Hi, my name is Spike McLarty, and I’m a Senior Software Architect here at Atalasoft. I joined the company in January 2010 after running my own one-man company for a decade or so, out on the Left Coast on an island near Seattle. While I have a fair amount of experience across the spectrum of nuts-and-bolts image processing, my particular specialties are some of the old-school technologies: The TWAIN scanning API, imaging file formats like TIFF, GIF, JPEG, PNG and PDF, C and C++ coding, the native Win32 API, COM and ActiveX. When I’m not working on scanning and image processing, I study cognitive psychology and linguistics from a computer-modeling perspective.
I plan to blog a mix of practical coding tips (the classic “don’t let this thing that just bit me bite you”), speculation about how this or that problem could be solved with computers and software, and accounts of the small epiphanies I have every now and then while studying linguistics and cognitive psychology.