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= Steven Cramer =
  
 
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Some words about you.
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I am an old Disabled Progammer/Analyst.  I started out as a hardware technician, repairing computer power supply's that sometimes were as big as your desk.  Some of these things needed to supply over 1000 watts on a 5v output. Some of you may remember the old watercooled mainframes that had less power than todays PC.  That is where I worked.  I remember the old Hard drives that were larger than a lawnmower, and held less than todays CD.
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After getting my fill of dirt and roach infested hardware, I switched to the software side,  It sounded easy enough. I went to school to get my bachelors degree and became an application programmer in COBOL.  Eventually, I worked my way around into change control, application testing.  It was really nice keeping up with all the lastest tools and equipment. 
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But, All the technology I used even in my later days are dinosaurs compared to today.
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My career came to an end in mid 2005, when a health issue (multiple TIAs) caused the loss of my short term memory.  Imagine trying to complete a task when you can't remember where you are, let alone what your supposed to be doing.
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Now that I am recovering fairly well, and learning to compensate.  I am trying to get back into what I loved most.  Working with the available technologies.  I believe that Fedora is giving me the chance to exercise what I have left of my cognitive facilities and possibly give back in the process.
  
 
== Contact ==
 
== Contact ==
  
 
* '''Email''': mailto:dvation@live.com
 
* '''Email''': mailto:dvation@live.com
* '''IRC''': dvationand channels you hang out (eg. #fedora-docs, etc.)
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* '''IRC''': Still to be determined.  (eg. #fedora-docs, etc.)
* '''GPG key''': Your key ID and/or signature
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* '''GPG key''': A61F40EC
* '''Fedora Account''': Your username on the [[Infrastructure/AccountSystem|Fedora Account System]]
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* '''Fedora Account''': Dvation [[Infrastructure/AccountSystem|Fedora Account System]]
  
 
== Activities within Fedora ==
 
== Activities within Fedora ==
  
* Some words about your involvement in Fedora, your plans, ideas, etc.
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* Currently just trying to get Fedora installed.  I'm new to this and working to learn it.  My plan is to build a test server for some shopping catalog sites.  Once the sites are designed, I will upload them to a commercial linux service provider. (hopefully) Of course my wife and I love games, so that will also be included.  
* For example, if you are into translations, the languages you are working on; if you are into docs, the docs you are interested in, etc.
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* My main interest in joining is to learn about the project, talk to others and network, I like using and testing, but I prefer to leave the developement to those better suited for it. I'd rather be a conduit than a source at this time.

Latest revision as of 10:26, 2 June 2009


Steven Cramer

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I am an old Disabled Progammer/Analyst. I started out as a hardware technician, repairing computer power supply's that sometimes were as big as your desk. Some of these things needed to supply over 1000 watts on a 5v output. Some of you may remember the old watercooled mainframes that had less power than todays PC. That is where I worked. I remember the old Hard drives that were larger than a lawnmower, and held less than todays CD.

After getting my fill of dirt and roach infested hardware, I switched to the software side, It sounded easy enough. I went to school to get my bachelors degree and became an application programmer in COBOL. Eventually, I worked my way around into change control, application testing. It was really nice keeping up with all the lastest tools and equipment.

But, All the technology I used even in my later days are dinosaurs compared to today. My career came to an end in mid 2005, when a health issue (multiple TIAs) caused the loss of my short term memory. Imagine trying to complete a task when you can't remember where you are, let alone what your supposed to be doing.

Now that I am recovering fairly well, and learning to compensate. I am trying to get back into what I loved most. Working with the available technologies. I believe that Fedora is giving me the chance to exercise what I have left of my cognitive facilities and possibly give back in the process.

Contact

Activities within Fedora

  • Currently just trying to get Fedora installed. I'm new to this and working to learn it. My plan is to build a test server for some shopping catalog sites. Once the sites are designed, I will upload them to a commercial linux service provider. (hopefully) Of course my wife and I love games, so that will also be included.
  • My main interest in joining is to learn about the project, talk to others and network, I like using and testing, but I prefer to leave the developement to those better suited for it. I'd rather be a conduit than a source at this time.