Getting to know the team: Kindred

Started by Kindred, April 28, 2006, 08:26:52 AM

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Kindred

Name: Kindred
Age:  42
Location: Massachusetts, USA
Favorite Quote: "Bored now..." (Willow, on Buffy)
Position: Support & Director


1. Do you have pets?
Although at various times I have had cats, dogs, chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs, fish, and a lizard, I now have a black lab-mix (from a shelter)

2. What is your favorite color?
Black & Green

3. What kind of music do you like?
Classic Rock, Pop & Classical

4. What do you do on your free time besides spending time on SMF?
working and then Writing and playing LARPs

5. What are your goals/dreams in life?
to enjoy life...

6. What got you involved in SMF?
I used to run a local (yet internationally networked) BBS (WWIVnet:5809 - Omega BBS). That died when the internet gained popularity. When I decided to re-start on the internet (10 years later), I checked out the available packages and only SMF had what I wanted.

7. Who do you admire? Why?
too many people to name here...

8. Are you into sports?  If so which ones?
Football & Baseball (NE Patriots & Boston Red Sox)

9. What is your dream job?
Teacher...

10. What was your first screenname?
on my BBS, I ran it as "Omicron". On the internet, I have always been "Kindred"

11. Do you have any piercings?
Hell no...

12. Are you a lefty/righty or ambidextrous?
Mostly righty, however, I am ambidextrous when it comes to weapons.

13. Do you have any tattoo's?  If not do you wish/plan to get one?
Hell NO!

14. Do you have any siblings?  If so how many of each.
2 younger brothers...

15. What is your favorite website?
www.imdb.com & www.pvponline.com

16. Do you play computer games?  If so which ones?
not so much anymore. I play freecell and other card games, but I have a daughter that keeps me too busy to spend the time necessary to play any "real" games.

17. Do you play video game consoles?  Which ones?
nope... see above.

18. Are you married or planing to get married?
yup...

  a. If so do you have any kids?
yup...

  b. How many kids?
one daughter...

19. How many languages do you speak?  Which ones?
I speak English fluently, German and Spanish a little and I have a smattering of (spoken) Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Latin and Gaelic

20. Do you drink?
at times

21. Do you smoke?
no

22. Did you play hookey from class?
occasionally

22. Do you have a license?
yup

  a. Do you own a car?
yup

  b. Have you ever been stopped for speeding?
of course

23. Do you obtain a good amount of sleep daily?
I get about 6 hours a night...

24. How do you sleep?
soundly, wrapped in blankets. :)

25. Have you ever been on an airplane?
yup. lots of times, travel for fun and business

26. have you ever broken a bone?
Yes (both ankles) and a rib.

27. Do you wear jewelry?  If so what jewelry do you wear?
Just my wedding ring.

28. How do you dress?
neatly. Most days in Business Casual, jeans and T-shirt on the weekends.

29. How many keys are on your keyring?
9

30. What time do you go to bed?  What time do you wake up?
to bed between 12am - 1am, getting up between 6:30am-7am

31. What's the freakiest thing you have done?
I could tell you, but then I would have to kill you all....

32. Do you live alone?
no

33. How many hours a day do you spend in the computer?
on a computer: about 13 hours a day. On the internet, 5 hours a day or so

34. How many hours a day do you spend in SMF?
4-5 hours a day between here and my sites.

35. How about What is your favorite beverage? Coffee, Tea, Soda, Beer, other?
I like Indian Chai (tea), but coffee is easier to get made properly.

36. What do you hate?
People who don't listen and people who pass on spam...

37. What do you love?
reading...

38. What is your religion?
neo-paganish...

39. What is your hair color?
light brown

40. How tall are you?
5'8"

41. How much do you weigh?
too much....

42. What's the feature on SMF you can't live without?
  a. As an administrator?
The entire admin interface :P

  b. As an end user?
Spell Check...

hmmm... anything else I can think of?
I'm currently working as a project manager in a technology firm. I am also an English teacher and I tutor for the SATs. I am a licensed bartender, a certified Nurse's Aide, an MCSE, I have degrees in Psychology & Theater (although I am currently not working in those capabilities).
I write, run and play in LARPs (live action role playing games) and design terrain for wargames.



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do you follow the wiccan rede?

Ever tried Irn Bru?

Ever Tried Haggis?

Ever been to Scotland?

Kindred

No. I am not Wiccan and I don't believe in the Rhede or in "3-fold return"

Never heard of Irn Bru.

Yes, I like Haggis.

Yes, I have been to scotland a long time ago...
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Quote from: sloopz on April 28, 2006, 08:42:50 AM
Ever tried Irn Bru?
Steal any other question, BUT NOT THAT ONE :P

Ever watched star trek?

Kindred

I am a Star Wars fan (episodes 4-6 only....  1-3 are drek)

I am a Trekkie...  (TOS, TNG, DS9, Voyager... never got into ST: Enterprise)

I also like Babylon 5...
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Aravot

How did you become to like Indian Chai? By the way it is my favorite, I drink 4 to 5 cups a day.

Kindred

I was an exchange student from the US to Malaysia back in 1987...   Some of the (Indian) students at the school I was at started me drinking it. :)
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What a coincident I am going to Malaysia (Kuala lumpur) next month any tips, (good eatery, places to visit and etc.)

