Sean Michael Kelly

SMK.who?


This is my personal site. Perhaps you are looking for my business, Kelly Diversified? Or maybe you'd rather see my LinkedIn profile? No? my FaceBook page then? I also have some portfolio material here such as my work with design and development of The MediaCast System for the MediaTile Company from 2004 to 2012. If not, that's fine, you are welcome to peruse here as well.

I am an adventurer at heart, an out-of-the-box thinking problem solver, and hopelessly ecclectic in my interests - enough so that I was compelled to use "diversified" as part of my business name because I just couldn't rightly lock myself into a single niche.

I am available for consulting work occasionally. I have a pretty wide range of useful skills, but I primarily use them for my own interests these days. I have been known to work on everything from basic graphic design to Linux device drivers to enterprise scale SaaS-based CMS and mass communication systems - it's the kind of thing that 20+ years of computing experience will get you.

I am also pretty handy with both hand-and power tools and enjoy designing, making, building any thing from trinkets to furniture to machines. A couple of my ideas are tantalizing enough to pursue a patent, however I am going to work towards building a working proof of concept before going to the trouble to protect something that I am uncertain about.

My technical education and capabilities are principally autodidactic. My first software development book was Advanced MS DOS Programming (1988) and was my first exposure to assembly language programming which I accomplished on my 286 IBM PC clone 16 Mhz computer using MS Quick Basic and Borland Turbo Pascal 5.5 as the high level languages. My most recent book is Android for Programmers which I hope to make something of one of these days.

Today I have a few dozen books on pretty much every topic in between including multiples on assembly language, graphics and sound programing, game and animation programming, windows and linux platform development, HTML, CSS, JavaScript and XML development, and PHP, MySQL, Java applications and extensions - that doesn't even cover the ones on electronics, lasers, machines, welding, fabrication, materials, etc. As these books tend to be a little pricy, I'm soewhat particular as to which ones I purchase, otherwise the collection would have easily grown to a hundred or more by now.

I am a return student and have been attending college for a couple years now taking classes a couple at a time with a Computer Science major. Meanwhile, professionally, I work independently, or lead product development teams with equal proficiency, though I tend to favor team leadership since I am able to see more ideas come to light.

I do a fair amount of independent research, basically just fact-gathering from the Internet, and more in depth from other sources when the topic gains some momentum. The following are topics that I generally pay attention to whenever I see something pop up in the news or on YouTube, etc.:
    • Astronomy, aerospace, air craft technology
    • Transportation technology (automotive, bullet train, motive power)
    • Energy conversion and efficiency (solar, wind, geothermal, etc.
    • Engines, turbines, electromechanical machinations, automation, robotics
    • Technology, tools and weapons from prehistoric to modern
    • Primitive survival and fundamental architecture and agriculture
    • Observation and exploration of Earth, the solar system, and outer space
    • Algorithms, particularly compression, encryption, and communication protocols
    • Opposing political views and the search for truth between

Five Star Entertainment


2013 | 2012 | 2011 |
World War Z
     Better than expected
Man of Steel
     Interesting space-aliens retelling
After Earth
     Shallow but entertaining
The Internship
     More funner [sic] than expected
Now You See Me
     Hollywood magic less magical, but OK
The Fast & The Furious 6
     Mostly exciting, partially laughable
Star Trek: Into Darkness
     Cool, fun, interesting tie-ins
Iron Man 3
     YES. Cool concepts, great action.
G.I. Joe: Retaliation
     Rent it. Seriously
Oblivion
     Sadly predictable, formulaic
Olympus Has Fallen
     Exciting, intense!
42
     Good biographic, not much game play
Dead Man Down
     Shakey opening, but solid film; great cinematography.
The Call
     Excellent thriller!
Identity Thief
     Side-splittingly hilarious.
Snitch
     Slow, but gripping pace; very good!
A Good Day to Die Hard
     Rather weak passing-of-the-torch.
Side Effects
     Pretty good, a couple decent shocker moments.
Jack Reacher
     Formulaic, but entertaining; intense action!

