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Topic # 29505 9-Jan-2009 16:42
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Hi there. I'm alikat from the Chatroom. I've been here a while, but more likely slow in getting into the forums and introducing myself. I came to geekzone looking for an answer and I've ended up hanging around. I saw the chatroom as a chance to relive my glory days on IRC when the internet was young, and I was younger.

I grew up on computers like most of my generation, charting my teenage years through the x86 processors. At one stage I was a regular on BBS Auckland circuit, under user names Ali, Sian D and Cimorene. Even co-owned a BBS at one stage for a year or so.

That said, I've done a few IT papers while still at school, and then went off on a tangent getting involved in graphic RIP machines, digital prepress and also high volume digital printing. Thats all in the past now too! I can remember postscript as if it were yesterday.

Anyway, I am kicking around, hoping to get involved. I'm no consultant or as brainy as some here, but I can fix just about any MS Office problem that can arise :)


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  Reply # 188422 9-Jan-2009 17:17
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Yes! And spotted in newmarket with some members today too.... shall I just throw myself at the mercy of geekzone now?

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  Reply # 188424 9-Jan-2009 17:30
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Welcome! Couldn't resist replying to your thread, it was the exclamation mark you see...




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  Reply # 188425 9-Jan-2009 17:31
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Welcome to Geekzone! Don't throw yourself at the Geekzoners I know that inhabit Newmarket, they are a dodgy bunch ;-)



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  Reply # 188426 9-Jan-2009 17:32
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HEY! You were inhabiting newmarket too..... so you're saying you are dodgy Mr Palmer?

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  Reply # 188427 9-Jan-2009 17:41
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Welcome to the forums, alikat! (And yeah, Scott is speaking from experience...)




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  Reply # 188487 10-Jan-2009 00:23
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alikat: Yes! And spotted in newmarket with some members today too.... shall I just throw myself at the mercy of geekzone now?


Can I add that the Newmarket members are a damned good looking bunch!

Welcome to GZ, good meeting and chatting over coffee.

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  Reply # 188516 10-Jan-2009 08:03
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Ohh that's nice :) big welcome for the kat herself :)

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Reply # 188543 10-Jan-2009 11:51
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Hi alikat,

Welcome to Geekzone, there's a few of us old Sysop's hanging around from the BBS days Cool




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Reply # 188548 10-Jan-2009 12:30
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Welcome to Geekzone alikat!




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  Reply # 188674 10-Jan-2009 22:36
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RedJungle: Hi alikat,

Welcome to Geekzone, there's a few of us old Sysop's hanging around from the BBS days Cool


Careful who you call old there - I'm under 30 and feeling old because I had to explain to some university students what a BBS was... not sure if any are still around!

Did you used to run a BBS in Auckland or elsewhere during the 1995-1997 period?

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Reply # 188744 11-Jan-2009 10:48
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Heh - I guess "old" is somewhat of a relative term when talking technology. I'm under 30 myself :)

Around that time period (possibly earlier?) I was running a BBS called Phoenix out of Hastings.




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  Reply # 190056 16-Jan-2009 21:28
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The BBS I ran was an Auckland one, Mental Abyss - with my brother, his friend and his friends sister :) Family affair!! We did dealings in the school ground to fund the telephone bill - 4kg bags of reject lollies from Allens were a good money spinner!!

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  Reply # 190286 18-Jan-2009 00:02
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Welcome to Geekzone alikat! Good to see you around, hope you have fun!

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