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My screen name is simply my last name. It seems that no matter who I know, work for etc I always end up being called dendle. So for the longest time it is my nick for almost everything web-related that I am involved in.
I have been using Ubuntu since Breezy Badger back in 2005. It shares a place in my digital life with my Mac, and Win..machines. I have been using Unix since my undergrad days back in the early 90's (even learnt PDP8 programming for what that was worth). Currently I am running Ubuntu 9.10 on my Toshiba laptop, and loving it.
My start in Unix and Web Development began in 1993, when I managed parts of my Faculties website. I am an old man in the world of web development. I remember when HTML tables was released and that was a big deal!!! I remember when dynamic websites could really only be developed using Perl, and Windows had no equvilent web application solutions (ahhhh glory days).
I have been working IT for many years now. Here is a quick Synopsis:
- IT Support
- University Tutor
- University Lecturer (undergraduate and postgraduate)
- Multimedia Programmer
- Web Applications Developer (specialising in Oracle, PHP and JAVA)
- Business Analyst
- Project Manager
Currently I run my own small IT Support Business. This means that I have time on my hands to finally be able to join and contribute to the Ubuntu Community. It had always been my goal but I knew that I did not have the time. Well now I do
I am a member of the Beginners Team. I am using this Team as the springboard to my greater involvement with Ubuntu Documentation and Support (via the forums).
I have a love for document/technical writing. In my past roles I have been responsible for writing to Senior Management, End users and clients. Some examples of documents I have co-authored are the following (note: these documents were aimed at a web authoring/publishing community of around 250 staff):
- Publishing Web Addresses Policy
- Web Collection Management Policy
Web Collection Management Policy Schedule 1: Roles & Responsibilities in Managing Web Content
- Web Collection Management Policy Schedule 2: Expiration of Web Records and Content
- Web Services Naming Policy
Web Services Naming Policy Schedule 1: Operational Guidelines & Procedures
I have also been responsible for / involved in the testing phases of websites for commercial vendors. For some sites it was User Acceptance testing of the site (content, structure etc), and others it was the design/look'n'feel testing down to the pixel (This was for a large global fast food chain).
Internet Relay Chat
My registered IRC nickname is dendle. I am looking forward to getting to know you all better as I progress down the path from Padawan to Master The following is a list of the channels I can be found in.