Who am i..?
The person who is behind this site is a freelance
database programmer and system analyst (well at least that's what
he claims he is) who got stuck with Visual Foxpro after being
assigned to convert 3 inch thick Clipper DOS-based codes to a
He then realized how elegant and straightforward
FoxPro is compared to Visual Basic, his first love fourth generation
He is on his continuous quest of learning why
bought FoxPro for a whoopin' 173 million dollar deal (they
were lacking a good database application then), added 'Visual'
to its name, yet still continues to market VB over Visual FoxPro.
In time he might learn to accept that VB is MicroSoft's
pet project/love child and realize that VB is stuck with version
6 while Visual Foxpro's version 9 is on its way. But of course
giddy Microsoft's new pet project these days wears a .NET mask.
Yet, he was even happy that VFP was not included in that Visual
Studio .NET package.
Since 1998, he has created, maintained (and converted
badly designed VB-created systems) and handled 42++
database related projects. Most of them done in Visual Foxpro
6 and Clipper 5.2 which he slowly converts to VF8 compiled files.
There's something about that eighth version that makes things
extra sexy... well aside from the lighter toned fox icon.
He prefers working free lance and doing consultations
to being an 'in-house programmer' (also known as 'cyberslaves')
who are often 'abused' and not well compensated in this part of
the world. These in-house slaves are often considered to transform
into superhumans with mediocre-sidekick payrolls in between snack
Aside from this site, WildFire also maintains
website which holds some of his digital
art creations and wallpapers. He is a member of DepthCore,
an international kick-ass abstract digital art group and his deviantart
profile can be found here. Thank God he doesn't have any Friendster
He has three e-mails. Two of them welcome spam
with open arms rendering it unusable already. One he keeps to
himself to prevent spammers from finding it out. But you can reach
him though via the OUTPOST
Forums, where you can discuss virtually anything under the
Currently... WildFire dwells in New Manila, Philippines
with his loving wife and two kids, one mischievous... both DVD
toon movie addicts and his four computers... Parcel, Compaq, Light