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Wannabe Geek

# 257261 23-Sep-2019 06:35
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Greetings Geekzoners


My maiden post here.  I'm a long-time infrequent lurker, often researching internet and networking items here, and finding helpful local perspective in the Geekzone.  


I used to be viewed as a geek, but the camo has become more effective with age.  I guess my credentials were flawed, as during the signing up procedure this morning, I've learned the terms Astroturfing & Sockpuppeting from the usage policy.  Not such a geek after all, I guess.


Why am I here?  I've adopted Spark Sport for the RWC.  I was very happy cutting the Sky Cable (Vodafone Cable TV box) more than 18 months ago, relying instead on ATV 4k with Netflix NZ and Amazon Prime (via VPN from the USA, initially 1080P then 4K), and stopped watching broadcast TV having grown tired of ads. TV sports did little for me - I'm more WSBK, Yacht Racing, Skiing, Touring cars etc; well beyond Sky TV fare.  


So I've joined to:


  • Contribute to the Spark Sport discussion
  • Learn about the advantages/pitfalls of trading Voda's Cable offering here in Vellington for *somebody's* Fibre offering (TBD) - before I do it
  • Determine when I should be moving from Apple Air Port Extremes, to modern WiFi.  
  • Learn more to inform my long-term proof of concept transitioning from CD to Streaming from my NAS, Subscription music services, and internet radio via a Naim streamer.

I eschewed Windows in favour of OSX more than ten years ago, gave up gaming, and my killer app is 'anything to do with photography'.  I'm on the apple ecosystem.


I work in the tech world, at the grey haired end of it, having worked in FDM, TDM, and IP Networking.


I live in Wellington by choice, in the heart of the shakey isles.  How bout that quake last night, eh?



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  # 2323052 23-Sep-2019 06:35
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  # 2323164 23-Sep-2019 08:58
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Welcome to the madhouse.

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  # 2323178 23-Sep-2019 09:18
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Welcome aboard

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  # 2323206 23-Sep-2019 10:18
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welcome aboard.

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  # 2342726 24-Oct-2019 00:33
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Yeah, me too. I also used to think I was a geek but then discovered that the world had passed me by. Welcome.



I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney


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  # 2342799 24-Oct-2019 08:43
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Welcome to GZ  :)

"4 wheels move the body.  2 wheels move the soul."

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  # 2342809 24-Oct-2019 09:07
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Nice to see you here ;-)

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  # 2342810 24-Oct-2019 09:11
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Thanks, all! 😀

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