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location Darlington, United Kingdom
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I started off programming in BBC Basic and 6502 assembler. I got my first job programming in FORTRAN on VMS, and since then have picked up C, C++ and SQL on VMS and Unix, with excursions into VB and IBM 360 assembler.

I drink real ale, play wargames and contract bridge, and walk in the country.

And, yes, I have a beard.


Jan
30
comment Good games for playing in a bar
Cribbage is an excellent game for playing in the pub; indeed it would be slightly strange to play it anywhere else...
Jan
3
comment Lasting games in the past century
ASL certainly satisfies the first, second, fourth and fifth items in the bullet list, and it is usually possible to get a mention in the local paper with a little effort.
Dec
21
comment Why is the strong 1NT so prevalent in Bridge?
Escapes? Redouble, staring them right in the eye. See who cracks first.