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    As I've been highly scarce, thought I'd drop by to say hello.

    The reason why I've not been on is twofold. One, the Win98 hard drive died, and that's the latest Win I have. You know the rest of the story on that one.

    Next, I began work at a real company starting December 11. It's not as a software developer, a job I've looked for for three years, and failed miserably to find anything worthwhile. Not only that, but when trying to learn Rails I found I hit the wall. I can't look at code without getting dizzy. I guess writing code for three years either for psychos who threw it all away or for no pay has taken its toll. So I took a huge gut check and decided to change careers. It seems that even with a Master's in Computer Science and two years experience developing flight controls in C, any non-psycho software development house sees me as a complete junior, even the ones which are a 90-minute commute away. They won't be hiring juniors for a number of years, even though "the economy is turning for developers" according to the press. So I might as well spend those few years trying something new. I'm a sales person for a value-added reseller of computers. They, just this past year and a half, changed their training program from three-weeks-good-luck to a full ten month training program on question-based selling. It's something that fits my character, and I think I'll enjoy. But again, it's something new for me, so I have to put a lot of concentration into it.

    This compounds the computer problem, as I really have made no real money last year, and jumped into a higher mortgage payment at the same time. My home systems are due for a complete refresh, which will take both time and money, two things I likely won't have for months. Or, at least, time and money better budgeted into other things for now.

    So hi-ya, won't see you on the server, hope to poke around here and again.

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    Shroom
    -- Shroom
    I tried smoking mushrooms once. Couldn't keep the pizza lit.

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    Hello backatchya. Be well. Good luck with your challenges.
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      Best of luck to ya, I'll keep your slot warm till you get back ;-D.
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        Best of luck indeed Shroom!

        Good to hear from ya :)

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          Originally posted by aeroripper View Post
          Best of luck to ya, I'll keep your slot warm till you get back ;-D.
          Uh...
          Cool! Personalized plates! Barclay, Barry, Bert, Bort...come on...Bort?

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            Originally posted by zibalatz View Post
            Uh...
            LOL... I said the same exact thing. Nothing like keeping someones slot warm for them!

            Shroom, Goodluck with everything! Cant wait to get ya back in the server... we miss the "Singing Commander". :row__523:
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              Originally posted by zibalatz View Post
              Uh...
              Like somebody is keeping 'your seat' warm. Hmm... I guess that could have been said better, or not at all. I'm not sure which.
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                heh
                -- Shroom
                I tried smoking mushrooms once. Couldn't keep the pizza lit.

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                  wow...mind out of the gutter zib. sheesh.

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                    Mind you I won't be too long, maybe a couple of months. I just wanted to not be a stranger.

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                    Shroom
                    -- Shroom
                    I tried smoking mushrooms once. Couldn't keep the pizza lit.

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                      Stranger? Who are you?
                      USAR

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                        I heard he's been sighted on random Dystopia servers causing hilarious pandemonium...
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