I am a computer nerd, er, I mean a computer professional. I spend 40 hours a week babysitting one hundred workstations, almost two dozen printers and half a dozen servers. I'm also constantly answering the needs of about two hundred users.
I've been in my position for about six years.
On the side, I run Micro Magic Multimedia. I started this side venture back in 1992 doing floppy disk based multimedia demos. I moved over to web page design when the rest of world was looking that direction, back in 1995.
I've worked with computers since the early 1980's.
I've programmed in over a dozen languages. I've worked with every version of DOS since 2.0. I've worked with almost every version of Windows (I skipped ME). I've played with OS/2. I've worked with NetWare versions 3.1; 3.11; 4.1; 4.11, 5.0 and 5.1. I'm sure I'll hit 6.0 soon. I've worked with over a dozen versions of Linux. I've done a little time on several versions of UNIX. There have been hundreds of versions of dozens of programs. Maybe thousands of versions of hundreds of programs. I lost count.
I'm not the worlds greatest expert, but I do know a thing or two about computers.
I also have my opinions about computers.
This is my computer page.
I've put links to various resources. I also put links to some little editorials about computers. Since the industry does not sit still, I've tried to date the editorials when possible. Some are already very dated, some stand up very well.
Note: Links to these editorials are also available off of the opinions page.
A few tidbitsAlthough I like computers, I find I'm not quite the enthusiasts that some of my non-professional friends are. To me it is a tool. By itself, not a particularly useful tool. The software is the real tool.
I don't find computers "cool" the way some people do. Do you find a hammer or screwdriver cool?
I spend a lot of time on the computer, but I don't let my life revolve around the computer.
I'm a Linux enthusiast but end up using Windows for my day to day work. Oh well. Hopefully that will change soon.
Computers can be more hypnotic than TVs.