For those that are really interested here is a little about my self.
I left school, in 1980, with a collection of GCSE and CSE passes.
This allowed me to do a engineering apprenticeship with the Mailing
machine manufacturer Pitney Bowes (Uk). After studying to obtain my
HNC in Mechanical and Production engineering I began full time work
within the Advanced Methods group. This gave me my first real
exposure to computing, in the shape of an Apple II pc and a DEC VAX.
The programming language of choice then was Fortran. I did this for
about 2 years.
In 1986 I began working for Digitab, a data processing bureau
situated in London. The role was that of junior programmer, still
mainly using Fortran. Digitab was and still is a small company,
varying between 15 and 25 workers. During my time with Digitab my
role has developed to encompass all tasks relating to I.T.
I installed the companies network infrastructure, purchased I.T.
hardware and software. I have installed and maintained mainframes,
mini-frames, servers and desktop PC's. I provide our users with both
software and hardware support.
I now mainly write bespoke solutions for reporting projects, using
Office and VBA.
I was a Microsoft MVP
for 13 consecutive years bewtween 2004 and 2016.
Programmer at Digitab