Gary W. Johnson


I was born in Evanston, Illinois and later moved to Crystal Lake, Illinois until graduating from college in 1981, when I moved to California. I have a bachelors degree in electrical engineering/bioengineering from the University of Illinois and worked my entire career at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.  My professional interests include measurement and control systems, electro-optics, communications, transducers, circuit design, and technical writing. I’m the author of two books, LabVIEW Graphical Programming and LabVIEW Power Programming, and hold nine patents. In my spare time, I enjoy a variety of hobbies including fine woodworking, metalworking, electronic design, ham radio, and hiking. I live with my wife, Katharine, in the vineyards of Livermore, California.

You can email me at: gwj at wb9jps do t com.

Welcome to My World

This website was created on my trusty MacBook starting in October, 2007. I’ve been a Mac user exclusively since 1987, using Windows only when absolutely necessary. My web page creation app is iWeb, which was included with Mac OSX and, like nearly all the Apple-supplied applications, is dead-simple to use.

Updated August, 2021.

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