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I have moved to a new domain name for my blogs. This was necessary when I could not find a way to sever the connection with www.sys-con.com. A few years ago I agreed to have my blog articles reposted on their web site. They promised a small cut on any advertising shown on my pages on their site. The number of visits is impressive, over 136,000, yet I cannot detect any money having come from them into my Adsense account. I suspect that the number is wildly inflated. If you are an editor from sys-con then could you tell me how to end our relationship.

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More Stories By Ken Fogel

In 1980 I bought for myself the most wonderful toy of the day, the Apple ][+. Obsession followed quickly and by 1983 I was writing software for small and medium sized businesses in Montreal for both the Apple and the IBM PC under the company name Omnibus Systems. In the evenings I taught continuing education courses that demystified the computer to the first generation of workers who found themselves with their typewriter on the scrap heap and a PC with WordStar taking its place.

In 1990 I was invited to join the faculty at Dawson College in the Computer Science Technology program. When I joined the program the primary language was COBOL and my responsibility was to teach small systems languages such as BASIC and C/C++.

Today I am now the chairperson and program coordinator of the Computer Science Technology program at Dawson. The program's primary language is Java and the focus is on enterprise programming.

I like to write about the every day problems my students and I face in using various languages and platforms to get the job done. And from time to time I stray from the path and write about what I plan to do, what I actually get around to doing, and what I imagine I am doing.

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