Life of Pi
     Excellent adaptation
Parental Guidance
     Funnier than expected
The Hobbit
     Part one of three? Ugh, the wait.
Killing Them Softly
     Tense, great final quote.
Red Dawn
     Entertaining action, but unnecessary remake.
Flight
     Intense crash. Excellent character portrayals.
Skyfall 007
     Good, but brutal, but good!
Taken 2
     More of the same, but entertaining.
The Cold Light of Day
     Gripping thriller
Premium Rush
     Sadly, not nearly enough tricks/stunts
Expendables 2
     Chest-pounding gorillas funnier than ever
Total Recall
     Great alternative story, well executed!
The Watch
     Hilarious, but SO strange!
The Dark Knight Rises
     Very good; Another sequel?
Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter
     Much better than anticipated
Prometheus
     Fantastic!
Moonrise Kingdom
     Brilliant story and characters
Men in Black 3
     Good stuff, another keeper
The Avengers
     Robert Downey Jr. is laughs
Bernie
     Way funny and relatable
Lockout
     Exciting concept and action, but light on plot
The Hunger Games
     Disturbing, but very good; NOT for kids!
Casa de Mi Padre
     Somewhat pedestrian, but hilarious
21 Jump Street
     Strange comedic adaptation, but funny
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
     Fun! Unexpectedly funny.
Chronicle
     Interesting idea, OK delivery
One for the Money
     Mildy entertaining
The Grey
     Intense! Disheartening ending
The Darkest Hour
     B-rate cast; it was OK
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
     Didn't fall asleep this time
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
     Pretty good action
The Descendants
     Heavy reality drama
Tower Heist
     Funny concept, somewhat dry delivery
In Time
     Justin rocked this one, but plot was lacking
Heavy Metal
     Great!
Dream House
     Very good psycho-thriller!
Money Ball
     Good rental, but nothing exciting
Drive
     Super violent, intense - yikes!
Our Idiot Brother
     Funny
Flypaper
     It was OK
30 Minutes or Less
     Super funny!
The Change-Up
     Yet another trading-places knock-off; it was OK
Cowboys and Aliens
     Better than expected; a lot of fun!
Captain America: The First Avenger
     Excellent! Makes past heroes exciting!
Zookeeper
     Funny, and with a moral to boot
Larry Crowne
     Very good. Classic Hanks boy-meets-girl story
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
     Over the top, but entertaining
Bad Teacher
     Funny, but not memorable
Mr. Popper's Penguins
     Light, airy, family fun; moderately entertaining
Green Lantern
     Better than expected!
X-Men: First CLass
     As good as the rest; fun!
Midnight in Paris
     Refreshingly strange and interesting!
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
     Entertaining, but more of the same
Thor
     Cool Avengers tie-in!
Fast Five
     Love it
Soul Surfer
     Missed the ending, but really good!
Limitless
     Tantalizing concept, good delivery
Rango
     Pretty good!
The Adjustment Bureau
     Strange and interesting, certainly entertaining
Hall Pass
     Funny, but probably only once
Cedar Rapids
     Funny; small town American life exposed
The Mechanic
     It was OK; kind of what you expect of Statham
The Green Hornet
     Awesome, super funny!
Season of the Witch
     Strange movie for Cage; entertaining once-through
S.F. Bulls
     Fun event, but new, sloppy team. They won anyway.
George Strait & Martina McBride
     A Cowboy Rides Away, farewell tour 2013-2014 - Excellent!
Madonna
    Good show, impressive stage, ear plugs required.
The 13th Warrior
101 Dalmations
101 Dalmations
The 6th Day
2 Fast 2 Furious
20000 Leagues Under the Sea
2001 - Space Odyssey
2010 - The Year We Make Contact
40 Year Old Virgin
8 Mile

Ace Ventura - Pet Detective
Ace Ventura - When Nature Calls
Adventure Time 1/2
Alien vs. Predator
Amadeus
American Crude
Antz
Apollo 13
Armageddon
The Arrival
Artificial Intelligence
Atonement
The Avengers

Back to the Future 1
Back to the Future 2
Back to the Future 3
Batman Begins
Batman & Robin
Batteries Not Included
Be Kind Rewind
Beetlejuice
Bicentennial Man
Big
bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
Blade
Blade Runner Director's Cut
The Box
Bram Stoker's Dracula
Bruce Almighty
A Bug's Life
The Butterfly Effect

Cars
Casablanca
Cast Away
The Cell
Chicken Run
Cider House Rules
Cinderella
Commando
Contact
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

