Who is SumDim?

I was born in the San Francisco Bay Area and raised in Silicon Valley. I went to school here and graduated from college as well Magna Cum Laude with degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science. I was a Geek for many software development companies wearing many different hats. Some of the many roles I had were Sr. Technical Support, Systems Software Engineer, Lead Software Engineer, Lead Q/A Engineer, Project Management. I pretty much did it all until I became a consultant.

During the start of my career in the 1980’s, Silicon Valley was just taking fold. I wrote a lot of stuff in 8088 assembly language. Then, climbed aboard the Microsoft Windows 2.0 train and wrote device drivers and applications. Stuff like games, word processors, and scientific instrumentation. I was pretty good at C, C++, and Visual Basic too.

I’ve worked for various divisions of Electronic Arts, Xerox Palo Alto, The Learning Company, among others. Many of the companies I worked for were either bought out or went IPO.

In the latter part of my career, I went into web development and educated myself through additional college coursework. I ran a bunch of websites that in their day, were sort of famous.

From all this, I was fortunate to retire at an early age. I can afford to do now anything I want in life and annoy people. :O)

Websites, websites, websites!

Currently I run and develop a bunch of websites. Some of which I’ve have been in operation since the latter 90’s.

I was somewhat famous for developing a series of websites that catered to the MySpace user base. I happened to garner top Google SERP positions for many of the Myspace keywords which at the time were the most highly sought and trafficked. After that trend died, I went into web development and cut my teeth on WordPress, Drupal, HTML5, CSS3, and PHP.

Video Gaming Consoles

I’m not a diehard but one that enjoys playing video games. I’m not as quick and cunning as most of you young kids, but I can hang. My favorite game of all time is Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3. A game which I play often even to today.

My first computer was an Apple II+ back in the 1980’s. It was my first love. I learned how to program in Apple Basic, Pascal, and 6502 assembly language.

I own a bunch of gaming consoles including:

  • Atari 2600
  • Apple II+
  • Nintendo NES Original
  • Super Nintendo
  • Nintendo GameCube
  • Nintendo Wii
  • PS One
  • PS 3
  • PS 4
  • Microsoft XBox One

And of course I play on my personal computer as well. I have bought about 20 computers over my lifetime. Probably should have bought a Lambourghini instead.

Video Games

The games I own are too many to list. I probably have about a 300+ games library. Looking over at my bookshelf I see:

  • Call of Duty AW3
  • Destiny
  • Forza
  • FarCry
  • Plants and Zombies
  • Grand Theft Auto 5
  • SimCity Limited Edition
  • MineCrfaft
  • a ton of others

The SumDim Username

Chinese dim sum bun

I came up with this alias, SumDim, while sitting down eating a Chinese Dim Sum bun.

When Call of Duty prompted me for a username I was dumbfounded. I didn’t know what to use. I stared at my bun and reversed what I was eating into Sum Dim. It is a play on words for Some DimWit too.