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Title: Get to Know The Team: Tony
Post by: Tony Reid on September 06, 2006, 08:59:50 AM
Name: Tony Reid
Age:  32
Location: Wickford, Essex - UK
Quote: In what way doesn't it work?
Position: Support Specialist

Bio

Well, I work in the IT department of London insurance broker... just me, my boss and Hayley - who has just joined us - and we look after 140 users.

I love the buzz that coding in PHP gives and I'm lucky enough to be allowed to play with it at work. Although I am no where near up to the same standard as the guys here - I still get to write applications for our intranet. My current development project is a work flow and insurance tracking system which we need for FSA (http://www.fsa.gov.uk/) compliance reasons.

I did three years at college and never went to Uni.


1. Do you have pets?
Yep - an Alsatian, a Collie cross and too many tropical fish.

2. What is your favorite color?
Blue

3. What kind of music do you like?
Anything, well anything except the beastie boys

4. What do you do on your free time besides spending time on SMF?
Run a hosting company although I have plans to drop hosting and move onto something a little more profitable. I also run an online support group for couples.

5. What are your goals/dreams in life?
To be the best at what I can be and to help others.

6. What got you involved in SMF?
Well I was there at the start with YaBBSE and kinda got hooked :)

7. Who do you admire? Why?
My wife - Melanie does a wonderful job raising our daughter.

8. Are you into sports?  If so which ones?
Nope - although I don't mind naked jelly wrestling.

9. What is your dream job?
Refereeing jelly wrestling tournaments :)

10. What was your first screenname?
Coyote

11. Do you have any piercings?
Not now, although I had an earing when I was a teenager

12. Are you a lefty/righty or ambidextrous?
Mainly righty sometimes use my left.

13. Do you have any tattoo's?  If not do you wish/plan to get one?
Nope - but if I did it would be of my daughter's name.

14. Do you have any siblings?  If so how many of each.
Due to a rampant father - I have a couple of step brothers here and there however I have never met them.

15. What is your favorite website?
Other than SMF? Hmmm. I guess technet - but its not as useful as it once was.

16. Do you play computer games?  If so which ones?
Not so much these days - but I love the old 80's style platformers like Dynamite Dan.

17. Do you play video game consoles?  Which ones?
Yeah - at Christmas I was out shopping with the wife and accidentally bought an XBOX 360 ;D
Currently playing Tomb Raider Legend although I'm real bad at it.

18. Are you married or planing to get married?
Married
  a. If so do you have any kids?
         Yes
  b. How many kids?
          1 Daughter - 2.5y/o  Jessica :)

19. How many languages do you speak?  Which ones?
Just English - but I'd love learn Spanish..... just need some time and someone to push me.

20. Do you drink?
Yep - love a nice cold pint of Guinness

21. Do you smoke?
Nope - never interested me

22. Did you play hookey from class?
Yes - but only to escape to the computer room ;D

22. Do you have a license?
Nope
  a. Do you own a car?
  I bought the wife a Peugeot 307sw does that count?

23. Do you obtain a good amount of sleep daily?
I make sure I get at least 2 hours a week.

24. How do you sleep?
Hunched over a laptop/desk

25. Have you ever been on an airplane?
Yep - also I'm off to Florida in September.

26. have you ever broken a bone?
My nose... but erm... lets not talk about that.

27. Do you wear jewelry?  If so what jewelery do you wear?
Nah - not these days.

28. How do you dress?
Smart/casual - I'd love to buy more expensive clothes though.

29. How many keys are on your keyring?
3

30. What time do you go to bed?  What time do you wake up?
around 2 to 4am wake up for 6am to leave for work at 7am

31. What's the freakiest thing you have done?

Well not freaky - but it freaked me out.

Do to the impact my website has had on patients in the UK - a government regulation authority(hfea.gov.uk) approached and asked me if I would like to do a speech/presentation at there annual conference. I accepted.

I was real nervous at first because almost every UK clinic/hospital director/executive was there(over 500 of them) and my speech was in effect telling them that they should not be afraid of educating patients or indeed hide things from them. Patients are now consumers and as such they should be empowered to make a more informed decision on their health care.

We have too many doctors in private practices telling people they need this done, or that done - and no one to question them.

