Like many people these days, I'm looking for work that would both be interesting and allow me to develop my skills (in writing, computing, graphic design, or whatever).
Some things I would be very interested in being paid to do (again) include
- Book editing
- Web design
- Web writing/content creation
- Technical writing
- Systems integration
- Project management
I've worked on problems ranging from getting an application to print properly, to installing a new server, to redesigning a Local Area Network on the fly, to collecting, analyzing, and reporting on options for connecting a complex LAN/WAN to the Internet.
In the process, I have discovered that I am very good at working with the bigger picture. I can see how smaller things fit together to create a whole, and determine how to coordinate work to achieve that goal.
I've found that I tend to like working with people to design elegant solutions to problems, rather than dealing with the day-to-day routine of fixing existing systems. I think that I've pretty much conquered that world of routine tasks—if something breaks, I can usually fix it immediately, fix it after some research, or know who I can talk to to get it fixed.
I'm also very interested in the ways in which people interact with computer systems and each other, and in devising systems which give individuals the most possible control over their environment, and the best possible tools to allow them to complete their work tasks.
Having spent a great deal of time working with various operating systems, I have come to some conclusions about which ones I prefer to work with, and which I prefer to avoid. While Windows, in one form or another, has become fairly ubiquitous, I tend to be more interested in higher-end systems, such as various flavours of UNIX or NetWare, than in working directly with the client systems of those servers.
I would be most interested in working with the following operating systems, in more-or-less the following order:
- Novell NetWare
- Microsoft Windows
HTML (you're viewing it now) provides a platform-independent way of sharing information. It's relatively quick to download and view, and provides some control over the formatting available.
Adobe has created the Portable Document Format (PDF), more commonly known as the Adobe Acrobat format, to allow people to produce high-quality portable documents. I have used Acrobat to create PDF versions of several of the more complexly formatted documents on my site. Downloading these files will give you a highly-readable document which includes all of my original formatting, as well as appearing in the typeface(s) of my choice. These files provide the highest-quality versions of these documents I can make available on the Web at this time.
ASCII text is pretty much the lowest-common denominator on the Internet. I have the following documents available in text format, which is useful for e-mailing and adding into text-based database applications: