This page has been set aside for announcements to the Microdata, MDC,
Novadyne alumni community. If you have news or an announcement you'd like to
share with the community, please send it via e-mail to
Hard to believe another year has blown by, but here we are less than a week away from the 2002 gathering. My last message was an alert of sorts that the venerable old Barn had closed its doors and that I was in search of a new place to hold our annual festivities.
After much searching, I was able to strike a similar deal with the Yard House in the Irvine Spectrum. In many ways, the Yard House is actually superior to the Barn: virtually unlimited parking, everything is on one floor so there's no stairs to negotiate, it has a most impressive spirits list and beer taps that go for miles, they have an excellent menu, there's an attached outdoor area for the smokers (and a cigar shop a few doors down), and if you get tired of the Yard House, the Crazy Horse, Dave & Busters and a dozen other fine establishments are all within a one or two minute walk. About the only real drawback I can think of is that it's not quite as roomy as the Barn.
Coming from out-of-town or worried about the drive home?
We got a suggestion for those coming from out of town or those not
wanting to drive home. Homestead Studio Suites Hotel is 1/2 mile from the
Yard House in Irvine. Room r
Homestead Studio Suites Hotel
Cheapest to register online: http://www.homesteadhotels.com
So with that, I hope I've sold you on the virtues of the Yard House and that you'll turn out in record numbers for this year's event. Mark your calendars, PDAs, etc:
What: Annual Microdata, McDonnell Douglas, Novadyne Reunion
When: Thursday, December 5, 2002 5:00 PM til ????
Where: The Yard House, Irvine Spectrum How Much: $2
Finally, if you have moved (residences or jobs), please let me know so I can try to keep the old database in reasonably good shape. And, speaking of databases, I would like to thank John Seaman and Northgate for providing me with a copy of REALTY 9.1. After 7 good years, Advanced PICK just wouldn't make the migration to Windows NT.
Our beloved former VP of Human Resources, Wylie Taylor has recently transitioned into an assisted care facility. While he is unable to respond to email at this time, he would love to hear from all of you. Cards and letters can be sent to:
7812 East Rainview Court
(Shelby is his wife's name)