Welcome to my web page! The adjacent horizontally aligned top menu provides navigation to my repository of tutorials, assignments, notes, and other reference materials utilized during my coursework at Tri-County Technical College in Pendleton, South Carolina, as a Computer Science student with emphasis in computer programming.
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The vertically aligned side menu provides navigation to information about me. The first menu item displays my summary biographic information and the second menu item has an email contact hyperlink.
The third menu item provides navigation to employment related information that demonstrates to potential employers, my abilities to succeed in many work environments!
The next seven menu items on the vertical side menu provide navigation to my dossier, web design projects, web links, interests, etc. The last menu items are hyperlinks to my chatroom, blog, and calendar.
I am a recent graduate from a respected, brick and mortar technical college, earning an Associates in Applied Sciences in Computer Technology, completed with a grade point average of 3.86!
I earned my first Associates in Applied Sciences degree in Civil Engineering from International Correspondence Schools in 1996. Additionally, I earned a one-year certification in Land Surveying from Middle Georgia College in 2001. These academic accomplishments accompanied by many years in roles with supervisory experience, allowed eligibility to participate in the required national and state exams to become a licensed land surveyor in the state of Georgia. I became licensed in 2003 and I have since retired in 2015 while retaining licensing eligibility.
I initially began my Civil Engineering, Computer Science, and Drafting career in earnest while employed as an apprentice draftsman (pen and paper on vellum and mylar) in the Architectural, Land Surveying and Civil Engineering fields. It was my fervent interest in the Architecture, Land Surveying and Civil Engineering disciplines that introduced me to the first personal computers capable of running CADD and engineering software in the middle-eighties.
I began experimenting with AutoCAD when the program could be launched from a 5.25” floppy diskette and a large “hard” drive was 10 megabytes. Since that time, I have utilized, installed, customized, and trained personnel in AutoCAD, and AutoCAD third party applications for many companies I have been employed by.
Prior to wide area networking, I served in information technology roles with early personal computers. I installed, built, and repaired personal computers for many of my employers. I also installed hardware and software for essential operations for many of my employers.
I have pursued computer programming as a hobby since the first BASIC versions became available to early home computers. My experience with the operating systems began with MSDOS included on early IBM PCs.
I have developed several Civil Engineering and Land Surveying applications using QuickBasic, Turbo Pascal, and AutoCAD’s Autolisp programming language. I began programming hand-held computers and calculators starting with the Hewlett Packard 41 and the Radio Shack PC-6. My most recent calculator programming projects include the Hewlett Packard 48 and 33.
My experience with client computers began with early versions of DOS | Windows operating systems and today has expanded to include the Linux operating system used on servers.