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Old 08-22-2008, 11:50 PM   #101 (permalink)
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I'm a retired public school teacher. All 20 years were in the same small school where I taught math and science, every thing from 7th grade math to physics at one time or another. Before teaching, I was a geophysicist for a major oil exploration company.

I have alway been a car guy. My first car was a 1949 Ford two door sedan, with overdrive. If I could not fix it, I had to walk. My present cars are a 2000 Ford ZX2 S/R and a 1994 Mazda Miata M Edition. I try to drive in such a way that I can optimize my fuel economy (unless I am on an autocross course).

I autocross both cars in stock classes. Therefore, I want each car to remain SCCA stock class eligible. That mean no mods that I can not undo quickly after I arrive at an event.

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Old 08-23-2008, 12:02 PM   #102 (permalink)
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Old 08-29-2008, 08:01 AM   #103 (permalink)
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I am a Computer Engineering student graduating from Georgia Tech in December. I will probably start on my M.S. at UCF next year. I do like to tinker around with automotive stuff, though.
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Old 09-06-2008, 01:17 AM   #104 (permalink)
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Old 09-06-2008, 11:16 AM   #105 (permalink)
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Wow, a lot of folks with very technical backgrounds ! And a surprising amount of Aviation people too !!

I've been an Aircraft Maintenance technician for the last 20 years. All heavy commercial transport stuff (737,767,747, A320 & A340 ). In my younger days in the Army reserve I played at being a Vehicle Technician.

My hobbies lately involve my lathe and milling machine that I've been teaching myself how to use...... mostly for gunsmithing stuff etc.
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Old 09-24-2008, 09:13 PM   #106 (permalink)
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Hi All!

I'm a recently graduated High-School Teacher, specializing in Physics and Mathematics.

Prior to this I spent a few years as developing Application procedures for including Laser technology into the manufacturing process (automating serialization, optimizing parameters, etc.)

I also spent some time on co-op term teaching, working with Mass Spectrometers and hanging out in a Nuclear Power Plant.

I've always been into cars. Slightly modified a 93 Jetta and have been helping my buddies w/ their cars as of late.

I really look forward to spending some time here!
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Old 09-28-2008, 10:33 PM   #107 (permalink)
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I'm a broadcast information technology specialist at a local broadcast company. --short for computer tech.

My love is modding cars, though.
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Old 10-01-2008, 12:00 PM   #108 (permalink)
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I'm officially a graphic designer in a small printshop (4 employees: the boss, his wife (secretary/book-keeping), a pressman and me). This means I do everything from the initial customer contact to pre-press (except setting prices).

Job is ~30 minutes from home, in another town, it's all countryside commuting, no traffic jams. Another good thing is there's 3 different routes I can choose to travel by, all within a 2km and 3-4 minutes gap.

When I did my designer studies (and a bit after that), I worked as a security officer for a little bit more than 3 years. First contract was in a railroad spike factory, I had to monitor a spike furnace during weekends when nobody was working (as well as checking for intrusions, vandalism, etc). They left it running at lower temperatures (1600F) since it'd take too much time for it to warm up at 5-6000 (IIRC) on Monday mornings if they turned it off. Second contract was in an intermodal yard for a trucking company - they took trailers on and off flatbed train cars. Trucks also came in to pick up and drop trailers. I had to keep the van inventory and monitor the truckers (who picks what, etc), and also check for any intrusions. For this job, there wasn't any building on site, so I had to stay in my car... for 12 hours shifts. Even in Winter. Canadian Winter. Sometimes a trucker who lived nearby left his truck in the yard, and let its engine run 24/24 for the weekend (to prevent starting troubles on Monday morning!). At least he let the on-duty security officer sit in his truck when he did so. The train locomotives in the yard were also never shut off during Winter. Such a waste! In all those months of security, I only had to intervene once for trespassing - told a guy to leave the area, but he was just an inofensive train nuts.

After security, I worked in an IBM plant, where they assembled chips for Xbox360, Wii and PS3.

I love what I do now, but I'd also like to be a teacher (French, 1st language) or stand up comic.
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Old 10-09-2008, 05:39 PM   #109 (permalink)
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I am a Social Worker in Foster care for a private agency in Charlotte. I pretty much am responsible for the well being of the child from placement to either adoption or reunification. I also work part time at a hotel front desk. I am currently considering going back to school and being certitified as a spanish translator to boost my career. Thats pretty much my job in a nutshell.
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Old 10-09-2008, 05:40 PM   #110 (permalink)
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BTW, I live in Rock Hill SC and commute to Charlotte NC daily, about 40 miles roundtrip.

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