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Topic # 6864 28-Feb-2006 23:08
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As you may have guessed from my cleverly-chosen handle, my name is John.

I am a computer programmer, currently using New Zealand's own Jade. I used to work for Unisys in Pasadena, California, in the Database Management System department.

I joined up mainly to participate in the MySky discussion. Who knows where it might lead?

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Reply # 29543 28-Feb-2006 23:35
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Hello John... Welcome to Geekzone. I worked for Unisys for 16 years and 6 months, before leaving and making Geekzone my full time job.

I started with LINC in 1985, then joined Unisys in 1989. I visited Mission Viejo a few times for some training in old A Series stuff (not old, OPEN/OLTP for example) and Malvern for good LINC and NAP stuff (I was working in the Telecommunications group for the last 8 years, with NAP).

Hope you enjoy here, and participate lots. If you are in Wellington, we are planning the Geekzone Dinner 2006 already... Think about some time off later this year!





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  Reply # 29556 1-Mar-2006 07:59
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Welcome John. I was meaning to ask about the cryptic origin of your handle...




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Reply # 29573 1-Mar-2006 11:11
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Hello John from John welcome to GZ hope you enjoy the flight,

and another GZ dinner in Wellington count me in give me lots of warning will fly down from Auckland

John :o)



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  Reply # 29616 2-Mar-2006 00:24
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freitasm: I started with LINC in 1985, then joined Unisys in 1989. I visited Mission Viejo a few times for some training in old A Series stuff (not old, OPEN/OLTP for example)

LINC in 1985 - was that in the LINC Development Centre or as a user? I took the LINC 10 course in Chicago in 1982, and a few years later attended a TOI in Irvine given by Sir Gil Simpson. I remember trying to figure out what a "meemo component" was! Eventually I figured it out!

I never went to Mission Viejo, but did go to Santa Anna a couple times for GEMCOS projects (eeeew!).

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Reply # 29617 2-Mar-2006 00:35
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I was a customer in 1985 - trained in LINC on a B1714, but put my hands on work with a couple of B6910 Advanced (with those incredible 6MB memory). Then A9F, A5, A12, A15, A16, and then the Clearpath series...

GEMCOS, NDL II, TPMCS, and COMS. Yep, done all that, but my forte was really LINC and DMS II.

















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Reply # 29620 2-Mar-2006 03:04
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DMS was my Forte II!

You'd have to be a Burroughs geek from way back to get that one!

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