I have always been fixing my friends computers, helping them with their animals and homes while they are on vacation. I've loved helping my friends. So I decided since I am retired that I should do the things I love. I love computers and pets!
I started out many years ago tutoring calculus and trigonometry while in college. I subsequently went to work for one of my students doing numerically controlled programming. I programmed lathes and multi-axis milling machines. After working for my student for a couple of years I went to work for a machine tool manufacturer. That was fun!
I eventually found my way into aerospace where I branched out into computer graphics and robotics. In the end I wound up doing support for systems that had a variety of operating systems on them. I supported unix, VMS (oldie but a goodie), Windows and Mac. I worked for Boeing / McDonnell Douglas for 22 years and then came to Tucson.
In Tucson I worked for RightFax (now Open Text) for 7 years involved strictly with Windows on fax servers. With that software I had exposure to SQL, MS Office, Oracle, fax hardware, networking and more.
I am now living in Tucson but do go to Desert Hot Springs often.