Monday, March 25, 2013

planning for a reboot...

Chances are, you are here reading this, because you are either a friend, or someone who thinks very little of me. I have asked for comments from both sides of the aisle, in the hopes of maximizing perspective.
Obviously what I have been doing for the past 4 years hasn't been working, and now that I have hit rock bottom, at least in the physical and financial sense, I see no other way to deal with the situation other than a reboot of my life.
I will start this post off with my resume, and will be adding other documents to this post over the course of the day. Please note on the skills portion of the resume, yellow highlighting marks activities that I can no longer physically perform, Orange fields in which my skills are seriously outdated.


The resume:
Home: XXXXXXXXX
Cell: xxxxxxxxxxxxx
chuckpatenaude@gmail.comt
Charles Patenaude
Experience:

9/2010–5/2012 Energy Images Brattleboro, VT
Chief Engineer
Design and installation of sustainable heating, cooling and electrical
systems.
Design and implement sustainable practices for farms, residences, and
industry.
Planned and implemented procedures to recover $50 Million of sustainable
energy equipment located in 28 states for convoy solutions, LLC,
including logistics and storage and training of recovery personnel.

9/2004–12/2008 Hilltown Alternative Energy Shelburne Falls, MA
Owner/Engineer/installer
Sales and installation of Biomass Furnaces, Wind Turbines and Solar
Systems
Design and installation of sustainable heating, cooling and electrical
systems.
Design and implement sustainable practices for farms, residences, and
industry.

3/2002-present No Snivilin Farm Shelburne Falls, MA
Farmer
Design and construction of barn and dairy for goats and sheep.
Design, Construction and outfitting of licensed creamery including pasteurization.
Design and construction of central boiler heating system for farm.
Routine maintenance and repair for small farm.










5/2003–3/2004 Mobile-Wisdom Wakefield, MA
Senior Engineer
Coding and Architecture responsibility for Database and Server
Components (primary system logic).
Maintenance of existing and new installations.
Hardware and Software System architecture and cluster design.
Project planning for database application components.
LINUX and Database administration

10/2000–5/2003 Comverse Wakefield, MA
Senior Database Engineer
Coding and Architecture responsibility for Database and Server
Components (primary system logic).
Project planning for database application components.
9/1999–9/2000 NSF Consulting Groton, MA

President and Principle Consultant
Oracle 7 and 8 installation and integration on Linux,HPUX,NT and Solaris.
System and application implementation and integration including Oracle
applications and Oracle MTS.
Systems/network architecture for all platforms.

11/1997–8/1999 Workgroup solutions Burlington, MA
Technical consultant/principle Oracle DBA
HPUX and Solaris system administration installation and configuration.
HP and Sun Server installation configuration and administration.
Oracle 7 and 8 installation, upgrades and integration on HPUX, NT,IRIX
and Solaris systems.

9/1996–10/1997 Genetics Institute Andover, MA
Senior analyst QSIT/Oracle DBA and design
Validation of computer related systems: quality control laboratory
information management system, quality systems document
management system.
Primary Unix system administrator.
Project manager for design phase of laboratory automation project.
Project manager for Documentum integration project

10/1994–9/1996 Genetics Institute Cambridge, MA
Senior Associate scientist/Oracle DBA and Unix Sysadmin
Human scale robotics programming, design and customization.
Oracle tables/tablespace design and implementation on VMS.
Assay design and optimization for novel drug screening.











6/1991–10/1994 Massachusetts General Hospital Boston, MA
Research technologist/department of neurology
Managed research laboratory.
Research on the role of native neuro-transmitters in ischemic injury.
Equipment and system design to accomplish the above research.
Extensive tissue culture and immunology work.

6/1991–10/1994 Massachusetts General Hospital Boston, MA
Electronics technician/Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Extensive small and Micro scale machining of plastics and metals.
Electronic design work, analog and digital circuitry.
Equipment and system design to support researchers.

