Like many software developers I was interested in Technology from a young age, I began my interest in computers when I was aged 11, this was around 1981 when computers around a little bit but were finding there way into the homes and small businesses, my father was a lecturer in Manchester Polytechnic around that time and he said to me would I like to learn computers and he said once you get into them there is no turning back so he gave me a very simple to use computer known as a Sinclair ZX81, a Z80 based 8 bit computer popular with hobbyists at the time, it did not have all the fancy features like a LED for power or even a switch to turn it on and off!! But it gave me the taste I needed to learn how to program, ZX81 Basic was a very simple language to learn and my father guided me on the world of computers and how they worked and how hardware worked and how software manipulated it, we had a friend called Jan Podlaski (passed away around 2000) who we missed greatly who also taught me to program with in the Z80 basic assembly language and I was hooked on software design, so from 1982 to 2000 I was developing my own applications and over the years I developed these applications for small businesses
These were the early years of development before I started seriously getting into software design and Website design.
My first website was launched in 1999, which was Grindlestone Edge Kennels and Cattery a small simple website which was developed on a PC, Athlon with AOL Press then soon updated it with Microsoft Frontpage.
Now obviously its over 15 years on and I am still developing websites but I was also the “Computer Guy” who would go to peoples houses and fix the computers mainly because of the love of helping people.
How did Genesys come to be?
Around 2000 -
So I decided to keep the name “Genesys File Cleaner” aka “GFC” which I feel is a good name for the product and I will keep updating the application as much as possible adding new features and functions to make it more advanced and reliant upon.
Why charge for it?
Well like most developers we need to make a living, I work hard its only fair that I get some money for the time I spend developing my applications which I hope people use and enjoy and fine useful. I have always mixed my applications what I have developed with FREE versions such as what is available to download on my other websites but I feel its only fair that I get some payments for my effects, when I used to go to peoples computers they would ask me to install the application on there computer and to be honest once I installed it and run it I very rarely had any calls from them but if I did it was mainly hardware issues not software as it seemed to kill any programs that would try and install them selves unless you installed it your self and it rebooted which then the virus would be installed, my program took 99% if that when it carried out the cleaning process and the malware would get past the reset phase as my program deleted it before it had a chance to.
I generally charged £30 for the hour’s call out and additional charges of £15 after wards, so I feel £15 for the download or £25 for the CD is good value because its a very reliable application and up to now no one who has used it has said that it does not work, the only issue sometimes is anti-
Below are a few comments of people I know who used the Genesys program and there comment!!
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The first website I ever designed. Developed on AOL Press and developed in HTML direct and partials in scripting.
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A small lists of websites I have developed over the years:-
Some still active some dead. Due to ceased trading or supported by someone else or inhouse. Dead = not trading or not live anymore or that I don't support the site either. These websites are from 1999 to this day. ** = The site is still there. Unfortunately the dead ones are a lot of companies that have shut down over the years
This is only a few of the websites, there is a lot more but it I wont include them as there is so many I have done in the last 2 decades.
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