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 me dot 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. Sadly it’s no longer supported and of course one day I’ll be stuck totally recreating everything in some other app. Ugh.

Updated Jan, 2023.

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