Started in a drafting room in '67 for two years until was made a field tech. Obtained PS in '77 and covered 7 states from Ohio east. Retired in 2000, got bored and worked for several engineering firms. Started a surveying firm in 2007 just as the bottom fell out of the market.
Wrote first program in C on an Atari ST computer in the early '80s. Messed with Pascal, Assembly, Lisp, Basic and eventially VB, VBA and C++.