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Current projects, Past projects and Interests

School Hires 'computer whiz'


Feb 6, 1986 from Clifton New Jersey. Left is Frank Perrota, right is myself John Sokol.
Yes that's an apple 2 in the image.
Can't change my grades when I was officially in charge of the schools computer that processed the report cards. They always verified mine manually for some reason. the .
More about Clifton High School and my time there


Worked at Wells Fargo

Press Releases referring to me

DirectNet forms Process Network Productions; plans to open Westside content development studio Jan. 26, 1996

CGW Appoints Internet Guru John Sokol, Consolidated Goldwin Prepares Rollout of Next-Generation Internet Network Technology - SDSN Oct. 12, 1999


Made up words that became part of the English Language

100% for sure - Livecam & CyberCast.
Possibly, Video Streaming, Nisvara, Enumera, OS Unraveling, Dongle,
I'm sure there's more.



A Dangerous Bunch

From and API article on DSL problems 4/2001.
From Left to Right, Jesse/Jesus Monroy, John Sokol, Allen Kukucka, Terje Oseberg


The Livecam Video Streaming Project

This project started in 1995 and continued till 2001, a total of 6 years. To see more about this history [click here]
The Original Livecam.com domain has been sold off; I have moved whatever was left there to livecamserver.com
Photos from the original Livecam server.

1U Video Server, Livecam




Click here to enlarge Enumera RackMount

Silent Computing


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For Article
Red Herring article on this

Music on Silicon


Chuck Moore CPU, I worked with Chuck to build a Multi-CPU core.

In the future all music will be sorted on Chips


Meshcast Full Bussiness plan online: Another startup attempt doing live Peer 2 Peer Audio Streaming, never was able to get funding



Papers Co-authored at Stanford University



MicroMetric, Ultra High Precision measuring microscope
Image is a magnification of a GMR Hard Disk Head.

Micro-Metric, Inc. Web Site



HAM CALL KE6BYN

Free Space Laser Communications 35 Miles - June 1993 - AM Video and PWM Audio


Zebra Research Inc., Audio Byte Sound Adapter, for Parallel port Sound Adapters | More Photos


The Original Parrallel port Audio dongle Enlarge


StellarDesigns Laser Show Company, Based in New Jersey





March 14,1997 Cyber Cast of Arthur C. Clarke Live from Sri Lanka to UIUC near Chicago.

Using the Livecam Video Server we streamed Live video from Chicago, USA (4153' N, 8740' W) and Colombo, Sri Lanka (655' N, 7952' E) is approximately 14442 kilometers, (8975 miles). The Vosaic developers at UIUC turned down the task feeling there MPEG Streaming technology would not work. Using the SPAC Streaming Protocol we were able to over come long latencies and high loss to transmit high quality video that could be projected on a huge 70mm theater screen.

The System work so well we were invited to do a live event with Sir Arthur C. Clarke "A Day on Europa" May 21, 1998 at Nasa/JPL Caltech and again for the April 30, 1998 American Film Institute in Los Angeles. <- see wired article with Tom Hanks and Bill Anders (Apollo 8 astronaut).
See Recorded stream of this event



High Speed Zip code search engine. No Longer Up was in 1996 at http://www2.paramount.com/homevideo/stores/index.shtml

Click Here for demo


Working briefly with Timothy Leary



Streaming VRML, from Motion Capture system across the internet Electronic Cafe, Press Release


Eden Fest Rock Concert Cybercast
3 days 2 stages 60 Bands, 60,000 People at the Mopar Speedway in Toronto, Canada ,3000 Internet Viewers see live streaming video in July 1996.



Some Electronics Stuff I did while I was in my Teens.

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