I'm John Passaniti. Well, one of them. The one in Rochester, New York. Well, actually it's a lovely suburb of Rochester called Brighton. I live there with my husband Phil (see how in-your-face I am?) and four cats: CJ the femme fatale, Fluffy Fluff the shy girl, Sylvester the cuddle boy, and Higgs, the sophisticated, modern, proper gentleman cat.

For roughly the past 27.5 years, I've worked as an embedded systems software engineer. Most of those years have been spent working on audio signal processing and control systems for the music and sound reinforcement industries. These days, you'll find me working on devices used in industrial and medical laboratory automation.

By my estimate, there are roughly 3.1415 gazillion web sites in the world, 62% of which at some level involve videos of cats and laser pointers. This site currently lacks such video content, but you're welcome to enjoy the following until it does:

  • Yes, I have a profile on LinkedIn, which is all professional and stuff.
  • Yes, I'm on Facebook too, so I can keep up on what my friends have had for lunch.
  • Here's a collection of random junk that I've left for other people.
  • Need my email address? Here you go:

Finally, here's a demonstration of one of my favorite character flaws:

For the record-- and because it continues to annoy the hell out of him-- symtab still sucks (and sucks for completely objective, measurable reasons). The author has had several years now to prove his goofy claims with a simple benchmark that should take seconds to execute, but refuses to do so. And it delights me to no end that even after all these years, he was so upset by me pointing out the obvious that he still continues to reference me.