Click for John's Tech Journal Web Site Click for John's Tech Journal Web Site I've been working with computers since 1975.  Computers were a part of my job for 25 years from writing estimating programs in BASIC (on a Tandy) - to integrating time clock systems and job costing - to networking graphics Macs and office PC's thru NT servers. This phase of my computer work also included setting up web sites on hosted Unix servers - working with early e-commerce systems - programming in pearl. I started programming interfaces for web access to data files using ASP and using our in-house Server to process graphic files submitted by customers.

In October of 2000, I started my self-employed computer consultant business. Working for a variety of clients with a myriad of needs has been interesting and challenging. I often found myself using web searches to look for possible answers to what looked like unique problems. Combining my experience with tips and suggestions from other people has helped me to solve hundreds of computer problems and develop dozens of web applications and tools.

Documenting my work has always been a important part of my business process but now I'd like to begin sharing some of my experiences with others. After seven years of 24/7 consulting, I think some of my notes may be helpful to others and I can contribute to the knowledge base of the Internet.

I'm going to start fresh because even new material will get "old" soon and who wants to hear about peer-to-peer networking with Windows 98 SE or all the settings we used to tweak for the early wireless networks. Most of the log entries will be very brief, with links to additional information. If time permits, I may expand on some things with brief articles.

Feedback would be nice - questions ok, I'll respond as time permits.

Thanks, John R. Dykstra






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