80,80x86,BAL/ALC)
CGI   MSXML   MFC   Various shell scripts and batch languages
WSH   MS-DOS   Internet Protocols

Technical Interests
  • Data compression
  • Cryptography
  • Image manipulation
  • Compiler / interpreter design and implementation
  • Programming tools
  • 15+ years professional employment as software engineer
  • Published author since 1993 ( Dr. Dobbs Journal, Windows Developers Journal, C/C++ Users Journal and Java Solutions supplement, PC Techniques, The Perl Journal, DOS World )
  • 8 years college instructor ( adjunct faculty ) - Courses: C, Visual Basic, HTML, Java, Advanced Java, XML technologies
  • 22 years experience with desktop computer systems
  • 5 years independent author of e-mail tools
Recent Projects ...from RentACoder...
  • A TCP/IP monitor for Visual Basic - Intercepts TCP/IP traffic and fills VB listbox with site address, IP, and port
  • MSXML DOM XML transforms in WSH VBScript
  • A C tool to prevent printscreen for HTMLHELP presentations
...from Elance...
  • A toolset comprised of C program, Delphi engine, and CGI (C) program that allows users to upload a series of JPEG images and download a slideshow screensaver from
  • An NNTP newsreader group info downloader
...and as an independent consultant...
  • A Perl engine to merge field data into PDF templates
  • An ASP engine that generates reports in MS Word compatible RTF ( Rich-Text Format )
  • A TCP/IP test client
  • A real-estate search-engine ( Perl / CGI )
  • A portable SMTP e-mailer CGI ( Perl )
  • Conversion of TCL / Postgres / Apache stock market web pages to ASP / IIS

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  Raw Score Total: 5,500

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  Private auction for jim_lawless on 6/16/2003 8:00:05 PM Tako 10
$70.00 June 30, 2003 3:41:03 PM EDT
  Once again Jim helped me out. He's a very talented coder and should be credited accordingly.
  Program to Check User, then Unzip Software OfficialProjectBase 10
$100.00 June 24, 2003 4:04:20 PM EDT
  A great job by Jim. He's very quick to respond and follow-up and made plenty of suggestions. Well done!!
  List all xpaths in XML Document codehouse10 10
$100.00 September 17, 2002 1:28:17 AM EDT
  To paraphrase Muhammad Ali -- Jim's fast, he's efficient, he can't possibly be beat.
  remap printscreen key with javascript kelsag 10
$80.00 September 11, 2002 10:22:23 PM EDT
  TCP activity monitor Tako 10
$200.00 August 31, 2002 12:18:54 PM EDT
  Jim was very understanding to my problems/questions. He's a very patient coder, and that's what really counts. Would love to do business with him again in the future. Superb code, A++!
Average:   10.00
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