1980 Cray Time

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Cray Time - Boeing had a Cray-1 Super-Computer.... and since they couldn't use it 100% of the time, and these things (and thus time on them) cost a fortune, they would sell/lease any excess computer time to companies that didn't have a Cray-1 Super-Computer. My Dad worked for Boeing Computer Services, selling that excess capacity. Since I was into computers, I could get time on the machines. I was definitely the only kid on my block or school that had logged Cray-time.

They say experience is what you get, when you didn't get what you wanted. I'm not completely sure about that... but work experiences make us who we are (or influence it). This is too brutally honest to be in any Résumé, it's more a Dilbert-esque look at the working world, not to malign the companies I worked at (which were far from the worst places), but more to remind others or myself of what experiences and lessons I got, when I didn't always get what I wanted.