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First year awarded:
2012
Number of MVP Awards:
3
Technical Expertise:
Windows Consumer Apps
Technical Interests:
Xbox, Windows Consumer Apps, Windows Expert-Consumer
Language
English, English, Danish
David Henry Clarke
Denmark
Bogense, Fyn
Biography
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.
 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. I drifted into a phase, over the last year, of attempting to defend the unfair criticism of Windows 8. When challenged those users often back off with unreasonable comment. Now, with the internet buzzing with the leaky news  regarding Windows 9, this is becoming a redundant exercise!
With the chance to examine the early public release, at present Windows 8.1,  my major hobby plunges into greater depths .
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, to date, for 2014, I have recorded 1700  positive  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!
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