After surviving 4 years of the military and 4 years of being a contractor in Saudi Arabia, he decided to see if he could make his hobby his career. Some of the concepts Mike learned during the 8 years of aircraft maintenance have made their way into DCL. Michael, along with Tim Norman, spawned the concept and initial coding of Double Choco Latte.
Mike started programming at age 10 on a TRS-80 Model I. He used BASIC, and eventually with the help of OS/9 Level II on a Tandy Color Computer III, BASIC-09 and C. Mike counts BASIC, Visual BASIC, C, C++, Visual C++, PHP, ASP, Turbo Pascal 7, and shell scripting as languages he feels most comfortable with. Mike is also well versed in PC hardware.