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Devin Montgomery
(dsmontgomery) - MLife

Locale: one snowball away from big trouble
Re: Who is your daddy and what does he do? on 01/15/2010 10:50:24 MST Print View

In chorus: "Hi, Kathleen."

I feel like maybe this is a group of hikers with a working problem. :)

Roy Staggs
(onepaddlejunkie) - F

Locale: SEC
I guess I'm my daddy on 01/15/2010 11:18:07 MST Print View

I retired at 54 about 6 years ago. I still work as a migrant nuclear worker for 4 to 6 months a year, basically to finance our next trip. Sometimes I work as engineering support/project management/oversight and sometimes an industrial safety specialist. I prefer the safety work because my life goal is now to reduce my stress level to “as low as reasonably achievable.“ My wife says that I will have to keep working as long as I insist on buying toys. Please stop me before I buy again!

Alexander Laws
(goldenmeanie) - F

Locale: Los Angeles
Daddy on 01/15/2010 11:56:31 MST Print View

Since graduating from art school, I've spend a few of my days in all kinds of trendy women's boutiques with vapid(this was a joke) shop girls and the pretty boys(they are pretty!) ;)sample

Edited by goldenmeanie on 01/15/2010 14:22:55 MST.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: on 01/15/2010 13:42:43 MST Print View

Alex:

I live in LA and I don't think I've ever ventured into any "trendy boutiques with vapid shop girls and pretty boys"! That's the thing about our LA -- it's so huge it's like a collection of many different 'worlds'.

Interesting though. I should start taking some "awareness tours" of my own city. Itinerary suggestions?

Edited by ben2world on 01/15/2010 13:43:44 MST.

Alexander Laws
(goldenmeanie) - F

Locale: Los Angeles
vapid on 01/15/2010 13:55:07 MST Print View

It was a little joke Benjamin ;) Not a remark about LA in general... I love the place! ...north of Ventura is especially nice ;)

Awareness tour itinerary: Urth Caffe. Great coffee!
I am sure you have no real interest in visiting trendy women's boutiques in your spare time... I only do it in hopes of paying the rent :)

Edited by goldenmeanie on 01/15/2010 14:20:14 MST.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: vapid on 01/15/2010 14:12:32 MST Print View

I see, you got me there. Methinks north of ventura lies outside "The Place".

Edited by ben2world on 01/15/2010 14:41:31 MST.

Larry De La Briandais
(Hitech) - F

Locale: SF Bay Area
Software Engineer on 01/15/2010 14:15:57 MST Print View

Or sometimes referred to as simply computer programmer.

I work on a computer system that very few know about. It's the IBM mid-range system, originally know as the AS/400, aka System i, iSeries and IBM i.

Anyone even know what RPG is???

(And no, not Rocket Propelled Grenade or Role Playing Game ;^) )

And time outdoors is limited to weekends and vacations. But I do get a fair amount of vacation time, and my wife does also. :^)

Edited by Hitech on 01/15/2010 14:17:32 MST.

Gordon Towne
(gordontowne) - MLife

Locale: New England
RPG on 01/15/2010 16:25:49 MST Print View

I've heard of RPG, but don't profess to know much about it except that it's been around a long time.

Mark McLauchlin
(markmclauchlin) - MLife

Locale: Western Australia
Re: Software Engineer on 01/15/2010 16:58:18 MST Print View

Started my programming on the VAX and ALPHA, using a VL420 terminal.

Jim Colten
(jcolten) - M

Locale: MN
from one dinosaur to another: Software Engineer on 01/15/2010 16:58:47 MST Print View

RPG: Report Program Generater

In the late-mid 60's IBM released the IBM 360 line of mainframes. There were several models offering different amounts of processing power within the same system architecture ... except one, the model 20. The model 20 was completely different and was a low end system targeting those still using tabulating machine equipment like the IBM 402 and 407. RPG was a programming language designed for those who were coming from programming with wires and plug boards limited to tabular reports including totals and sub-totals.

I once read a humorous piece offering pithy short descriptions focusing on the weakest points of various programming languages. The title included the phrase reinventing the wheel and all the quips contained allusions to wheels. RPG's was along the lines of "Gives you all the wheels you need except the steering wheel"

Edited by jcolten on 01/15/2010 17:01:17 MST.

Larry De La Briandais
(Hitech) - F

Locale: SF Bay Area
Re: from one dinosaur to another: Software Engineer on 01/15/2010 17:14:53 MST Print View

I'm surprised anyone here had ever heard of RPG. BTW, it more resembles C than the original RPG now. I never write reports anymore. ;^)


"programming with wires and plug boards"

My uncle had a few of those boards. I took one to my first RPG class for a little historical perspective.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: from one dinosaur to another: Software Engineer on 01/15/2010 17:29:55 MST Print View

I never program with plugs and switches, but I do remember typing away cases of IBM punch cards! Debugging and re-punching cards were no fun at all -- I don't care how nostalgic you are! :)

Mark McLauchlin
(markmclauchlin) - MLife

Locale: Western Australia
Re: Re: from one dinosaur to another: Software Engineer on 01/15/2010 17:53:29 MST Print View

I know of one MAJOR company over here that still uses a mainframe that boots using punch cards

John Donewar
(Newton) - MLife

Locale: Southeastern Louisiana
Re: "Who is your daddy and what does he do?" on 01/15/2010 18:54:46 MST Print View

I also am my own daddy.

Being and I/E (instrument / electrical) Technician on a 4 ten hour day schedule gives me at least a three day weekend every week. With four weeks paid vacation plus all of the three day weekends I have ample time to plan trips, construct gear and of course hike. I have 2 weeks planned for this year on the AT.

And yes I am planning on retiring in 4 1/2 years. :-)

Note: The I T forum is two mainframes over and one server down. :-)

Party On ! 2010

Newton

Joe Geib
(joegeib) - F

Locale: Delaware & Lehigh Valleys
Re: Who is your daddy and what does he do? on 01/15/2010 20:07:33 MST Print View

@Joe C:

A Borough is a small incorporated town. Here out east, most everywhere is incorporated into a local government subdivision; Cities, all the way down to towns (developed), townships (rural - similar to unincorporated places elsewhere), and boroughs. The title of Manager is a "professional" appointed position, rather than a "political" elected one.

My wife thinks its funny when she says I'm a "Burrow Manager" (like rabbits).

George Matthews
(gmatthews) - MLife
Re: Re: "Who is your daddy and what does he do?" on 01/15/2010 20:14:12 MST Print View

Beware of computer programmers that carry screwdrivers

Jim Colten
(jcolten) - M

Locale: MN
Re: "Who is your daddy and what does he do?" on 01/15/2010 22:21:51 MST Print View

Beware of computer programmers that carry screwdrivers

Back in the day that would have been soldering irons!

Timothy Sexton
(Tijos1) - F
"Who is your daddy and what does he do?" on 01/16/2010 08:22:25 MST Print View

I'm a San Diego State University student and son of a famous psychologist who pays for my schooling as well as pays me for getting good grades. I earn $500 for each A I get, so without question I get straight A's. Living and eating with my parents also has its financial benefits.
I got back last night from a thru-hike from the Star of India in San Diego to the Stars of Hollywood Blvd. Took me 8 wonderful days and had an unforgettable experience. How great is a 4 week winter break.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: "Who is your daddy and what does he do?" on 01/16/2010 09:42:40 MST Print View

My mom gave me $2.50 for every A I got. :(

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Who is your daddy and what does he do on 01/16/2010 12:41:16 MST Print View

Wow - $500? 3 degrees including Grad School and all I got was a lousy piece of paper.