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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaitain
    Hear, hear! Some little kid called me a newbie on this board because of the number of posts I'd made here and I just had to laugh.

    I've been working as a professional computer programmer for more than 13 years. I have over 26 years of experience in the general field of computers. I wrote my first program at the age of 10 for an HP programmable calculator (no one had home computers back then). I built my first computer at the age of 12, and I'm not talking about plugging store bought parts into other store bought parts. I'm talking about soldering all of the components onto the PCB and trouble shooting it when something didn't work. I ran an underground BBS at the age of 14 with over 200 users off of an Apple IIe and 4 floppy drives using a 300baud modem. I designed and wrote an inventory system for trophy shops that paid for my first motorcycle at the age of 15. By 16 I was tutoring college kids on computers. At 18 I joined the Navy and troubleshot and repaired multi-million dollar computers and radios. After leaving the military I wrote and edited computer repair manuals. I then went on to run multi-million dollar IT departments. I've built and managed call centers for AOL, Cannon, and HP. Most recently I designed and developed a system to capture, store, and review traffic violations.

    When I was younger I too thought I knew it all and had a condescending attitude towards anyone I thought knew less. Over the years I realized how little I actually did know and my self righteous attitude mellowed and hopefully has all but disappeared. I'm still human though so pride kicks me in the *** some times, like now.

    So, the next time someone calls you a newbie just remember that only a newbie would call someone else a newbie. The truly knowledgable person knows there will always be someone that knows WAY more on a subject than they do and to THAT person they are the newbie.

    I can't tell you how many times a novice computer user has taught me something about writing better applications...
    Nice story, but noone cares! Noob

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaitain
    Hear, hear! Some little kid called me a newbie on this board because of the number of posts I'd made here and I just had to laugh.

    I've been working as a professional computer programmer for more than 13 years. I have over 26 years of experience in the general field of computers. I wrote my first program at the age of 10 for an HP programmable calculator (no one had home computers back then). I built my first computer at the age of 12, and I'm not talking about plugging store bought parts into other store bought parts. I'm talking about soldering all of the components onto the PCB and trouble shooting it when something didn't work. I ran an underground BBS at the age of 14 with over 200 users off of an Apple IIe and 4 floppy drives using a 300baud modem. I designed and wrote an inventory system for trophy shops that paid for my first motorcycle at the age of 15. By 16 I was tutoring college kids on computers. At 18 I joined the Navy and troubleshot and repaired multi-million dollar computers and radios. After leaving the military I wrote and edited computer repair manuals. I then went on to run multi-million dollar IT departments. I've built and managed call centers for AOL, Cannon, and HP. Most recently I designed and developed a system to capture, store, and review traffic violations.

    When I was younger I too thought I knew it all and had a condescending attitude towards anyone I thought knew less. Over the years I realized how little I actually did know and my self righteous attitude mellowed and hopefully has all but disappeared. I'm still human though so pride kicks me in the *** some times, like now.

    So, the next time someone calls you a newbie just remember that only a newbie would call someone else a newbie. The truly knowledgable person knows there will always be someone that knows WAY more on a subject than they do and to THAT person they are the newbie.

    I can't tell you how many times a novice computer user has taught me something about writing better applications...
    I think you misunderstood the definition of NOOB. NOOB doesn't mean someone who knows nothing. NOON means someone who is new, and generally, new to the particular community and unaware of the communities nuances and charcteristics.

    A 90 year old man can be a NOOB in a retirement community, because he is new and doesn't know the ways of that community.

    Way back when, I was a paramedic. I was a paramedic for 3 years working for a volunteer and paid ambulance service, yet, when I got my job working for (basically) the NYC Fire Department, even though I had experience, I was a NOOB because the FD works differently then the rest. In fact, they are all different. Until I learn the ways of that organization, I am a NOOB. The amount of money I once made, my successes in life, and my knowledge of medicine did not change the fact that I was a NOOB. It did, however, help change my status once I started to contirbute, and people began to see that I was at least competent. That's when I lost my NOOB status.

