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I remember: Music Delivery Technology

I remember: Music Delivery Technology

Very Early Radios had Vacuum Tubes Photo by VanveenJF on Unsplash Radio I remember the early Tube Radios which were rather large pieces of furniture. Over time, with the invention of the transistor it reduced them to a smaller footprint and even table top devices. And later hand held battery operated music dispensers, and we became Disc Jockeys…

I remember: Computers and other technology

I remember: Computers and other technology

Photo by Alessandro Vallainc on Unsplash   Mainframe Computing to Cloud Computing “There is no such thing as a new idea. It is impossible. We simply take a lot of old ideas and put them into a sort of mental kaleidoscope. We give them a turn and they make new and curious combinations. We keep on turning and making new…

Helping my 94 year old friend setup his new learning tools

Helping my 94 year old friend setup his new learning tools

Photo by JD Mason on Unsplash   What keeps Bob going every day Bob turned 94 in January 2019.  Bob’s obsessed with two things golf and bowling. What keeps Bob going every day, his obsession for getting better at bowling and golf. Bob forgets that he’s 94 and cannot do either like when he was 74. Bob will…

So what is your writer’s  plan Roger?

So what is your writer’s plan Roger?

Photo by Matthew Bennett on Unsplash Glad you asked I have a plan. I’ve had plenty of time to plan one so here’s what I’ve got as of today.  Not that the plan will undergo tweaks and changes, OK it will probably happen. No it will happen, I know myself better than to say otherwise. We all communicate…

Roger Skibowski the Writer 1.0 finally emerged

Roger Skibowski the Writer 1.0 finally emerged

Photo by Dmitry Ratushny on Unsplash   About Roger Skibowski   Hi, I’m Roger Skibowski a Writer.   In the beginning Roger Skibowski is my pen name.  I came up with this name when I was twelve years old, and wanted to be a writer, but I waited.   Some time has passed I lot has happened between…

The Distraction of the Job Search Years

The Distraction of the Job Search Years

Photo by Amy Hirschi on Unsplash I don’t need yet another job Jan 1, 2019 I finally gave up the notion of searching for another Information Technology job. After several years into the retirement adventure I got this spark of interest of returning to the 9 to 5 environment. Not sure why, I even asked myself that question…

June 2017 began my Recalculating Period

June 2017 began my Recalculating Period

Photo by Simon Connellan on Unsplash   What is a recalculating period? There are two concepts that I think best describe what a recalculating period meant. The first one the GPS device and the second one an Albert Einstein saying. One benefit during employment was job related travel. During travel usually meant rental cars in a foreign town or…

What Early retirement looked like for us

What Early retirement looked like for us

Photo by Ruediger Theiselmann on Unsplash     The master Plan When I was younger, I had this notion I wanted to retire by age 50, thinking age 65 was too far away, So at age 57 several events and circumstances made us consider early retirement. Our new master plan was to sell our home and with the equity purchase our…

Moving to the Seattle Area in 1998 from the Bay Area

Moving to the Seattle Area in 1998 from the Bay Area

Photo by Al x on Unsplash I received the call One thing I learned sometime ago, from who I don’t recall, was always to keep your resume current.  The advice was as soon as you start a job update your resume.  This one piece of advice and my actions to take heed has been a blessing for me. …