Monthly Archives: January 2011

How I changed the computer Service Manager at ISD

How I changed the Computer Service Manager at ISD (2/2010) In 1974 I got a job with a company that sold time on Supercomputers. They were in Oakland but moved to Santa Clara. Information Systems Design rented their computers from a company … Continue reading

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On Kidney Stones

(5/12/2010)   As of May 2010 I have had a total of 6 kidney stones that I know of.  They have all been different. In June of 1970 I was experiencing the stress of a marital separation. The first Kidney … Continue reading

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The UNIVAC 1005

The UNIVAC 1005.  (2/2010)   How I attached myself to the project   In October, 1964, I was hired by John Klein, the systems manager for the Army division, of the Federal Government Division of Univac Corporation. My title was … Continue reading

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Many small comments have had a major impact on my life.

Many small comments have had a major impact on my life. Bernie Weitzer was a VP at Western Union. In a casual conversation we had he referred to me as a “Professional Manager.” Although I did not have a great … Continue reading

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“How I met your mother”

“How I met your mother” My Dad always was complaining that we didn’t have enough money. He wanted the lights out when you weren’t in the room. There was one time when I remember him asking us to cut expenses. … Continue reading

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The Three Most Maligned Virtues; Greed, Sloth and Pride.

The Three Most Maligned Virtues; Greed, Sloth and Pride. (3/22/2010)   I think that greed, sloth and pride get a bad rap. It was not the energetic guy who carried whatever load was required who invented the wheel or the … Continue reading

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Fischer’s Law

Fischer’s Law I regret that I never found the time or inclination to write “Fischer’s Law.” I should have written it and publicized it and made it as popular as ”Chicken Soup for the Soul,” etc. Fischer’s Law states, “When … Continue reading

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Change your words, change your thinking, change your life

Change your words, change your thinking, change your life (3/10/(2010) Last week I had 3 inches of my small intestine removed in an unpleasant surgical procedure. Being on Chemo my immune system is compromised. Had I not had the surgery … Continue reading

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Assumption of Universal Benevolence

Assumption of Universal Benevolence Although I want to be special and unique, the older I get the more I suspect that we are all the same. And, we all want to be special and unique. I don’t know anyone like … Continue reading

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Transient Ischemic Event

Thursday, January 13, 2011 Wow!  Just got the news that the obstructions in my carotid arteries are very serious and that I need to see a Vascular Surgeon right away.  Judy, our Nurse Practitioner,  says that on a scale of … Continue reading

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