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1 The Big Rat ® ITC 1968

2 System 90 AKA Joe 90 (Iain and Jamie having fun) ® ITC 1968

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4 Farewell to Roger

5 Possibly the Life and Times of Grizzly Adams or the Legend of Grizzly Adams ® 1977

6 But maybe the Life and Times of Roger Mack or the Legend of Roger Mack Listen mate don’t Sh!t In my forest Listen mate don’t Sh!t In my forest

7 In the Beginning Came to Glasgow as a student in 1965 Graduated B.Sc (Hons) Chemistry Graduated Ph.D Post Doctoral studies in Cell Biology Joined CS as Programmer –1974 User services – operating systems Univac EXEC 8, IBM OS360, KDF9 (EGTRAN), ICL GEORGE 3 /4 and EMAS Basically Roger has been at Glasgow man and boy since 1965

8 In the Beginning Mainframes were King Systems Support (SS) were the elite Applications support annoyed Systems by playing with their toys Network support were OK! Since they generally stopped users accessing The Mainframes anyway Users – Well they were users

9 In the Beginning Roger – key member of the SS from 1977 Other members Colin Strain Colin Sledge John McDonald Pats-Brother-John Pat Moran - Der Führer SS (ICL) Hardware/Software Engineers Dom, Gerry, Sam, Jim et al –

10 And Then Roger the new SS-Der Führer - from 1982 Promoted to Division head in 1984 Roger (Smiley) Mackenzie Spycatcher Should have joined CS Directorate Demise of the Mainframes – from 1993 Big void for the SS – many had left or were leaving NLM Bob says ‘Sunny go and play with Bill’ And so he did! Enjoying peaceful days, friendships with Brian and Aileen and learning new languages; German, Spanish and of course MS speak – TCO, ROI and the like

11 How they were!

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13 Aucun vous devez raser d'abord

14 How they were!

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16 And Now! Microsoft’s importance Desk Top Certain Back office apps Ready made MS expert Ideally positioned for MS Domain, Server, AD and Exchange support Back to a central role and key member of CS SDG/TIG

17 Just Roger Recognize Maker/Greek Cornmaize Likes Wine Tinkering with all things electrical/mechanical Presence Commands respect – even from hackers Calmness Pragmatic

18 What We Will Miss The other CS Knowledge and Expertise Wise council - Pragmatism Commitment His phone ringing a 100 times a day???

19 And So ‘Roger and Out‘– Well maybe Best wishes from all Many many years of health & happiness Privilege to know Thanks for deciding to spend so much of your career with CS


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