The Anonymous Widower

Looking For A Job

There’s probably a lot like me these days, what with Putin’s war having depressed the financial markets and put up the cost of everything.

I’m now 75 and seem to regularly get good news about my health, which probably means that my pension will have to stretch further.

Before Christmas, I did a couple of weeks as a volunteer receptionist in a research institute and I enjoyed it.

Perhaps, I’m just lonely and feel a job would liven up my life.

I have a large number of skills and a wide range of knowledge about technical subjects.

I have programmed in many languages with the most useful probably being VB6, which I used for perhaps twenty years, so I might be the guy to update a VB6 system, that is vital to your business.

I am very much an algorithm person because of my background and have done a lot of work in project management.

I also live a few miles North of the City of London.

So if you have any ideas let me know!

January 4, 2023 - Posted by | Computing | ,


  1. As a mining engineer with experience in projected large (mine construction and shut down) to small. I have been horrified by the bad project management in the large railway projects. There seams to be problems with management structure, scoping, design, poor cost estimation, project management and cost control. HS2 has been cut back and is taking twice as long as originally planned.

    In the 1830’s the London to Manchester and the Grand Junction, Railways were both built by hand in just over 3 years.

    By the way I taught my self project scheduling using your program in the 70’s

    Comment by Ben | January 4, 2023 | Reply

  2. Over the last ten years, I must have met half-a-dozen satisfied customers of Artemis.

    Comment by AnonW | January 4, 2023 | Reply

  3. HI, I am 74, and in the last stages of an OU BSC in Environmental Politics. I have been looking at the way in which all the smart money is buying Carbon Futures and making Farming Obsolete. Buy up marginal land, do a plan to grow trees, get free money for planting, sell futures, the trees will not grow, nor will bio-diversity happen. But— you will make an income stream, sell it on the Chicago futures markets, piggy back it onto windmills. While you are at it, buy food futures in the Global South. There is an idea for you, write an algorithm to map a path throught the grant systems.

    Comment by jagracer | January 4, 2023 | Reply

  4. I had to look up VB6 (a variant of Beginners’ All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code) and apparently it is still surprisingly popular: –
    So there may be packages written in it that require maintenance, update or porting to new platforms (W11, Android 13 etc.).
    Sadly I have been out of the freelance market pretty much since IR35 came in, so I no longer know where to start to get a contract.
    OTOH there may be opportunities in the voluntary sector, albeit not remunerated at market rates.
    I did once get phoned at a weekend by a medical charity running a conference in a posh hotel in Manchester because they could not get their IT going for remote presenters. I went down and soon sorted it and they asked about my invoice. I said that as they were a registered charity I wouldn’t charge them, for what turned out to be a short job, but they insisted so we agreed on fifty pounds.

    Comment by R. Mark Clayton | January 5, 2023 | Reply

    • Thanks!

      Comment by AnonW | January 5, 2023 | Reply

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