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February 2021    

New Year
Finally! New president, covid reservations, new house


Well, the new year is finally here. Good riddance to 2020.

I have no illusions about 2021 - there are many challenges ahead - but there is reason for optimism.

New president and vice president 

Congratulations, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris! A breath of fresh air.

Covid vaccinations 

Hopefully, the vaccination roll-out will improve with saner heads prevailing at CDC,DC and Food & Drug. Nancy and I did manage to get our first shots, and reservations on the 26th and 27th for the second shots. As soon as you get a chance Get Vaccinated!

New house

In november we finally found "our house" after a year of looking. Admittedly, we were very pickey, but it paid off - we got just exactly the house we wanted.


I'm pretty busy, with the new house, etc. but I'll try to update soon.
 

Author: JMP :-) Category: blog
(Created: Feb 16, 2021 11:58:49, Modified: Feb 16, 2021 12:15:10)


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News:

New blog framework

We have a new framework for the blog. I think it makes viewing eaisier, and, behind the scenes, it makes editing easier.

I hope to begin posting a little more regularly - we can but hope!

Enjoy!
JMP

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About John


John M. Pantone

John is now retired, and living in Ft. Myers, Florida, USA. He keeps very busy with software development, model railroading and hobbyist electronics. John also enjoys backpacking, photography, cooking, bowling and DIY projects around the house.

John has been directly involved in Object Oriented Technologies since the early seventies. His wide-ranging role included work with industries and systems as diverse as the electronics, aerospace, bio-tech, banking & financial, telecommunications, and transportation.

Playing an active role in the development of Object Oriented Technology, John has contributed to the development of Object Oriented Analysis & Design Notation and Methodologies (OMT and UML), Object Oriented programming languages, commercial database management systems and Object Oriented Analysis and Design Tools. Additionally, John provided training and mentoring in the related subjects of XML and Service Oriented Architecture.

As co-founder of Objectech Corporation (in 1988), John provided professional services, consultation and training to many organizations and individuals. In addition to developing the very successful OOPS is no Mistake! seminar series, John has spoken at seminars and conferences throughout the world, including OOPSLA, the Borland International Developers Conference, COMPCON and meetings of the ACM, ASM, IEEE and AIIE.

John was an instructor at UCSD Extension, Department of Information Technology and, in 1997, was awarded Outstanding Instructor, and was the featured speaker at the 1997 Extension Commencement Ceremony.

John was a course developer and instructor for ASPE, inc. which provided technology instruction through international onsite delivery, as well as live, instructor-led online options.