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Feature Friday #17 – Graham Childe

Feature Friday

Every Friday we post a ‘Feature Friday’ where we ask a few questions to a member of our team. We hope that they give you a bit of an insight into the people who make Xuper tick. Some of their answers may be surprising, others may be a bit embarrassing, but they’re individual to them.

This week’s feature is:

Graham Childe

Graham Childe

How long have you worked at Xuper?

24 long years commencing with component repair of terminals, pc’s and printers.

Favourite thing about working within IT?

Variety. Every day poses a different challenge. Without that I would not have lasted the 24 years.

What does your typical working day consist of?

Panic…no that is not a typical day. A typical day would be answering emails, remoting on to a customers server and fixing problems. The exciting days include Panic.

 When did you develop an interest in IT?

1971 there was no IT then, at least not outside the air conditioned server rooms. My Uncle bought me a soldering iron and a radio kit to complete. IT turned up in 1976 when I took part with 7 others as guinea pigs for a computing O Level. In 1978 I built an Acorn Atom a little single board computer with 7 segment displays and a hex keypad. My first job in IT started in 1982 when I started with Terminal System Services.

 When did you get your first computer?

1982 I bought an ITT 2020 an Apple II+ clone build for the European market. My first computer with a proper keyboard and screen, even if it was a TV.

 What hobbies do you have?

I am a Radio Amateur and I have a Springer Spaniel that takes me for walks. How many hobbies do you need when you have seven grandchildren?

 What is your favourite film/TV show?

Start Trek. Is there anything else?

 Favourite band/artist/song?

Motorhead / Annie Lennox / Hotel California

If you were stuck on a deserted island, who would you want to be stuck with and why?

Buffy and I take the fifth.

Tell us your best joke….

A man walked into a Bar

Ouch…

It was an Iron Bar