I have been involved in IT professionally since the late 70s, having both worked as a contractor, and for my own and other companies at various times. After 20 years as Systems Manager for the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company, Penzance, Cornwall UK. I have now become an employee of my own small software house and consultancy (2 permanent employees, 2 contractors on call): Charter Software Ltd. Recent contracts include managing a trading floor in the City; currently migrating an Access application to SQL server and virtualising their AD hardware.
I work in Linux/Unix/Windows as both administrator and programmer, using C/C++, VB/vbscript, PHP, Java/AJAX etc, having developed an in-house and on-line reservation system for ISSCO ship and airline services. In a previous role I wrote assembly language and C tools for Intel processors and the Transputer, and used to write low-level graphics drivers for display cards and printers for windows, autocad etc. I have also had extensive DTP and technical document experience. I'm learning all the time, but hope I can help out when I have the knowledge.