I started using computers and technology back in the Apple II era (I was around 10 years old). I was able to use a school’s Apple II over the holidays at my home and just fell in love with the power of programming and what it could it could do for me.
I took many courses in programming and when the Commodore 64 came out, I got a great surprise for Christmas, my own computer. Joined some game hacker groups and even programmed many of my own games.
I got my first real paying job using computers in 1990. I became certified in Windows for Workgroups 3.11 and Visual Basic 3.0 in 1996 and continued down that path for many years.
I moved to the Bay Area to work for Magenic Technologies in 2000 and even co-authored a couple of books for Wrox Press in 2002-2003.
Now I work full time for a major financial institution doing software design and architecture all in the Microsoft technology space.
It is with this background in the era of personal computers, video games, and Microsoft that I will produce these random thoughts.