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bio website liketechnologies.co.uk
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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.


Apr
15
awarded  Quorum
Apr
11
comment How can I remove Endermen from the game?
Answer edited, downvote is now an upvote :)
Apr
10
comment How can I remove Endermen from the game?
@Doorknob I raised the issue on meta earlier. I was in the mindset of correcting a typo rather than changing the meaning, but I fully accept the reason for rejecting the edit.
Apr
10
comment How can I remove Endermen from the game?
-1; mobGriefing true enables mobGriefing. It should be mobGriefing false. I attempted to edit this answer to correct it, but for some reason the reviewers decided to reject my edit.
Apr
10
suggested suggested edit on How can I remove Endermen from the game?
Apr
6
revised How can I use Command Blocks to keep players from placing blocks on a vanilla server?
Fixed lazy typing and minor formatting improvements
Apr
6
suggested suggested edit on How can I use Command Blocks to keep players from placing blocks on a vanilla server?
Apr
3
comment Lost in the nether in creative mode
@Mkalafut no apologies needed, I didn't know it used to do that TBH. I wish it still did though!
Apr
3
comment Lost in the nether in creative mode
@Mkalafut A bed won't change where the compass points. It always points to the original spawn. minecraft.gamepedia.com/Compass
Apr
3
answered Lost in the nether in creative mode
Mar
24
awarded  Yearling
Mar
10
answered Menu interface is tiny in Minecraft
Mar
5
answered What do I do if there is no Minecraft servers coming up on the multiplayer list?
Feb
19
comment I keep getting kicked from bf4 games
You must be able to add more detail to your question. Imagine I had a problem with my car and all I said was, "My car doesn't start, what's wrong with it?" How could anyone possibly answer? I'm sure if you can salvage the question by adding some supporting information, it will be reopened.
Feb
18
answered I keep getting kicked from bf4 games
Feb
18
revised Hostile mobs not spawning in Minecraft 1.7.4 single player
minor grammar changes
Feb
18
suggested suggested edit on Hostile mobs not spawning in Minecraft 1.7.4 single player
Feb
10
comment My minecraft isn't giving me my blocks as soon as I mine them
Sounds like you're lagging on a multiplayer server. More information would be useful.
Feb
1
awarded  Constituent
Jan
29
comment Generating all blocks of one type as another type?
Interesting concept, however in this example, as wood would pretty much only be found on top of lava, you'd probably have a difficult time retrieving it before it started burning.