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    Hello from Spain


    Hello to all in 'the lounge'

    New to dev-shed, just coming to the end of analysis and design stage of a project, about to start coding an intranet / web application, so... stumbled across 'the shed'.

    Got the usual questions,
    'how do I do my gui, should I use jsp / php, what rdbms to use, how much should I put out to xml....' the list is long....

    Technical

    B.sc(Comp)
    12 years in industry,
    GOOD: java, rdbms(interbase), analysis, pick (?),c, c++
    OK: html css oracle
    must do better : JSP, servlets, mysql
    crap : asp php


    I did a city & guilds in London, cobal programming on a:
    DEC PDP 11/44
    punched cards and all !!!

    39, married 2.5 children.

    Looking forward to the "Dev Time Ahead"

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    Hi, I'm John Holmes. Search Google to learn about me.

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    Hello, and welcome to Dev Shed!

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    Originally posted by Sepodati
    Hi, I'm John Holmes. Search Google to learn about me.
    But don't do it from work. . .
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    Originally posted by Hero Zzyzzx
    But don't do it from work. . .
    Now we all wonder why that could be
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    Me: 30 yrs old, I helped fork() off 1 child process (3 yrs old). BS in Economics from UVM, worked as a community organizer for a non-profit environmental organization for 3 years, moved to technical work and been programming (mostly for the web) full-time since 2000. Did programming and database maintenance from 1998-2000.

    Started on a Vic 20, moved to a C64, then to a Commodore Plus 4 (remember that fiasco? I C64 that wouldn't run C64 software. . .what they hell were they thinking?) and then back to a C64. Used a C64 all through high school. First x86 box I got was a 386sx-16, upgraded eventually to 6meg of RAM. Did some raytracing (pov-ray) and was AMAZED at the speed difference a math co-processor gave me. Couldn't afford one of those kick-*** 486DX chips. . . How far we've come.

    First used unix in 1992, first used linux in '97 and been using it ever since, finally settling on Debian as the distro that best suits me for servers, redhat and Debian for desktops.

    Skill set- in order of ability:
    * Perl, mod_perl, apache, linux, mysql, CSS, HTML (pretty good with all of them)
    * PHP, Python, XML/XSLT, PostgreSQL, shell scripting, sys-admin skills, graphic design.
    * MS Office automation, Graphic design, Desktop publishing, Win32 (baarf)

    See ya'll around!

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    Hi, I'm John Holmes. Search Google to learn about me
    Do you take that "thing" with you to the beach?
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    Do you take that "thing" with you to the beach?
    It's probably about as heavy as lugging your m-16 around!
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    Man, I feel really old compared to a lot of you. I'm 37, married with 3 kids ages 9,5 and 9 months. I dropped out of college and dumped my scholarship to be a professional musician/music teacher.

    Did that for about 12 years then got into software support. Worked my way up through the ranks and ended up managing Tech Support for a pretty big retail, shrink-wrap software company.

    I hate to say this but I must also confess that I actually worked for Microsoft for a while (please don't hold that against me..everyone screws up occassionally). What a mistake!! Unless you truly believe that Gates and Balmer are 2/3 of the Holy Trinity , you don't need to work there.

    Started working with PHP and MySQL about a year ago. Prior to that, I worked mainly with ASP, VB and MS-SQL for around 5 years. Can't remember what my first computer was but I seem to recall that it had no hard drive and only 640k.

    Most of my "professional" experience has actually be on the analysis side of the IT dept making sure that applications are designed and coded to meet business and end-user needs so I've sort of gotten into the development side of things in kind of a backwards fashion.

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    My problem is this: I really liked computers when I was young, but nobody in my extended family knew anything about computers; they were all Liberal Arts teachers or doctors. So I didn't have any inspiration or insight into programming until high school. If only I started earlier...
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    me


    I'm 31, female, and TAKEN...

    I have been doing web design for about 4 years. I am a student about to graduate with a certificate in Computer Admin. I am knowledgeable with Windows, Novell, and Linux, along with networking them all together. I can also build computers from scratch.

    I like underground metal along with other forms of independent music. I also like animals; I have fish, reptiles, and a cat.

    I will have you all know that I failed "The Geek Test" miserably:

    Take the geek test

    Resistance is not futile, and I will not be assimilated.

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    Hello everyone
    Wow I feel small and dumb compared to all of you!
    I'm 17, female, in my senior high school year, half-French half-Polish, currently residing in Poland but soon moving to London and then Boston
    I have some basic HTML and CSS skills and that's about it, but it's fun anyway!!!
    I love Notepad, it's the best program ever.
    My favorite computer game is an old DOS game developed by an Estonian software company, Bluemoon - Skyroads.
    And I don't watch TV, I don't even watch Alias anymore. My avatar is just a display of my admiration of Jennifer Garner, the greatest young actress there is !!!
    Okay, well, cheers y'all
    Cyan

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    I love Notepad, it's the best program ever.
    Oh great... now we can have Vi vs. Emacs.... vs.... NOTEPAD??

    I didn't realize there were so many younger members here (granted... two of them are brand new).

    Welcome to all the new folks from the last month or so!
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    Wow, so many educated people here! Then there's me

    28, f (obviously), married, 3 kids....

    I'm a SAHM who only got into web design after years of pestering by my IT hubby and a chat from a former web designer (now a Network Admin) explaining to me that there really IS money in it, and it IS worth getting into....

    Loving every minute of it... only wishing I'da started years ago when my hub first brought it up! Feel so out of the loop! So much to learn, so little time!!!

    AAARRRRGH!

    Does osmosis really work?!

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    wow! why is it all the new girl users are posting in this thread where none of the male new users are?? strange divide ay?

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