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|Howdy Y'all!! My name is Bob. I am from, and have now retired to South Carolina, USA! I am happily married since April of '92. We have two children, a daughter who was born in '94 and a son who was born in '97. I became interested in computers and how they work back in the early '80's. I graduated High School and joined the US Navy in '82. The Navy trained me to be a Data Systems Technician. I was responsible for installation, maintenance and repair of many shipboard digital electronic systems and peripherals to range from main frames computers to laptops, paper tape drives, card reader punch units (Hollerith), mag tape drives, high speed line printers, medium speed line printers, desktop printers, etc., etc. After 20 years of this, I retired from the Navy. I did some contracting work in the field. Worked as a Field Product Specialist for Pitney Bowes for about 2.5 years, and then went to work for a local school district repairing laptops used by staff and students as well as the network that connected them all and the printers and various other devices. While on this career path my health started failing with back, feet, and nerve issues. I am now disabled and unemployed. I enjoy fishing, boating on the lake and river, camping, spending time with my family and my Miniature Schnauzers! I donate my computer time to many different organizations in hopes it's findings can someday make life better for my kids. My Son has Type 1 Diabetes, and while I have not yet found a project using distributed computing to search for a cure, I have high hopes that some of the research done by others will aid in the discovery of a cure for that disease especially!!
Thanks and happy crunching!!
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