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  • 1.  Retirement

    Posted 06-19-2019 11:00 AM
    After 42 years of working with IDMS, 38 of those with Cullinet/CA/Broadcom I will be retiring at the end of this week.

    I have always been proud that IDMS had the highest customer satisfaction rating within CA and I know the current organization is committed to continuing that tradition.

    It has certainly been an interesting experience over the years and I have had the opportunity to meet many of you at conferences and onsite visits.  I have appreciated all of the support I received and the friendships that were established both within the U.S. and internationally.

    Best of luck with your future endeavors with IDMS.

    Dick Weiland

  • 2.  RE: Retirement

    Posted 06-19-2019 11:04 AM
    You will be missed! Best wishes in your retirement and always. I fondly remember when you & I were inducted into the IUA Hall of Fame the same year. And I appreciate all of your support on cases over the decades. 
    If you want to keep in touch, you can find me on Facebook and my personal email is cal@caltherapy;org. Best wishes! - Cal 

    Cal Domingue
    Principal Support Engineer
    3965 Freedom Circle | Santa Clara, CA US 95054 
    Office: 609-583-9611 +49803 | 

  • 3.  RE: Retirement

    Posted 06-19-2019 11:04 AM

    Thank you so much for all of your contributions, Dick. You will be missed!

    Good luck and enjoy your retirement!

    Lenn Thompson
    Community Manager, Mainframe Division
    Broadcom Inc.

  • 4.  RE: Retirement

    Posted 06-19-2019 11:07 AM
    Edited by Brian Brendlinger 06-19-2019 11:30 AM

  • 5.  RE: Retirement

    Posted 06-19-2019 11:16 AM
    Edited by Brian Brendlinger 06-19-2019 11:26 AM
       We will sorely miss your knowledge and skills.
       I hope we can follow in your huge footprints.
       You are going to be a VERY hard act to follow.
      Enjoy your retirement!
    Brian Brendlinger
    Principal Support Engineer
    Broadcom | 200 Princeton S. Corp Center Suite 400 | Ewing, NJ 08628

  • 6.  RE: Retirement

    Posted 06-19-2019 11:58 AM
    Good luck Dick,

    I hope you have a happy and fun retirement. You will be missed at all levels not least of which your bright and enthusiastic personality.
    (At least we've got recordings of IDMS webcasts and training sessions)

    It's been a pleasure to have met you.


    Steve Rundle

    Principal Database Administrator (z/OS IDMS)

  • 7.  RE: Retirement

    Posted 06-19-2019 05:12 PM

    I remember the first time I met you.... fall 1985 at User Week in Los
    Angeles.?? I'm there as a user, first conference in my life.?? I remember
    2 things from the conference... the Beach Boys at the Event Night, and
    your class on ADS.?? I don't actually remember much of the content of the
    class itself, but I remember sitting in this long narrow room with an
    instructror with short blond hair waiting for to start his
    presentation.?? Somebody from the hotel walks in and asks him if he
    needed a microphone, and you answer nope, you have a loud voice that
    carries!?? True!

    It's been a real pleasure working with you over the years Dick, and on
    behalf of the IUA, I thank you for your dedication to the IDMS product
    line, the IDMS users and for all your help at our conferences over the
    years !

    On a personal note, have fun, enjoy life, bike away!?? Good news: you
    won't ever have to justify not going on a business trip on a game night !

    If you ever come to Montreal, please give me a call, we'll have a beer!


  • 8.  RE: Retirement

    Posted 06-20-2019 01:51 AM
    Edited by Ian Hill 06-20-2019 01:52 AM

  • 9.  RE: Retirement

    Posted 06-20-2019 01:52 AM
    Edited by Ian Hill 06-20-2019 01:52 AM

  • 10.  RE: Retirement

    Posted 06-20-2019 01:52 AM
    Hi, Dick,
    Thanks for your assistance over the years.
    Not only helpful and informational but often entertaining.
    Best wishes for a thoroughly well-deserved retirement.
    If ever you find yourself in Denmark, come and say hello.

    Principal Support Engineer

  • 11.  RE: Retirement

    Posted 06-20-2019 12:33 PM

    Hi Dick,

    I'll always remember your comment  at the Breckinridge Ski Resort Restaurant after our waitress walked away; "Well, she won't wear that dress any more" and what I perceived as my IQ Test in following your directions to get to your house from the CA Lisle Office.

    Thanks for all the good memories and for always being there to help and especially thank you for leaving IDMSDBMS and IDMSDBIO in such good shape!

    Best Wishes for a well-deserved retirement!

    Joe Perkins


    Joseph Perkins (Contractor)

    Sr. Database Administrator, Systems Made Simple Inc.

    Service Operations - Infrastructure Operations

    Office of Information and Technology, IT Operations and Services

    Office: (530) 260-0165           Monday-Friday (9:00 am – 5:30 pm CST)

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  • 12.  RE: Retirement

    Posted 06-21-2019 11:54 AM
    ​Oh no!!!, you Can't retire Dick! Jokes aside

    I wish you all the best in your retirement, enjoy the good life.
    you will be sorely missed.
    Thank you for all the technical support help you provided over the years. You are one of the best!


  • 13.  RE: Retirement

    Posted 06-21-2019 08:47 AM
    Hello dick,
    I would first like to thank you for the opportunity I had to meet you and then thank you for the opportunities I have had in exchanging information and knowledge about IDMS with you during all these years. I hope Broadcom will get someone with their level of knowledge to continue with their work. desire of heart, much success, peace and tranquility in his retirement. A big hug from the friend here in Brazil and, if you want to come and visit me, you'll have my support here. Congratulations and good luck.
    George Fadul

    George A. Fadul
    Sr. Database Engineer
    CTIS Technologies
    Brasilia, Brazil

  • 14.  RE: Retirement

    Posted 06-21-2019 12:58 PM
    I wish you much happiness in your retirement.  Lord knows, after putting up with all of us over the years, you certainly deserve it.  It's hard to believe we've all come this far since the Cullinet days.  I've learned a lot from you since then, and you were always patient with me as I attempted to pick your brain.  I also enjoyed listening to your presentations over the years as you know.  You have been a great mentor to all of us.

    We all owe you a great debt of gratitude, and you will be truly missed.