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  • Who are you ?
    • I lived in Charlesbourg (near Quebec city) in Canada. I started with computers many years ago with the TI99A. Then I went to Timex Sinclair with the TS2068 (the american ZX Spectrum), the Sinclair QL (a 68008 computer) and the Cambridge Z88 notebook.I was very involved with the Sinclair community by publishing my own newsletter and writting articles for others. It was a lot of fun with those PEEKs and POKEs. Then I bought a PC, wrote many assembler and C programs. I have done some nice applications for OS2 too!

      Now, I work with Talend and Java. Tomorrow, who knows...

  • Why are you doing this ?
    • I use this site as my "little programming book" and I simply made it available to others. There is no "company" behind it and it's a totally independant.
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    • No, but it's always appreciated when someone leave a simple note saying "thank you" (or any comments).

      It DOES cost a lot to produce this site - in ISP storage and transfer fees, in personal hardware and software costs to set up test environments, and above all, the huge amounts of time it takes for one person to design and write the actual content.

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  • Why don't you have How-to about *that* ?
    • Keep in mind that this site is maintained only by me and I have "real" job and a family too. How-to submitted by users are very welcomed and credit is always given. However you can send a suggestion about something not covered in the How-to and I will think about it.
  • I have sent you an email and you don't reply, what are you doing ?
    • I don't simply have the time to reply to _every_ questions sent to me by email. Also, since I received a least 1000 spam-a-day, there is a good chance that your mail was unseen by me ...

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    • Sure, this is ok for internal use but please don't make the offline version available on the internet.
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