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Manitoba Hydro (retired)
I completed my Computer Science degree at the University of Manitoba in 1976. I did two and a half years of programming in medical research followed by twenty-nine years at Manitoba Hydro (electric utility). Most of that was spent on doing development and maintenance on an AGC/SCADA (real-time programming/process control) system that controlled the province-wide electrical grid. The last ten years was taken up writing glue applications, system maintenance and monitoring applications, providing 24x7 application and desktop support and Maintaining our Microsoft SQL Server, and other Windows servers. I have programmed in FORTRAN (mostly), APL, PL/1, Cobol, Lisp, SNOBOL, ALGOL, Assembler (several flavours), C, C++, Paradox, VB, vbScript and more recently, Python. I am married with two grown children and a most beautiful wife. I am currently retired (and loving it)
Dell Inspiron 1720 laptop, Windows 7 Pro.
Computers and programming (duh). Reading (usually mysteries). Wind-surfing, canoeing. Winter - cross-country skiing and the Sunday New York Times crossword puzzles. Books:Anything by Michael Connelly, James Patterson, Tom Clancy. Movies:Shawshank Redemption, A Clockwork Orange, Groundhog Day, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Harold and Maude, The Man From Earth. TV Series: So You Think You Can Dance, Dexter, Covert Affairs, Suits, Royal Pains, Justified
I lost all the data on my hard drive but fortunately the NSA had a backup.