Geeks With Blogs

The Life and Times of a Dev Yes, we're really that weird

O.k.--first I have to admit, I'm rather new to this whole “Blog” thing.  Don't get me wrong, I'm not a neophyte in terms of the internet, its just that I never took the time to make a blog.  Silly me.

I'm afraid this will be the dreaded, “getting to know you” initial post that I think all bloggers are required to write.  So, who am I?

I started programming back in the early 90's.  At first it was just using qbasic and wordperfect scripts, but that advanced into access (ugh).  I've been involved with “online” stuff since I was 16 (1989) when I was a user of CI$.  I've been chatting since then, so if my acronyms seem a bit dated, that's why.

I've used all of the following technologies:

  • SqlServer 6.5 (or was it 6.0??) to 2005
  • ASP from the beginning
  • NT4.0 to 2003 Server
  • VB3 to VB6
  • VB.NET
  • C#
  • Java (which I HATE!!!!!)
  • a bunch of scripting stuff (i.e. javascript, vbscript, etc).
  • RPG (I'm not proud of it, but yes, I wrote something in it)
  • Visual RPG (looked like VB3--it was aweful!)
  • Turbo Pascal
  • Vax Pascal
  • and a bunch of other various asundry technologies.

I've worked in three main industries, Telecommunications, State Government (education), and Real Estate, and am currently working with a small company.

The purpose of this blog is to document the struggles I'm going through.  We're in a highly competive environment, so I'll have to be careful not to give away too much, but it could be interesting to document the troubles we're having.  If nothing else, it'll give me a chance to vent!


Posted on Tuesday, December 6, 2005 6:19 AM Work | Back to top

Comments on this post: Blog, What's that?

# re: Blog, What's that?
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I've read a couple of your posts (today's exchange not withstanding). Some friendly advise to you would be to be very careful what you blog about. You have already identified your employer, which may be a dangerous thing. I'd try to keep a bigger wall between full disclosure of your employer's information and the topics you are posting.

You may be held liable to the point of dismissal if you employer feels you have revealed too much or put their business at risk. It may be a good idea to be a bit vaguer when discussing the topics you are interested in.


Left by --chaz on Dec 06, 2005 3:41 PM

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Thanks for the advice, I'll keep that in mind.
Left by Robert on Dec 07, 2005 7:17 AM

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