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Robert Houben
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Glimpses Into the Future
Working With Smart People I've mentioned in past blogs some of the people that I've had the unique pleasure and good fortune of working with.  Some of these people were visionary, out-of-the-box thinkers, and viewed technology as a springboard into new and ...
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9 Year Old Rock n Rollers
9 Year Old Rock n Rollers
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Funny Support Stories
Through the course of my years in software, we had many encounters with technical support issues or bugs that were funny, either at the time, or looking back at them later.  Here are a few of them. Close The Door In the early days of personal computers, it ...
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Copy Protection Backfires
The Problem Although there were lots of other personal computers, the IBM PC was the one that really took off for business use, and quickly surpassed all others, including Apple.  As the IBM PC and clones began to gain significant traction, software develop...
Copy Protection Backfires
Copy Protection Backfires
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I Got Hired by Synex Systems
After working with Synex as a contractor from DataSense / Escom, I switched jobs to Synex Systems to become their Development Manager for PK Harmony and the PC Harmony products. Synex was an interesting company.  One of the key people at Synex was Chris Gra...
I Got Hired by Synex Systems
I Got Hired by Synex Systems
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PK Harmony - Terminal Emulation for PICK, and more
The Idea In another blog post I talked about how Synex Systems had taken what we did for Terry Winter and turned it into a terminal emulator that could capture data from Business BASIC and Wang BASIC systems.  The owners of that company decided to pursue cr...
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Data Transfer from COBOL to REALITY and Back
First City Trust While working for DataSense, one of the more active customers was First City Trust.  DataSense had software that was built for Canadian Trust companies, and First City was a big customer of theirs. I worked with a number of other Trust comp...
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Pranks and Viruses
Over the years, at many places that I worked, the programmers I worked with were a fun bunch of people.  We'd have really intense discussions about technology and about how best to solve different problems, but ultimately, while we worked hard, we played ha...
Pranks and Viruses
Pranks and Viruses
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