I used think I was hot stuff. I was too. Not anymore. Technology has passed me by and I know it and admit it. I try to stay somewhat informed but things are changing so rapidly now that it is impossible and I look deeper into things that I'm dealing with at the time.
The age thing is a much bigger problem that most realize but only for older people.
I don't blame employers for not wanting to hire a 60 year old guy with a fucked up back. I wouldn't if there was an equally qualified younger person. It makes difference in reality and I realize that. Doesn't stop me from complaining about it though.
I have tried padding a resume. I don't like doing that. If I am to work for someone I want them to know the real me. Pretending to be someone you aren't eventually backfires. BTDT.