My Life so Far
the 6th of August 1956 Born - What a year
Bomb dropped on Hiroshima (1945)
first execution by electrocution (1896)
also birthday of Andy Warhol (1928), Robert Mitchum (1917) and Lucille Ball (1911)
it's Independence Day in Bolivia

Tommy Dorsey died in November, Johnny Rotten was born in January
Lys Assia from Switzerland won the first Eurovision Song Contest with "Refrain"

1961-1967 Old Moat Junior School, Manchester
1967-1974 William Hulme's Grammar School, Manchester
1974-1975 Leicester University, reading French, Philosophy and Study of Religion
1974-5 Fruit-picker, Hereford, East Anglia, UK, Details
1976 Steam-cleaner, Ingersoll Rand, Trafford Park Industrial Estate, Manchester, UK
1977 Westfield College, London University, doing French and Drama (at the Central School of Speech and Drama)
1977 Backstage security,The Roundhouse Camden Town, UK
1978 Head Steward, The Royal Court, Sloane Square. UK
June 1980 Graduated in French and Drama, BA (Hons), Westfield College, London University
1980 Dustbinman, Camden Council, UK
1980 Chief Office Equipment and Stationery Buyer, Wallis Fashion Group, Cricklewood, UK
1981 English Teacher, 1-12 International, Caracas, Venezuela
1982 Carpenter, Caracas, Venezuela
1983 Diamond-dealer, Caracas, Antwerp, New York
1983-6 Night Manager, Dog and Fox Pub, Bello Monte, Caracas, Venezuela
1986-7 Owner \ Manager, Molino Union Gold Processing Plant, El Callao, Estado Bolivar, Venezuela
1987 Shop-fitter, Isla de Margarita, Venezuela
1987 Bar-builder, Mosquito Coast, Isla de Margarita, Venezuela

Bartender, Mosquito Coast, Isla de Margarita, Venezuela
                                                          Inventor of LA BOMBA

1989 Timeshare Salesperson, Isla de Margarita, Venezuela
1989-90 Freelance Leisure Industry Consultant, Isla de Margarita, Venezuela
1990-1 Postgradute Diploma in Hotel and Catering Administration, Hollings Faculty, Manchester, UK mit Distinction
1991 Travel Writer, Overseas Jobs Express, UK
1992 Teacher of English, British Council, Caracas, Venezuela
1993 RSA\Cambridge University Diploma in the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language to Adults, International House, London
1993-5 IT Co-ordinator, British Council, Caracas, Venezuela; pricing and testing of pedagogical software; network maintenance and administration
1996 IT Co-ordinator, British Council, Budapest, Hungary
from 1997 up to and almost including this very moment of nowness
  • Support Consultant, Hyperion Software, Manchester, UK Hyperion Enterprise, Hyperion Reporting, Spider-Man
  • Senior Consultant, Hyperion Solutions, Manchester, UK
    Hyperion Enterprise, Hyperion Reporting, Hyperion Web Reporting
  • Technical Expert, Global Support Team, Hyperion Solutions, Manchester, UK, Enterprise, Reporting, HFM, Reports, Central, Analyzer, Citrix, web app servers, web configuration, performance and work-flow analysis, dealing with the upper echelons of FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 clients from both finance and IT
  • MCP, Win2k Pro & Server, Manchester, UK
  • Senior Technical Support Specialist, Hyperion Solutions, Manchester, UK
    involving technical surveys, regular face-to-face client contact on a European level, W2K,W2K3, IIS, LDAP, HTML, (more acronyms to come as I think of them)
  • Quality Engineer, Hyperion Enteprise Reporting
  • From May 2007, Senior Quality Engineer, Oracle - hoo-hah - hitting the big time here - rah-rah-rah
The Future




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