no printing blues
I started getting interested in computers in the early 1970s while working my way through business school after returning from Vietnam. Left for the US Army on 06/06/66 and just turned a Senior Citizen(i.e. 62 Y.O.) 09/09/09.
Born and reared in the Great Northwest
Degree in Business
30 years experience in banking/securities/Military procurement. Retired(more like unemployed according to Jeannie my spouse/girlfriend)from US Air Force as senior enlisted and from State of Idaho as a NG-8 (equivalent to Fed GS-8 except a State Tech not a Fed Tech)
(and, Oh yeah, deployed to our current conflict with Iraq twice 2000 and 2003)( and soap box for one second, the military declines to send age >50 people to a conflict since they are more likely to, and I shit you not, "hear a loud boom and have a heart attack and cause us a lot of paperwork."])
Last time I did a rebuild of my hardware I had a extra 50GB nice hard drive sitting idle (in addition to the new 150GB one for the build, that is). I asked the Tech to install it as a second HD that boots to Linux (what's the deal with all my buds calling this OS a Lenox?? that's the heater in my mechanical room, Man.) So, Linux seems more stable and solid than my $149.95 MicroSoft(r) Windows XP Professional. I just can't figure how to get my Lexmark x7576 wireless printer to do anything(it shows up on my Gnome desktop as an icon even).
John "SmokinJoe - I was hearing loud booms before you were a twinkle in you daddy's eye, First Sergeant!" Jackson
Former Crew Engineer on Huey Helicopters, 1967
173rd Assault Helicopter Company, Lia Khe, Republic of South Vietnam