About Drcmaint
Joined November 2016
Well, here I is.

I am currently mainframe computer operator, and been doing this for 20+ years.

Before that, 12 years as computer maintenance in the USAF. Usually waiting for the operators to break something so that I could fix it. The systems I was trained on were: AN/FSQ-7, Univac 1050-II, IBM 360 Model 75J, and IBM 370 N12-N8.

I was stationed in a few places, notably, 21 months in Australia. Me home away from home.

I am a licensed private pilot and aircraft maintenance technician. And with that I was an Aviation Parts manager at a small airport FBO with small charter airline hauling freight for UPS and USPS.

My interests are mostly, sailing ships, aircraft, modern ships, spacecraft, real science and science fiction, and cad drafting.

So, why am I here? Mainly to find a way to find enough income to fix my house to keep it from falling around by ears, and to build a decent retirement. And maybe enjoy it while doing so.
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CarolMeador Premium
Hello, Drcmaint. Nice to meet you. I enjoyed reading your profile. Welcome to my network. Thanks for following me back. If you get stuck as you work your way through the training, don't hesitate to ask our awesome community for help. There is always someone who knows the answer and will be happy to help you. Best wishes for your WA success! Carol
NannaGoosey Premium
Wed, Nov 29, 2017

Hi, John.

So - after just over a year here, how's your experience with WA going? Are you advancing rapidly, or going slow and steady?

(Me, I'm the "slow and steady" type).

If you haven't connected with him yet, you know who you might want to look up? DoubleTap (Randy). Here's the link to his profile:


He used to be a pilot, so I bet you two could talk "pilot stuff" for hours. :)

drcmaint Premium
At the moment, just the go slow and steady. A lot of life seems to be getting the way. But, I'll plug along. I'll get there when I get there. Thanks.
NannaGoosey Premium
Thu, Nov 30, 2017

That's the spirit - just keep plugging away at it and you'll get there.

That's what I keep telling myself. :)
DBeatty Premium
I read your profile. I have also been working with computers since early 1970s. I was a supply specialist as a civilian employee at George AFB, in the Mojave desert of California. We worked on a Univac 1050-II to keep track of the supplies inventories coming in and going out of the base. A lot of it was to service the F4 Phantom jets that were flown every day.

Then in the early 1980s I was tasked with learning to operate an Apple IIe. There was just one with a storage capacity of 1MB for the entire office. Throughout the 80s, it was decided that everyone needed their own computer. Everyone learned at their own pace, but I was the go-to guru when someone got stuck. It was fun.

I got into Wealthy Affiliate because I was looking for a second job to help with the bills at home. I didn't want to have anything to do with calling people or sales or MLM. I happened across a comparison chart between AmeriPlan and Wealthy Affiliate. I kept reading about WA and everything I read made such good sense to me. I became a premium member the first day I joined, and few weeks later I went yearly so I wouldn't have to worry about another bill every month.

I've been here 5 weeks now, and I'm amazed at how much I have learned, and know I have a long way to go. But it doesn't seem like work to me. I love learning and putting those lessons to work right away.

Wishing you much success!

drcmaint Premium
Thanks for the follow. It's not everyday that I find anyone else who knows what a 1050-II computer is. And, not to mention, were you able to order parts for something at Priority 14, and walk the paperwork thru and get it in about a hour? I was able to go directly to the warehouse and get it. The good old days.
DBeatty Premium
No, I never went into the warehouse. Never had too high of a priority. My specialty was AGE (air to ground) equipment. We would borrow from other bases, and they would borrow from us. It was kind of fun. We worked in a darkened room with glass walls that we wrote on in grease pencil. I had a top secret clearance.
drcmaint Premium
Well, we used the priority system where Priority 1 was the highest and could only be used on the flight line and for war time only, and otherwise you use priority 2 with justification. Priority 14 meant it could be a year or forever before you got anything. At Langley, we found ways around that. So, the lower the number the higher the priority and the higher the number the lower the priority. Then you could use K-NORS, which you needed something yesterday. Man this old stuff.
DBeatty Premium
That makes sense that Priority 1 means right freaking now. With our jet training program at George AFB, we tried to keep as many of the Phantoms up and flying. I actually saw one go down one day. It was so strange because everybody that was walking on the base and heard and felt the THUMP just stopped momentarily, realized what had happened, and then walked on. Thankfully, it only happened once in the four years I was there.
Pernilla Premium
Hello John!

