Welcome to Garth's Page-O-Rama
Hello, my name is Garth Black. In my former career, I was a COBOL programmer for a few years with Selectcare in Eugene, Oregon. Selectcare then merged with Providence in Portland, Oregon. I did not want to risk having to move to Portland, so I took the first job that openned up, which was the helpdesk on graveyard. I spend most of my nights reading stuff like Slashdot and various tech websites. I have a growing interest in microcontrollers.They re basically a really fast Commodore 64 on a chip. I once tried to work with my lab partner at LCC to build a 68000 based homebrew computer. We were going to name it ALF. Not after the character on TV, but Automatic LED Flasher. The only way to verify it worked would be to strobe an LED. But things fell apart, my lab partner became distracted by a woman. My computer background has consisted of playing with computers since I was a teen, starting with a VIC-20, then a C-64, then an Imagination Machine. My first real computer was an Amiga 2000. I then downgraded to a 486-33. I now have several IBM clones, the best being a PIII-450 which is my main home terminal. I have four of them networked at home. I dial into them at night to dink around and perform upgrades. I have a PII-333 at work to dink with too. Now that IBM clones are dirt cheap. I am trying to play with hardware interfaces through the parallel and serial ports. Also I've built the Steele Programmer for Scenix and got a few programs to run on it.
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