In fall of 1998, Mike started at Mineral Area College and learned FORTRAN 77 and C++ using the GNU CC compiler. During time away from class he taught himself Assembly using Microsoft DEBUG and Visual BASIC. Also during this time he learned about the GNU project, EMACS, and got his first taste of Linux, Debian.
After graduating from Mineral Area College with his Associates of Arts in Computer Science in the spring of 2000, Mike continued to teach himself as much about computers as possible, while searching for a job.
In 2001, he joined Data Dash, in Data Entry.
AID, Assembly, C, C++, FORTRAN 77, GW-BASIC, Java, PHP, QBASIC, Quick BASIC, VBA, Visual BASIC, Visual C++, and VBS
ASP, CGI, CSS, HTML, JS, PHP, VBS, XHTML, XML, and VRML
Debian, Dragora, Fedora, Free BSD, gNewsense, MS-DOS 3.0 and 6.2, Microsoft Windows 3.11, 95, 98, ME, 2K, XP, Vista, and 7, Open SUSE, OS/2 Trisquel, and Ubuntu
Ami Pro, Corel Word Perfect Suite 8 and 10, Microsoft Office 2000, 2003, and 2010, Microsoft Works Office, Open Office, and Sun Office
MySQL and SQL Server
Apache, HTTP Server, IIS, Jigsaw, and PWS
Laserfiche, Microsoft Money, and DMAC Unibase