Good luck!

Mit freundlichen Grüßen / Best regards

Birgitta Hauser

"Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land among the stars." (Les
"If you think education is expensive, try ignorance." (Derek Bok)
"What is worse than training your staff and losing them? Not training them
and keeping them!"
?Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they
don't want to.? (Richard Branson)

-----Original Message-----
From: MIDRANGE-L <midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> On Behalf Of Roger
Sent: Freitag, 31. Dezember 2021 05:54
To: MIDRANGE-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: A new chapter begins....

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

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

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

Roger Harman

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

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