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So.. What line of work is everybody in?

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  • Started 9 years ago by The Geek
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The Geek
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I'm curious if the forum regulars are in a computer related field or something else... I do realize that a number of our favorite members are retired, but I'm curious what you did before.

Did anybody work at a Twinkie factory?

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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well i am currently working in video editing/ video production and i am also in the skateboarding industry.

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whs
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Twinkie factory sounds tempting - but may be fattening. I worked in large systems software for 35 years - but that was a long time ago.

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Scott
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As some of you know, I was a Wall St. market maker for 17 years straight out of college. Now I day trade from our home in Vermont and mod these forums for one of my dearest friends.

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The Geek
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I totally forgot to put my details in the thread...

I'm a programmer working mostly with .net/microsoft technologies doing ecommerce programming, both business to business electronic backoffice integrations as well as working on the front-end for our storefront application. I've been a programmer for about 9 years, and was in the network/security/IT world for 4 years before that.

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jd2066
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I don't really have a line of work. I just usually sit on the computer all day.
Though sometimes like today I go out and fix problems for people around town.
I am also Cisco A+ Certified.
So I could say I'm a certified professional who works in IT. Though not exactly the case.

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Lighthouse
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Twinkie ?

twinkie Definition

☆ twinkie (twiŋ′kē)

noun

Slang a person or thing that seems appealing or attractive but has little value or worth

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sparky7415
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I've been doing electrical work going on 30 years,have an electricians license with a few states. I work on commercial/industrial 99% of the time,the other 1% having a cold beer.My recent favorite job was the new stadium for the Denver Broncos in Denver,Colorado,what a wild fun loving crew. The best part was meeting a few of the cheerleaders,WOOHOO,and John Elway the quarterback,now in the football hall of fame.

P.S. I like Twinkies

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Budohorseman
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I'm just an analyst, so I spend most of my time whipping up databases and spreadsheets, which is rather odd when you consider that my degree is in molecular biology....damn, I knew I should have taken at least one computer course when I was in school.

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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@budohorseman how did you end up in such a different field than what you degree is?

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Budohorseman
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It's the same old story, go through a divorce while in grad school, need to get a job quick, finding out that being able to whip up a spreadsheet or database pays better than working in a lab and that your hobby actually pays better than what you went to school for, the rest is history.

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Lighthouse
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Start a sideline in Biometric chips (with 100% real bio)

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The Geek
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Lighthouse wants to be a cyborg.

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Lighthouse
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Yeah.. I'll give it a go.
Want a guinea pig Budohorseman?

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The Geek
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A cyborg guinea pig? Why not a cyborg hamster then? Or maybe a fox... that would be cool.

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Budohorseman
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Ya know, I've never had a guinea pig, but with the pot bellied pig I think my house already has hit its pig quota. http://picasaweb.google.com/bu.....6308749554

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The Geek
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That's perfect... a pot belly cyborg pig.

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Lighthouse
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Cos I'm not a hamster (hamsters work my timer), or a fox.
Is the phrase "guinea pig" not used in the states?

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The Geek
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That phrase is used here, yes. Was just being silly and taking your comment out of context. =)

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Budohorseman
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Actually, it is, but we usually deep fry them and serve them on a stick...

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The Geek
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sshhhh... lighthouse will be sad if you fry his pig.

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Budohorseman
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hehe, Pork Chops anyone? (that is my pigs name actually)

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Lighthouse
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Must admit. They are not bad eating, (prefer squirrel. less meat, but more flavor)

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The Geek
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I always wondered what happened to that secret squirrel cartoon, now I know.

When I was over in France we had a lot of duck... really tasty. and foie gras... and some other food I can't remember because of all the wine. I think I drank more wine in 10 days than I had in 10 years before that.

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Lighthouse
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That can happen :)

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Budohorseman
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Well Geek, since we are all here to help... http://wine.woot.com/

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Lighthouse
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Mais non. C'est
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7j8LnBvlp0

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The Geek
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I don't really drink wine at home very much... it's just not the same without the french cheese, bread and friends.

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p0oper89
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well on the topic of meat, i found a cool video, www.themeatrix1.com .

Back to topic: I am a student, studing to be a Financial Economics major and a Computer Science major. Which i love both with a passion.

@Scott: Wall Street!! I am really intrested in you. I want to know more about Wall St. and hear some stories. Please get back to me! I want to go into stock as well.

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whs
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Are you guys sure that you are still "on topic"? Maybe we should start a food and wine thread.

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Budohorseman
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Actually, can you be off topic in an Off Topic forum? When you think about it that way, then actually being On Topic would break the rules of being Off Topic...oh the chaos!!

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p0oper89
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@Bud We'll I do realize there is a chaos with my statement "Back to Topic". But the get rid of the chaos i have no solution yet. I'll get right on it to find one. If one of the other members of HTG can find a solution to this chaos please SHARE!

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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chaos is part of my brain ;)

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Scott
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p0oper, computers and finance are often synonymous. If you're good at both, you have the potential to make a lot of money, if that is what you desire.

There is a chance I can get a contact (maybe for an internship?) for you but need to know where you live in India. It's a long shot but you never know.

You can reach me at Scott @ howtogeek.com

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mandypinecone
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Ever since I was little, I've loved to play in the dirt. Now I'm a VT Master Gardener and landscape designer!

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The Geek
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p0oper is in maryland.

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Scott
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Geez, that's a rough commute.

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Aleeve
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lighthouse, regarding your video, I want one, NOW! :D

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Lighthouse
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It's 9.95Euros and available from usbwine.com. You want me to search a phone number?

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Aleeve
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haha
i wonder if anyone has actually bought one - i wonder what it does

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Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

It does what it says in the video. Downloads wine directly into any computer with a USB port from the vineyard of your choice (actually it doesn't list ALL the vineyards)

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whs
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Lighthouse, I want one that dispenses "Chambertin Clos de Beze" - my favorite. If that is not available, I settle for a "Romanee Conti" - but a 1945.

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Lighthouse
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whs, it's one I've not had, but it's a Bourgogne, which tend to be quite nice (not exactly my taste though)

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p0oper89
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Geek How you know where i am? lol, are you the one thats been stalking me lately?

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whs
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Lighthouse, Maybe you would like a Chateau d'Yquem - I still have a 1971 and some Margeaux too. But for certain foods (e.g. Duck which we eat a lot) I like the Cahors, they are a lot cheaper too.

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The Geek
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@p0oper89

First, you have "MD" on your location on your profile... secondly since I'm an administrator I can see your IP address. =)

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Lighthouse
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It's a proxy

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p0oper89
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yea i know, the things you could do :D. Just imagining

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InDiSent
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I have mostly worked Helpdesk jobs. Great story....

I used to work helpdesk for Wellcare. I got a job offer doing backup and storage working with Legato, Netbackup and a few others. I never did any kind of backup and storage work before, but they said they would train. So here i am a Data Storage Engineer. Anyway, back to the funny part. After i put in my resignation and left Wellcare to start this job....about 1 week later Wellcare was raided by the FBI for Healthcare Fraud. I got out just in the nick of time.

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Lighthouse
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I never told you what I did, did I?.
Well, I worked for a corporation that ...............AAAAAAAAAAAAghhhh
Ouch. just got blown off the ladder..AGAIN!!!!!

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