Category Archive: IBM

Sep 01 2011

Another “30 years ago” moment

I’ve written earlier about starting at IBM 30 years ago, retiring after 30 years, my father’s 30 year watch from Leitz… today marks one of the inspirations for my 30 years. Happy 30th birthday, Steff!

Jun 02 2011

My Brike, and when it was called Bike to Work Week

June! I’m enjoying the weather and looking forward to enjoying the summer. I’ve always enjoyed the beginning of summer, cycling has always been a part of that. And Bike to Work Week (BTWW) is one thing that’s defined the beginning of summer for me for years. Toronto wasn’t the first to come up with the …

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Apr 27 2011

The “Official” Retirement Lunch

IBM gives retiring employees a lunch, and with a limited budget it was a challenge to decide who to invite… I picked 12 to share the afternoon with, and I think we all enjoyed it. The venue was Baka which Terry had suggested based on a Summerlicious event. The scotch list was enough to confirm …

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Apr 25 2011

After One Month, and One Trip

I’m sitting in my study/studio (I refuse to call it an office anymore) and knocking things off my lists, feeling good about life. A month ago today I walked out of the doors of IBM and it really has been quite an exciting month. I guess it still hasn’t hit me, I have yet to …

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Mar 30 2011

A Farewell Fete

It’s Wednesday already, a week since Terry & Peter hosted my “Retirement” party. I struggle with that word, I’m far from retired. Only from IBM and the only difference is that I get a little health coverage provided for a few years. The real difference is that I have time now and no shortage of …

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Mar 26 2011

Closed the previous chapter, this one is now officially open

Well, it’s really here… the Next Chapter. All thoughts of IBM and SIS are part of a previous part of the book, no going back. And to honour the transition, I’ll post here what I shared with my friends and co-workers as a “parting shot”. My 2nd to last email from “” (that ID has …

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Mar 08 2011

Travel… not yet, “just” planning time

I am busy at work winding things up and down, transferring what I think is important to the people who will carry on the work I’ve been responsible for. I’m actually very busy with all of that, and I’m sure the next 13 days of work I have left will go by very quickly. I’m …

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Mar 03 2011

T – 22, the word is out

Rumours were spreading since I started telling a few people about my impending change and a couple of things were waiting for it to be “official”.  Now those are set in motion. The first being the invite email that my friends are waiting to send out. They had booked the party room at our favourite …

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