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#1 dslomer64


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Posted 29 December 2017 - 03:32 PM

I'm a 71.7-year-old computer junkie/hacker/programmer/analyst--heehee... I said "anal"--with 50 years of programming experience. 1967: Fortran IV...punched cards... paper tape... Let's skip a bit.... 2010: Java ...  2014: Android app development. (The skipped bit: BASIC, PL/I, IBM assembly (very little), Pascal, C... C++, Z80 machine/assembly [used quite a bit with my half-day job, below], VBA [hey--it counts--good intro to objects], and SQL using something called "R:Base" on IBM pcs.

I taught math for 42 years, AP Calculus for 41. Threw in some programming courses, including AP Computer Science somewhere in the 70s-90s, notably Pascal. Last 12 years were at Ursuline Academy in the Cincinnati area. From public to private.... And I drift into Java mode.... Alert again, I say the last 12 were almost fun. (Yes, with all girls.) Not so the previous 7 but mostly so the first 23 at Greenhills High School.


Messed with C++ in the 90s as I created and maintained a "progress reporting suite" in my half-day job for my school district before there was OOP (or at least not in the general programming populace)(at least not among the few hackers I hung with).


I own a 2010 and a 2017 Pruis and a 2010 Dell Inspiron laptop, which I have dropped from at least 18" at least four times. (I gently but firmly yet out of not a little anger shut the lid on an Acer provided by my school and killed the hard drive.) I need a new laptop, one reason I'm here.


I'm a blood cancer survivor (so far; diagnosed 2014) thanks to three different intrusions of fairly vicious chemo treatments and a stem cell transplant. 


But the main reason I'm here is that for about 0.2 seconds I saw a blue screen with words saying 'Your computer ... locked' during booting, but then the password screen came up. So it's not locked, but I'll start that thread shortly.


Obvioiusly I like to write, which reminds me: I was an editor of "EightySomething", the Texas Instruments quarterly in which innovative uses of graphing technology and CAS were explored.


Charmed, I'm sure!

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