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#1 TAILHAWK

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Posted 22 January 2006 - 12:39 PM

Hi, this is my first time here. I am married with 3 children. I took computer programming classes back in 1978. There weren't many desktop computers back in those days, and we only had one in the school that I went to (ATC-The Advanced Training Center in Tonawanda, NY). The only program for that desktop was BASIC. I built my first 3 computers from scratch and even went to school for 2 semesters for computer electronics before I had to drop out to get a second job to take care of my children's extracurricular activities (No regrets). I work on computers all day long adjusting medical insurance claims. But, with what would seem like a fair deal of experience, as we all know in this field the knowledge that we learn one day is almost obsolete soon after and yes at this point it is like starting all over for me. I am totally lost. I think I kinda remember reading something about compression files around the time that I got left behind (ha, ha).

Just happy to be back in the game, hoping to learn a lot and to hopefully learn enough to surf through the forum one day and be able to help some other folks with their problems.

Thanks
TAILHAWK
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#2 phawgg

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Posted 22 January 2006 - 02:07 PM

Hi TAILHAWK and welcome (back). You have found a comfortable place to spend some time! :thumbsup:

It sounds like you were comfortable with all the details that the heads at Microsoft & Apple Computers each
had as they initially began their respective business progressions. I would have liked to have known about computers back then ...
I followed the news in PopSci & PopMechanics surrounding desktop development, was keenly interested in what was reported
in business periodicals and magazines as those two paired off in their spirited competition, and basically had to content myself with being on the outside looking in. It wasn't until early in the eighties that I could even think about doing much with a computer. I was given a Sinclair and resolved to figure out what I might be able to do with it. I remember the frustrations I felt with no practical experience in either programming or bench work with computer hardware. The prices one faced "paying to play" back then were a big factor, too.

So, our lives took the turns they did.

It wasn't until the late nineties before I could once again spend time learning on a practical level,
at a business-oriented college being fast-tracked forward learning Office Suite applications on win98.
Thinking I was better off armed with that experience, I found that it wasn't until 2001 that I actually
had my own PC & an OS I could use ... and began making the somewhat painful trial and error self-instruction that I continue to employ to this day.

:flowers: BleepingComputers affords one the opportunity to erase potential roadblocks,
pitfalls and can allow for much quicker progression from being a newbie "babe in the woods" to
any number of more accomplished and secure levels of PC use "maturity".

You will be able to just surf through the site and help us.

You already have helped me to recall ...
what amounts to decades of PC handicaps and experiences, some that no doubt mirror those of many
others who now just want to at least remove phobias and misconceptions enough
to enjoy living with the reality that was once just a science ficture story.

So where are those flying cars they said we'd be parking in our garages? :trumpet:
patiently patrolling, plenty of persisant pests n' problems ...

#3 jgweed

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Posted 22 January 2006 - 03:01 PM

Blink and the computer world changes. Not only does it change, but as we expect our computer to do more things for us each year, computer knowledge tends to become specialised silos so that an average user is lost outside his own area of expertise.
It is good, therefore, that forums like BC exist where members can share their areas of expertise and experience and help one another.
Welcome to BC!
Regards,
John
Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one should be silent.

#4 yano

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Posted 23 January 2006 - 11:13 PM

:thumbsup: to BC! TAILHAWK.
Glad to have you aboard. :flowers:

Good Luck,
yano :trumpet:




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