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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 557274 times)

Stephen66515

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Re: New Member
« Reply #875 on: June 22, 2016, 07:12 AM »
Strange place to introduce yourself, but...hey...welcome!  :D

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Re: New Member
« Reply #876 on: June 22, 2016, 11:17 AM »
Perhaps they were presenting themselves for our review...?

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Re: New Member
« Reply #877 on: June 22, 2016, 11:24 AM »
Perhaps they were presenting themselves for our review...?

They didn't give us much to work with  ;D

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Hi Friends,

I am a software developer in Michigan,i would like to shre the some ideas.

Thanks
Strange place to introduce yourself, but...hey...welcome!  :D
-Stephen66515 (June 22, 2016, 07:12 AM)
Perhaps they were presenting themselves for our review...?
Perhaps they were presenting themselves for our review...?

They didn't give us much to work with  ;D
-Stephen66515 (June 22, 2016, 11:24 AM)

The above messages were merged into this thread from the Mini-Reviews by Members section of the forum.

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Hello,

Carl Stone here from a small town in Illinois near St. Louis, MO. called South Roxana, IL.
I'm 45 years old, been married and divorced, still recovering financially and otherwise from
all that.  I have a background in industry as a Drafter / CAD Designer / Machinist working with
both manual and CNC equipment.  In 2006 during yet another industry layoff I learned of some
striking similarities between Thomas Alva Edison's technical career and my own.

In the absence of decent employment opportunities in my field over the past decade due to
globalization and the exportation of industrial jobs, I have made it my mission to raise the funds
and resources necessary to outfit my own small home based artisan blacksmith and machine shop
to preserve the skills and practices that I was originally taught as a manual machine shop trainee
back in the early 1990's.  While my new shop's staple product line will be various forms of cutlery
that I will be making from recycled steel and other recycled materials, I hope to eventually get to
do some seat of the pants inventing like Edison used to do back in the day.   Not all of his work
as an inventor was popular.......but it was work that he thought was necessary at the time.

Like the self-sufficient electric automobile that recharged it's own batteries as it was driven.
It cost Edison his position at GE and almost cost him his job at the Ford Motor Company.
Everyone thought it couldn't be done, and laughed at him when he took the challenge.
When he provided a working prototype (pictured below) they all gasped and demanded
his ouster from GE's board of directors, citing a conflict of interest with GE's stockholders.
(Mostly Oil and  Petroleum Tycoons and Banking Executives of that day.)    :-\

Just think if Edison had the internet at his disposal back in the day
how much more he could have accomplished with what he was doing?
I'm setting up shop to try and do it again.......to find out.

And I could use some public support to get it up and running because
banks and investment firms want nothing to do with this effort or anything
similar to it, they regard my efforts as a conflict of interest since they are
all so heavily invested in oil and petroleum.

Any and all help and support to move this
effort forward is much appreciated.  Thanks.

Planting the seed for the next generation
of American Industry.....help is needed.

https://www.gofundme.com/Carls-Shop
« Last Edit: March 19, 2017, 09:42 PM by Carl Stone, Reason: Typos and mispellings »

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I'm from the Philippines, 20 years old will be graduating for my college degree tomorrow. I'm an IT student. but not really good at coding haha. My dream is to become a policewoman but ended up in IT. XD I'm new here nice to meet you all.

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will be graduating for my college degree tomorrow
congratulations
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and welcome to dc
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Hello,

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Hi I am robin, and I am from Canada. I am a software engineering student!

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welcome to DC, aheezahns and robin!  :up:




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I m Robert from Mississippi and US NAVY Vet served 7 yrs. master mason and shriner, got AAS deg. in Computer networking technology never did anything with didnt really know anything about it after never studied enough ahha , just joined this site today and downloaded the screen captor program which I really like. I m unemployed at the moment

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^ hi Robert, welcome to dc :)
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Welcome robert -- please don't use text formatting to make your messages bold or colored -- it hurts our eyes!

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Hello Everyone,

Carl Stone here from South Roxana, IL.
I have a background in industry as a CAD Drafter, Designer, Machinist, and Fabricator.
And I'm interested in getting into blacksmithing as an Artisan Blacksmith and Knife Maker.
Due to all the recent exportation of American Jobs I am kind of semi-retired at the moment.
My past employers and my shrink seem to think I need my own small shop instead of looking
for my next industry layoff in the job market, and I agree wholeheartedly.  The problem is
that banks and lenders are not lending for new business start-ups of any kind, and besides
it makes no sense for me to go into debt up to my ears before I even get my shop outfitted
and start making things to sell.  So at the advice of a few investment / hedge fund managers
I've put together an online fundraising campaign on GoFundMe.com

There's no pressure to contribute if you can't or choose not to at this time.
But one way or another no matter how long it takes me to raise the needed
funds to outfit my small artisan machine and fabrication shop, it's going to happen.
After nearly 20 years of industrial work experience in other shops, outfitting my
own small shop and business is the next natural progression for a technical career
such as mine.  In 2006, during yet another industry layoff I was informed that I
had achieved a higher level of formal education and industrial work experience
than that once possessed by the late inventor Thomas Alva Edison at the height
of his career while working with Nikola Tesla at General Electric.

Long story short......I need my own shop to do my own thing moving forward.
They pointed out to me, that neither Edison or Henry Ford either one had the
internet or CNC state of the art machine shop equipment at their disposal back
in their day....yet they accomplished more than most people today with all of
this technology and technological advancements at their disposal.

Things that make you go......"Hmm".
Planting the seed for the next generation
of American Industry.....help is needed.

https://www.gofundme.com/Carls-Shop

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I have been around here for a little but never posted on this topic...

Chris Gingerich - Background is CAD and Civil Design. Taught myself programming and was lucky enough to fall into a programming job where I could work from home for a while (about 2-3 years) then was moved to my current location in Chapel Hill, NC where I have been since. I am the IT Administrator and lead programmer for InsureSign (InsureSign.com) for the past 6 years. Have 2 kids, Carissa 5 and Logan 14 today (7/14). Still struggle day to day to make ends meet, but I love coding and will keep doing it as long as I can.

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hello!

i am imago

im strange. live in sweden.

i'm good at stuff. really good.