Principal IT experience:
My interest stemmed from use, at college in
mid-1970s, of acoustic coupled dial-up access with
teletypes to various educational mainframes. My home
computers have moved through a Sinclair ZX81, an
Acorn Archimedes to Dell PCs. An earlier Dell is now
relegated to back-up on a home network and is
running Ubuntu Linux. I finally gave up on Microsoft
for this when windows10 refused to remain logged in
24/7 and kept re-booting on updates despite setting
the update to manual - I feel back at home as the
early CAD systems ran on mini computers and
workstations with various flavours of Unix.
Now we are both retired, Pam and I have migrated to
Apple, running 'his and hers' iMacs; the family
seems to now be all Mac as Emily has been on
MacBooks since college and Francis has now migrated
to a MacBook for his university course.
In addition to keeping up to date with CAD running
QCAD-Pro, I have Family Tree Maker for my genealogy
interests, and try and help Pam with the Sibelius
music programs she uses to produce all the music
required for the Wivenhoe Orchestra and the Comrie
For web development I now use SeaMonkey for WYSIWYG editing. For graphics editing I run a scanner and edit with GIMP-2.0.
Fitzroy Robinson Limited 2000 to 2016
I had taken a decision on my priorities between architecture and IT before joining Fitzroy Robinson and hoped to keep IT more in the background in future. Events have a habit of over-taking ones best intentions though!
Equator London 1999-2000
Stanley Bragg Partnership Limited 1987-1999
Maidstone Borough Council 1982-1987: