Helping people with computers... one answer at a time.
I help people use computers by answering their questions on the web.
So just who is Leo?
Yes, this was a real question.
"Leo" is Leo A. Notenboom. That's me. And since you ask, let me tell you a little about myself.
I've been in the personal computer and software industry since 1979, as a software engineer, a manager of software engineers, and as a consultant.
In 1983 I joined what was then a medium sized local company called Microsoft and spent the next 18 years in a wide variety of groups working on a wide variety of software. I've written, worked on and shipped a lot of software and managed a lot of software engineers. If you're running Microsoft Windows, if you've used a Microsoft development tool or Microsoft Money, or if you've ever purchased a ticket through Expedia, there's a good chance you've been touched by some of my work.
And of course, since 2003, I've been answering your tech questions here on Ask Leo!
I'm one of those weird people that plays with computers because I really, really enjoy it. It's both my career and my hobby. So even after leaving Microsoft I've kept it up. I've been doing a lot of work implementing and maintaining websites on both Windows and Linux. I've been writing some very interesting server-side applications in Perl and PHP, frequently using database technologies such as mySql, and writing all sorts of other odds and ends.
If you're really interested in gory details, you can read my Résumé for those.
If you want to see what else I'm up to, check out my online business card, which lists many of my current roles, along with contact information.
I'm also available on a limited basis to the press and media - drop an email to press <at> pugetsoundsoftware.com and I'll get back to you. (Please note that to keep my life somewhat sane, and to address as many of your questions as I can properly, that non-press/media inquiries sent to this email address will be ignored; please use this form to ask questions and for general purpose contact. Thanks!)