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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.
 
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 became an application programmer in COBOL.  Eventually, I worked my way around into change control, application testing.  All the technology I used even in my later days are dinosaurs compared to today.
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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.
  
My career came to an end in mid 2005, when a health issue 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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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.
  
 
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.
 
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.
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* '''Email''': mailto:dvation@live.com
 
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* '''IRC''': Still to be determined.  (eg. #fedora-docs, etc.)
 
* '''IRC''': Still to be determined.  (eg. #fedora-docs, etc.)
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* '''Fedora Account''': Dvation [[Infrastructure/AccountSystem|Fedora Account System]]
 
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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.