About

This page contains some personal information, what is of interest, something about my web experience, high school and college education.

Personal

Lived in the Pacific Northwest (Oregon and Washington) most of my life. Born November 1964. Current location is somewhere inbetween Washougal and Skamania Washington on the foothills of the South Washington Cascades above the Columbia River Gorge.

Interests / Hobbies

My primary computer runs the latest Bodhi Linux (64 bit, hwe) without any other operating systems, very slowly learning Linux as time goes on. In the meantime, this computer is used consistently throughout the day, such as maintaining this website (also see Web Experience for information), watching some or way too many youtube videos. Check to see what's happening with the assortment of websites and forums listed on the links page.

Next to the primary computer is an early 2000's computer that runs Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3 and used primarily for Microsoft Visual Basic 6 (MSVB6). Created 3 simple no frills programs sometime ago. Decided to change their looks and how they worked, all code within each program was thoroughly updated and cleaned up. Call me old school or retro programmer or developer using MSVB6, nothing is going to change the fact that these 3 programs are my hobby. Programs are on this page with complete details.

Been playing tomb raider games since its release back in 1996, and ever since I had the early 2000's computer playing had become much more enjoyable experience then the previous computer. Playing just the older tomb raider games 1 to 5, bonus and extra levels before tomb raider chronicles, may even play a custom level from www.trle.net website. Not playing all the time, days, weeks, months or even years may pass before playing any of them.

When possible will get into the car and get away with only a flip-phone for awhile and experience whatever the great outdoors has to offer. As for locations, quite limited where I can go driving a car, will try some decent gravel roads for the feeling of being off the beaten path. Taking my cell phone regardless of no cell service in some areas. Wherever I may go on my travels, someone knows specific location or general area.

Web Experience

It all started back on March 01, 2002 and was completely self-taught how everything all worked. This website will always be a simple and continuous DIY project or another hobby of mine, which will not change from this.

Currently use Geany for any page editing needs.

Education

Graduated from Columbia High School in Troutdale Oregon back in May 1984. On another note about high school, was 2 years older than classmates.

Went to Western Business College (when it was called this) in Vancouver Washington from August 1998 to January 2000 for Operations Specialists. Distance learning through Penn Foster in Scranton Pennsylvania from January 2001 to April 2002 for Visual Basic Programmer.

Accomplished these Colleges for personal reasons.