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About me ....
i was born on June 12th in (shudder) Muskogee, Oklahoma and was raised primarily in western Wisconsin. my parents divorced when i was a baby...something that was simply not done in the society i inhabited...i grew up rather lonely since most children were not allowed to associate with me. i always wondered at the rationale for that...were they afraid it was contagious? my father (now deceased) raised a second family in Texas so i have a step-mother and half-brothers there. Unfortunately, there was limited contact when we were young so we're more close strangers than siblings.
Later, i attended secondary school and college in Toronto, Ontario...originally majoring in Psychology. After spending some time working in the field, i realised i was too thin-skinned for the profession and switched to Business Administration with emphasis in Accounting.
Less than a year into my career, my employer acquired their first computer (an IBM System/3 Model 6 for T/those who care) and i was soon promoted to Data Processing Manager/Programmer Analyst/Emergency Operator/Gopher...and even received a modest pay increase. i was a self-taught RPG programmer...when i tried to take courses later at IBM, i was drafted as an instructor instead. Over the years, i remained primarily an IBM mid-range type...giving up my punchcards when floppy disks were invented...and venturing into PCs once they got actual monitors. i'm stuck in this industry...it's the only thing i know how to do that is both quasi-legal and reasonably lucrative.
my sense of humour is wry and ironic (S/some say it's sarcastic and cynical *grin*). i enjoy vehicles of all types...fast cars, big motorcycles, and small planes. i'll read anything i can get my hands on but prefer sci-fi, fantasy, and historical romances for relaxation. my interests are ecletic and i know at least a little about most subjects. i definitely prefer wandering the aisles of a hardware store to clothes-shopping...and computer/electronics stores are heaven on earth. my frequent habit of jingling the extra screws always left over when i upgrade my system is a direct result of that love.
i enjoy nearly all music, though i lean more toward lyrics than arrangement. Favourites include Queen, Jimmy Buffett, Leonard Cohen, Billy Joel, Laura Brannigan, Tom Lehrer, Pat Benatar, Loudon Wainwright III.....
As far as bd/sm is concerned...i haven't yet found any aspect that i don't enjoy. i was lucky enough to have the finest RT/VT Master to lead and teach me. Much of my earlier experiences had been with abusers rather than Doms...Sir Sparehawk saw to it that i learned the difference and i will be ever-grateful to Him...for that and so much else.
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Computer one-liners and proverbs
since i'm a programmer and computers are one of the subjects i bore people with, my sister, Morgana le Fay, gathered these "Wise sayings" about the things we love to hate
Crashing is the only thing windows does quickly.
I'd install windows, but I'd kinda like to have programs, too.
I can name that file in TWO bytes!
Ever notice how fast Windows runs? Neither did I...
KEYBOARD : Instrument used to enter errors into computers
You are making progress if each mistake is a new one.
Disclaimer: Any errors in spelling, tact, or fact are transmission errors.
Bug? That's not a bug, that's a feature.
Computer analyst to programmer: "You start coding. I'll go find out what they want."
Daddy, what does FORMATTING DRIVE C mean?
Those who can, do. Those who cannot, teach. Those who cannot teach, HACK!
Maintainer's motto: If we can't fix it, it ain't broke.
Maintenance-free: When it breaks, it can't be fixed...
Home is where the computer is plugged in.
It is easier to write an incorrect program than understand a correct one.
I am a computer, dumber than any human and smarter than an administrator.
I have a dream: 1073741824 bytes free.
I haven't lost my mind; it's backed up on tape somewhere.
If a train station is where the train stops, what is a work station?
Math problems? Call 1-800-[(10x)(ln(13e))]-[sin(xy)/2.362x]
Melted fruit snacks found on Keyboard. Delete nephew [Y/N]?
Mommy! The cursor's winking at me!
One picture is worth 128K words.
USER ERROR: replace user and press any key to continue.
You never finish a program, you just stop working on it.
To be, or not to be, those are the parameters.
The program is absolutely right; therefore the computer must be wrong.
System going down at 1:45 for disk crashing.
There are two ways to write error-free programs; only the third one works.
There are never enough hours in a day, but always too many days before Saturday.
It works! Now if only I could remember what I did...
Keyboard not connected, press F1 to continue.
Why do they call this a word processor? It's simple, ... you've seen what food processors do to food, right?
The Queue Principle: The longer you wait in line, the greater the likelihood that you are standing in the wrong line.
The programmer's national anthem is 'AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH'.
Never say "OOPS!" always say "Ah, Interesting!"
One person's error is another person's data.
If the pen is mightier than the sword, and a picture is worth a thousand words, how dangerous is a FAX?
If God had intended Man to program, we would be born with serial I/O ports.
Hi, my name is Any Key. Please don't hit me!
A computer scientist is someone who fixes things that aren't broken.
<-------- The information went data way -------
Every time I type 'win', I lose ...
It said "Insert disk 3..." but only 2 fit.
No matter how much data you add to your laptop, it will not get heavier.
If your computer says, "Printer out of Paper," this problem cannot be resolved by continuously clicking the "OK" button.
These settings will have no effect until you restart the system. Reset Universe (Y/N) ?
A printer consists of three main parts: the case, the jammed paper tray and the blinking red light.
Alpha Software undergoes alpha testing as a first step in getting user feedback. Alpha is Latin for "doesn't work."
Beta Software undergoes beta testing shortly before it's released. Beta is Latin for "still doesn't work."
Error message: Terse, baffling remark used by programmers to place blame on users for the program's shortcomings.
Computers follow your orders, NOT your intentions.
Computers make very fast, very accurate mistakes.
My software never has bugs. It just develops random features.
Bad or missing mouse driver. Spank the cat [Y/N]?
We don't care. We don't have to. We're the Phone Company.