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Topic # 43535 20-Oct-2009 06:18
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Hey guys I'm Snowkiwi

Like many others here Im very new to forums and I also used to be a bit of a serial Lurker. 
The first site I signed up for, a kiwi tech chat room. I thought if I didn't "talk" I would be invisible - you know just standing in the shadows in the corner - no-one can see me here if I'm nice and quiet. Until a lull in the chats and someone said to me- "whatcha kiwi" - I nearly s##t myself! Anyway i eventually got chatting - he was an truck driver on shift work - eased my mind that it a was pretty OK site. 

Geekzone has helped me quite a few times over the past few years of reading the forums. So thought if I can help anyone else with my very limited trial-and-error knowledge - great.

I exist in Auckland at present with wife and 2 great little monster kids. Im a bit of a closet geek hybrid. I used to be into snowboarding, PC RPG games, diving, Computers, windsurfing, and hand gliding, Aerobics,  dungeons & dragons, and parachuting (when I was young and keen). And now I'm a dad -- 'nuff said!  (now that gear is all stored above my garage falling apart!!)

I'm an engineer by trade (avionics in my earlier life). I think I'm getting ready to be old by the way I talk about earlier life etc, but not quite there yet (44yo).  I love all things gadget. I tend to learn computer stuff by the shotgun method. This is very similar to my wifes interesting crash-thru method of learning MS office. So between us we are dangerous! But I do like to take things apart - this all started when I was 4 and fixed my sisters plastic projector - probably just the battery but my mum preached my genius to all.

Anyway my verbal diarrhea takes over sometimes (it is 4am and my daughter woke me with a wet bed, so thats my excuse and the impetus to finally sign up here). I cant spell to save myself and I'm an expert procrastinator at home but an "on-time" freak  at work. I'm either flat-out or dead. I'm trying to learn a middle ground! 

Probably way too much info for a first post so sorry for that.

Take care, and Cheers everyone.

pps. My posts will be colon free. My colon key is non-op after my daughter spilt my coffee over it last month - so untill I get round to taking it apart, sometimes a "-" will mean a colon, OK.  

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  Reply # 265207 20-Oct-2009 07:41
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  Reply # 265208 20-Oct-2009 08:15
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No colon could make your smileys awkward.


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  Reply # 265381 20-Oct-2009 17:37
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welcome :))))))))

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  Reply # 265406 20-Oct-2009 18:26
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Haha, I actually quite enjoyed reading that :P

Welcome to Geekzone, I'm pretty sure you'll enjoy your stay!

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  Reply # 265437 20-Oct-2009 19:57
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Thanks all for the welcome

Thanks tony - Ill probably just do some odd one eyed wink instead ie   .-)  and creep everyone out - "what does that weirdo mean by that 1 eyed smiley - what a freak!" Tho its better than actually using the colon key - watch this - here goes >??>-)  - hmm better than last time- filled half the page then - keyboard must be drying out - it'll still freak people out tho.

Cheers freitasm 

Thanks b0untypure1

Cheers boby55 - Dig the picture (is it called an avatar? - excuse my newbism) like a Dr halflife freeman/House blend.

Aaroona - My brain just seams to dump thoughts into mouth or hand - its my curse.  So Glad you enjoyed my pain tho >>""?L>?"-)      d##n it!!       .-)

BTW - if I overstep forum etiquette (took 2 minutes to google that spelling!) let me know. I feel like I've been under a rock a bit wrt. forums.

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