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  1. Jim Thompson

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  2. Who I hope to meet some day is the 15th century clown that thought it would
    be a good idea to dress faculty in black robes and a black hat for an
    outdoor graduation in mid-May in the Sacramento Valley tomorrow AND Friday
    at 4 in the afternoon.

  3. Jim Thompson

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    Can't you imagine what Yuma will be like on May 25th :-(

    ...Jim Thompson
  4. That trumps me. What you doin' in Yuma?

  5. Jim Thompson

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    For Caitlin's graduation.

    ...Jim Thompson
  6. John Larkin

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    I never "graduated" from Tulane. I had no enthusiasm for standing
    outside in the New Orleans June heat and humidity, in a rented black
    robe, for a few hours while fatheads pontificated. I had an
    unavoidable "work obligation", which included cool drinks and air

  7. John Larkin

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  8. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    What really blows me away is the cost of all that. We just got a notice
    from a neighbor's daughter. I think it's called commencement notice or
    something. Just to obtain the cards, stationary, professional
    photographs and all that costs around $1000 (!) per kid and it is
    expected that their parents all spring for the full package. Couldn't
    believe it.

    Of course, the other extreme isn't so cool either. A few days after I
    had received all the required blessings for my masters degree in
    engineering the "ceremonial matters" consisted of a bland postcard. It
    read "The printout of your engineering degree has been completed. Please
    pick it up at the administration building room 123 between 8:00am and
    5:00pm". That was it :-(
  9. Do you celebrate at all when y'all complete a major project at work?

    Best regards,
    Spehro Pefhany
  10. Jim Thompson

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    I did that for my Master's at ASU ;-)

    I had them mail me my degree certificate.

    ...Jim Thompson
  11. Jim Thompson

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    Actually I prize my postcard, "The Faculty of the Massachusetts
    Institute of Technology Department of Electrical Engineering has
    recommended you for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Electrical
    Engineering", that was received a full two months before commencement.

    ...Jim Thompson
  12. Bob

    Bob Guest

    That's what I want to know, too. She is a real beauty.

    I'll tell ya -- if I was a much younger and she was a lot uglier...

  13. Jim Thompson

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    I posted a picture of my daughter's training class photo at Congress a
    week or so ago.

    You can't tell from that photo, because she always wears conservative
    clothing, but she has a body to die for ;-)

    But all the beauty is inherited from my wife... I've already shown
    that I'm butt ugly ;-)

    ...Jim Thompson
  14. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    I was wondering the same myself. She's a bonny lass.

  15. Ross Herbert

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  16. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    You still have that postcard? Wow.
  17. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    You have a master's from ASU? I thought you didn't like ASU.
  18. Jim Thompson

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    Caitlin is quite the all-around girl... good grades, raises
    championship goats, and is a blue-ribbon-awarded photographer ;-)

    ...Jim Thompson
  19. Jim Thompson

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    When I came to Motorola, straight out of MIT, Motorola had a training
    program that included getting a Master's at ASU on company

    So I went, clashed, asked, "When do you plan teaching this course on a
    college level", etc. Got credit for a lot of courses I didn't have to
    take (taught as undergraduate at MIT).

    The only worthwhile thing was my Master's Thesis... first BiFET OpAmp
    design, EVER ;-)

    ...Jim Thompson
  20. John Larkin

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    Cool. What sport do they play?

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