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Old 12-26-2010, 05:44 AM   #31
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Data analyst for an insurance company...working with Crystal reports and tons of oracle queries. A little MS Access design work and some sql server too....

Posting from my windows side as today will be some gaming time...
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Old 12-26-2010, 05:48 AM   #32
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PhD Student.
Old 12-26-2010, 06:09 AM   #33
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Presently unemployed. In the past I've been mostly self-employed as a musician and a guitar instructor. I went to school for computer networking a few years back, and graduated in the spring of 2009... who the hell was hiring green IT guys at that point? They still aren't. Right now I'm picking up a few additional classes (can't hurt, I guess) and getting rehearsed to try going back onstage after being out of it for quite a long time. My wife and I have also comitted to getting my grandparents old farm (now owned by my parents) back on some kind of a paying basis next summer.
Old 12-26-2010, 06:31 AM   #34
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Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
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Author and editor.
Old 12-26-2010, 07:06 AM   #35
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I've no idea what I do! But at a pinch... Former astronomer, now running a couple of small businesses, one of which has investor funding. My current job title is "Chief Scientific Officer" - which I find faintly amusing.

Also, I travel through time in a police box and drive about 1970s London in a Ford Granada shouting "Yer nicked!"... no wait, those are my favourite TV shows.
Old 12-26-2010, 07:20 AM   #36
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Part time on the post office counter and part time small holder.

Old 12-26-2010, 07:31 AM   #37
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Retired software engineer -- started with IBM punch card stuff in 1961, onward and upward through Honeywell GECOS, Z-80 boxes, Unix System 3, System 5, Solaris, Windows (corporate America, dammit), Slackware (tried other flavors of Linux, didn't like 'em, stick with Slackware).
Old 12-26-2010, 07:57 AM   #38
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I'm currently a part-time instructor (Intro to Computers/Windows, MSOffice, maintaining/securing home networks, etc) at a nearby junior college continuing education department. I was able to retire ten years ago from a job as a Metrology Specialist (they couldn't call me an Engineer because I didn't have a degree) at a nearby nuclear power station. I was working on the degree, but didn't finish until about a year after I retired. So I have a degree in Computer Science. Oh, on 28Dec, I'll have been an amateur radio operator for 52 years. I passed my first exam on my 14th birthday in 1958.
Old 12-26-2010, 09:23 AM   #39
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A student who will do one's high-school diploma.
After that I want to start a IT study at a University in Germany.

Using Slackware since 3 years. I'm 18 years old.

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Old 12-26-2010, 09:42 AM   #40
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: formerly Fanelia and Zaibach
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Talking Former Strategos turned Civil Engineer

Formally and nominally I am a Civil Engineer. Freelance programmer on my spare time, but only for fun. (worked as such for profit once -as chief of the programming department- for an IT company that became something like, well, Enron. Yes they do owe me lots of money which some day I will collect, either by reasonable methods or by any means necessary; and they are the reason I decided not to work for anyone byt myself). Guitarist and singer (have not published my music; most of it was dedicated to my girlfriend). *Skilled* military strategist. Martial artist. Amateur pilot. Historian and loremaster. Theologist, angelologist and demonologist. Political science expert. Bon vivant when I can afford to enjoy life as it is supposed to be.

Most of my work now consists in dealing with businesses, contracts, budgets, work planning and strategy and advisory. Personal management too. Evaluation of studies and projects.
Old 12-26-2010, 09:43 AM   #41
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Location: Tilburg, The Netherlands
Distribution: Armbian, Slackware, NetBSD
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I am a pastor for the R.K. Church. I discovered slackware/linux isn't restricted to IT-people. It's a great distro for anyone who is motivated to reed and do some research on the subject of Linux. I allways liked to solve puzzles and Slackware is the Distro for me as a normal user. More than any other distro I can adapt it to my likings. Allthough I do not possess enough knowledge and skills to help and develop software (for SlackBuilds-org for instance). In my work I am also maintaining the parish website.

By the way, a very healthy and joyfull 2011 for all the people on this forum!

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Old 12-26-2010, 12:24 PM   #42
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Location: Canada
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first 15 years as a commercial pilot/flight instructor, the past 20 years as an elementary school teacher, teaching gifted kids where I provide a proper computing environment for them i.e., Slackware on all their laptops...I do keep one winbox in the room for the "slow learners" ;-)
Old 12-26-2010, 01:04 PM   #43
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Thumbs up All Around Good Guy

Estimator--Project Manager--Purchasing Agent in the mechanical construction field
Pharmaceutical / Chemical / Oil & Gas / Semiconductor Clean Room / Manufacture / Hospital / University / School / Water & Sewage Treatment Facilities / Right of Way Pipe Line / Custom High Pressure Boiler

Old 12-26-2010, 01:13 PM   #44
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Location: Malta
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This is my abbreviated CV

I am a Senior Head of Technical Services at Malta Air Traffic Services. My interest in UNIX started in 1994 when I got a 15 minute course on QNX, later I got involved in projects that entailed some skills in Solaris (1999) and eventually in True64 on which our ATC system works. Now we are moving to (customised RHEL) Linux and we use CentOS for Radar Evaluations. I deploy Slack and Zenwalk for various small but demanding applications, like collecting debugging files and 24/7 LAN sniffing.

By trade I am an Electrical Engineer, but I specialised in Communications.
Old 12-26-2010, 01:28 PM   #45
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Microsoft SharePoint Admin. It's nice to have some Slackware sanity after a full day of SharePoint.
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