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    Quote Originally Posted by O'Dell View Post
    When I got out of the flying for the Navy I went to work for Chevrolet as an engineer. It was okay, but I wanted more, so I went to law school at night and got my JD in 1977. I worked as a corporate lawyer for twenty years until I got fed up with the profession. I bought my first computer about 1979, a Commodore 64 portable [?]. I taught myself how to program it and then jumped on the first IBM PC. I started my own computer company, and ran that until I got cancer in 2005 and retired. BTW, the cancer was gone in three months after a lot of radiation treatments, but I stayed quit since I was 76.
    WOW your doing well if you were 76 in 2005! Good for you.
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    I am addicted to brake fluid...don't worry I can STOP at anytime!

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    (I understand if this gets deleted.)

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    Cool Get Ready for Thanksgiving!


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    I like to keep up with the new high tech stuff too.
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    A man can never have too much red wine, too many books, or too much ammunition
    -Rudyard Kipling

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    That slide rule brings back memories.
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    I used to use one of these brilliant gadgets.

    Man of steel - Kahr T9, CZ75

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeepster09 View Post
    WOW your doing well if you were 76 in 2005! Good for you.
    Ooops, I should have said 2015. I would be turning 83 on Feb. 29, 2023 if there was one. Can I keep the "Good for you"?

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    Graduated Highschool in 1975.
    Was taking anatomy and physiology, biology, chemistry...
    No student in my classes owned a calculator.
    In my science classes the school had a single Texas Instruments calculator per class.
    76/77 went to Antelope Valley Community College for my A.A.
    They had an IBM System 3 mini-computer for Cobol/Fortran classes.
    Coded on an IBM 029 keypunch (cards).

    In High School was figuring out what I wanted to do professionally.
    Dad, a Clinical Psychologist, wanted me to be a physician.
    And I had to specialize, although the specialty was my choice.
    I chose Radiology until I looked up the grades and other admission requirements.
    With severe dyslexia it was crystal clear higher education was out for me.
    I wanted to be a Park Ranger.
    But with very few job openings, 4 year degree requirements and relatively low pay - it looked like a poor choice.
    So I went back and filtered on two year degrees, job openings, max salary and long term growth.
    Computer Programming was the clear winner.
    Didn't know much about it and had no interest in it.
    But It looked like the best choice so...

    For many years I refused to buy a personal computer.
    Employers would loan me a "take home" computer for production support.
    Finally they stopped loaning out computers and I had to get one for myself.
    Started with Chromebooks.
    But the latest ones haven't been unreliable for me.
    So switched to a cheap HP laptop running Windows.
    When I retire I'm sure I'll never code again
    But that profession did served me well over the years.

    Oh, this being a gun forum after all.
    I think my first, sort of, gun was a Daisy Red Ryder BB gun.
    Later moved up to a 5mm Sheridan Blue Streak air gun.
    And finally, as a kid, got a Ruger 10/22 carbine.

    My first centerfire weapon was a S&W 629 44 Mag (I wasn't a kid anymore - LOL!)

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    "Never pet a burning dog"

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