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Passenger
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Gee, I get to be the Old Man... I'm a retired Toolmaker. I worked for Uncle Sugar and when they downsized I got an Early Out. I'm trying to get it together to do ornamental iron work, which is what a Blacksmith does. So now in me twilight years I get to be sort of a artist person. .

I'm a Mac person, I prefer pickup trucks to cars and am waiting for the Segue Scooter to be outfitted with a gunrack and off road tires. .


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I am a sophomore in college and I am majoring in mathematics and computer science. It's really fun because I enjoy math and programming is interesting thus far. I know some C, some C++, and Java. As of lately at school I work in a school cafeteria because that unfortunantly is one of the most high-paying jobs on campus, more than working with computers. I am off from school already for this summer and I will just relax with my all-loving person who knows be best: my computer. I am a linux geek, 100% windows-free. I am very fluent in three categories: bad english, inappropriate language, and programming languages. Anything else you want to know, just ask! = )

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Twinkle Toes
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quote:
Originally posted by macadddikt18:
as far as fun with dishes, two words for you. SOAP SUDS.
Nayt


Yay! I like washing dishes! I agree,...soap yourself up 'n have some fun! I always blast some rock from me radio and dance around doin' a jig in the kitchen. It's so much fun, Paul...YOU SHOULD TRY IT! Do it in your socks! Whappens in my case is that I enjoy it so much, I end up cleaning the whole house . It's great joy...

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Twinkle Toes
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Icon 11 posted June 02, 2002 22:43      Profile for Twinkle Toes   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
Originally posted by I know Kung-Fu:
I bring up my little girl,make television programs and fool around with Macintosh computers. All at the same time.

Oh my Lord! Fooling around with Macs? Dear God, how could you!

YOU SICK BASTARD!

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Icon 1 posted June 13, 2002 11:50      Profile for Oz, the Wizard of   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I'm a GAT (Geek of All Trades), so I do some web design, some computer design/upgrading/repairing, and I'm getting my CCNA certification.
And I'm only a Junior! Huzzah! 8^)
And in my spare time, I frighten non-geek classmates with my foldable keyboard (I keep it in my pocket at all times...)
-Oz

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I'm a UNIX sysadmin. Not linux. UNIX. As in Solaris, and FreeBSD, and HP-UX. The only linux I run is debian woody on an old HP B180L Workstation (PA-RISC).

Use the fork() Luke!

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webmaster/web designer
html/css/php/ a tad of perl/flash/graphics when i must

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quote:
Originally posted by Steen:
Short answer:
glorified technical support

Long answer:
I install, repair and support vibration analysis equipment used to monitor industrial machinery in order to predict failures. I work both over the phone and on site in industrial plants around the country and sometimes internationally.


stick with the short answer...that way you can bitch that people just don't know what the hell they're doing and get away with it, I mean after all your GLORIFIED tech support..not just regular tech support...plus it's quicker to type


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ME?...I used to work washing dishes at the Old Country Buffet...I told em to take the job and shove it, for various reasons. Right now I'm looking for another job....I just finished junior year in high school, I'm in running start which means I go to college instead of high school but the high school pays for it...I've only got a couple of required courses left for the high school so next year I get to start work on my programing certificate..I don't really NEED the cert, but the high school pays for it and it increases my chances of getting into the digipen institute of technology...I wan't to go into the video game business, and I WILL no matter what...even if I wind up just making shareware working for myself and doing some office desk job on the side...anywho...GO VID GAMES!
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quote:
Originally posted by neotatsu:
ME?...I used to work washing dishes at the Old Country Buffet...I told em to take the job and shove it, for various reasons. Right now I'm looking for another job....I just finished junior year in high school, I'm in running start which means I go to college instead of high school but the high school pays for it...I've only got a couple of required courses left for the high school so next year I get to start work on my programing certificate..I don't really NEED the cert, but the high school pays for it and it increases my chances of getting into the digipen institute of technology...I wan't to go into the video game business, and I WILL no matter what...even if I wind up just making shareware working for myself and doing some office desk job on the side...anywho...GO VID GAMES!

cool, our high school used to do that, but then it became apparent that our school district was actually part of a massive money laundering system in conjunction with the service company, and a few of the board members (and others who the commitee haven't found) and we are now 2 billion dollars in debt... we can't even buy paper and when our desks break, we sit on boxes, etc
i wish we could do that at our school (though i'm sure that your school isn't as good at laundering money as ours is )

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