A tired, not yet retired engineer
I see myself as experience driven, user-oriented, apolitical and facts agnostic rationalist.
I have been using computers since the times of Apple ][ (and others)
So, I began more than ten years before Linus released the very first Linux kernel (1991, 1996).
Sadly that doesn't make my computer knowledge better ;-)
I've seen a vast diversity of PC-grade machines and software - and that might be one reason;
it has simply been too many different ones.
*- amateur photographer - see http://flickr.com/arkane
- jumped ship on MS OS'es in early 2014.
- been dabbling with Linux/bash for a long time.
- Know bits&pieces of Mechanics, 3D-printing, Optics, Electronics, Programming, Chemistry, ...*
Seen: Visicalc, dBase, Wordperfect, DPaint, Deluxe MCS, The Art Department Pro, ImageFX, Devpac, Lattice SAS/C.
Almost all versions of Windows since v3.1, including early versions of Excel, Word, Acrobat.
Photoshop 2.x+, 300bps modems+, flatbed scanners from when a top model was 300 DPI max, early Networks, video-Digitizers, 8"/5.25"/3.5" floppies and disks.
5-20MB XT/MFM HDDs that needed a manual "park", some of them larger than 10 Raspberry Pi's together...
Unsung HeroMar 8, 2015
PopulistSep 18, 2020
Great AnswerMay 14, 2020
Strunk & WhiteMar 20
TenaciousJul 29, 2014
EnthusiastAug 12, 2014
bashDec 24, 2020
microsoft-excelFeb 19, 2020
CleanupJul 15, 2015