Archive for June, 2007

30 Years

June 27, 2007

It was 30 years ago today that I reported for my first day of work at IBM. That time has definitely gone by quickly!

Although I hired in as an electrical engineer, and did that kind of work for many years, virtually all of my assignments have had some component of computer programming. It was a good thing that I developed an interest in programming while I was in college, as that is what the business has needed me to do.

I am quite happy with my current assignment, so I will be continuing to work fulltime for the foreseeable future.

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Motley Fool CAPS

June 26, 2007

I make stock predictions on the Motley Fools’ “CAPS” web page. At one point this morning, I was ranked 30875 out of 31137 players. So, anything that I write here about the stock market should definitely be ignored :-). I guess I might as well try to be in last place. I will probably get there without trying. Perhaps if I “try”, I will end up moving up in the rankings :-).

I’m baaaaaaaaaaaaaack

June 25, 2007

I didn’t intend for it to be several weeks between posts, but a lot has been going on. I have scribbled down some notes and will try to get caught up on things as the summer progresses.

This past weekend was amateur radio Field Day. I spent some time in Nicholasville with the Jessamine Amateur Wireless Society (JAWS). They had quite an extensive setup with big antennas and lots of radios and computers. One guy has some small towers that he keeps around just for Field Day. He owns a bucket truck which makes erecting the towers and installing the antennas a lot easier. One of the JAWS members put up 1200 feet of wire antennas. I got a chance to meet some guys I had worked on the air, and renewed some acquaintances from long ago.