Good luck Roger.

I hope retirement brings the challenge and adventure you are after.

Cheers!!

Don





From: "Roger Harman" <roger.harman@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "MIDRANGE-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <MIDRANGE-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 31/12/2021 02:53 PM
Subject: A new chapter begins....
Sent by: "MIDRANGE-L" <midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>



Well, after 37 years on the midrange platform, tomorrow will be my last
day. Retirement awaits me.

It's been a good run and I have so many to thank for their help along the
way.

Some of the old-timers may know of Howard Andrews. He used to be very
involved in COMMON.
Howard gave me my first job in IT as a Jr. programmer. He taught an RPG
class at the local Community College.
I enrolled in it as a lark - needed something in my schedule. Eventually
he hired 6 of us from one of his classes. Started on a S/38 Model 4 or 6
as I recall running Release 6.

Bruce Fong was my first boss and, even though we were an RPG shop, taught
me to program in C - which I had never seen before.
He also taught me how to do comms between PC's, Cash Registers, S/38. All
using 3780 BiSync. Learned about 5294's as well.
BTW... My PC workstation had two floppy drives. Had to swap out diskettes
to run the C linker. Wow!

And, of course, everyone on this list, whether you know it or not, has
helped me in some fashion. I can't thank you enough.
David... Thank you so much for providing this wonderful forum. It's been
a godsend to my career.

I'll still be hanging out and, hopefully, able to offer an occasional
answer.

Thank you one and all - I consider you to be the friends that I've never
met.


Roger Harman

COMMON Certified Application Developer - ILE RPG on IBM i on Power


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