I'm Robert Marshall, director and principle consultant at SMSMarshall Ltd, who's specialism is in the Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager product and all of its dependent products, covering all aspects from Architecture, Implementation, Migration to Break-Fix.
I've been in front of computers for over 30 years now, with my roots in programming 8 bit computers, I've taken an often exciting journey which has led to becoming an expert in an enterprise product. I consider my career as starting 17 years ago, when I began my first serious role as a deployment engineer. I've seen 8 bit through to 64 bit, the rise and refinement of the interface we take for granted now, the rise of the Internet from land-line based modem access for the few, to the powerful broadband connections we have today for the masses, I saw mobile phones come into existence, and I've seen Microsoft evolve from more than a handful of employees to the company it is now, while pretty much tinkering with every OS they have released, as well as seeing an industry that has evolved around those humble beginnings to become what we have today. I'm a keen technical puzzle solver, I love to solve gnarly problems around my area of specialism. And, I love to share when I have time. I hope you enjoy the blog.
I had a few of these, home of 8 bit games ...
... it introduced colour "high resolution" graphics and sound.
Good grief! If Sinclair hadn't of blasted the Acorn BBC out of the water, can you imagine a world built off one of those clunky soulless things?! Am so glad he undercut everyone, I think my mom was especially pleased with the price point, compared to the BBC Micro and the future of gaming, the Commodor 64!
Search the web for Spectrum Birthday and you'll see lots of non-IT websites talking about the birthday, it reveals how broad the Spectrums impact had to a few generations back then :-)
Thanks to Sir Clive Sinclair, Richard Altwasser, and Rick Dickinson!
Check out Google, they have an image just for the occassion!