Re: Circular GEDCOM files

Phil Warn

We will have to form a Marconi Club!




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From: chiddingfold
Sent: 05 January 2022 13:21
Subject: Re: [family-historian] Circular GEDCOM files


Wrong thread to socialise I know, but reminded me of programming a Marconi Myriad computer at The Gas Council in Hinckley in 1970-1. Was first industrial placement of my Computer Science degree - then the big new thing - from Leicester Polytechnic. Ferranti paper-tape readers doing a destructive 'hope it reads' high-speed load with the tape peeling in two down the centre-line. Don't get that fun anymore!


Degree or not, I bow to Mike Tate's Lua scripting skills!


Jeff Spencer


On Mon, 3 Jan 2022, 12:28 Mike Tate, <post@...> wrote:


I am also ex-Marconi (Comms division at Writtle and New Street) from 1968 to 2000.

Programmer and computer systems consultant, and now chairman of local computer club.

If you need any further advice then just ask.

Mike Tate


From: <> On Behalf Of Phil Warn
Sent: 03 January 2022 11:14
Subject: Re: [family-historian] Circular GEDCOM files


Hello Mike,


As some one as a self taught programmer (Marconi Co ltd, Great Baddow) day after August BH, 1966 (first at end of month) that is so useful in the way of pointers. Lateral thinking and logical thinking as a poor maths graduate and 55 years in computers, is so very useful a background to be a family historian!

Now all I have to sort out is to learn not to engage my mouth before my brain!


Ver many thanks, Mike




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