iPad Newbie, but learning fast

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    OK, here's where I introduce myself. I'm an old timer that has been writing code in various dialects of various computer languages in industrial and manufacturing environments since 1972. I cut my teeth on a CDC 1704 mini-computer that actually used real "core" memory writing in FORTRAN and assembly language. It held a whopping 64kb of memory and was the size of a refrigerator laying on its side and was housed in a special room just to supply air conditioning to it and its peripherals to keep them from frying themselves. Starting around the same time I wrote code for the earliest Motorola, Intel, and other chip sets soon after they were invented and made available to the industrial world.

    I've done a lot since then including chemical making and manufacturing systems in chemical plants, steel mills, oil refineries, water purification, plastic molding and extrusion, machine vision (signal processing), etc. etc. across the US and in China. A lot of that was in research environments creating what hasn't been done before. Now I'm a semi-retired contractor that takes on a contract that I think may be interesting, but I've reached a point in life where I don't have to work if I don't want to.

    I know a lot about a few things, a few things about a lot, and there's even more out there I don't know a darn thing about but I'm always willing to learn more. In the vocational setting I've used Windows systems since they were invented, but in the summer of 2010 I bought my first iMac for home. LOVE IT!! I've since purchased a MacBook Pro, 2 iPhones, and an iPad, which is why I'm here. I will likely learn much more, but hopefully I'll be able to offer something, too.
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    Great intro! We look forward to seeing you on the forum. Enjoy!

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

    We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/discussion-forum-for-ipad/id412896524?mt=8
    Tutorial on creating posts on the Forum
    http://www.ipadforums.net/new-membe...-creating-posts-starting-new-threads-how.html
    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
    http://www.support.apple.com/manuals/ipad/
    3 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-general-discussions/21590-tips-tricks-those-us-who-dont-know.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-os/49581-ios5-tips-tricks.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-help...shortcuts-helpful-places-people-new-ipad.html
    We have rules like any Community so please read these also
    http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rul...um-rules-everybody-please-read.html#post14697

    Once again we welcome you here and are so pleased you have joined us!
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    Thank you, leelai.

    It was the discovery of your app in the App Store that brought me here. Very nice!

    I will check out the other links later because it is getting quite late here and it's time to call it a night.
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    You're welcome! There's quite a lot of info in those other links too, so get comfy when you do sit down to read.
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    Hello McCannon01 and welcome to our forum!!
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