Rob Ainscough                   the Rabbit Hole 

Hello World  

Welcome to the binary extension of Robin Ainscough.  I hope you can find some enjoyment in my digital presentation of what I do in this journey of life.
 
WHAT I DO:

I currently work for a small software company located in Oakland CA.  I design, code, implement software solutions for the self storage industry.  I'm the #2 person in our company and head our development team.

My Current Tools:

Visual Studio 2008 - 2012
VB, C# (.NET), XAML, Silverlight, ASP, JavaScript
Microsoft SQL (2005-2012)
Photoshop CS6, Premiere Pro CS6
Cinema 4D

My current platforms:

Windows 7
Windows 2008 Server (IIS7)
Windows SQL Server (2005-2012)

The software languages I've used over the years:

TRS-80 BASIC (1981)
PDS Basic 7 (compiled basic) 
Pascal
PC Cobol
Paradox
C, C++, VC
Assembler x86
Assembler PDP 11-44 (mainframe)

I started coding at age 16 (1980), self taught as my high schools didn't have any computer science programs.  I helped pioneer the introduction of computer science courses during my senior year at my High School.  I soon discovered that computer science was natural fit for me, I found it very easy for me to understand and more importantly be able to take that understanding and turn it into a good career.

I've done well for myself and my income has helped me enjoy other hobbies.  I married later in life to my very loving wife (she is just amazing!!) and we've enjoyed each other for over 13 years with many more to come.

MY ORIGINS:

I'm British but have adopted a home in the US and have become a US citizen.  I was born in Pakistan but during my early years I traveled all over the globe with frequent trips to/from the UK for boarding school.  I've had a very interesting life with some great exposure to other cultures ... the good, the bad, and the ugly aspects of those cultures.  My travels have provide a more global perspective of life and the my adventure thru life.