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I started off programming in BBC Basic and 6502 assembler. I got my first job programming in FORTRAN on VMS, and since then have picked up C, C++ and SQL on VMS and Unix, with excursions into VB and IBM 360 assembler.

I drink real ale, play wargames and contract bridge, and walk in the country.

And, yes, I have a beard.


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I was taught the word was dilatation, but my lecturer admitted he was "rather old-fashioned".
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answered Is there a slang word for “electronic cigarettes” (e-cigarettes)?
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