Areas of expertise or knowledge other than programming. : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

A follow-up to an earlier question from Feller, asking who are the programmers on the Forum.

What are the other areas of knowledge out there on the Forum ?Can we build a database of talent ?

I'll start the ball rolling.

Our family talents:Shore fishing,ferreting/ snaring & shooting game .Commercial handmade papermaking.Extensive knowledge of running a soft fruit farm(strawberries,blackcurrants,apples).Keen gardeners. Can tap into antique engine restoration expertise. Have kept chickens,ducks,geese & dogs & children(!)

-- Chris (, June 05, 1999


I have a blackbelt in tae kwan do and a nidan in aikido,skills I've always considered esoteric and a bit impractical in this world of guns,but who knows?if a major gun grab occurs,they can't confiscate my arms and legs.I'm working on my buddhist-studies philosophy degree,something my corporate-father has never understood("but money will make you happy,if you have enough!")

-- zoobie (, June 05, 1999.

I have been working with the internal-combustion engine for over 20 years... ditto for rifles, shotguns, and pistols...

Anything mechanical...

"Gun totin' gearhead" if I wasn't a Dog....

stretchin' on the floor...

The Dog

-- The Dog (, June 05, 1999.

I pick up the little white bags of garbage laying by the side of the highway.

-- Prepared and Dared To Say About Y2K (gboy@goby.gboy), June 05, 1999.

Licensed electrical contractor in NJ

experience in all types wiring including motors, motor control, generator connections, lighiting, communications, alarms (fire and burg) residential, commercial and industrial stuff - over 25 years experience

Jazz musician - guitarist

Brown belt in Japaneze karate

photography expeerience

Christmas tree farm - (we have 45 acres here)

Bob P

-- Bob Pilcher (, June 05, 1999.

Thinking. Skateboarding. Cunnilingus.

-- humpty (, June 05, 1999.

I can hit an apple at five hundred yards with a 50mm rifle

-- (not LOL @ this . time), June 05, 1999.

Our skill sets and experiences are: Spouse is a mechanical 'wizard'("It's all wires, pipes and wheels"),carpentry, plumbing, rigging, electrical engineer (may be a moot point!), radio and telecommunications (also may be moot), and refrigeration skills. I've got midwifery, nursing, food production gardening and preservation, animal husbandry, sewing/clothing production. We both chop our own wood for our wood stove. Both of us are good hunters and fishers.

Other family members are skilled in nursing, gardening, food preservation, blacksmithing.

-- Wilferd (, June 05, 1999.

Y2K related skills?

Commercial fisherman for 5 years. Cold weather survival in a past life, 22 years dedicated starving artist :o) (not that starving but good minimalist lifestyle.) Master at little, interested in alot.

Oh ya TB prep archivist.

-- Brian (, June 05, 1999.

Collecting food stamps for-a-livin'

-- White Trash (, June 05, 1999.

also,I play a pretty mean blues harp...

-- zoobie (, June 05, 1999.

Programming is my hobby. It just happens to also be my job... <:)=

-- Sysman (, June 05, 1999.

Thanks to all that have replied although some of us may not wish to enquire to deeply into some of Humpty's talents!

Anybody going to keep adding to the list?

-- Chris (, June 05, 1999.

Trying hard to become the World's Best Husband (I'm married to the World's Best Wife, who deserves nothing less).

-- Flint (, June 05, 1999.

MSW, CRC/R, Masters Rehabilitation Administration; created in facility programs, directed community program, created and owned small business. Skilled at team-building, interpersonal relationships, facilitating/inspiring group cooperation to reach mutual goals. Skilled at assessing and working with strengths, assessing and working around weakesses on organizational,group or individual basis. Lead by example, courage and genuineness. Knowledgable/skilled with grief work. Medically retired with MS.

-- Leslie (***@***.net), June 05, 1999.

I'm in charge of a country (no reason to name it). But its real boring. I come here when I'm not at the bars or watching girlee mudwrestling videos.

I used to be pretty good with edged weapons, even did a little amateur bullfighting in my youth. Thats about it, I'm otherwise basically useless.

-- King of Spain (, June 05, 1999.

Farm kid, logging, trapping, hunting, fishing. Technologist, oil business R & D, pulp and paper greenfield start-up. Own business now, sideline in precious metal mine promotion, yes we are talking about a mountain of silver.

-- Will (, June 05, 1999.

Stan's skills: thinking inside, outside, and beyond the box, research and development, writing, editing, public relations, political consulting, web and graphic design, internet marketing, small business management, koi-keeping, puppy-raising, networking, security, etc.

Meg's skills: corporate communications and design, corporate style guide development, powerpoint and multimedia presentations, desktop and professional publication development and design, writing, editing, etc.

-- Stan Faryna (, June 05, 1999.

Retail pharmacist 29 years. Good mechanical & hunting skills. On directors board of 3 pharmacy related corps all of whom are y2k ready. Pretty boring. Ex-wives thought so too.

-- Carlos (, June 05, 1999.

Parent, husband, temperate and tropical wilderness survival (Outward Bound grad), backpacking & camping, military veteran, expert pistol shootist, military history, science history, basic gardening, basic emergency medicine, aviation technology, forensic aviation mishap investigatation, cognitive science (Ph.D.), visual attention (M.A.), neuroanatomy, artificial intelligence, virtual environments/virtual reality, science fiction history.

Painfully, I must admit that while I have depended on computing systems for all of my professional life, I am a truly lousy programmer. Therefore I depend on others, such as yourselves (you know who you are), for opinions about the state of "big iron", PC, and other systems regarding their remediation and readiness.

I have learned to appreciate and have a great respect for the programmers who are the true preservers of this great house of cards that we have built.

I beg, no, I implore you to stop your ego-propping bickering, and give us the true state of affairs. This, and other forums (e.g., GNIBFI, debunker), have degenerated to the point of name-calling, and have become a mire of waste and uselessness.

Can we put egos aside, and have some meaningful dialog here, PLEASE?

-- Spindoc' (, June 06, 1999.

The gentleman above who claimed to be proficient with a 50mm rifle must be a wonder to behold! Anyone who could aim and fire a shoulder- fired weapon of 2-inch caliber could snack on live alligators. Paul Bunyan lives...!

-- Tom Carey (, June 06, 1999.

weaving, knitting, crocheting, sewing, quilting, canning, cooking, baking, gardening, ok framer and roofer, basic electrical and plumbing, concrete work, fair fisherman, portraitist, group facilitator, technical writer, journalist, researcher, event organizer, negotiator, manager and mentor, bookeeper, underwriter, knowledge of politics, resource law, anadromous fish and rangeland ecosystems, have knack with small animals and teenagers, basic website design. Do windows.

-- marsh (, June 06, 1999.

Organic Chemist

-- Dave (, June 06, 1999.

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