I?ve graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy with a minor in Computer Science, earned an Associate?s in Applied Science degree in Data Processing, a Certificate in Computer Programming, and eight graduate credits in Philosophy. Programming first excited me because it?s artistic science. It lets the programmer describe elegant ways to tackle problems that the computer can solve efficiently because the programmer finds fast ways for it to do that. So I?ve t... [more]
I programmed professionally in Cobol for about two years, tutored college students in it. I've also taken two courses about it and wrote in it during summer jobs I did in high school. It's one of the two programming languages I know best.
I'm familiar with Unix and Linux because I took a college course about Unix. For about 12 years, I used and administered a Sunblade 100 workstation from Sun Microsystems that ran Sun's Solaris 8 version of Unix. The iMac's current operating system, MacOS Sierra, is the one I always use at home, and Linux was my chosen operating on two other microcomputers I've owned.
Pascal is the language I know best because I've studied it at two colleges and at a university, tutored college students in it, and even graded student programs for a professor at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York. I still use it here at home and earned an "A" when I took a course in that language. I'm also fluent enough in Pascal to teach a college course about it.