Chuck is a technical writer and penetration tester living in Orlando, FL. Involved in electronics and programming since 1978, his nearly four decades of experience started with a microcomputer boasting a 6502 microprocessor. After saving up $500 working in his father's TV repair shop, he embarked upon his digital adventures with a brand new OSI Model 500 - at age 12. He learned how to program through reverse engineering and the sparse documentation for the chipset. Binary and machine code became a second language, and soon BASIC. A few years later, courses at a community college expanded his knowledge to include PASCAL, which (in the Delphi implementation) became his language of choice for the next couple decades. Drawn to technology, he founded a chain of computer repair stores in 1993 and began writing computer utilities to assist those ends. This culminated in the paradigm shattering "Silent Sword" anti-malware program, and the security expertise further contained within his literary work.