Are you that guy/girl at work?

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  1. tfkennady

    tfkennady Member

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    You know that person that always has the latest and greatest as far as tech geeks go? That person that hacks and mods every gadget he/she owns? The person that everyone comes to with computer/phone/game console questions?

    Well I am and I find it to have benefit and some minor drawbacks; 1. When ever someone is getting rid of something old like a laptop or a hard drive etc., I'm the first person they ask if i want it.

    2. You're the first person they come to when there's a problem with their electronics. Don't get me wrong I don't mind helping but I'm a big believer in that "give a man a fish/teach a man to fish" saying I'd go a step further and say "teach your self to fish" and you can really have some fun with your electronics and troubleshoot when you have problems.

    Funny thing is I fix radios, satcom equipment, computers etc for a living and you'd be surprised how many people come to me for help with their stuff.
     
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    Backnblack Premium Member
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    Yes, It's sad, but I am that Guy.....

    Sad that I am the one that knows the most....I'm a Plumber :D
     
  3. tfkennady

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    lol... but as with any trade dealing with maintenance, troubleshooting theory is always the same.
     
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    Same but I'm a Heavy Equipment Operator for a General Contractor. I love my toys. :D
     
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    Yep... been that guy since high-school with the very first model of the Palm-Pilot.
     
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    yea thats me alright. I install stereo systems, fix computers, fix cars, troubleshoot a car problem, help transfer music from something to something else, advice on what car to buy, fix bicycles, etc, all for the people i work with. I hate accepting money for helping someone and i try to avoid it as much as possible but sometimes they wont take no for an answer. Feels good to help someone so i dont rly mind.
     
  7. mikeofmikes83

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    I remember having a palm pilot. It was the size of my Droid1, had a black and white screen, and did nothing but calendar/calc stuff like that. Wow...now I'm feeling old... :D
    But yeah, always been that guy. I maintain a network now, and I still have people bringing me there stuff to fix it. I'm about to doctor an HP laptop that the user says "is a paper weight". Nothing beats that satisfaction of taking something that someone thought was dead, and bringing it back to life.
    Give a man a fish vs. teach a man to fish is a good analogy...
    I prefer: Build a man a fire, he's warm for a night; set him on fire, he's warm for the rest of his life.
     
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    Never was really "The Geek" but find myself "The advisor" on everything for friends and family.
    Former ASE and ALFA Romeo Certified Master Tech I got out of the auto biz close to 20 years ago. I am now a licensed home remodeling contractor and work on bikes (motorcycles) and cars for friends that own shops when the home biz is slow. Boats, equipment (heavy and light) for my contractor buddies whatever I work on it all.
    Friends are always asking what computer, phone, GPS, etc. to buy. My wife is a hotline manager for a software company but I am the one who sets up and maintains our computers and network at home.
    Some friends I charge others I trade work with... Sure you want that backhoe fixed? No problem but when it's done I'll need to test it out on some stuff I need to do around the house!:)
     
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    Yep, and I had NetHack on mine... spent hours exploring dungeons.

    Edit:
    Damn it, just downloaded it from the app store hehe.
     
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    Prepare to waste the day my friend. Jeez...even thinking back that far is giving me all kinds of nostalgia. Diablo2, how I hated you and loved you. kids these days dont know what they where missing out on.
     
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    I'm that guy as well.

    I Work construction.... most job sites are going wireless now... so I had to teach one of my foreman his way around technology. LOL
     
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    You have wireless in the field? HIRE ME!!!!!
     
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