My name is Richard Kunkel and, as the more culturally amongst you may have noticed, I am Canadian, eh. Although this is my first post, I sincerely hope that it will not be my last.

I have been a programmer since Intel introduced the 8008 processor, and I build my first computer. What a rush that was. An instruction numbering 49, hand coding binary to bootstrap the sucker, then trying to develop something that would run in 1K of RAM (which, by the way, at that time cost nearly USD$1000.00.

I have been programming in Java since its introduction to the world. What a beautiful piece of work. In any event, I am still here and hope to keep on programming for another 30 or so years.

Take care,