World view Timeline at the close of 6,026 years: Sep 30 2008
Recorded history: Free Will & Hidden design: 5,995 yrs of man, 31 yrs Son of God
6,027 yrs approaching 2010=2,513½yrs Eden→Exodus + 1,000yrs Exodus→Egypt + 2,513½yrs Egypt→Eden - Garden City = 6,027 yrs
If we endure we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:
If we disbelieve yet he stays faithful: he cannot deny himself"
Steve's Business Background
Eric, father, was an NCR cash register and business machines sales account manager, systems analyst, employer & educator 1956-1981.
1968: Grade 12 at Brisbane State High. Studied languages and economics.
1969: Back Office Clerk / trainee accountant at Wallace Bishop Jewellers.
1970: Money Market Clerk / trainee accountant at Pioneer Sugar Mills Ltd (overseeing, boy, "millions" of dollars with wining/dining etc).
|Mainframes & Mini-computers: Writing in Cobol, with 2015 as my 44th year as a professional programmer see one definition. Working at Pioneer Sugar's Brisbane office and under tutelage from |
In 1976 had a four year sabbatical from the computer world see further details in Christian Retailer section below.
|Employed on NCR mini-computers and writing in Cobol, adapted Property Rates, Cash Receipting and Debtors applications for various Local Government Councils. Trained Council staff throughout Qld & NSW.|
|dBASE II. Transition. In April 1984, contracted to develop a database for Human Resource Management on a $10,000, single-user, IBM XT (hard disk) computer . At Christmas, contracted at Myers Indooroopilly to develop a multi-user customer database using Digital Research's Concurrent DOS. Also, wrote a Stock and invoicing system for Southern Carpets in Logan. In 1985, now back on mainframes, upgraded Qld State Govt Cobol applications and trained staff on the ICL computer at Dept of Main Roads. In April 1986, back on PCs, wrote a General Ledger and Debtors program for churches and aid organizations (Australia-wide), again in |
PCs: Data Analysis & Database Management on 16-bit DOS and 32-bit Windows, designing & building numerous systems using |
Working with Datacare (now IT Integrity) who supported each installation, Steve wrote feature-rich, integrated systems for hundreds of sites, involving thousands of employees. Full office systems were thus installed at: Qld Theatre Company & Northern Securities on Novell networks, then, working with Blue Nursing staff at Moorlands House (originally owned by the Mayne family - see Mayne Hall below) wrote Domiciliary software for 62 of 63 Blue Nursing (BlueCare) Centres in Queensland (Brisbane excepted). During the 90s, implemented clients' care data on Apple Newton handhelds for RN nurses in the field, and installed office systems at Anglican, AOG, Baptist, Catholic, Greek Orthodox, Lutheran and Uniting Church Aged Care Homes, Bible Colleges and Christian wholesalers - see below.
With Windows XP Professional edition, stable multi-tasking finally arrived coupled with advanced networking features.
In 2001, web enabled Jack Bradford's Brisbane Junior Theatre.
This completed Steve's decentralized distribution database package:
Christian Retailer Background|
1975-1976 Following a time of encouragement and prayer with a number of close brothers and sisters, started distributing Christian books and records to individuals and church prayer/youth groups through Ayr, Home Hill and Townsville.
1977-1978 Inspired by their Bookshop in Brisbane, became Townsville secretary for the Full Gospel Businessmen Fellowship Int'l and opened the Bookshop in the main street of Townsville. Ran a number of concerts with overseas artists, one of the first being an outdoor Larry Norman concert at the newly opened Dean Park Sound Shell, with Larry performing rock and ballads on high action classical guitar and grand piano, great acoustics and heart-felt message. Jamie Owens followed next in Bowen, then concerts with Barry McGuire, Honeytree, Chuck Girard, Randy Stonehill in Townsville, then - later in 1984 - a Phil Keaggy concert at UQ's Mayne Hall in Brisbane. Every concert included Australian artists in support.
Christian Wholesaler Background|
|1979.||Warehouse manager for Rhema Records and Keystone Magazine. Travelled twice to U.S.A.|
|1982-1986||Business manager in Australia for DTS Records & David Smallbone Promotions Pennant Hills Sydney.|
|1987-1996||Royalty Systems / Stock & Debtors software at Alpha & Omega Records now Crossroad Distributors - Keith & Joyce Bray.|
||Stock & Debtors software at Harvest Christian Products (Christian Art Gifts) & until 2002 GPH in New Zealand.|
|1991-2001||Stock & Debtors software at Lighthouse Christian Distributors.|
|1993-2008||Stock & Debtors software at W A Buchanan & Co|
|2003-2014||Stock & Debtors, Payroll, General Ledger & Creditors software at Care and Share Products.|
|2007-2009||Stock Database manager for Christian Bookselling Association Australia.|
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