1997 I quit my civil service job of 22 years to venture
out on the internet world and work with computer technology.
I set myself up in a home business where I did web designs
as well as trained people one on one on the Windows
am self taught through many third party books and trial
and error. I had a rather unfortunate experience when
attempting to attend a technical college to learn more
about my exciting craft. I was discriminated against
at the time for first being on a Windows system attempting
to do graphics and not a Mac and then second coming
from the University community. Definite prejudice was
felt. I did not complete the course. Instead I sought
my own knowledge by just doing it.
PCs later and now happily on a Macintosh, I am content
My main software programs used are: Dreamweaver, Fireworks,
Director and Flash. Photoshop is also a primary application.
have branched out and now perform some desktop print
publishing in my little home business. I taught myself
Quark and InDesign.
is an irony to my story. For many years working as a
cataloger for the Library and acting in the capacity
of a Union Steward, I spent a great deal of my energy
fighting the advancement of technology. The physical
implications of the harm of being chair bound and key
board chained was a major concern to me 26 years ago.
won't lie I have had physical impairments. 1) I have
had surgery on my hand, 2) arthritis in the lower back
has set in and finally I suffer from regular eye vision
damage was largely due to not being listened to or budget
constraints of the organization I worked for. Thus today,
I am much better off because I have the most perfect
ergonomic setting for myself ... in my home office.
I am grateful I live in this age of technology. What
gifts there are. I have had the fine opportunity to
meet so many alike minded people throughout the world.
The thrill of carrying on daily conversations with these
associates is the kind of knowledge you can't get from
hope you enjoy your venture through my site which is
both personal and business.