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In a Similar style to Trekkie's Irn Bru question;

Do you watch the Simpsons?

If so, who's your favourite Character?

:P

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yes, I watch the Simpsons (actually, one of my friend's brother draws for them, that's why many buildings from my hometown are in the background of Springfield)

My favorite character is Homer...

and Jay, I like the sox because, despite 86 years of not winning the series, they kept trying and finally succeeded.   Plus they are looking good this year.

Aravot, It was 20 years ago...  all I can suggest is visit Central Market... and do not take first price for anything; Always bargain.
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Where did you pick up the languages (German, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Latin and Gaelic)

Kindred

Spanish because I studied it for 7 years in school.
German because my family is from Germany (and I studied 4 years)

Japanese because I used to deal with alot of Japanese businessmen and visited Japan a few times.
Chinese because I have several Chinese friends and I keep bugging them to teach me :)
Russian and Gaelic because they are interesting... and I look up words and usage all the time.

Latin... because Latin is the basis for much of the English Language (along with Greek and German)
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So, as a Star Trek fan, if you were stranded on a desert island with a generator, a TV avd VCR, and you were only allowed one ST episode, which episode would you absolutely have to have?
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Kindred

lol...

probably, either city on the edge of forever or catspaw.
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Kindred

currently, (since they offered me much more money) I am workign as a PM but I do tutor High school Juniors and Seniors for the college board exams.

When I was teaching, my license is to teach elementary (grades 1-6 - all subjects) and English (grades 6-12)
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ken zu teech mi eNgrish??

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Kindred

no... I am not from Boston (bahstan)

I do not have a new englander accent at all. I pronounce all my "R"s. :)

I am not Irish.
I have a Rav4 and a Corolla...
I drink Long Island Iced Tea, Tanqueray or Single Malt Scotch
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#21
When did you get into coding? How did you learn (book, course, ...)

Kindred

#22
I was coding Basic and Pascal when I was 15... (courses in HS)

When I started running WWIV BBS, I got the source code (in Turbo pascal originally, then it switched to C, and finally to C++) and so learned those languages...
(it was rather amusing, taking a C++ course in college. I had already disected WWIV which was about 50,000 lines of code... so the course was an easy A)

on the web, HTML is fairly basic (no pun intended) and didn't take that much to figure out... and the logic of javascript, php and perl is fairly consistant with what I know from C.  

Although I have several reference books and sites that I use occasionally, Mostly I have learned by doing.

Oh yes..   and I learned MS visual basic by playing around in Excel.

essentially, once you know one Object Oriented programming language, the other stuff is pretty much the same, even if the actual commands differ slightly.  It's the logic that is really what you need to know. :)



BTW: (on a completely unrelated note) for anyone who wants to meet me...   I will be at The Black Road (Marlboro, MA) at the end of June, at DexCon (East Brunswick, NJ) in July and at DragonCon (Atlanta, GA) in September.  :D
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Quote from: Kindred on May 04, 2006, 04:48:49 PM
BTW: (on a completely unrelated note) for anyone who wants to meet me...   I will be at The Black Road (Marlboro, MA) at the end of June, at DexCon (East Brunswick, NJ) in July and at DragonCon (Atlanta, GA) in September.  :D

Anytime around Los Angeles, CA, PM me.

Next question, which MSCE do you hold (NT, 2000, 2003).

Kindred

Wow...  I haven't posted to this thread in years... :)

the funny thing is - not much has changed. I still work as a PM in IT (although for a different company)

I am drinking far more expensive alcohol these days....
XO Rums, more single malts, anejo tequilas and local craft beers

I'm going to DragonCon (Atlanta, GA) again this year...
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Kindred

dunno what you're talking about Runic...
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and your still operations manager ... you got the wrong badge then :P

Kindred

lol... fine. be that way. :P

I skipped the top bit when I re-read, apparently.
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i just like being a pest you know that :D

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Quote from: Kindred on August 09, 2013, 11:58:12 AM
I am drinking far more expensive alcohol these days....
XO Rums, more single malts, anejo tequilas and local craft beers

Important things changed around...

Acans

QuoteI am a licensed bartender

Same, however I'm still yet to work in a bar :P
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Kindred

Is any one (except me) going to DragonCon?

Seriously?  With 300,000 members here, many of whom have embraced the awesomeness that is geekdom, and an expected 60,000+ attendees at DragonCon? no one else will even admit to going?

Tell you what...   if you come find me, I'll buy you a drink!
(hint: When I am not cruising the dealers' rooms, I'll be at the Hilton most of the time, playing DarkConfrontation)
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Technically my e-visa would have been good to let me go to DragonCon but 1) I had to get back here to do other stuff and 2) I don't like Atlanta's airport, not after the last time when I had to be routed through there from Charlotte International, ugh that was a long and unpleasant evening.
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Kindred

Oh, the Atlanta Airport is a nightmare...  no question about that. The only airport I have been in which was worse was Philidelphia...

DCon is the only reason I would ever go there... and my goal is to be in and out (whether coming or going) in as little time as possible.

In previous years, I lucked out - my friend, who is a cop down there, parked right in the cops only zone and picked me up right outside the doors.
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yeah... I don't mind JFK or Dulles (although I prefer Baltimore) and then driving if I am going to DC
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