First year awarded:
Number of MVP Awards:
Windows Consumer Apps
Windows Embedded, Outlook, Windows Experience
David Henry Clarke
In the latter years of my working life, (From 1980) I moved to management and was in charge of the setting up of the first computers at an airport where I was employed. This was mainly fumbling and experimentation, as help, in those days, particularly in developing countries, where I worked, was not readily available. No internet, very little outside help! I was able, to gain a working, although limited, knoweledge of programming in certain fields. In early days, Basic: on to VB and a little Java. With early access to Vista and Windows 7 Betas I could stay one step ahead.. This I am continuing, with Windows 8/8.1, into my retirement. Hopefully, the next step will be Windows 9, or whatever it may eventually be called. (Since called Windows 10). With the chance to examine the early public release, of Windows 8.1, my major hobby plunges into greater depths. Only to be refuelled with the innovative idea of the "Insider" program . I have now found another outlet, (No charge) of helping the elderly and newbies locally. This I do privately, without payment. The appreciation, particularly from the elderly, is a great reward in itself. In cooperation with my son, I have just started a "help & repair" organisationt, so far, the return is excellent. My son side-lines as a qualified Masseur, but is trained in electronics, particularly in the field of computers. He has , until recently, worked in the field with on-site repairs for company specialising in DEll, but between us we cover all brands. Charges for work are kept low as we are aiming at the lower income customers. See here: http://www.clarkes.dk/ I was thinking of retiring from the help field, but have been inspired again by positive comments on my activity, so will continue. Forum posting, being my main activity,, for 2014, I recorded 1700 positive posts. Since last year, with alternative help on the increase (more competition in that field!), I have currently added a further +/- 1200 posts. FWIW. Unfortunately, due to very heavy budget restrictions on my current pension, I am unable to participate, as much as I might wish, in periodic meetings and conferences. I even have to consider the expense if I am to travel 35 kms to shop, forget 200 kms!