32. Do you live alone?
Nope - I live with my wife and daughter

33. How many hours a day do you spend in the computer?
All day at work and most of the night.

34. How many hours a day do you spend in SMF?
A few.. in and out all day.

35. How about What is your favorite beverage? Coffee, Tea, Soda, Beer, other?
Double shot Espresso in hot chocolate and lately drinking a lot of fizzy water although I'm not sure if its good or bad for me... hmmm... must be better than cola though :)

36. What do you hate?
The act of someone who circulates 'the most dangerous ever virus' warnings that apparently originate from Microsoft/AOL.

37. What do you love?
Women - the world would be a much uglier place without them :)

38. What is your religion?
I was brought up a catholic but have turned Atheist

39. What is your hair color?
Dark Brown

40. How tall are you?
5Ft 8"

41. How much do you weigh?
About 13.5 stone.

42. What's the feature on SMF you can't live without?
  a. As an administrator?
  Modify button

  b. As an end user?
  Spell check :)



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Title: Re: Get to Know The Team: Tony
Post by: JayBachatero on October 13, 2006, 08:28:08 PM
Tony are you ready to answer questions? :P
Title: Re: Get to Know The Team: Tony
Post by: Amacythe on October 13, 2006, 10:36:28 PM
Tony, I'm sorry I missed this topic :(

What's wrong with the Beastie Boys?
Title: Re: Get to Know The Team: Tony
Post by: Tony Reid on October 14, 2006, 06:00:50 AM
Sure Jay,

No worries Amy ;)

QuoteWhat's wrong with the Beastie Boys?

Everything

Title: Re: Get to Know The Team: Tony
Post by: Pause on October 14, 2006, 06:17:34 AM
Apart from the jelly wrestling, are you into pro wrestling (such as WWE, TNA etc.)?

What are your opinions on cheesecake?

If you could rewind and relive a day from the past, would you? If yes, when would it be and why?
Title: Re: Get to Know The Team: Tony
Post by: Tony Reid on October 14, 2006, 06:30:08 AM
Quote from: Mattitude on October 14, 2006, 06:17:34 AM
Apart from the jelly wrestling, are you into pro wrestling (such as WWE, TNA etc.)?

Nope - but would consider goober(Peanut butter and Jelly) wrestling.

QuoteWhat are your opinions on cheesecake?

Love it... love it ... love it - especially New York Style.

Quote
If you could rewind and relive a day from the past, would you? If yes, when would it be and why?

oooow deep.... Hmmm. just in my life or like.... in full history.

I wouldnt of mind spending a night down the pub swigging whisky and talking about lassies with
Robert Burns (http://www.rabbie-burns.com/index.cfm) Im not Scottish though - so he probably wouldnt understand a word I was talking about.

I once had family up their and they got me hooked on his work.




/edit - added photo to first post.
Title: Re: Get to Know The Team: Tony
Post by: forsakenlad on October 14, 2006, 08:11:30 AM
Cute kid, I hope she grows up to be a successful person.
Title: Re: Get to Know The Team: Tony
Post by: Trekkie101 on October 14, 2006, 09:18:52 AM
Quote from: forsakenlad on October 14, 2006, 08:11:30 AM
Cute kid, I hope she grows up to be a successful person.
That is tony :P

Have you ever tried Irn Bru?

Ever watch star trek?
Enjoy it?
Title: Re: Get to Know The Team: Tony
Post by: Tony Reid on October 14, 2006, 01:34:35 PM
Yep - Irn Bru is lovely stuff.

I like watching star trek - but I never rush home to watch it, just when flicking through channels really.

Its always good though :)
Title: Re: Get to Know The Team: Tony
Post by: Gary on October 14, 2006, 01:56:50 PM
Watch the Simpsons?

If so, who's your favourite character?
Favourite Episode?

(We saw it coming!)

What about Futurama?
Title: Re: Get to Know The Team: Tony
Post by: Tony Reid on October 14, 2006, 02:01:22 PM
Quote from: AwwLilMaggie on October 14, 2006, 01:56:50 PM
Watch the Simpsons?

Yep

Quote
If so, who's your favourite character?

Homer

Quote
Favourite Episode?

The one when Homer sets up his own interweb company ;D

Quote
What about Futurama?

