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bio website liketechnologies.co.uk
location Lancaster, United Kingdom
age 45
visits member for 2 years, 10 months
seen 11 hours ago

Developer, Systems Admin, Geek, Gadget lover, etc. etc.

I started programming in BASIC at the age of 11 on a Sinclair ZX81, advanced to a BBC Model B, where I learned 6502 assembly language programming. I never really worked with PCs until the early 90s.

In the late 90s, I joined a higher educational institution as a desktop technician, a quickly got promoted to be a systems admin, working predominantly on Windows systems, but also had a keen interest in Linux systems. I later got involved in software development, working in C#, PHP, C.

In my current employment, I'm the manager of the company's Information Systems department. The primary focus of our business is industrial control systems (mostly legacy systems). The work isn't exclusively legacy/control systems though, as we also support modern systems for a number of business customers.


Jan
14
awarded  Good Answer
Jan
12
awarded  Enlightened
Jan
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
12
answered What is the best angle for an enderpearl if I am aiming for distance?
Jan
11
comment Minecraft for iPads
@Johonn you could be right, I don't know myself, as whilst I own Pocket Edition on both Android and IOS, I'm strictly a PC player of Minecraft.
Jan
11
comment Minecraft for iPads
@Johonn Does it authenticate with Mojang on Pocket Edition? The game doesn't require a logon like the PC edition, but I guess it could use the ID the game was purchased with as authentication, which might prevent multiple instances running under the same ID. (Disclaimer, I use Android, not IOS)
Dec
2
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
25
awarded  Nice Question
Sep
17
awarded  Notable Question
Sep
9
revised Why do my Achievements constantly reset?
corrected grammar, typos and lazy typing
Sep
9
suggested approved edit on Why do my Achievements constantly reset?
Aug
28
awarded  Civic Duty
Aug
27
revised Multiplayer minecraft on one PC
corrected minor grammar/spelling/typos
Aug
27
suggested approved edit on Multiplayer minecraft on one PC
Aug
7
revised Is it possible to get a new Minecraft *game* id without getting a new *user id* / buying a new copy of Minecraft?
corrected minor grammar & spelling errors
Aug
7
suggested approved edit on Is it possible to get a new Minecraft *game* id without getting a new *user id* / buying a new copy of Minecraft?
Aug
2
comment Getting slimes to spawn
+1 for the multiple levels, I've been trying to get slimes to spawn for ages. I'd dug a 16x16 slime chunk from about level 40 to level 12 and didn't see a single spawn. Decided to add some extra floors every five blocks down, and I started seeing slimes spawn, so thanks for the tip.
Jul
29
comment Achievements not copied with world save directory
The UUID matches perfectly, but still no achievements
Jul
29
asked Achievements not copied with world save directory
Jul
23
comment How do I get rid of these bats on minecraft
They also despawn if far enough away from the player, so if the area has been lit up, move far enough away for the chunk to unload (100 to 200 blocks should do it), then head back and the bats will be gone, but as will other mobs that haven't been named using a name tag & anvil.