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#151 2017-07-05 22:45:26

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Re: What's your day job?

lol  lol  lol  lol  lol  lol you slay me gs ...

OMG!!!  Give him the "Gold" Membership card!  Maybe you never made it to the bingo, but do you know what it's like sitting with a bunch of little of ladies that are looking at you with daggers in their eyes ... "touch my card and ... "  damn scary stuff ...

First guy that comes in here and says he was a Bingo Caller - I shoot first and ask questions later!


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#152 2017-07-05 23:43:20

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Re: What's your day job?

glittersloth wrote:
damo wrote:

S'OK - particularly decrepit youngsters are occasionally allowed honorary membership tongue

Double standards!! I had to race* Sector11 to the nearest neighborhood bingo gathering in order to qualify. Now you're letting the little whipperspammers in for free?

*I was leading too, till the bastid threw a conky in my face, impairing my vision with weather widgets.

big_smile

Yeah, but @KrunchTime behaves like he would fit right in. You would be too lively, and interrupt the snoring tongue


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#153 2017-07-05 23:58:23

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Re: What's your day job?

damo wrote:

Yeah, but @KrunchTime behaves like he would fit right in. tongue

True, I fit the definition in the OP that started the thread; e.g. liking some things the way they used to be.  I'm also a bit of an introvert and much prefer peace and quiet over rowdy crowds and/or noise.   wink

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#154 2017-07-07 21:38:48

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Re: What's your day job?

Sun For Miles wrote:

I truly admire all the non-IT folks on this forum who are interested to learn Linux on their own.

For some it is a matter of necessity — I cannot afford Microsoft's (insane) licensing fees but I can use OpenBSD & print/texlive (for free) to generate articles and letters &c that look *much* better than silly old Word documents...

cool


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#155 2017-07-09 04:37:19

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Re: What's your day job?

My day job almost literally a year ago was working in a non-local grocery store.
These days however it's basically doing a computer engineering job despite being a CS major, kinda funny how that works out. angel


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#156 2017-07-14 12:07:59

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Re: What's your day job?

An accountant (not the accountant, of course!) cool

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#157 2017-07-14 14:45:15

Steve
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Re: What's your day job?

Im an order clerk. I punch orders into a linux/unix made application that runs on windows!

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#158 2017-07-14 15:00:00

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Re: What's your day job?

I am designing radio basestations for cellphone systems since mid-1993.

Here is an example of something I have been involved in a little lately.

/Martin


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#159 2017-07-14 22:03:41

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Re: What's your day job?

datstartup wrote:

An accountant (not the accountant, of course!) cool

You were AWESOME in that film, I know it was you.  big_smile

And in that light I could use your {couch cough} number skills.  devil


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#160 2017-07-14 22:17:23

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Re: What's your day job?

Martin wrote:

I am designing radio basestations for cellphone systems since mid-1993.

Here is an example of something I have been involved in a little lately.

/Martin

Nice ... but will they bring back 'dumb phones'?

You know the ones that just make phone calls, no camera, no radio, no games. no WhatsApp, WhatsUp WhatsDown WhatsOverThere ... but has an "address book"; for the sake of a name - and SMS messages since the 'dumb phones' of old had "text messaging", none of this MMS please, that stuff can carry viruses.  devil


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#161 2017-07-15 08:32:10

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Re: What's your day job?

Sector11 wrote:
Martin wrote:

I am designing radio basestations for cellphone systems since mid-1993.

Here is an example of something I have been involved in a little lately.

/Martin

Nice ... but will they bring back 'dumb phones'?

You know the ones that just make phone calls, no camera, no radio, no games. no WhatsApp, WhatsUp WhatsDown WhatsOverThere ... but has an "address book"; for the sake of a name - and SMS messages since the 'dumb phones' of old had "text messaging", none of this MMS please, that stuff can carry viruses.  devil

Like the Nokia 3310?

When it was introduced by Nokia at Mobile World Congress this year it created the biggest media buzz of all things shown there.

/Martin


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#162 2017-07-15 17:16:33

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Re: What's your day job?

NICE!!!!   I hope they bring it to Argentina.

This was my first phone back in the day.
mine.jpg

Again: On topic: Retired Draughtsman/Surveyor
Laid out these small arms ranges plus a whole bunch of other stuff, buildings (foundations and services), runway clearances, roads.  Aaaa the good days.  smile


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#163 2017-07-16 22:32:23

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Re: What's your day job?