I've not seen much of it - but like it :)
Title: Re: Get to Know The Team: Tony
Post by: Aaron on October 14, 2006, 05:32:49 PM
Ever seen Doctor Who? If so, did you like it?
Title: Re: Get to Know The Team: Tony
Post by: Tony Reid on October 15, 2006, 03:40:38 AM
Yep - especially liked the last series but will happily sit and watch re-runs from 'ye olde' days.
Title: Re: Get to Know The Team: Tony
Post by: Alan S on October 15, 2006, 09:47:50 AM
Ever Watch Family Guy? If so did you like it and who is your favorite character?
Title: Re: Get to Know The Team: Tony
Post by: 4LP3RUZ1 on October 15, 2006, 12:19:19 PM
Watched the new Superman movie? Do you think Lex Luthor is more evil than Doc Oc?
Title: Re: Get to Know The Team: Tony
Post by: TheGamer on October 15, 2006, 05:25:28 PM
Have you ever wondered when all these Irn Bru/Simpsons/Star Trek/Doctor Who nerds are going to get new questions? ;)
Title: Re: Get to Know The Team: Tony
Post by: Tony Reid on October 16, 2006, 05:03:08 PM
Quote from: Alan S on October 15, 2006, 09:47:50 AM
Ever Watch Family Guy? If so did you like it and who is your favorite character?

Nope - dont watch it.

Quote from: alperuzi on October 15, 2006, 12:19:19 PM
Watched the new Superman movie? Do you think Lex Luthor is more evil than Doc Oc?

Not yet - but want to.


Quote from: TheGamer on October 15, 2006, 05:25:28 PM
Have you ever wondered when all these Irn Bru/Simpsons/Star Trek/Doctor Who nerds are going to get new questions? ;)

lmao - that did spring to mind :)
Title: Re: Get to Know The Team: Tony
Post by: Joshua Dickerson on October 16, 2006, 07:08:50 PM
Are you going to dress up for Halloween? What are you going to be?
Title: Re: Get to Know The Team: Tony
Post by: 4LP3RUZ1 on October 17, 2006, 02:18:25 AM
Do you think Nokia makes good cell phones?
Title: Re: Get to Know The Team: Tony
Post by: Tony Reid on October 17, 2006, 03:27:19 AM
Quote from: groundup on October 16, 2006, 07:08:50 PM
Are you going to dress up for Halloween? What are you going to be?

Well Halloween isnt that big over here - although Walmart have bought one of our big shopping chains ASDA and theres a lot more on sale this year :)

I'm gonna be a pumpkin in a cape.... bit boring I know :) and my daughters gonna be a little devil :)

Talking of pumpkins - I love this one: http://www.extremepumpkins.com/pukingpumpkin.html

Title: Re: Get to Know The Team: Tony
Post by: Tony Reid on October 17, 2006, 03:29:06 AM
Quote from: alperuzi on October 17, 2006, 02:18:25 AM
Do you think Nokia makes good cell phones?

Im more of a sony ericsson guy myself.
Title: Re: Get to Know The Team: Tony
Post by: Trekkie101 on October 17, 2006, 06:30:07 PM
Tony you seem to have a lot of good descisions behind you :P

Irn Bru, star trek, sony ericsson, certainly a good "GTKTT" topic here :)

Title: Re: Get to Know The Team: Tony
Post by: L.G.S on October 31, 2006, 01:35:43 PM
My brother's name is Tony, and you look scaringly similar.

How do you feel about this shocking revelation and will you show some brotherly love?
Title: Re: Get to Know The Team: Tony
Post by: Tony Reid on October 31, 2006, 01:39:31 PM
hmmmmm...... we are all brothers at one point...one world - one race - a human one :)

Title: Re: Get to Know The Team: Tony
Post by: Joshsux on November 07, 2006, 05:25:45 AM
Quote from: Tony on October 14, 2006, 06:30:08 AM
Quote from: Mattitude on October 14, 2006, 06:17:34 AM
Apart from the jelly wrestling, are you into pro wrestling (such as WWE, TNA etc.)?

Nope - but would consider goober(Peanut butter and Jelly) wrestling.


ITS PEANUT BUTTER JELLEH TIME! PENUT BUTTER JELLEH TIME........

Why haven't you ever watched family guy? it's a great series. way better than THE SIMPSONS =P

Ever watched Southpark? great show.
Title: Re: Get to Know The Team: Tony
Post by: Gary on November 07, 2006, 09:09:55 AM
Quote from: Joshsux on November 07, 2006, 05:25:45 AM
way better than THE SIMPSONS =P

I saw that :P

Tony - That episode is Das Bus, part of Season 9 coming out on DVD soon. It's a great episode. ;)

I'm also out of questions. :P
Title: Re: Get to Know The Team: Tony
Post by: TheGamer on November 08, 2006, 06:47:38 PM
I don't assume it's actually DAS Bus. :P