1/1988 – 6/1991 Massachusetts General Hospital Boston, MA
Research technologist/renal unit and Joey O'Donnell cystic
fibrosis center
Research on regulation of sodium transport proteins and kidney.
Research on chloride transport defects in cystic fibrosis.
Research on calcium soliton propagation in a protein matrix.
Managed research laboratory.
Radiation safety officer for laboratory.

11/1985 – 1/1988 Massachusetts General Hospital Boston, MA
Research technician/cell and molecular Research Laboratory
Assisted in research on the isolation and characterization of adrenergic
receptors.
Radiation safety officer for laboratory.

Education 12/1985 State University of New York Geneseo, NY
Bachelor of science, Biochemistry


References and
Publications:
Available upon request.


XXXXXXX
Home:xxxxxxxxxxx
Cell: xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxx@gmail.com
Charles Patenaude
Expert Level
Design and implementation of sustainable energy solutions for industry and
small scale agriculture.

Skills

Construction and Agriculture
· Heating System Design for Sustainable Systems
· Biomass, Wind, and Solar system design and integration
· Post and Beam Construction
· Electrical Work through Commercial grade (unlicensed)
· Plumbing Work through Commercial grade (unlicensed)
· Heating Work through Commercial grade (unlicensed)

Sciences
· All basic wet bench techniques in Biochemistry
· Assay Development and Validation
· HPLC, GC, GC-MS
· Environmental Survey and Sampling
· Microbiology lab skills

Oracle
Rapid Application Clustering (Linux and UNIX)
Oracle Application Server (including XML/HTML Services)
Oracle Developer and Designer
8i and 9i systems (all platforms)
PL-SQL Development
Tuning
Warehousing
Veritas
File system
Clustering
Back-ups
Linux
Installation
Configuration
Integration
Clustering
Networks/Firewalls/Security/VPN
All Major Commercial Packages (Apache, Samba, RCM)
Hardware Architectures
Large scale, Clusters, and High Availability System Design
Integration
AMD, SUN, HP, Intel
JaBODS, RAID, FC
Programs and packages
PostgreSQL
MySQL
Apache
Open Office
Sketch-up
Microsoft programs
Windows NT through windows 7
Project
Word
Excel
PowerPoint
Visio




  • Very well read in Biochemistry, Physics, Chemistry, Psychology, Engineering and Related Fields.


      

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

OK, It's Greenhouse Time


What is the “Net Zero Greenhouse”:

Quite simply the net zero greenhouse project (hence forth referred to as NZG) is a development framework for a class of structure designed to operate (ie grow food), or act as a adjunct to a micro, subterranean,  housing space located largely within the earth berm backing. As a development framework There is a lack of specificity in definition of building materials, as it is envisioned that they will vary from location to location, based on availability and price, with a careful eye towards meeting the design characteristics of the framework, such as heat retention and structural strength. For instance, the back walls structure in the above sketch is portrayed as silage bunker sections, as it was envisioned for an area with a large number of defunct dairy farms.In New England, the preferred approach would probably be a "box of rocks" system similar to that currently used in retaining walls. The front wall is portrayed as used “jersey barriers”, as these are readily available across the US, and are usually quite cheap and easy to work with. Please note, the earth berms are not shown in this image, for reasons of clarity, but are important for heat retention and insulation. Essential elements include, but are not limited to specific heat characteristics of the rear wall, the various face angles and geometries (as specified for a specific latitude), insulating characteristics of the facing materials, and the design of the overhang, which functions as both a reflector to increase#insolation during the winter, and a solar chimney during the summer. All of these initial specifications will be released and published as time allows me, but the initial concept is being published at this time for feedback, and to allow others to extend the concept. The original prototype structure was envisioned for southern NY state, but loss of backing and health issues preclude me constructing it there, or on my farm in Massachusetts.

Now with the hashtags I forgot... #solarenergy   #solar   #greenhouse  #greenhomes   #creativecommons   #opensource  #