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Old 05-09-2011, 10:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi! I'm new to the forum but certainly not new to technology.

I started working as an Electronics Tech in 1972 but switched careers around the time I got my first PC in 1984. I quickly outgrew that and built my first PC in 1985.

I've worked as a programmer/software engineer for more than 25 years and currently work as a Sr SE at a large software company in the Silicon Valley of Calif.

Been married for 37 yrs and have 4 adult kids, all currently attending college.

In addition to the myriad of desktop and laptop computers I use on a daily basis, I also have a collection of vintage computers (mostly IBM stuff from the 80's although my oldest is a TRS-80 Model 1 circa 1979). I also enjoy traveling with my family with our RV.

I hope to become a valued member of this forum.

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Welcome to TF! Always good to get some experienced hands around the place
Oldest thing I've got floating around somewhere is an Acorn Electron

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Welcome to Tech-Forums
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Old 05-10-2011, 08:44 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 05-11-2011, 12:30 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Welcome! We need more computer guys in this universe! Soon, if not already, computers run this planet Earth, so the more people to work on them the merrier!
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