About

I've worked professionally with computers since the 80s. Ten years of hacking away at the IBM S/36 and AS/400, through incredibly lucky circumstances, lead to a job as a tech editor for what was the leading IBM midrange magazine, NEWS/400, back in the day. After about six years at NEWS I then wrote a weekly newsletter and did many seminars across the US and Europe about integrating the IBM AS/400 with Windows for four years

Since 2001 I've been at ASNA. For many years I was the Education Director and taught hundreds of customers how to use ASNA products, especially its Visual RPG product. Today most of my day job is working in the dark side of marketing--but I do get to spend a fair amount of time writing and creating technical content. I wrote most of the marketing and technical content for ASNA.com.

With many years of IBM i, Windows, and .NET experience under my belt, I've spent the last three years of my spare time learning and using Ubuntu and using OSS languages and dev tools. It's been a lot of fun learning PHP, Python, and dabbling with several other OSS languages on Linux. I wrote this blog with PHP and Laravel. It mostly documents exploits and lessons learned doing Web and mobile development (usually, but not always, using Ubuntu).

Follow me on Twitter at @rogerpence or (although I am there far less often) visit me on Facebook.