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My name is Dale Sinder.

I'm a 60 year old male, recently retired software engineer. My education is in Electrical Engineering with a BS and MS. I started a PhD program with Nick Holonyak, inventor of the LED, in 1975 but I dropped out after developing serious depression. I grew up on a farm in East Central Illinois. During my adult life I've been a farmer, programmer, computer-based education developer, software engineer, manager, systems programmer, database and web developer, and consultant. Over the years my non-professional activities, have included traveling (often camping), scuba diving, photography, audio production, flying (private pilot), and videography. During my retirement I've been enjoying doing a lot more reading than I was previously able to do. I am now a volunteer producer for Urbana Public Television. I've meet a lot of very interesting people over the years. Many of them have had a lot to do with creating the technology that pervades modern life. Others are family, teachers, friends, colleagues, and chance encounters I have enjoyed.

I tell stories about the people I've encountered, places I've traveled, things I've done, and things I've had happen to me - What I've learned from them and how they have changed my life; how they have made my life. They include a lot of humorous events, sad events, and some strange events. They cover the range from my earliest memories, including recurring dreams, to very recent happenings. I try to find lessons and humor in even the unfortunate happenings.

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