Michael David Crawford

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Michael David Crawford is a musician and software developer. He has developed both open source and commercial software. Mr. Crawford also publishes his own music, which he makes available under a creative commons license. He has devoted his life to learning new things and helping other people out.

He graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a Bachelor of Arts in Physics. His first two years of college he studied Physics and Astronomy at Caltech. He has been a computer programmer for over 15 years, and currently works as a software consultant for Goingware in the Silicon Valley. He suffers from schizoaffective disorder and has written extensively about living with the disease. He married Bonita Crawford on July 22, 2000.

Michael has worked for Apple Computer, helping to debug the Mac OS and Macintosh drivers. He has written articles on MacsBug, and debugging Mac OS and Classic Macintosh programs. After he left Apple, Michael worked on BeOS software, and wrote about working conditions in Silicon Valley.

Michael has given programming tips based on his experience on the Internet. Due to his mental illness, he was discriminated against but found ways to still make a living even if he had to move to Canada in order to get a new job. Based on Dotcom failures and unfair working conditions, Michael wrote an article about resigning with dignity. He learned how to submit web sites to search engines like Google, and wrote about it. He started writing open source programs and become popular for Ogg Frog and other software, calling himself a Dirty GNU Hippy. Over the years Michael has written self-published open source work in both writing, art, software, music, and other mediums. He has gained notoriety for his open source contributions which are well documented on various open source web sites.

Michael has contributed to many public and private works. He has faced a lot of obstacles in his life and has struggled for the common good. He has even made contributions to articles, and has inspired others to do better with their lives through his writing.
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