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Posted by SantaFe 3 months, 3 weeks ago to The Gulch: Introductions
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I'm very happy to have landed in the Gulch..
Engineer.


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  • Posted by $ DriveTrain 3 months, 2 weeks ago
    Welcome to the Gulch, SF.

    And no, train affinity notwithstanding, I am not an engineer, merely a Technician (there's a pun in there somewhere.) You know, one of the guys whose tools you engineers borrow and never bring back. 8^]

    Also one of the guys whom managers consider to be engineers anyway, and give us crap when the system breaks down:

    "Why can't it be perfect and work flawlessly forever and free us all from the need to work like the Star Trek 'replicator,' so we can have a GloriousMoney-FreeSocialistUtopia? You incompetent ass!"

    "But... I'm a tech. I didn't design it."

    "No back talk. Why won't it last forever without breaking?!? You fool!"

    "!#%&! yadayada whatever, I'll fix it."

    "Good. And don't let it happen again!"

    8^D
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    • Posted by jimslag 3 months, 2 weeks ago
      I am a Tech myself and know the situation well. Electronics is my game and computers is a specialty. Amazingly, most people are clueless and rely on people like us to fix their screwups and make everything better than it was designed to be.
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  • Posted by $ pixelate 3 months, 3 weeks ago
    Lots of Engineers here in The Gulch.
    A propensity of members have a penchant for building things.
    Software Engineering is my background.
    Lower-case r "retired" at this time; still building things / being productive.
    Welcome aboard -- looking forward to your commentary.
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  • Posted by $ gharkness 3 months, 3 weeks ago
    Happy to see you here, SantaFe! I'm not an engineer, but does it count if I'm married to one? He is a software engineer that manipulates things like airplane parts, etc. I'm a CPA, but retired, so now I do exciting things like digital photomanipulation and soap making (non-digital). In other words, pretty much whatever the heck I wanna do. It's a good life.
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    • Posted by $ DriveTrain 3 months, 2 weeks ago
      When the system fails, blame the software. "'Gotta be the problem, 'cause it ain't my system." Serious respect for the line of work I abuse maybe more than any other. 8^D
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  • Posted by LibertyBelle 3 months, 3 weeks ago
    So what sort of Engineer are you? A civil engineer?
    Some sort of machinist?
    Or do you drive a train?
    Anyway, welcome. One more added to us.
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    • Posted by $ gharkness 3 months, 2 weeks ago
      "Or do you drive a train?"

      Interesting thought! My husband, to my knowledge, has never been inside the locomotive of a train, but he drove a LOT of them while working for BNSF. Because that's one of his particular specialties, making things go from his computer. We were disappointed when a prospective deal with a railroad in Perth fell through, because we were hoping to spend a year or two in a new and different place. In retrospect, though, I am not sure we would have been "done" with the assignment before the gates came down in 2020 (probably would have been, though). Still the thought of being in Australia during the pandemic makes being in the US in even the strictest of states seem like a picnic. (And we ended up in Oklahoma during that time, which was not at all strict, thank goodness.)
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  • Posted by $ Thoritsu 3 months, 3 weeks ago
    Awesome and welcome!

    Lot of us engineers as conservatives and libertarians, and several here.

    I am educated as the mechanical flavor, but do mostly electrical flavor now ... when I actually do anything vs managing.
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  • Posted by $ katrinam41 3 months, 3 weeks ago
    Welcome, SantaFe, to the hub of diversity. We take great flights of fantasy and keep our feet planted firmly in reality. We are wild and crazy, thoughtful and deep. We agree, disagree, toss ideas out for discussion and share fond memories of a world that was. In short, welcome to the Gulch!.
    Retired. Full-charge bookkeeper, OTR trucker, mom, wife, bonsai enthusiast, novice dressage, artist, writer and so much more.
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