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    Newbie My imaginary therapist says I need to do this

    Please allow me to introduce myself, I am a severely middle-aged IT para-professional working in the Legal industry. I wrote my first computer program in FORTRAN, using a card punching machine, at East Carolina University in 1970, while a junior in highschool. I remember playing Pong (a very primitive video game) on a huge arcade console somewhere in Asheville NC, also in the early '70's. I learned some rudimentary BASIC while attending the University of Louisville later in the 70's. My first really useful PC was an Apple III, with an external 5 MB (yes, Megabytes) hard drive that weighed about 20 pounds and had to be turned on first to spin up to speed, which took about 90 seconds. I used a software package - 3 Easy Pieces, which integrated Word Processing, a Spreadsheet, and I believe, a flat-file database -- to automate payments for a law firm's library acquisitions and serials maintenance - that 640 KB limit (RAM) was a b***h. I helped convinced the partners at the firm to give all their secretaries PCs, so we bought a fleet of Compaq 286 machines and some Laserjet II printers, and I had to learn DOS in a hurry. I remember when 3.1 came out. Fast-forward 40 years, and I am still at that same law firm, mostly developing MS Access front-ends to access SQL data stores, and doing records management. I help support about 50 users, doing stuff like printer and software troubleshooting.

    I hope it will be okay if I lurk a bit before jumping into the deep end?

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    Default Re: My imaginary therapist says I need to do this

    Welcome to Digital Forums.

    Forum etiquette is quite high on the list here, like in real life you treat others with respect and you equally get it back. Contributing to the threads with good constructive posts gets you noticed for all the good reasons. Digging up old threads and the one word posts/replies to threads gets you marked as a post booster; this is not the best way to get you going on DF. With time your post count will go up and you will have full use of the forum. This has been put in place to stop Spammers, Leechers and generally1 post users that want something for nothing, they try and get it and go.

    Digital forums has been going for years and has a large fan base. Some actually pay for the privilege and they get bonuses over non sub people. With time you will build up friends and likewise you will be seen here as someone that can contribute to the DF Community.

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    Default Re: My imaginary therapist says I need to do this

    Nice intro!

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    Default Re: My imaginary therapist says I need to do this

    Now that's how intro's should be

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    Default Re: My imaginary therapist says I need to do this

    Forget an imaginary therapist. I think after 40 years in IT, you need a lot of alcohol.

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