With enough time and a curious mind, nothing is beyond reach …
- Sr. Web Developer – Wandrian Inc. (2006 – 2007)
- Web Production Manager – Biscom Inc. (2005 – 2006)
- Web Designer – Sybase Inc. (2000 – 2005)
- Website Editor – Fitchburg State College (1999 – 2000)
Pizza Delivery Guy – New Pizza, Strasbourg (1996 – 1998)
I bet that I can still find my way on a moped around the streets of Esplanade by day, and Ilkirch in the night and weekend! Only that back then we transacted in french francs and memorized maps for each delivery.
BBS/ISP Operator – Tropical BBS, Nairobi (1995)
Yes, long before today’s internet standards caught on, I setup a BBS and the only person who understood what I was doing was the other guy running one from Libra House. Eventually, I leased a General Packet Data Service line from KPTC and used it to transmit data and link to ASNs such as CompuServe. I remember reading Prodigy updates, and using AT&T EasyLink with mile-long addressing to relay primitive email to a university in Wageningen. I had to abandon this project to join ULP, and I ruminated about it for years!
PC Clone Assembler – Computroller, Nairobi (1994 – 1995)
This was the place to be, and we had the best toys. I had some PC/DR/MS-DOS skills before GUIs were even possible. Mr. Small and Victor gave me a chance and I did not disappoint. Paul Siambi taught me about hardware, Peter showed me pkzip in action, taught me how to play Doom, and we tested new tools from the PCMag. Before long we were installing Artisoft LANtastic networks, assembling clones, solving computer problems, and were highly in demand. I sent my first email and saw the future of connected systems.
… ULP came calling and I chose to move on and possibly open the door to new opportunities.