John Palmer

Preston, Weymouth, Dorset

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(to front page)John Palmer, BA MBCS CITP


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  3. Work history
  4. Specific skills
  5. Formal qualifications
  6. Memberships and special interests
  7. Publications


Born November 27, 1938. British citizen. I live with my wife on the coast in Dorset; we have four children, all left home.

Current availability

June 2002: I am retired as a programmer but still do some unpaid computing consultancy work for Dorset County Museum. I am also engaged on my own research project in Romano-British archaeology.

I specialise mainly in Linux operating system, Perl programming language, and TeX typesetting system.

My home computing installation runs Linux and I am happy to advise people who are considering moving to Linux, either from Microsoft Windows, or from other Unix systems.

If you have a project you think I can help with, you can contact me from my home-page.

Work history

Specific skills

Formal qualifications

Memberships and special interests


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