Hi my name is Alex da Franca. I am a freelance programmer and I am working since 1997 mostly with an application named Director to create interactive multimedia content for online and offline delivery. I've been doing interactive realtime 3-D application for the last couple of years (since 2001). I've programmed the realtime 3-D part of the eCover Creator, after Marc asked me to lend him a helping hand with the 3-D modul, he had started to code. It was fun to do and it is a great pleasure to work for Marc. Currently I live in Vienna for a prolongated onsite job, but normally I am in Northern Germany, between Hamburg and Berlin. My family is from Portugal and I was born in Lisbon some decades ago... ;-) Oh and yes, not only in sunny southern California life is good!