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October 18, 2018

It’s been a while…

Filed under: Uncategorized — Charles Engelke @ 1:57 pm

I haven’t been blogging, and think I want to start back up. I don’t have a post ready today, but just noticed that I first posted about Google App Engine on July 30, 2008. That’s ten years to the day before I started working at Google, as a Developer Programs Engineer for Google Cloud Platform. Including, yes, App Engine!



  1. I am late to the party and just started watching Hall and Catch Fire. I caught your call sign in an episode in the second season. How did they decide to use your call? Did you work on the show? I remember so much about the early days of computing because I used to report on it for Business Week, Communications Daily, Info Week and a ton more publications. I recall doing a story about the first cellular phones in Chicago and then in Washington DC where I worked. I walked down the street with the first Motorola bricks, testing it out for a story, and people gave me weird looks.

    Larry KN4XW

    Comment by Larry Kahaner — February 26, 2019 @ 8:53 pm

    • I have no idea why they made up a call sign that matched mine. It must have been someone who knew a bit about callsigns, since it’s in valid form, but not enough to know someone from Texas would have 5 instead of 4 in it!

      Comment by Charles Engelke — March 13, 2019 @ 4:44 pm

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