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Sunday, July 06, 2008
I graduated from the University of Colorado in 1975 with a Bachelor's degree
in Computer Science. I worked for Neodata Services in Boulder from 75 to
79. In 1979 I was hired by Information Industries Inc. and sent to a 10
week class to learn all about a system called ACP (Now called TPF). They
placed me at United Airlines under contract. United hired me in January
1980. I started working on VM in 1982 and have been there ever since. The
latest incarnation of the company is called Galileo International and was
bought by Cendant in Oct. 2001. Cendant chose to outsource the operations
and systems programming staff to IBM Global Services, so I am now an IBMer.
This was quite a surprise. I downloaded Linux for 390 from Marist when it
was first available and have been fooling around with it ever since under
our VM system. We have about a dozen Linux systems now.
We have two children both of whom are in college now. That's why I seem to
be broke all the time. We enjoy sailing our 24 foot sailboat on Colorado
lakes in the summer. They get a little stiff in the winter, though. I also
play a little bass guitar for fun.