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danitabHey.  My name is Danita.

I’m an ex-mainframe computer programmer, ex-mainframe computer programming instructor, ex- employee, ex-Chicago Public School 5th grade teacher, ex-charter school Computer Science Teacher & Lab Instructor.

I LOVE TECHNOLOGY.  I love learning the ins and outs of software; the little intricacies, subtleties and nuances which make a program really sing.   And then I love sharing that with others.

I taught myself about PCs.   I put my first PC together myself back in 1987 or ’88.  Ordered the parts from a PC magazine.  I used to work for the phone company.  Started with it before it was split up – when it was called AT&T.  That’s where I taught myself first, then took a few courses – on the company of course.

I was teaching mainframe computer programming when the phone company decided to put in a PC computer lab.  I’d go hang out there and talk to the guys, ask questions and use the equipment.  Then I subscribed to several PC magazines to supplement what I was discovering.  Before long, I decided to have a computer at home and I didn’t want a COMPAQ.

Most of the parts I purchased from a company called THE PC (Thompson, Harrison, Edelman – I think or something like that).  I chose what I wanted on the mother board and whether it was to be a tower or desktop.  I chose desktop because I wanted to fiddle around with it.  I ordered the controller cards separately so I could put them in myself.  It was loads of fun.

 

UPDATE 3-20-2010:  I’m taking on Affiliate Marketing by following Anik Singal’s Bankruptcy series.  We’ll ALL see how it goes.

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