Tom has lived in Cincinnati since March 1994, and has served Cincinnati area users for over 20 years, and has over 30 years compute experience. Many of his clients faithfully followed him from one consulting and support firm to the next. Since April 2002, he has been running Dentar, Inc. Dentar, Inc looks forward to serving the area for many more years to come!
Tom got his start with computers in 1983, when he met a life long friend. Having passed the tests to get his ham radio license a few months prior to his friend having done so, he took his radio over to his friend's house so his friend could get on the air for a little while. Not having a computer, he became instantly fascinated with his friend's Radio Shack TRS-80 Color Computer. They traded radio for computer for a week, and both had a great time!
The computer was one of those old gray TRS-80 color computers with 16K of RAM that he had upgraded to 32K. That's K. Kilobytes. Not meg, Not gig. K. The unit hooked the to a color TV. It was 32 columns wide and 16 lines of all upper-case text. No windows. No mice. No disks. Data was saved to a cassette tape recorder.
In 1989, Tom got a job working for a man named David Smith, who became his mentor for this field. Sadly, David passed away in 1991 and didn't even get to see the "Pentium." It was during this job that Tom learned UNIX.