Have often seen you around in the community. Thought it would be a good idea to finally come and get to know you a bit. I'm pleased to meet you and am following you now.

You've got an interesting background and exciting interests. I'm not a pilot, but I wish I could fly. I worked for several years as a flight attendant though, and I had the possibility to sit on the jumpseat during take off and landing now and then. I still find it fascinating how aircrafts and spaceships can lift up high in the sky and even out into the huge space.

Wish you a great journey to success in the online business!

:-) Pernilla
garydlc Premium
Hello John

Just dropping by to say Hi, and to see how you are doing,

I would also like to thank you for visiting my blogs from time to time and commenting, encouraging and generally participating,

If there is ever anything that I can do for you, please do not hesitate.

Ps. When can we expect another excellent blog from you ?, so that we can comment Lol.

All the best
ambweblounge Premium

Thank you for the follow. It's always great meeting new and exciting people like yourself. I look forward to your posts and can't wait to see how we can collaborate in the future.

My motto is "Be~Do~Have" and the universe will give. Always be kind to others and they will be kind back. The secrets of life is gratitude!

Have a blessed day!

garydlc Premium
Hi John
Just stopping by to say Hi, and to see how you are doing, I hope things are great there in your corner of the world, when can we expect another blog or two, you have been awfully quiet, well I will drop in again sometime, fare thee well John.

joekeriii Premium
Aloha John,
Thanks for following me!
I've just been here a few months, but I've already learned a lot and created a website that's getting some traffic.

Kyle & Carson have put together an awesome program here and it's made very strong by engaging collective wisdom of the WA community.

It takes time and effort, but results do come if you stick with it.

Wishing you a great and prosperous 2017!
drcmaint Premium
Thanks a lot.
seconds2work Premium
Thank you John, for following me back. If you need any help or have a question, I'm here to help you. Meanwhile please read my latest training about branding your business. Here is a direct link to my training. Good luck and God bless
Compsol99 Premium
Thank you very much for following me and welcome to the WA community! Be sure to follow all the training that is available on this site and don't be afraid to ask questions. The people in the WA community, myself included, are happy to help you. Best of luck to you in your endeavors.
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P.S. Please check out my websites on my profile page to get an idea of what the Wealthy Affiliate training can do for you. Any feedback or comments would be greatly appreciated.
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Loes Premium
Hello John,♫Welcome! Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun on WA. Thank you for following me.

From the start, I have written training for every issue I had problems with myself. I also made a list of 1001 niche ideas, a checklist with 25 points to go through before you publish a post, 101 blogging ideas when you get stuck and an A-Z WA dictionary. I just love lists:) It has been very helpful to a lot of people. I have listed them in one blog you can find on my profile. It's the first website link on the right (click on my picture to get there). I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please add a comment to this message or leave them on my profile.
Success building your business in 2016-2017. See you around, Greetings Loes
drcmaint Premium
Thanks for the support
ArtByHeart Premium

You have made the best possible choice for your online marketing career and well on your way to success. Now that you are premium members, all the content on this site is available for you. I wish you great success as a wealthy affiliate :-) Don't forget that hard work pays off! I will be following your success and celebrating your mile stones.

Happy Greetings,
SimplifyLife Premium
A key to rankings is building your network by adding other members who are here eager and willing to help you out. The more likes, the more support. This is a great new extended community. I'm glad you were able to upgrade to Premium. I'm waiting anxiously until that paycheck arrives tomorrow.

Hope you are having fun here! I sure am. It's more like a hobby with a learning curve for me right now. :)
drcmaint Premium
Am working on this. Thanks for the support.
SimplifyLife Premium
Take your time. I know how tiring our work is. Small steps. I try to dedicate no less than 20 minutes catching up on comments daily. I have been a dynamo with training until I wore myself out last night. I will get back on track tomorrow after work.

I hope you are enjoying the community here! See you in a few hours. :P