Dave FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about David Alcock

Who are you?

I'm a tape ape

MVS console operator

Mainframe Help Desk

MVS Systems Programmer

OS/390 Systems Programmer

z/OS Systems programmer

R&D and Level 2 support techie for an IBM mainframe ISV.

What do your parents think of you being a mainframe techie?

Tell them I work with IBM mainframes? As far as they know, I'm a piano player in a whore house.

How did you get started in IBM Mainframes?

A wealthy scoundrel seduced and betrayed me.

What was your first job in IBM Mainframes?

I was a tape ape: hanging 3420 tapes in an medium sized IBM shop tape library in Dallas.

How do you pronounce your last name?

There is only one "L" in ALCOCK not two. An easy way to pronounce it is to say these two words: Owl Cock

WDDD - What Does Dave Drive?

I have a Tesla and a gas guzzling Jeep Wrangler.

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Last Updated: 2022-01-02
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