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I founded my software company, Elfring Fonts Inc, in 1980. We are global suppliers of bar code and MICR printing software and bar code scanners. Over 75% of the U.S. Fortune 100 companies use one or more Elfring Font products. We also sell UPC codes at My Bar Code Store.

I have B.S. and M.S. degrees in engineering, plus an MFA in Ceramics. I have one patent, have written several books and numerous magazine articles.

I have been developing and selling software electronically since 1979, using the first BBS system to start. I joined the Association of Software Professionals in 1989, was elected to the ASP Board of Directors in 1991, and was elected Chairman of the ASP Board of Directors in 1992. I joined the Software Industry Awards Foundation board of directors in 1998, which hosts the Software Industry Conference each year. I am also a founding member of the European Software Conference, which began in November of 2000.


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comment Are there sirens/horns that are like a car horn?
I use a bike horm from another Kickstarter project. It has a friendly sound and a very loud beep: kickstarter.com/projects/2008278958/…
Apr
10
comment Is there a polite way to take the centre of the road without antagonizing motorists?
The answer also depends on what city you live in. Bike friendly cities generally have stricter rules. In my city, Chicago, we have parallel parking on virtually all streets and marked bike lanes on many streets that run right next to those parked cars. The current penalties for "dooring" a cyclist is a $500 fine (set to go to $1,000 shortly) and you are responsible for all damage and medical costs. In Chicago, motorist are generally pretty forgiving of cyclists, but blocking them is not considered a good idea.
Apr
2
answered headwind when riding in a loop
Mar
20
answered If a lane is going to expand should the left lane be taken prior to the expansion?
Mar
19
answered Cycle tyre and tube burst
Mar
19
answered Speed and comfort of a racing bicycle?
Mar
13
comment Transition between hybrid bike and endurance road bike
Aside from all the answers here, your title has one thing no one mentioned. Endurance You need to develop the ability to pedal for hours on end, eating and drinking while riding.
Mar
10
awarded  Constituent
Mar
6
answered Solar charger for iPhone whilst on a bike tour - is it worth it?
Mar
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awarded  Caucus
Jan
20
comment Anti-puncture options
Gloves are a great idea. There are also small packets of hand cleaner on towelets that are handy.
Jan
20
revised Anti-puncture options
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Jan
20
answered Anti-puncture options
Jan
17
comment Good Quality Road Platform Pedals?
Here's the actual question asked: "Any suggestions as to a good quality, lightweight, road platform pedals. I would prefer to keep it under US$ 100."
Jan
14
revised Clipless shoes & pedals and long distance
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Jan
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answered Clipless shoes & pedals and long distance
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awarded  Yearling
May
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answered Good Quality Road Platform Pedals?
Apr
20
comment walkable clipless pedal shoe to replace normal shoe?
Simple test for all who supposedly disagree. Would you wear your clipless pedal shoes for a month instead of your regular shoes? How about a week? How about a day? I know my answer is no, not even for a day. And I use SPD cleats.