About Ken Haynes
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.
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.
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 pilots 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).