[rescue] Personal progressions (was: what to do with a dec alpha 255)
Geoffrey S. Mendelson
gsm at mendelson.com
Thu May 31 11:57:45 CDT 2007
On Thu, May 31, 2007 at 09:34:26AM -0700, Sheldon T. Hall wrote:
> My resume claims that I've used 25 programming languages on 9 operating
> systems. If I were looking for a job, I'd probably update that.
Well if we are going to do that:
First computer programmed. SDS 940 (fortran), 1967-68 school year.
Then IBM 1130 (fortran, assembler), HP 2100 series (basic/assembler),
CDC 6400 (assembler, fortran, COBOL, SNOBOL).
IBM 370 DOS/VS, VM/CMS (assembler, fortran, COBOL). MVS (assembler)
and so on.
Wrote some interesting code (a security system pre-RACF for MVS)
(so much that when I saw open/close buttons on CD players, I read it
as open/close/eov. (that's an inside joke, sorry).
PC fortran and basic.
Brief time with Comodore 64 assembler.
Used and Amiga (1986-1991) (but never wrote code for it).
Wrote a few dumb programs (hello world level) in PC assemble on a Commodore
Wrote some interesting system level code under CMS (a shared memory
telephone directory and a REXX debugger).
Bought a Macintosh Wrote programs using C.
Learned C on a PC running Coherent. Learned UNIX with an ESIX system. (1990)
Wrote programs for AIX and SunOS in C.
Wrote C code for PCs using DOS and OS/2.
Designed, wrote all the code for and supervised a scanning/electronic
publishing system for submissions to the FDA. Best year scanned over
a million pages and produced more than submissions.
Wrote C code for an NCR UNIX system.
Owned and wrote code for a 3b2.
Designed and ported Linux to the only working X86 based handheld gaming
Probably a lot more, but I've forgotten it.
Geoffrey S. Mendelson, Jerusalem, Israel gsm at mendelson.com N3OWJ/4X1GM
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