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Old 01-15-09, 09:48 AM
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fify? HUH whats that?
fify: fixed it for you

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Old 01-15-09, 06:02 PM
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Old 01-15-09, 09:47 PM
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David, I mistyped, and left out the word "don't!" My feeling is that engineers generally don't write effectively.

We're on the same page.

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Oh! Thanks for clarifying. By the way, just to be clear, I'm not a fantastic writer; I'm just better at it than my peers in I/T, who generally have a rigorous computer science education, whereas I had the rigorous liberal arts education (please, no laughing!).
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Old 01-15-09, 09:51 PM
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I graduated with a bachelor of engineering in civil/environmental engineering. I practiced as an engineer for about 7 yrs (mostly design of groundwater extraction and treatment systems; landfills, etc.) while getting a masters in engineering at night (environmental) and then attending law school at night. I have been practicing as a lawyer (patent litigator) for the past 7 yrs.
Sir, you deserve high respect and admiration for focus and determination. Master's AND a law degree from night school? You didn't see home much. My hat is off to you.
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Old 01-15-09, 09:58 PM
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44 year old C&V lurker, husband and father of 4 boys (13, 12, 9 & 6).

Mechanical Engineer by degree. Former USAF officer and B-52 navigator. Currently a Facilities Engineer in a small biotech manufacturing plant. Have been a retail fine jewelry, retail electronics and automotive sales associate. Also spent time working in a pawn shop, which was the most interesting jobe I've had.

I currently ride a 1992 Trek 750 Multi-Track, but I'm restoring a 1986 Schwinn Passage touring bike.
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Old 01-15-09, 10:26 PM
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i'm currently a bicycle mechanic/sales person, and a physics tutor. From 03 to aug 08 I was a civil engineer. I'm currently looking at schools to get a mechanical engineer degree.
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Old 01-16-09, 05:04 PM
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Originally Posted by kknh3 View Post
44 year old C&V lurker, husband and father of 4 boys (13, 12, 9 & 6).

Mechanical Engineer by degree. Former USAF officer and B-52 navigator. Currently a Facilities Engineer in a small biotech manufacturing plant. Have been a retail fine jewelry, retail electronics and automotive sales associate. Also spent time working in a pawn shop, which was the most interesting jobe I've had.

I currently ride a 1992 Trek 750 Multi-Track, but I'm restoring a 1986 Schwinn Passage touring bike.
I worked on electronics for the tail defense system of the B-52, the H model I think.

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Old 01-16-09, 07:50 PM
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Currently working at a liquor store (barely). I'm not getting enough hours because there's just not enough business. However, it's only a college job, and I'll soon be graduating with a BA in Applied Nutrition. I'm also in the process of studying for the NASM Certified Personal Trainer exam, and getting my CPR and AED certs in the mean time. I figure, I love working out, eating right and showing others how to eat right, as well as see people better themselves. Might as well go for a good CPT cert and try to do what I love for a living.
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Old 01-16-09, 10:20 PM
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I worked on electronics for the tail defense system of the B-52, the H model I think.

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Where were you stationed and when?
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Old 01-16-09, 11:50 PM
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Master Electrician (Union), usually and a Certified Bench Jeweler othertimes.

When the economy goes south I head for the bench. Now where did I put that bottle of flux?
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Old 01-16-09, 11:55 PM
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57 years old, been directing live t.v. newscasts for 32 years in Los Angeles. It used to be fun, but it's not any more. I hope to retire in the next two to three years, at which point I'll spend all my time cycling and fishing.
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Old 01-17-09, 12:25 AM
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Old 01-17-09, 12:48 AM
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Man, do I feel like an underachiever in this bunch.
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Old 01-17-09, 09:46 AM
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Been out of the loop for a while and late to this party.
In a few weeks I'll turn 45.
I'm an electrical engineer. (BS in EE from Northeastern U.) I worked for several start ups in the Boston metro area during the late 1990s to early 2000s before the dot.com bust as a senior hardware and software design verification engineer.
I've not been formally employed since my last company went under in 2004. Summarily, weeks following that, my wife wanted a divorce and we began a 2-year long painful legal battle. I was advised by my lawyer to not have gainful employment in order to get leverage by demanding her to pay spousal support. she had hid some of our money prior to the divorce announcement and had challenged for half of my assets. I owned a property before we were married. So, my job at this point was trying to secure my home. At the end, she wasn't successful. Fortunately, we have no children.

I then decided to take a hiatus from work, the divorce, and life as I knew. In the past 3 years I've spent most of it in Montreal, CA. There, I met my fiance. During this time I helped her strategize the legal means to gain full custody of her two boys from their estranged father. After meeting them, I managed to teach them both (while whining and complaining) how to ride a two-wheeler! After that, it was deemed the best thing in the world! They were 10 and 12 and didn't know how to ride a bike!!
It ended up taking 2 years and many dollars to traverse the Quebec legal system. But last summer, she was successful and the obstacle to us getting together was over. This fall, I bought us a house in the Phoenix metro area, and we've moved in and trying to get settled.
At this moment, I'm back in Boston preparing my property for sale. Then it's the Southwest for good.
I'll be seeking gainful employment once in Phoenix. (after all these years)
We plan to get married soon. So I'll be a full time stepdad as well. The younger one had expressed the desire to buy his first road bike, with his own money from his first job. He told me he wants a road bike, just like the ones I have.
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Old 01-17-09, 10:17 AM
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“We the willing, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much, with so little, for so long, we are now qualified to do anything, with nothing.”

I don't know the author of this quote, but back in the 70's, a copy hung on the wall in the lab I worked in at the Boeing Co. Don
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Old 01-17-09, 11:31 AM
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A copy of that saying has appeared on the wall of several offices where I have worked, also.

Mr. WNG, the pain and heartache you've endured and triumphed over to find love and happiness on the other side is just amazing. And bicycling was a part of that triumph. Thank youfor reminding us that there's always somebody else who's had it worse than oneself, and managed to survive, even thrive.
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