Geoffrey Maddock
i have life.
About Me
Dropping Science, Failing Chemistry.
Top hats, monocles and cyborg hands.
Digging my own grave since 1976.



bio/logic. hire me. resume. projects. posts.


events. past gigs. shows. blog. forums.



barons [game]
lazercrunk [event]
illusions [event]
wrecked [distro]


history of the symphonies.
thac0 records.


alisonium. 8cylinder. xanopticon.
proburn. fromthegut. bl4ckh4m.


bangface weekender now with chip and pin.
assdragon5: i want my baby back.
pinball madness.
vanny vanny quite vontrannie.
teve torbes.
megafuzz! formation records.
darkmatter pittsburgh.
zhark domination detroit.
dirtyfuzz! raggaclash megablast..
toronto is suckaz.
not doormouse again!.
detroit is suckaz.
j j j jaggabush.
burning down our forests.
unit release.
time to have cex.
what you talkin bout willis.
i have a digital camera.
gimmie dem flyers.




 - graduated from schenley HS 1995, highest honor.  3.9 GPA.  
    - IB program.  received highest scores possible in english and history; recieved IB diploma;

 - graduated from university of pittsburgh 1999
    - Bachelor of science in computer science. 3.0 GPA. ; math minor.
    - coursework included database management systems, programming languages, artificial
       intelligence (multiple classes), operation systems, japanese, linguistics
    - dj and rpm director for campus radio station, wpts 92.1fm for 3 years

- work for expedient communications 2005 - present
   - programmer / developer for systems department at this regional isp and datacenter
   - general purpose programmer working on various projects in php, java, perl and
     using oracle and mysql dbms and other technologies as necessary
   - maintain and write reports for crystal reports platform
   - designed a number of mission critical applications for the company including
     purchase tracking system, sales quoting system, incident reports and more.
- founded and operate wrecked distribution company 2001 - present
   - sole proprietorship - i am the founder and sole employee
   - mail-order and in-person distro of experimental electronic music
   - designed website from the ground up.  includes site, inventory
      management, shopping cart, and admin tools; database is MySQL, site is coded in PHP
   - buy from labels and distros, fill orders and keep accounting
   - make promotional flyers, and organize and promote related events

 - worked for stargate industries 1999-2003; bought by e-xpedient, working 2003 - present
    - hired as telephone tech support, for ISP including dialup, isdn, dsl,
       t1,  webhosting, email, vpn, and networking.
    - was a shift leader for 2 years, then moved to corporate support department
    - involved with training new hires.  
    - designed a version of our internal  website - the CIM (customer information manager)

-  worked for public interest communications summer of 1997
     - phone based fund raising for non-profit groups

-  worked in pitt/upmc falk library media center computer lab assisting patrons 1998-1999
     - worked on windows and mac platforms
     - assisted patrons with office software, graphics, scanners, printers and  general questions

-  founded pbs collective promotion company
    - promoted events from 1998-2001
    - a series of experimental electronic music events, including a weekly @ suburban trance clothing,
      and events at the irish center, paintball arena, millvale industrial theater, and southside ice arena 
    - involved with booking talent, sound, lighting, venues; put up my own capitol and did footwork to make it happen
    - designed website and promotional posters and flyers for the events.
    - typical attendance for one offs 400-600 people

 - web design projects
      - wrecked-distro.com // site for wrecked
      - girls-night-in.com // set-up ecommerce elements using oscommerce
      - help.expedient.net // developed current content as well as particular code pieces	
      - fuzz.412dnb.com // design and code
      - rhinoplex.org/pghelectro // design and code  	     
      - alleghenyreproductive.com // current webmaster 
      - pbs.chemlab.org // site for pbs archived at http://rhinoplex.org/wrecked/pbs
      - http://www.pitt.edu/~amb18/girlsite/girlsite.html  // western pa feminist resources site

 - graphic design & writing
     - self published technology zine 1997-98 about local electronic music scene  
     - cornworld personal website 1995-1999
     - cutups method radio show promo flyers 1996-1999
     - pbs flyers 1998-2001
         - life is but a dream, the burial, chaotic transdimension, haus party, brian's bday, anfscd
     - wrecked flyers 2000 - ?
         - electronic anarchy, hackfest, soundclash, i hate myself and want to die, smashing art,
            kneel before zod, disco mutants, sonic terror, gangstabass inc., freq nasty,
            el tour de los guapos, machine drum
     - skilled with: freehand, pen ink & marker, screenprinting, multimedia, photoshop/digital media

    - rpm director and radio dj for wpts 1996-1999
    - proficient in sound editing, including soundforge, acid, fruity loops
    - history of the symphonies project 2000-2001
    - knowledgable about a large number of artists and releases; regularly write reviews
    - dj since 1998 spinning a variety of styles; resident at bloomfield bridge tavern wed's
        - styles include drum and bass - ragga, dark, intelligent, jumpup, jazzy, across the whole spectrum,
           classic rave and uk breakbeat hardcore, hardcore techno of many shades - gabber,
           speedcore, acid, extensive breakcore and experimental hardcore selection, ebm/newbeat/industrial,
           rhythmic noise, ambient/soundscape/collage,  a wide range of IDM - drillnbass, melodic downtempo,
           glitch, electro, both pop and underground, 80's pop, hiphop, punk, ska, polka, random mashups of any
           of these styles and others.
    - show promoter, running weekly (FUZZ), monthly (LAZERCRUNK, SHAME ON) and one off events.

    - long general experience (15+ years) with computers, i can pick up any software very quickly.
    - familiar with identifying and troubleshooting most problems with computer hardware or software
    - have built PCs for myself; currently have a home network i set up.
    - computer interests include the web, graphic design, music, games, programming and networking
       - currently most interested in web design, php & mysql, social networking software, audio software
    - theory interests include artificial intelligence, cybernetics

    - things i use currently and regularly (daily to weekly)
       - OS - win2000, winXP, win98, unix
       - GENERAL APPS - MS Word, MS Excel, Outlook Express, Outlook, IE, Netscape, Putty, WsFTP, Photoshop,
          Soundforge, Pine, Pico, Acrobat
       - WORK APPS - Vantive, Portal

    - things i'm familiar with
      - OS - win95/3.1/NT/ME, MacOS 7-X 
      - GENERAL APPS - MS Access, Eudora, Flash
      - LANGUAGES/SCRIPT/DB - C, C++, Javascript, LISP, Pascal, Visual Basic

THINGS YOU CAN HIRE ME TO DO (email your request to geoff.maddock@gmail.com)  
    -   Computers
	- Help you learn computer basics - windows, ms office, internet
	- Install new software - help you learn it
	- Install new hardware - make sure it works
	- Troubleshoot any computer problems
	- Programming in PHP/C/Perl/etc ;new projects, code updates, testing and maintainance	

    - 	Web Design 
	- Coding in HTML, PHP, and MySQL
 	- Site graphic design and layout
	- Have me make a personal site or resume page
	- Simple web-presence sites for small business, band or group
	- Update your current outdated website 
	- Let me help you get hosting, register domain names
	- Help with graphics/photos and audio

    -   Graphic Design
	- Creative ideas and concepts for any project
	- Design logos for business, band or groups 
	- Design and printing of flyers, brouchures, posters for any purpose

    -	Other    
        - I produce 1-inch size "punk rock" style buttons for $.25 each for 10 or more 
	- Writing copy for reviews, colorful descriptions of products, superlatives for aritsts.
	- Promotional footwork - flyering, postering, contacting press, promoting events of all kinds.
	- DJ your event, club night or houseparty;  i'm flexible and can play to a crowd or challenge them.  
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