OK, here's where I introduce myself. I'm an old timer that has been writing code in various dialects of various computer languages in industrial and manufacturing environments since 1972. I cut my teeth on a CDC 1704 mini-computer that actually used real "core" memory writing in FORTRAN and assembly language. It held a whopping 64kb of memory and was the size of a refrigerator laying on its side and was housed in a special room just to supply air conditioning to it and its peripherals to keep them from frying themselves. Starting around the same time I wrote code for the earliest Motorola, Intel, and other chip sets soon after they were invented and made available to the industrial world.
I've done a lot since then including chemical making and manufacturing systems in chemical plants, steel mills, oil refineries, water purification, plastic molding and extrusion, machine vision (signal processing), etc. etc. across the US and in China. A lot of that was in research environments creating what hasn't been done before. Now I'm a semi-retired contractor that takes on a contract that I think may be interesting, but I've reached a point in life where I don't have to work if I don't want to.
I know a lot about a few things, a few things about a lot, and there's even more out there I don't know a darn thing about but I'm always willing to learn more. In the vocational setting I've used Windows systems since they were invented, but in the summer of 2010 I bought my first iMac for home. LOVE IT!! I've since purchased a MacBook Pro, 2 iPhones, and an iPad, which is why I'm here. I will likely learn much more, but hopefully I'll be able to offer something, too.