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Old 12-31-2010, 01:12 PM   #121
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Originally Posted by rizitis View Post
I am just a farmer
Same here.
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Old 12-31-2010, 02:11 PM   #122
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Originally Posted by dolphin77 View Post
I am KGB USSR sleeping secret agent. Study Linux just in case it will be required for my secret mission when i will become activated.
You marry my sister, I sell her you - she strong like bull, pull plow...

Seriously though, I suppose I could say I'm a biochemist who graduated from UCSD, but instead of pursuing my dream of counting Opisthobranchs as a biological oceanographer from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, I went right back into the IT (we used to call it Data Processing) industry following life at the university - something I've been doing since I was 15 years old.

I could also say that I'm a retired federal firearms dealer, since I owned and operated a gun store for a little over three years when I thought that I was burned out on IT - but I wasn't burned out on IT (as it turned out), and instead, got burned out on selling guns to whack jobs.

My FFL expires in February and I have no intentions of renewing it.

I can be found here:

I KNOW I'm a Slacker, though

Kindest regards,

Last edited by tallship; 12-31-2010 at 02:18 PM.
Old 01-01-2011, 08:27 AM   #123
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Web developer here usually using PHP (websites, web apps, system apps development, etc). I sometimes do C#.NET and MS SQL Server, actually anything that the job requires.

Unfortunately I can't make my Wireless (prepaid) internet to work on Slack (maybe because of series of updates) so I have to run Windows just for internet at home (but that's another story )
Old 01-02-2011, 01:13 AM   #124
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I'm an IT in the broadest possible way.
My Job is IBM z/OS analytic (yes - the big old iron!) for HP.
I use Slack for everything - my main notebook, my primary web/mail server, my main network firewall.

I've been using Slackware since version 9 ... I still remember my first tries to convert to Slackware ... it was a disaster ... can you imagine back than I was unable to start proper X ... and the horror on nVidia drivers ... but I have been using it never the less ...
Old 01-02-2011, 07:07 AM   #125
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Originally Posted by bonixavier View Post
So, what do you do?
Occupation = Retired. I've been involved with computers in one form or another since the late sixties. It's my hobby now.
Old 01-02-2011, 11:21 AM   #126
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Traffic Management Specialist for the State of Texas. Programming traffic signal coordination and so on.
Old 01-02-2011, 05:08 PM   #127
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I'm a Former mechanic but I'm to curious how stuff works so I started studying. I started with electrical engineering, but changed to physics. I might be starting my masters degree in micro electronics this summer and hopefully my thesis will be programming of some sort. (Aspiring kernel hacker? )

In the weekends I work as a security guard, but will probably try to get a new job as a lab technician for undergraduates eventually.
Old 01-03-2011, 04:30 AM   #128
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I'm a software developer currently working with Java on Win$ XP.
We have Linux servers at job but I'm not an administrator of these boxes.
I use Linux at home for my personal stuffs and to improve my knowledges and Slackware is perfect for that.
Old 01-03-2011, 03:08 PM   #129
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I am landscape ecology graduater, now bank officer :-) who very like Slackware. I never study computer science, I use Linux only for 1 year and 3 months (Slackware cca 9 months). Slackware can really people learn what is linux about.
Old 01-04-2011, 02:56 PM   #130
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Interesting that there really aren't that many ITs here, I thought for sure there would be more.

As for me: MD student.
Old 01-04-2011, 03:06 PM   #131
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Originally Posted by Widgeteye View Post
Traffic Management Specialist for the State of Texas. Programming traffic signal coordination and so on.
Hi. I was always very interested in "smart traffic control systems" (theoretically). Can you recommend a commercial company to a developing east european city to build up a clever traffic system? Sorry for off-topic.
Old 01-04-2011, 05:10 PM   #132
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Old 01-04-2011, 06:48 PM   #133
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I'm a software engineer working in the process control field. I write C and C++ software for a line of programmable embedded control processors. My experience is mainly in operating systems, drivers, network communication and redundancy.

I write some Windows applications and system services.

Slackware is not my primary OS but it has proven to be quite valuable. I have used Slackware in situations where Windows is not real-time enough or when I don't want to spend extra money on the operating system. I am especially impressed with SAMBA and have found that it is often more reliable than the Server service built into Windows. Due to the increasingly secret nature of most chip information I have found Linux drivers an excellent source of detailed information about hardware for designing special drivers for embedded operating systems.

I've used many different operating systems in the past (I started programming in 1978). I use whatever gets the job done and am always looking for more than one solution. Slackware is frequently as good a solution as Windows, and sometimes a better solution. KDE4 has been a bit disappointing because of the bugs and still unimplemented functions. I'm using XFCE4 at the moment but I hope to move back to KDE soon.
Old 01-05-2011, 12:53 PM   #134
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Finished my PhD in Electrical Engineering in September and now I'm working with the USAF designing scientific instruments for satellites. To most of my friends I'm a rocket scientist... but I suspect that with all the intelligent sounding people here I probably wont be able to get away with calling myself that! lol
Old 01-05-2011, 03:44 PM   #135
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US Army Retired (Communications Electronics Repair Supervisor)
Currently Broadcast Engineer


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