    While your resume is impressive, when you got here, you were a NOOB. Perhaps you didn't do NOOB things, but you were still a NOOB. One is only called a NOOB in public when they act like a NOOB and/or when they think they are not because some place, somewhere, they are not a NOOB anymore.

    Did I mention the word NOOB enough times in my post. If not, NOOB NOOB NOOB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaitain
    Most recently I designed and developed a system to capture, store, and review traffic violations.
    Hey if the gov is going to use it. could you help me out on mine. Perhaps set mine to alway be 0 or someting like that.

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    My life story is almost the same - I started on computers when I was about
    7 or 8 years old - back then we had to type in a program and save to
    cassette tape

    I'm not talking about plugging store bought parts into other store bought parts. I'm talking about soldering all of the components onto the PCB and trouble shooting it when something didn't work
    Kits are not to hard to make, unless he designed his own computer,
    if so my hat is off to him - I made a few Kits - its fun like legos except
    you get burned sometimes buy the soldering iron -
    - was it Heathkit -

    I ran an underground BBS at the age of 14 with over 200
    users off of an Apple IIe and 4 floppy drives using a 300baud
    they called in one at a time, late at night - and traded w@rez
    - me to, I was a bad little boy with a big phone bill -

    I ran into a older woman that was a cobal programmer - from years back
    she came into the computer shop - asking about computers she wanted me
    to make one for her - I asked what she was going to use it for - like gaming
    or just internet or office stuff - I was trying to gauge what she needed - she
    got ****ed off, thought I was dising her or something , and told me she had
    worked in computers for 20 years as a cobal programmer and knew more
    than I ever would about computers - I did not have the hart to tell her
    that at the time I had more than 20 years of working on computers,
    and I knew modern day computers, I felt like asking, If you know so
    much about computers why are you asking me, and what hell does
    Cobal programming on a mainframe in the 1960s have to do with
    computers today - But I was nice -

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    yes but still... you are a nOOb, NOOB, newBie or whatever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaitain
    Hear, hear! Some little kid called me a newbie on this board because of the number of posts I'd made here and I just had to laugh.

    I've been working as a professional computer programmer for more than 13 years. I have over 26 years of experience in the general field of computers. I wrote my first program at the age of 10 for an HP programmable calculator (no one had home computers back then). I built my first computer at the age of 12, and I'm not talking about plugging store bought parts into other store bought parts. I'm talking about soldering all of the components onto the PCB and trouble shooting it when something didn't work. I ran an underground BBS at the age of 14 with over 200 users off of an Apple IIe and 4 floppy drives using a 300baud modem. I designed and wrote an inventory system for trophy shops that paid for my first motorcycle at the age of 15. By 16 I was tutoring college kids on computers. At 18 I joined the Navy and troubleshot and repaired multi-million dollar computers and radios. After leaving the military I wrote and edited computer repair manuals. I then went on to run multi-million dollar IT departments. I've built and managed call centers for AOL, Cannon, and HP. Most recently I designed and developed a system to capture, store, and review traffic violations.

    When I was younger I too thought I knew it all and had a condescending attitude towards anyone I thought knew less. Over the years I realized how little I actually did know and my self righteous attitude mellowed and hopefully has all but disappeared. I'm still human though so pride kicks me in the *** some times, like now.

    So, the next time someone calls you a newbie just remember that only a newbie would call someone else a newbie. The truly knowledgable person knows there will always be someone that knows WAY more on a subject than they do and to THAT person they are the newbie.

    I can't tell you how many times a novice computer user has taught me something about writing better applications...

    Bla bla bla YAWN!! lol find the part of the story where someone cares noob! lol
    Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups!

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    When you're all done comparing penis length, remember the purpose of this thread: to berate jeeplaw for asking a question.
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    So eBay is useless.

    Cool. Dont believe what you hear.

    I mean cmon if you honestly look at someones feedback, you can tell whether something is "too good" to be true etc.

    Ive never been ripped on eBay. ****ED yes, a few times, but other than my patience, it cost me nothing in the end. eBay is awesome, feedback ratings are awesome. Buyer beware doesnt go away because its an online auction. NOOOOOB
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