Since 1993, I have been involved in computers and information technology in some form or fashion. My start was back in DOS 5 & Windows 3.1, learning the basics and doing some light BASIC & QBASIC programming. From there I started doing minor repairs and upgrades for family and friends. The rest is history from doing freelance housecalls to starting and operating a computer services business and ending with the title of IT Director for Lost Valley Lake Resort.
Random-ish History Factoid
After my initial classes on IBM-PCs and BASIC, I got my first computer; a Commodore 64 with 64K RAM and a 5.25" Floppy Drive. A far cry from the MS-DOS & Windows environment, it did give me an appreciation for command line programming fundamentals and a lot of patience!
With the constant changes and improvements made in modern Operating Systems, I still come across occasions that still call for things to be written in the original BASIC to perform simple operations.
Craziest Project to Date
In late 2014, to meet the need of efficently attaching scanned documents to a large, database-driven software product, I planned, tested, developed and implemented a unique automated scanning system based on available hardware and freeware software. In a nutshell...
After some tweaks and a few alterations to the process, the system is scanning at or above 90% accuracy, taking what was originally a 15 minute process down to less than 60 seconds per file on average.