About Ken Haynes

My Background

I am originally from London and now live in Seattle, Washington USA.

I started as a programmer in 1981, working on the Xerox 820, having gotten my start on the Sinclair ZX-81. Since then, I have worked on staff and contract for companies such as General Electric, The International Stock Exchange, Legal & General Insurance Company, Barclays de Zoete Wedd, and Abbey National Bank.

I started my career using the BASIC programming language then moved on to C and Assembly Language. Since those heady days, I have learned and developed projects in Delphi, C# + .NET, HTML, JavaScript, ColdFusion, CFScript, PHP, SQL, and a few others. As for operating systems, I started with CP/M and DOS. I have used every Microsoft operating system since then.

In June of 1990, I was elected as a Fellow of the Institution of Analysts and Programmers.

Due to Covid-19, etc. I made the decision to work from home, and have since focused on the continued development of a free Windows system program I created, called PCFerret Pro. I originally wrote PCFerret (as it was called then) back in 2002. You can pick up a copy from here, should you so wish.

My career in IT has been good to me and now that I am (significantly) older, I feel that the time is right to pass on some of my knowledge to other people, both within the IT community, and those who simply need a little help. Plus, it keeps me off the streets.

To this end, I have created a YouTube Channel called Ken Haynes Tutorials (it took me weeks to come up with that name), which contains free IT-related content and IT tutorials such as How-Tos, and I shall continue to add content on a weekly basis. Please feel free to subscribe and let me know your thoughts.

So, I guess that my new job is as a Content Creator. Hmmm, I like the sound of that.

You can follow me on Twitter if you so fancy. I love feedback, so please let me know what IT tutorials you would like to see.


“fun” facts

I do like my coffee. I also like programming the Arduino and making electronics projects.

An avid animal lover and a vegan.

I love anything to do with flying and I have a student pilot license – it has been a number of years since I took lessons though.

In my downtime, you may well find me watching YouTube videos on electronics, engineering, nuclear physics, and history.

I have a particularly useless, Diploma in Advanced Driving Instruction.

Freeman of the City of London (even more useless).



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