My Bio

Hi, my name is Andrew G. Watters. I am a radically honest, category-defying polymath based in Redwood City, California, USA. I am primarily a lawyer, with a law degree from U.C. Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, a bachelor's degree from UCLA, and seventeen years of professional experience. Currently, I have my own law firm and R&D laboratory. I offer legal services since 2005, including complex private investigations; custom computer vision systems since 2022, and custom web application programming/I.T. consulting since 2000. I am married to Mrs. Right, with whom I welcomed our daughter Jennifer in 2022.


May 28, 2023: I wish I had gotten the chance to attend the Pat Mac Coaching Squad Spring meetup, which is this weekend. Unfortunately, work always gets in the way. This is a great group that I've been a member of since its inception in 2020. It's a really interesting selection of people with a variety of interests and a lot of subject matter expertise. Hoping to attend the next one.

May 24, 2023: Coming soon-- a tutorial on forensic use of SpectraLayers in an actual legal matter. This will be my second 8K screencast, which is an effective presentation method, at least with a giant screen.

May 16, 2023: My mind is blown from a recent experience with Steinberg SpectraLayers 9 Pro. As I write this, I am "un-mixing to stems" on a project where I was only able to get the final masters, and not the un-mixed project files. I had given up hope that I would be able to do anything meaningful with only the masters, until I realized that my existing SpectraLayers 9 installation would be perfect for this. The A.I. un-mix capability is revolutionary. I cannot believe I am able to solo the bass and drums, which is exactly what I needed to do in order to remaster a recent album that I spent a large amount of money on. Steinberg has saved me a ton of headache and hassle by creating this amazing feature. Separately, Windows 11 ain't bad.


These are my current business ventures:

Attorney - general civil litigation and complex family law, with seventeen years of experience and twenty-six trials (plus three JAMS arbitrations). Also available for complex private investigations, including missing persons/homicide and cyber/corporate espionage.

Computer vision developer - behavioral science computer vision systems at the intersection of technology and psychology, plus general research and development.

Web application programmer - law practice management system and specialized task management/productivity software written from scratch by yours truly. If you're wondering how I have time to practice law while doing all these different things...this is how.

Music hobbyist - rock, progressive rock, instrumental rock, and metal.

Tutorials and Articles

Here are my popular tutorials/articles/videos:

Linux tips and tricks - random tips learned the hard way. 🔥

Run your own email server Howto - have you ever wanted to take full control of your email? Not for the faint of heart.

Andy's Connections - my effort at behavioral science-based matchmaking.

Rællic™ - ongoing blog tracking the development of my advanced product at the intersection of computer vision and psychology.

FirePower+™ - a database acceleration technique for database-intensive web applications with a 2,000% improvement in speed (20x faster), and also an alternative to memcached. Coming soon.

Reverse VPN sharding - method for reconstructing access patterns on websites where VPN users intentionally obfuscate their requests.

Privoxy on macOS Howto - have you ever wanted to block ads on the web on your Mac without having to install MacPorts? This is for you.

Lattice™ - next-gen user interface for, featuring a novel technique for focus detection and raising.

An informal proof of Plato's Theory of Forms - reasons I continue to believe that idealism is the truest form of world view.

Dynamic entoptic matrices - a thought-based theory of dynamic entoptic phenomena found in highly productive computer programmers.

Spectrum Warrior - a suite of electronic surveillance tools and techniques to find the truth and also seriously embarrass liars.

A casual network investigation of the Russian Ministry of Defense - random security research leads to things I wish I could un-learn.

Andy's Dashboard - a free charting solution for server administrators.

Introduction to microexpressions - my guest lecture at Stanford.

Unboxing a new IBM Model M keyboard - travel back in time to 1988.

Andy's Hardware - market research on the concept of a Made in USA hardware store.

100G office network Howto - the fastest, most reliable office LAN that money can buy.

10 gigabit networking - a howto on my 10 gig office setup, which rocks.

The Forever War - my superfan-level tribute to the greatest science fiction novel of all time.

A fractal crystal lattice of Gaussian primes - research on the fractality of prime numbers in Mathematica.

Analysis of WMAP data with Mathematica - a side project that is going a little too far, but it's interesting.

The Vision - A proposed 100G packet capture system.

Hall of Shame: if someone gets me to the point of posting a whole web page about them on here, you know they went way too far in whatever they were doing wrong.