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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 408567 times)

rgdot

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Welcome RingtailedFox, from another Canadian :)

Darwin

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Welcome RingtailedFox, from another Canadian :)

And another!
"Some people have a way with words, other people,... oh... have not way" - Steve Martin

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Welcome RingtailedFox, from another Canadian :)

And another!
And yet another!

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Welcome RingtailedFox, from another Canadian :)

And another!
And yet another!

Great info. You all have been labeled. Now I know who to blame for...  :D

Darwin

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Great info. You all have been labeled. Now I know who to blame for...

"Blame Canada"!
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Hello from Ohio. :)  ...lurking and learning.

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Hello from Ohio. :)  ...lurking and learning.
Hiya, mofohobo!

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Welcome, mofohobo (that's quite a handle!)  :Thmbsup:
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Hello from Ohio. :)  ...lurking and learning.

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Hey hey!
My name is Peter and would like to introduce myself. I'm 27 years old and I'm living in Hannover in the north of Germany. Therefore, I'm working as an Audio and Video Engineer at The White Studios where we produce imagefilms, commercials and also music videos as you can see by visiting the homepage. So anybody needs a video or audio prodduction like an imagefilm or anything else just let me know ;-)

greetings!  :)

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Nice to know!  :Thmbsup:

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I am a girl who is into computers.... is that so wrong!?  :D

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Absolutely not! Plenty gals on DC who are PC Savvy!

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Re: OK - lets get to know each other... who are you, what do you do, where from?
« Reply #613 on: September 04, 2010, 04:02:27 PM »
Hi, I'm Al. I like to write useful software and give it away for free. I've written a book called "Invent Your Own Computer Games with Python" which is in print on Amazon (get the 2nd edition, not the other one) and available in full online at http://inventwithpython.com

I'm from Texas, currently living in San Francisco, and like to haunt coffeeshops and work from my laptop. I have a day job as a software developer (currently mostly Python and JavaScript), but always have a million side projects going on. My blog is at http://coffeeghost.net

Glad to join the forum!

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Re: OK - lets get to know each other... who are you, what do you do, where from?
« Reply #614 on: September 04, 2010, 04:10:37 PM »
It's great to see you posting here Al! Welcome  :-*

Like many others, I learned to program as a young kid because I wanted to make my own games (the bible when i was learning was "Basic Computer Games" by David Ahl).. I've written about your book before on DC, and I think it would be a fantastic gift for a kid who wants to learn to program.

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Re: OK - lets get to know each other... who are you, what do you do, where from?
« Reply #615 on: September 17, 2010, 05:29:39 AM »
I'm from the beautiful little town of Belgrade, Maine USA.  I used to be a COBOL programmer!! I worked for the US Treasury, worked for a company that went around the US writing and installing Registry of Deeds systems, worked for a couple of banks (boring!!!), worked for WANG Labs in the manufacturing systems group and many more.  I've had a wonderful career but retired about 2 years ago. I found that getting older limited my learning capacity and I just couldn't get a handle on the new programming. I love this newsletter, but, to be perfectly honest, I have absolutely no idea about a lot of the stuff you kids talk about! So remember, when you write about new stuff, use the "old lady" factor so I don't feel so dumb!!  All you kids keep up the great work you're doing - you are our future!!

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Re: OK - lets get to know each other... who are you, what do you do, where from?
« Reply #616 on: September 17, 2010, 06:25:03 AM »
COBOL. Yeah!  And Pascal, Fortran, Snobol, punched cards & 11x15 inch fanfold paper!  I now have more processing power in my laptop then the entire Computer Centre had back then. And my file server has more grunt than what they took to the moon.

BTW, if you had shown Neil Armstrong a digital watch back then, he wouldn't have known what it was or how it worked.
Life is not a dress rehearsal, it's the real thing.

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Re: OK - lets get to know each other... who are you, what do you do, where from?
« Reply #617 on: September 17, 2010, 10:00:22 AM »
Oh AussieRodney, do you ever bring back memories....  The computer used to take up an entire wall of a very good sized room.  And the cards - I couldn't tell you how many times I dropped a deck and it took me hours to get it back together again! And never mind the card jams!!  Then eventually we made the big move to disks. They were the size of a big tire and must have weighed about 40 pounds. Is was a wonderful adventure back then. So exciting - these "computer things". And to say you worked with them gave you instant Geek status! I could write anything in cobol - today I can't write a working SQL statement - especially if it has sub instructions. Do I miss it? Hell yea!! Would I ever go back? Can't. Just don't have the illogical thinking of today's computer languages. Cobol was cut and dried, it either worked or it didn't.

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well i am a professional surgeon from india was bitten by sw bug long back
but i have done hardware assembly
and i am a spine surgeon to be precise like the tech part of everything
i enjoy this forum as a idea generation site


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Welcome Pschmidt, sandyjames , AlSweigart, otieatkins, and satishchandra!

"Some people have a way with words, other people,... oh... have not way" - Steve Martin

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This site seems like a really great idea and I see that it has created quite a lot of interest and I wanna play too.

I'm not a coder but I sure like working with them.

As a veteran graphic artist I first found computers in 1980 when I migrated into typography. That progressed into mainframe systems that I could compose entire pages of ads and news. The vendor liked my style and hired me to travel, train, install and help evolve their mainly news centric system into a complete package for ad production and complete pagination. I spent 18 years with them, my favorite chore was being a liaison between users and engineers. My favorite things to do were icons, GUIs, dialog boxes, macros and lots and lots and lots of testing. I write a mean bug report (errr... sorry, that should say, "issue report" ;) ) with ALL the facts.

 There are some that are into hardware, some into software, but I like to say that I'm into wetware.

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Hi Roadie,

You should fit right in  :)

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well i am a professional surgeon from india was bitten by sw bug long back
but i have done hardware assembly
and i am a spine surgeon to be precise like the tech part of everything
i enjoy this forum as a idea generation site



Welcome! Maybe you can give us some 'Backup' tips?  ;D ;D

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Welcome! Maybe you can give us some 'Backup' tips?  ;D ;D

Clever!  ;)
« Last Edit: October 19, 2010, 08:06:24 PM by CodeTRUCKER »

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Clever!  ;)

They don't call her CleverCat for nothing haha