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Since I have a broad enough back (even at my only 5'6" - 170cm height), it all slid off like Teflon and I just kept going.
Which today inspired me to make this post to be my Forum-post # 20,000.
This post is not about ThinkPads, but about my long love for cars, the older and more diversified, the better!
Originally I became an automotive engineer, with a job-offer from Ford in Windsor, Ontario/Canada, to help design engines.
In 1968 I emigrated to Canada, but first went to stay for a few months with family in Vancouver BC, to get "used" to Canada.
Within weeks I got to know someone who worked in the IBM Data Centre there.
I liked what he told me, I went for a job interview there, and the rest is history.
I became a fully fledged Systems Analyst/Programmer on IBM Mainframes, with Cobol and Assembler as my 'main languages'.
Over the years I added about 15 other programming languages.
Since I have had so many cars (ca. 45) over the years, I can't remember them all.
Fondest memory is of my black 1961 Volvo P544, which looked exactly like this one: http://www.gentrylane.com/s/wp-content/ ... lvo-03.jpg
But to no longer bore you with my details, last Sunday, July 7, 2019 I spent the whole day at
The 28th Irish Classic and Vintage Motor Show in Terenure, Dublin, Ireland.
About 1500 cars were on display, dating from around 1890 - 2019.
Among them an electric Jaguar, valued at about 1 Million Euros and a very early Aston Martin Prototype (show-winner).
Not to forget my brother-in-law's 1969 Porsche 911s 2.0 rally car.
To get an idea of that huge variety, have a look at this 1 hour 15 minutes photo-show on Youtube
The weather was scorching hot, with some people even fainting from the heat!
Since I moved back to Ireland last May, we have had more sunny days and better weather than almost all of last year in PA, USA!
Ireland is on FULL lockdown till December 2020!
Covid-19: Mask it or Casket!
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I watched about a min of the video and it looks really interesting, seeing the designs of the various vehicles. Something to see later tonight...Thanks!
Thanks for all the help (and also the fun) you've given us these years!
(That Volvo is indeed really lovely, you should have kept it... )
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I doubt that the weather is the only thing that's significantly better in Ireland when compared to NEPA...
Congrats on the post # 20K. Keep it up, it's been a fun ride.
While I'm missing you guys dearly I couldn't be happier that you finally made it to where you want to be.
One huge CHEERS to you, my dear friend...
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Cheers. I think this calls on you to hoist a Guinness.
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