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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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revised Is there a single word for a person who overreacts?
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revised Word that describes someone that causes his own misfortune
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comment Word that describes someone that causes his own misfortune
@tchrist, Righto. I won't be able to go through the other answers very rapidly, but I'll get on to them as time permits.
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comment Reason for different pronunciations of “lieutenant”
@dbmag9, I stand corrected.
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answered people that will laugh at anything
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reviewed Looks OK Term for main part of desktop computer