This blog is not being used much. For that matter neither are my Whitsundays blogs at present while I am not sailing. So maybe I will just write some random stuff here to make use of the space.
For much of my life I was involved with computing. In the 1970's it involved learning to program, and then learning to fix computers. In 1980 I moved from Brisbane to Mackay, determined to get away from computers, but I soon found I was one of the very few people in town that had programming and repair experience. Back then there was not a lot of classroom training available. We learned on the job. You either "could" or you "couldn't" understand computers. I suppose I was one of the lucky ones. I had a background in electronics since I was about 12 years old, building various radios and things from junk scrounged wherever i could find it. Record players. Transmitter/receiver combinations. There was always something interesting to try.
My early programming experience came from reading the code for a blackjack game, and taking the various pieces, rewriting them to do what I wanted. I wrote a program to calculate finance and leasing payments for a company I was working for. Then I wrote some small games and a simple database to go into the finance program.
I was never really interested in programming, and I suppose it showed all through my computing career. I was always easily bored. I love a challenge, but I usually find the answers too soon, and move on to the next challenge, before fully exploring the current one. I have always had a short term life.
I have reached the top of what would normally be a career several times and moved on. I never completed any of my University degrees. Just did enough to satisfy myself that I could get passes in the high 90% area, then moved to something more challenging.
After some interesting times as a civilian in services while there was a war happening, I applied to join the RAAF. Even that bored me, and I stayed about a year.
These days I am trying to come to grips with a different life. My health after a number of small disasters, doesn't allow me to do most of the things I like to do. I cannot sail at present until my body and mind get a grip on life again. My brain is not processing things as it once did.
So I will use this blog to write about the things that have gone from work, to hobby status.
Printing, especially using Dye Sublimation to decorate mugs and fabric.