Yes, I am new in this forum, but very old in the Computer environment. I requested to be the moderator at this forum because I love Computers.
I would like to share information, learn new tricks, and help all my fellows forum members with computer issues.
The first computer I assembled was a Heathkit system, back in 1977.
Then my first home computer was a Vic-20. From there I upgraded to a variety of 8-bits systems.
Started taking college classes on Computer Data Processing in 1985, in City College of Chicago, Germany Branch.
It was not until 1994, and many colleges that I finally optained my first Bachelor degree in Computer Science and Data processing. With major in programming and minor in networking.
I had been involved in PC since Windows 2.0, using a Zenith 8088, back in 1989 in the Army.
Had been working in computers on and off since 1992, holding jobs in the accounting and information services back and forth.
Currently I am a Chief Information Officer, sort of MIS, for a financial company.
I own a collection of 38 computers, many old 8-bits systems starting with my old Vic-20 (that still working), then Commodore 64 and 128, Amiga 500 and 1000, Timex Sinclair 1000 and 1032, Texas Instruments 99(TI99) Tandy Color Computer (Coco) 1, 2, & 3, TRS-80, Atari 800 and 300XL,and many more.
All these systems work and I have tons of software and hardware for them. My wife said I need to buy another house for me and my computers.
In the Apple, I only have a Mac.
In the PC, I have HP, Compag, and Zenith. To include a Commodore 40-II 286 PC.
I probably builded over 200 PC from 386 to Pentium II in between 1994 and 1998.
Had installed or troubleshoot motherboards, NIC, Modem, Sound Cards, Display adapters, cdrom, zip drives, hard drives, etc.
I hate PnP (not to be confuse with the PNP political party), I prefer manually setup all my hardware, so I love Legacy hardware.
I had been involved in many aplications deployments, OS upgrades to include beta-testing, networking, internet, intranet, extranet....
Used many development applications from Access 1.0 to current, Oracle, C and C++, VB, old DB4, Symphony, Paradox, Data Manager (in 1984).
Well, I am not a Mister Know it All, but I hope I can share all I know with everyone.
And the best, I am looking forward to learn more from everyone and have this forum rolling.
Have suggestions? Please post them.
EL NACIONALISTA desde La Capital Confederada, Richmond, Virginia.
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety."
- Benjamin Franklin