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    To David Abramowitz and anyone else who remembers - I was a very active member of this forum community back in the '90s at which time I was freelancing. Yes, I was a consultant in-between jobs. That lasted for over 22 years. Then I became an IT Manager of a small mid-range shop - one of my former clients. I retired from that position a year and a half ago after a total of 46 years in IT. So now what do I do other than the normal retirement things? I blog. If interested check out Link: Blogging Life Extension To all of you - keep on working. Those of us collecting social security do appreciate it!

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    I remember your name Frank. Best wishes in retirement. I bet you have a few IT stories to tell! Chris

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      Chris - Yes, I remember you. Here's one story. Back in the 80's time frame, I was told by several sons of owners that they wouldn't be able to install a computer until their father retired. I worked in one multi-generational business where the father-owner came over to me and demanded to know what the son was paying me. I told him and was immediately informed by the father that I was fired. The son had previously told me that if this ever occurred to leave and call back in and inform him what had happened. I did. A meeting between the son, IBM and me that was previously scheduled in a couple of days was immediately rescheduled for an off-site location. The son immediately set up a second work location for me in their building in an area rarely frequented by the father. I was informed to turn off the lights if dad headed anywhere near that area of the building. Fortunately, the father came in to work with decreasing frequency. If he was approaching the building, I'd get a message on my screen informing me to leave my normal work area and head for the secret location. This actually went on for a couple of years prior to the father's passing at about 90 years of age.

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        That's hilarious. I once had an IT desk in a warehouse, dusty, complete with crawling bugs. I was required to wear a tie and dress pants. I don't frequent this website's forums much anymore. But I'm on vacation with extra time this week. Chris

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          Frank, May you truly enjoy your retirement for many years to come. I will drink a tall cold one in your honor, Dave

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            Dave - Thanks Dave. I will match your tall one by drinking one in your honor as one of this forums most loyal and consistent participants! Frank at Blogging Life Extension

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              As one of your former employees, you are truly missed here. Keep on running!

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                Thanks for the kind words. "Yes" I still jog about 5 times per week and am looking forward to the local 5K race coming up the last Saturday in May. It will be the 31st annual run. I've run in all 30 of them thus far. Got to keep the old body moving. I wouldn't want it to cease up!

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