I am 75 years old, retired in 2004 due to massive heart attacks in 2002. My company was good enough to put me on disability for a couple of years, then into the good old government merry go round of social security and medicare.
My heart Ejection Fraction is 17 to 22% on good day, which not a lot of them are.
I shouldn’t /wouldn’t be alive if not for my wife getting me to the ER ASAP, and a bunch of Doctors and hospital staff being my guardian Angels.But I am.
I started in the engineering field while still in high school doing drafting work for a grain elevator builder, and it snowballed from there.
I was a Design Engineer for a large USA midwest/multi-national construction equipment manufacturer. In addition to that I was a trainer/coordinator for several CAD systems over a 20 year span, that last being one of the PTC ProE versions.
That got me to the the attention of the IT folks, and I set up and maintained HP-UX stations for 100’s of users. I bought a SuSe 5 CD set and a large PC to put it on at home to keep my hand in the game. I liked it(nice to see that Xfce mouse again on my laptop Leap start up)