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Posted August 15, 2012 - 10:20 PM

Somewhere I have my TRS 80 and qBasic book...

Good luck in your new adventure, Howard.

I have always had respect for people that can take a leap of faith like that and land on their feet.
I have a friend who drilled water wells for a living. One bitter cold day, he called his boss from the rig, said "I Quit", sold everything he owned and bought a ticket for him and his dog to the Virgin Islands. He knew no one, had no where to stay, and lived for 3 weeks on the beach eating fish he caught and coconuts. He finally found a job and a place to stay, made friends quickly and met his fiance there.

He has since moved back to the states and has a successful freelance construction and restoration business near Atlanta.
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Posted August 15, 2012 - 11:02 PM

Sounds like it's time to retire the old Commodore computer. :huh: And I was just getting used to it.
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Posted August 16, 2012 - 04:38 AM

I made a career change myself, it's rough at first, and you might have to take a cut in pay. But in the end it will work out.

With a new career you will have to work your way back up, it may take a few years, but hang in there.
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Posted August 16, 2012 - 07:01 AM

Best of luck on your learning , Al
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Posted August 16, 2012 - 08:34 AM

that 8088 chip(showing your age) Gee, maybe I should dig out my Pascal programming books :rofl2: :rofl2: :D

Ya, my brother and I were just talking about this stuff, we figure our first little Timex-Sinclair is probably in a box in one of our attics...That thing was "cats jammies" at the time...Man the changes...
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Posted August 16, 2012 - 08:41 AM

Howard you are gonna make it ! Today is the day!! "seize it and run" you will be glad you jumped into the fray !!

Remember: "we don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing"
Now go get'em :thumbs:
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Posted August 16, 2012 - 09:05 AM

Howard, I did the same thing you are doing. In the early 90's they found a tumor on my right lung and removed 2/3 of it so I couldn't do much physically. I went back to school for computers and was doing great. Then a buddy came along who had a technology business and asked if I wanted to work part time. Not long after that he made me a deal I couldn't refuse and I worked in IT until the day I retired and in a way I guess I still do. It can be done just keep focused on what your objective is.

Alan you still have a TRS 80???? I had one back in the 80's but the power supply went out and at the time I didn't know enough to replace it.
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Posted August 16, 2012 - 12:47 PM

Good luck Howard,you'll do alright.
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Posted December 05, 2012 - 09:01 PM

:dancingbanana: Man I am bubbling over tonight! I've just completed my first final which is the introduction to security. The mid-term did not go as well as I would have liked, so I studied hard :reading_the_manual: and it paid OFF! Got a 96!! on the final and secured an "A" for the semester! WHOOO_HOOOO!!! Gotta get the kids to bed and celebrate LOL! :dancingbanana: :beer: :D :smilewink: :beerchug:
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Posted December 05, 2012 - 10:26 PM

Great news! Congrats :thumbs:

Have one for me in a toast to your hard work.
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Posted December 05, 2012 - 10:38 PM

I admire you more than you'll ever know for doing this. After drafting for years I decided to go back to become an engineer. I can attest to how difficult it is raising a family, working full time (40 hours minimum at the time) and studying and doing homework. I did the math one day (after all, I was in math classes) and found that by the time a graduate and go through the rerquired internship, it would have been time to retire. It had been so long since I was in school that I had to start from square one as none of my previous credits would transfer. So, I decided that drafting was what I was supposed to do and have been happy doing it ever since. Give it your all and I wish you well.
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Posted December 05, 2012 - 10:43 PM

Congrats on the 96! Extra effort always pays off!
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Posted December 05, 2012 - 11:20 PM

Congratulations Howard. Tuff going back to school, I have to admire you.
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Posted December 06, 2012 - 04:57 AM

Congrats, Howard! That's hard juggling things around and getting study time, hope it pays off well for you.
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Posted May 09, 2013 - 01:39 PM

I think this post deserves a refresh.  While I don't have a degree yet, I have traveled a fair distance towards getting one.  I am very proud of the results.  No, I have not been working full-time, rather I have been doing so side jobs as time permits, but I have to say that since the end of March, the pace has been pretty relentless.  I took six courses this semester, and finished the final exams for the last one on Tuesday of this week.  Here is the result of two semester's worth of studies:

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