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Hello and a little intro

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by Japes, Mar 8, 2004.

  1. Japes

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    Hi all

    Little intro, been working with puters since I was 17 and that was 18 years ago (ouch).... I was working mainly hardware (a little mainframe and a lot of midrange unix boxes to PCs) and have moved into a more "formal" banking IT role about 5 years back. I finished my MCSA/MCSE a little over a year back and am at present studying for the CCNA (exam booked on 25th March). I had planned to do the CCNA not long after the MCSE but my 8 month old daughter stopped me from studing at home for way to loooong :D (not complaining, wouldn't change things for anything). My boss wants me to work with/learn MS SQL and TSM (Tivolli Storage Manager) as we have a "holes" in the department.... no rest for the wicked :)
    Been with my present employer for 8 months (Yes I changed jobs within weeks of my daughters birth.... my choice as well) and it was a good move for me, much more depth to this playing field.... specially as I've already proved I am an assett to the department.

    Wel thats a little background and I'm probably going to be hanging around here so I hope to get to know most of you well enought to call you friends.......
     
  2. nugget
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    Hey Japes, welcome to the board. I'm sure everyone will make you feel right at home.
     
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  3. Jakamoko
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    Welcome Japes :D

    Sounds like you'll fit right in around here. That's quite a track record - you'll also find that many of us, although computer-obsessed, have actually found the time to have families too, so you're not alone :sleeping

    Enjoy your time at CertForums - we enjoy what we do :helpread
     
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  4. SimonV

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    Welcome to the Forums Japes, hope to see more of you soon. :D
     
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  5. tripwire45
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    Not to worry. That makes you only 35 years old. Just a pup to a fellow like me. Welcome to certforums. Hope you enjoy the place.
     
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  6. Rosy
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    Hey Japes! Welcome to the site! Is Japes your real name - if so where does it come from?

    If you available make sure you pop into the chat room on Thursday night - open from 7pm - it is sometimes constructive but mostly great fun!
     
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  7. AJ

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    I can only echo what Jak said. Studying and family life go together like chalk and cheese. :argue :sleeping

    Still you get there in the end
     
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  8. Japes

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    Thanks for all your kind words....

    Rosie may pop in, but I play D&D or some othe RRPG on thursday nights..... Still a child at heart :)

    Is Japes my real name, its certainly what I'm known as by my friends, work collegues and some of my family , my given name is Jean-Paul Lecrivain. and before anyone asks... yes its French, non parle vous francesis :wink: seriously my french is very weak.

    Tripwire I might be only be a pup to someone as ancient :twisted: as your good self.... the ouch was more in realisation that in one form or another I've been working with puters over half of my life..... and it can only get worse :)

    Jak and AJ my wife is very understanding (she has to be to have stayed with me this long).... but I also make sure I've given her and my daughter plently of time as well.... Then study after 8pm :) so I know where your coming from

    I'm sort of lurking in the boards a t present getting a feel for the ways things are here. And so far I only see good things. I'll be putting my 2p worth in when I can add stuff...
     
  9. statto123

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    Hi Japes

    Nice to meet you mate,

    new on here my self

    i joined yesterday.... Very helpful website

    Take care

    John 8)
     
  10. Jakamoko
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    Thanks for the kind words, Guys :thumbleft

    Just keep visiting, posting and enjoying :D
     
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  11. statto123

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    Hi tripwire 45

    I see by your reply on this topic, that you are from the states.

    I am looking to live and move to las vegas soon, My fiancee is American and lives in Las vegas. I am visiting usa viva las vegas at the end of April again this year, i totally loved it there last time.I am planning to get married may 2005 :D
    As you may tell i am english and in need of some nice weather.

    What is it like living in the states?

    any tips would be great

    Cheers

    John
     
  12. tripwire45
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    I'll have to start a new thread for this. Look in "The Lounge/Off Topic" forum.
     
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