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Hello world 😉

My name is Richard and I'm a software engineer working for a diamond mining company. I'm work based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

I mostly code with National Instruments LabVIEW (G and GOOP) in machine control applications. I still occasionally code in C++ and program EPSON robots using SPEL+.

I have an electronics background and used to design microprocessor based hardware in the telecoms industry using 80x51, 80x196, 80x86 based systems.

Things have moved on so I joined this forum because I've recently started fiddling with Arduino, ESP and Raspberry Pi's in my (limited) spare time so consider myself a newbie with this stuff. I found Bill's approach in his YouTube videos very good.

Regards

Richard

 

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Welcome to the forum, it sounds like you have an interesting background.

First computer 1959. Retired from my own computer company 2004.
Hardware - Expert in 1401, and 360, fairly knowledge in PC plus numerous MPU's and MCU's
Major Languages - Machine language, 360 Macro Assembler, Intel Assembler, PL/I and PL1, Pascal, Basic, C plus numerous job control and scripting languages.
My personal scorecard is now 1 PC hardware fix (circa 1982), 1 open source fix (at age 82), and 2 zero day bugs in a major OS.


   
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Posted by: @rpm

Hello world 😉

My name is Richard and I'm a software engineer working for a diamond mining company. I'm work based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

I mostly code with National Instruments LabVIEW (G and GOOP) in machine control applications. I still occasionally code in C++ and program EPSON robots using SPEL+.

I have an electronics background and used to design microprocessor based hardware in the telecoms industry using 80x51, 80x196, 80x86 based systems.

Things have moved on so I joined this forum because I've recently started fiddling with Arduino, ESP and Raspberry Pi's in my (limited) spare time so consider myself a newbie with this stuff. I found Bill's approach in his YouTube videos very good.

Regards

Richard

 

Welcome... we have so many purported software engineers here, but rarely do any of them ever offer any software engineering advice... hopefully you will be able to change the current trend! 😉


   
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Posted by: @rpm

Hello world 😉

My name is Richard and I'm a software engineer working for a diamond mining company. I'm work based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

I mostly code with National Instruments LabVIEW (G and GOOP) in machine control applications. I still occasionally code in C++ and program EPSON robots using SPEL+.

I have an electronics background and used to design microprocessor based hardware in the telecoms industry using 80x51, 80x196, 80x86 based systems.

Things have moved on so I joined this forum because I've recently started fiddling with Arduino, ESP and Raspberry Pi's in my (limited) spare time so consider myself a newbie with this stuff. I found Bill's approach in his YouTube videos very good.

Regards

Richard

 

Welcome on board rpm.

Lots to explore here, especially the forum's growing videos.

Ron B

👍

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@ronbentley1 A hearty welcome Richard.

 

I once worked for Argly Diamonds in Western Australia. Sadly the place was poorly run and I knew so many diamonds were ending up on the waste dump. It broke my heart. The principle problem was laziness and lack of professionalism.

 

Delighted to have you as part of our happy crew.

 

Kindest Regards M


   
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