I'm a mechanical engineer, ensuring the doom of the Earth by designing oil platforms=P

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#164 2017-07-30 07:25:55

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Re: What's your day job?

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

Despatch rider.

so your interest in motorbikes is professional!

you do this in greater london?
my deepest respect!

do you use linux on the job (communications maybe)?

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#165 2017-07-30 09:35:05

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Re: What's your day job?

ohnonot wrote:

you do this in greater london?

Based in central London, yes.

I take jobs all over the place though, my personal "radius" is ~250-300 miles.

do you use linux on the job (communications maybe)?

We use XDAs for the jobs but they are so old that the built-in satnav doesn't know about the Hindhead Tunnel and they run a Windows-based (embedded) operating system...  cry


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#166 2017-07-30 10:10:35

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Re: What's your day job?

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

they are so old that the built-in satnav doesn't know about the Hindhead Tunnel

2011?
ouch.
maybe you can tinker with one of the devices, install linux freebsd on it?

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#167 2017-07-30 10:17:47

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Re: What's your day job?

ohnonot wrote:

maybe you can tinker with one of the devices, install linux freebsd on it?

If I break it they charge us ~£750 for a new one so I probably won't be attempting that  big_smile

Anyway, it's nice to get a break from the keyboard every now and then...


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#168 2018-01-31 09:40:41

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Re: What's your day job?

I am freelancer web designer

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#169 2018-01-31 14:00:38

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Re: What's your day job?

I was a network engineer for 5 years and recently switched to storage. I'm super exited about being able to use my Linux skills at work for once!

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#170 2018-01-31 20:56:06

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Re: What's your day job?

I'm sort of like a paralegal for Oil & Gas attorneys out west.  I run linux on my workstation and my servers which dish up the goods to the attorneys.  Most of my co-workers run MacOS or Windows.  I'm constantly bailing them out through the CLI power of ghostscript and pearl rename with regex as we put together public documents from the 1800's to today in PDF format.


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#171 2018-01-31 23:24:36

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Re: What's your day job?

cog wrote:

the CLI power of ghostscript

I've never figured out how to get it to reduce the size of PDF docs (scanned images) as much as Adobe Acrobat does while still delivering a perfect on-screen viewing experience. Like I know how to get from 20M to 12M with ghostscript, and the images start getting to look like JPEG, but Acrobat spits out a 1.5M file which looks totally fine. Which is why I'm using ACrobat for making PDF files to upload to web sites which have idiotic size requirements like "upload colour copies of all your transcripts and diplomas but stay below 1M".


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#172 2018-01-31 23:51:25

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Re: What's your day job?

twoion wrote:
cog wrote:

the CLI power of ghostscript

I've never figured out how to get it to reduce the size of PDF docs (scanned images) as much as Adobe Acrobat does while still delivering a perfect on-screen viewing experience. Like I know how to get from 20M to 12M with ghostscript, and the images start getting to look like JPEG, but Acrobat spits out a 1.5M file which looks totally fine. Which is why I'm using ACrobat for making PDF files to upload to web sites which have idiotic size requirements like "upload colour copies of all your transcripts and diplomas but stay below 1M".

I know what you mean.  I usually use gs for batch removal of pages and stuff like that.  When it comes to shrinking massive ones down because someone didn’t invest in a good scanner I use imagemagick convert.  Tiff2pdf and pdfunite are also good for other edge cases.


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#173 2018-03-27 14:37:13

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Re: What's your day job?

I work in Marketing/PR, doing graphics, events and Linux desktop customization.

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#174 2018-09-15 08:06:28

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Re: What's your day job?

I guess you'd call me an IT management consultant, apologies to  any devs and tech people I inflict pain upon.   Agile, lean, all that bullshit.  Sometimes it can help, sometimes not :-)

Just moved to Jakarta to do more of the same.  It's command-and-control city over here... but on the plus side Bali is close, as is the rest of Asia.   People are nice, food is good, girls are beautiful.  Can't complain.


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#175 2018-09-15 19:18:06

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Re: What's your day job?

Graduate student working on Algorithms and Complexity Theory. There was a brief period where I worked on network security.

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