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Last post Author Topic: OK - lets get to know each other... who are you, what do you do, where from?  (Read 477551 times)

cranioscopical

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Dear me, I retired at 49.... I'm doomed!  :)

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Hi all,

Yeah, I finally found my way here, despite being on the forums now for about a week.

I'm Australian born & bred, although my ethnic heritage is quite diverse.

I cut my teeth on Console C++ back in Year 7 at school (7th grade for those who need it called that), doing a general computing course.
I moved to a new school for Year 11 & Year 12, where I did all 3 available computing courses; Software Design & Development (SDD), Information Technology (IT), and Information Processes and Technology (IPT).
Doing SDD at my new school is where I first learnt just how frustrating programming can be. I started off with Java Applets (and found out the hard way that they're very different to Java Applications), then moved to Visual Basic 6. After using VB6 for a short time I moved to VB.NET, which I found much more fun than Java.
After school I just bummed around at home on the internet, mostly.
Three or four years ago I started playing with REBOL.
Two years ago I started doing a TAFE (Cert4 IT General) at my local TAFE.
Since last year I've also been playing around with AHK.

I've had experience as a programmer, tech support, teacher's aide, support teacher, forum admin (on several small forums) and many other various things.

I like to call myself a "dabbler", although many who know me would probably call me a Jack Of All Trades.

My many hobbies include Reading (books, preferably fantasy or sci-fi novels) and playing (video) Games.

I often prefer to take things at my own pace and as a consequence, I'm very hard to rush (and give better results when I'm allowed to take my time).

Well, that's just a little..

~Ordstrin

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I've been around computers for over 30 years.

About to launch an IT Service (mostly PC repairs) to the vast Outback area of Australia, on a “we come to you, wherever you are” basis.

In terms of scale, imagine an area covering all of the US states north & west of Memphis, mostly desert ranging up into wet tropics, sparsely populated. Or most of mainland Europe up to & including Poland & Bosnia. That’s our territory!

Here's the website.

Life is not a dress rehearsal, it's the real thing.

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I've been around computers for over 30 years.

About to launch an IT Service (mostly PC repairs) to the vast Outback area of Australia, on a “we come to you, wherever you are” basis.

In terms of scale, imagine an area covering all of the US states north & west of Memphis, mostly desert ranging up into wet tropics, sparsely populated. Or most of mainland Europe up to & including Poland & Bosnia. That’s our territory!

Here's the website.

Ambitious.
Welcome to DonationCoder.
~Ordstrin

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And a belated but warm welcome to you Ordstrin!  :Thmbsup:

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xD thanks mouser (but uh.. what about the other new guy?)
(You don't sleep do you >.> )

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but uh.. what about the other new guy?

A big welcome to Rodney and Tyler too, who i missed from before.  And anyone else in this thread that I may have missed.  :)

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xD thanks mouser (but uh.. what about the other new guy?)
(You don't sleep do you >.> )

Check out his yearbook quote: "The probability distribution of me being awake at any given hour is uniform"  ;D

A belated welcome to all recent posters as well (Ordstrin, AussieRodney, Debian, and Kamel) - great to have you all here and I hope to see more of you    8)
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Ah, we appear to have a cloner among us  ;)

I should have known, having a nick like that!

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Ah, we appear to have a cloner among us  ;)

I should have known, having a nick like that!

 :huh:
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I hope to see more of you

Sorry, silly attempt at humor -- nothing to see here, please move along  :P

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I hope to see more of you

Sorry, silly attempt at humor -- nothing to see here, please move along  :P

 ;D That is actually pretty funny - sadly, I'm several cups of coffee away from sentience, so didn't get it at first  :-[
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Thanks, guys.  Great to be appreciated.  Enjoying the summer here while it lasts.
Life is not a dress rehearsal, it's the real thing.

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Muhahaha, the Aussies are taking over!! Welcome guys (including people from those other countries I suppose...) :P

Ehtyar.

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After a couple of years of visiting, reading the blog and forum and downloading a few, especially AHK stuff...finally registered and did my very small part and donated a bit (and added an article on my crappy site too)
Hi everybody, from Canada :)

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welcome to the site rg, tell us your site (and configure it in your profile!).

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Thanx mouser, added the site to my profile. Just something I started a few months ago to write about software and other topics. My main experience, if that's the right word, has/is being admin/webmaster of a few soccer sites.

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Nice site RG -- you have some cool software discoveries there, and nicely written up  :up:

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Thank you mouser :)

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Welcome to DC, Ethen.
(and welcome to RG too, even though you've been here longer than I.. )

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Hey guys, new to the forum.

I'm Duncan, known as mobilephone2003 on YouTube, About 10k followers there.

I make computing & technology videos (mostly tutorials), and recently started "MegaByte TV", with just over 1k followers, where I featured Screenshot Captor.

Thanks to mouser for hitting me up with an account here + license for the site.

Peace.

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Welcome to the site Duncan! Your screencast was great  :up:

cranioscopical

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I featured Screenshot Captor.
Welcome aboard!
Always good to see someone with critical discrimination  :)

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Welcome Duncan, haven't recently but used to watch your videos

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Hello:
My name is Daniel Headrick. I'm a queer, thirty-something Jack Tripper reincarnate, born, raised and living in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Artist, photographer, socialist, layabout and loveable rogue. Constantly at home, working on both my laptop and desktop simultaneously. Disabled due to Addison's disease and its complications, hence I'm always at home. Unfortunately I can't be away from home for very long, but I try to make the best of things. When I did work I was a projectionist for a few years, then went into skiptracing (basically a bounty hunter behind a desk) for a few more before becoming disabled. Avid music, art, film and reference book fan. I'm also a collector of 'objets', particularly Catholic and Hindu religious iconography; also medical and optical devices, as well as just plain 'beautiful' objects. My apartment is like a crowded curiosity museum. All in all, a total nerd, dork, etc. :)
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Daniel in Tulsa
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