The Day After Tomorrow
Demolition Man
Deuce Bigalow - Male Gigolo
Doom
The Doors

Edward Scissorhands
Elmo's world - The Great Outdoors
Enemy of the State
Eraser
Ever After
Extra Terrestrial

Fantasia 2000
Fantastic 4 - Rise of the Silver Surfer
Fargo
The Fast and the Furious
The Fast and the Furious - Tokyo Drift
The Fat Spy
The Fifth Element
Fight Club
First Daughter
First Knight
Forest Gump
Fracture

Ghostbusters
The Godfather
Godzilla
Good Will Hunting
The Green Hornet
The Green Mile
Gremlins

Harry Potter - Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter - Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter - Sorcerer's Stone
Hero
HG Wells The Time Machine
High Fidelity
Hope Floats
The House of Flying Daggers
The Hulk

I Am Legeng
Idiocracy
Independence Day
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Inspector Gadget
Iron Man

Johnny Mnemonic

King Kong

Lady and the Tramp
The Last Samurai
Legally Blonde
Legend
The Lion King
The Little Mermaid
Little Shop of Horrors
Lost in Space
LOTR - Fellowship of the Ring
LOTR - Return of the King
LOTR - The Two Towers

The Man in the Iron Mask
Man on the Moon
The Man Who Wasn't There
Mary shelley's Frankenstein
Mask
The Matrix
The Matrix - Reloaded
The Matrix - Revolutions
Meet Diego!
Memoirs of a Geisha
Men in Black
Men in Black 2
A Midsummer NIght's Dream
Miss Congeniality
Mission: Impossible
Mission to Mars
Monsters, Inc.
Much Ado About Nothing
Mulan
The Mummy

Pan's Labyrinth
The Phantom of the Opera
Planet of the Apes
The Postman
Predator
The Princess Bride
Prometheus
Protocol

Red Planet
Robin Hood - Prince of Thieves
Robots
Rock Star
Rocky and Bullwinkle
Romancing the Stone
The Running Man

Saving Private Ryan
Seven
Shanghai Nights
Shanghai Noon
short Circuit
Shrek
Shrek 2
Sky High
Soul Man
Spider-Man
Spider-Man 2
Spider-Man 3
Stargate
Star Trek - The Motion Picture
Star Trek - The Wrath of Khan
Star Trek - The Search for Spock
Star Trek - The Final Frontier
Star Trek - The Undiscovered Country
Star Trek - Generations
Star Trek - First Contact
Star Trek - Nemesis
Star Wars - The Phantom Menace
Star Wars - Attack of the Clones
Star Wars - Revenge of the Sith
Star Wars - A New Hope
Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars - Return of the Jedi
State and Main
Stealth
Surf's Up
Sweet November

Tank Girl
Tarzan
The Terminator
Terminator 2 - Judgement Day
Terminator 3 - Rise of the Machines
Terminator (4) - Salvation
There's Something About Mary
Three Amigos
The Time Machine
Titanic
Top Gun
Toy Story
Transformers
True Lies
The Truman Show
Twister

Unbreakable
Underworld

Vantage Point

Wallace and Grommit - The Case of the Were Rabbit
Wallace and Grommit - The First Three Adventures
war of the Worlds
Waterworld
What Dreams May Come
The Whole Nine Yards
The Wizard of Oz

The X-Files - Fight the Future
X-Men
X-Men - The Last Stand
80's on 8
     All the best of the 80's mixed with some obscurities.
Lithium - 90's Rock & Grunge
     Absolute best decade for rock and roll, period.
Octane - Today's Hard Rock
     A handful of great new bands mixed with some mediocrity.

Neat Things Found


2013

• IKEA Foundation making BETTER REFUGED SHELTERS
• locally hand made BOWS AND ARROWS
• bobby's UMC WORKOUT program
• amazing WOODEN SURF BOARDS
• dan's GARAGE FOUNDRY
HUMANITARIAN PSA's for digital signage
• learn PRIMITIVE technology

2012

VIRGIN OCEANIC; branson's deep sea exploration
• int'l CHARITY to shelter and feed the homeless
• learn about WIND POWER!
• a real TRANSFORMER autobot!
• int'l CHARITY for wizkids
• proper ENGLISH; seriously.
• first responder NONPROFIT


Last updated 2012-11-26 - © 2012 Sean Michael Kelly