A bit about me:

  • I grew up in the Bay Area and got my B.S in CSc from Cal Poly, SLO
  • I have been working at MSFT for 8.5 years and counting...
  • We own a 100+ year old house, so I have become intimately familiar with home repair ... and now search for power tools (which I find personally hilarious because the whole reason I was attracted to programming was based on the problem that I was not good with my hands I was afraid I was going to cut a finger off rather quickly...).

I have been writing drivers the entire time I have been working at MSFT.  That is a bit strange compared to alot of my friends at MSFT, folks tend to move around from job to job over the years.  Anyways, here are the things that  I have worked on / owned over the years:

  • input

    • i8042prt.sys (e.g. PS/2)
    • kbdclass, mouclass,
    • sermouse,
    • hidgame
    • gameenum
    • etc...

  • the Bluetooth core v1.0

    • HCI
    • SDP (client, server, parser, database, caching)
    • L2CAP

  • Kernel Mode Driver Framework (KMDF)

    • pnp/power/power policy state management
    • WMI
    • collections
    • etc...

in addition to drivers, i have had my hands in various parts of user mode (ports class installer, bug fixes in desk.cpl during Windows 2000, bits of BTH UI, etc.), so I am not a pure KM junkie.  I write in C and C++ (a limited subset); I have used C# to implement a couple of KMDF related build tools as well.


I am currently working on KMDF, KMDF is a part of the greater WDF (Windows Driver Foundation) initiative at Microsoft.  WDF's goal is to improve driver quality.  We want to improve quality on a variety of fronts, from development time (SDV, PreFAST for drivers) and at runtime (KMDF, UMDF). 


BTW, you can download KMDF (And the server 2003 SP1 DDK) from here,


My goal for this blog is to talk about WDM and KMDF driver issues and desing patterns, from the simple and mundane to the hard and esoteric.  I have a ton of repeated questions that i answer all the time, I am open to suggestions for new topics and general banter ;).

Comments (2)

  1. blair0011 says:

    A better place to find good cheap power tools is Harbor Freight; go take a look at their web site.


  2. Good to know, will check it out

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