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Old 04-08-2009, 08:26 PM   #21
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Old 04-08-2009, 08:58 PM   #22
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He fly/work with the Prowlers?
Nope. One of the few who doesn't! He's a nurse.
Have you seen the next generation of prowler? It's called the Growler. Suh-weet!
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Old 04-08-2009, 08:59 PM   #23
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Nope. One of the few who doesn't! He's a nurse.
Have you seen the next generation of prowler? It's called the Growler. Suh-weet!

My hat's off to him. Give him a great big hug for me.
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Old 04-08-2009, 09:08 PM   #24
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Retired Systems Analyst/Programmer - began in the dark ages
of punched card data processing - mostly worked for IBM.

Mike, that puts you in my age bracket. One of my jobs while in collage was working in a plant that made punch cards.
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Old 04-08-2009, 09:24 PM   #25
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My dad used to work with the punch cards. He worked on computers bigger than my house and now has to call me to fix his PC. I remember going to his work and playing with the punch card machines.
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Old 04-08-2009, 09:59 PM   #26
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LOL - first thing I ever programmed:




Hated having to track down the burned wires on that bakelite board to "debug" a program!

Data entry (what CRT?)



A database was a stack of punch cards - and we didn't need no stinkin software to sort data for us ... we had these puppys!



Unfortunately, the Navy didn't want me for my programming abilities back in 1967 ... so I went medical for 20 years ... worked back into biomedical engineering (computer/med lab equipment interfacting, real-time data acquisition, analysis) - then back into full time programming (some legal, some mortgage banking but mostly soil/concrete dam engineering). Won a couple of awards from the Corps of Engineers for creating a LAN version of what would be the WWW a few years later - under DOS 3.0.

Currently - unemployed.
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Old 04-08-2009, 11:03 PM   #27
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Wow. Interesting thread. The stay-at-home-grandpa cracked me up. I work, then take care of the grandkids after work. They are 2 and 1/2 and 6 months. Yikes. For my "real" job, I'm an adapted physical education specialist in the public school system. I do the the P.E. and remedial movement programs for k-8th graders in 25 different schools in my district. My students run the gamut from severe multiple disabilities through the autism spectrum, etc. I take all my equipment to at least 5 schools a day. It's exhausting, but I get my own workouts in at 5:30 a.m., then hit the ground running until I fall into bed at 9.
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Old 04-08-2009, 11:04 PM   #28
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Nope. One of the few who doesn't! He's a nurse.
Have you seen the next generation of prowler? It's called the Growler. Suh-weet!
My company builds the the Growler.

My wife is a nurse, too.

Synchronicity.
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Old 04-09-2009, 03:21 AM   #30
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[quote=Michael in FtW;811142]LOL - first thing I ever programmed:





Data entry (what CRT?)



A database was a stack of punch cards - and we didn't need no stinkin software to sort data for us ... we had these puppys!

We made our own program cards!!

IBM 360? My first "computer" job was in Data Entry. We had card punch machines as well as a mini computer.

Next I was a main frame operator. Kept in shape mounting and dismounting tape drives and tending to printers the size of a small car.
Now I run batch jobs on a main frame from a remote site. Now I am out of shape, technology stinks!!
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