My name is Steve Si and I am an experienced (i.e. ageing) Computer Development Engineer from the UK. I was made redundant in 2011 and so I am currently unemployed/retired.
Over the last 30 years, I have been involved in most things to do with PCs in an OEM/System Builder company, e.g. modifying firmware, writing functional test software in x86 assembler, designing circuits and PCBs, developing apps and BIOS level (x86 assembler) backup/restore software, memory test s/w, hardware and software validation, mainboard and system validation, writing boot managers, developing fully automated production test software and Windows installation processes used to install over 1 million new computers in the factory, writing technical knowledge base articles and loads more stuff that is too boring to mention and I can't even remember now!