I was born in Gomel, Belarus but moved to Brooklyn, NY when I was 8 years old. After many
years of switching schools, I wound up in Brooklyn Technical High School
where I studied Computer Science. In June 2005, I graduated from Polytechnic University
with a Bachelors and Masters in, you guessed it, Computer Science. If you find data reduction exciting, take a look at my Masters
Thesis on the Approximation of Iceberg Cubes Using Data
Currently, I work as a Engineering Supervisor at Con Edison. Why Con Edison and not Microsoft
or Google? Well, they didn't take me. Besides, even though I'm an "engineering supervisor", when I'm not trying
to prevent the next blackout, I actually
spend a lot of the time administering my Windows and Unix servers, configuring MS SQL and Oracle databases, and
developing .NET web application. Plus, having "engineer" in the title certainly doesn't hurt the
salary and the "manager" title calls for some serious delegation.
I also do some consulting on the side. You are welcome to read my résumé
or view my .
My non-technical hobbies include cycling, fishing, and playing paintball. I often go out to the country to
get away from technology and, sometimes, I even
bring a camera along. You can view the pictures in my photo gallery.
I also enjoy listening to music and have compiled a listing of my music
collection (I'm a bit tone-deaf so I can't play anything myself).
This site was written to foster my various hobbies and activities. It is implemented with the traditional LAMP
setup (i.e. Linux, Apache, mySQL, and PHP) and is a way for me to try out various open source technologies (in
contrast to the proprietary tools that I use at work). It also serves a portal to my mail
and SVN servers. You will find several projects that I periodically work on in my free time
under the Projects section. The Magic Square Generator was just a way for
me to play with PERL. WitKit is my attempt at a PHP content management system that organizes
the thousands of jokes that I have amassed from years of e-mails.
If you like the site or feel compelled to contact me for some reason, you can email me at leon
[at] lbsharp [dot] com (no SPAM please) or sign my guestbook.
Who knows, I may even respond.