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Re: mail aliases question



On Monday 07 January 2008, John Summerfield wrote:
>Gene Heskett wrote:
>> Well, there is just me, some dummy users like amanda for the backup
>> proggy, and root.  I made an account for the missus, but she is 'computer
>> illiterate' in the classic Joe Sixpack mold and has only sat in this chair
>> 2 or 3 times in 15 years.  Humm, no wonder the chair is getting lumpy...
>
>I bulldozed mine:-)
>
>Lots of people start out like you are doing now, then go on to manage
>systems for others. Best to start out right.

At my age, 73, I'm not really interested in expanding into steady IT work. I 
think I have enough trouble of my own for one guy to manage...

Heck, I took some burned up stuff I took out of the transmitter Saturday 
morning in to get replacements ordered etc, and wound up being hired for 
however many hours I can spare the rest of the week.  The fellow I gave my 
CE's chair to there has more responsibilities than I ever had as they have 
bought another local tv station and a local radio station, and right now the 
crunch is to get the radio stations studio into our building so that we can 
localize the format & start selling time locally, morning drive in 
particular.

I was one of those nerds/geeks back in the later 40's that had to suffer 
through all the name calling etc in school that seems to go with an IQ in the 
high 140's, so I said to hell with it in the middle of my freshman year of 
high school in '48 and went off to fix the broken tv's of the world, then got 
a first phone in '61 and job at a tv station in '62.  I'm not an 'engineer' 
although I've fixed lots of mistakes they made, but I am a pretty good 
C.E.T., and have been accused of having webbed feet cuz I 'walk on water' or 
asked how I can sit so low in a chair with balls that big, cuz there isn't 
anything I won't pull the covers off and fix, usually in 2 weeks less time 
than if we sent it back to the factory shops.

Truth be told, these computers are 100x more complex than any piece of 
broadcast electronics of 40 years ago was, and now there's a cpu running 
anything you buy.  With that increased complexity comes the need for more 
help in understanding it all and in the proper context.  So I bug the people 
here on this thing called the internet for help. :)

>If you don't care, there are still others reading, now and from the
>archives later.

And now part of my life history is memorialized there. :)>  Yeah, I've a white 
beard these days to go with the old fart discount & the thin spot in the 
white on top.

But tell ya what John, its been one hell of an interesting ride so far.  
Except for the first wife's death from a stroke at age 34, and the deaths 
from cancer of the 2 girls we made together, and the shingles after being 
nearly electrocuted about 12 years ago, I wouldn't have missed very much of 
the rest of it. :-)

Thanks John & the rest of the list for your patience & tolerance of occasional 
OT traffic.  Its appreciated, a lot.

-- 
Cheers, Gene
"There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:
 soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
-Ed Howdershelt (Author)
FORTUNE REMEMBERS THE GREAT MOTHERS: #6

	"Johnny, if you fall and break your leg, don't come running to me!"
		-- Mrs. Emily Barstow, June 16, 1954


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