I've changed my APUG name.

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by Eric Rose, Feb 21, 2003.

  1. Eric Rose

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    People didn't seem to know what to call me when replying to my posts, except for the usual insults and cat calls [​IMG] so I have changed my board name from erose54 to EricR. Since we are all getting more familiar with each other and a community seems to be springing up I figured a less cryptic name would be more in keeping.

    EricR aka erose54 aka Eric Rose or in other circles, The Doctor, Bad Dog, Raider and of course my all time favorite "hey you".
     
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    I thought that my given name was "Hey, you." Then I went to elementry school and was gounted absent the first 3 weeks because I did not answer to Lee.

    lee\c
     
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    Hold it! With a new name, shouldn't you start over with no boxes?
     
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    ahh, a rose by any other name...is still????
     
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    Now if you could just take your head out from under that darkcloth in your avatar. You've been under there forever. It's gotta be stinking by now...

    dgh
     
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    it's just so darn dark I'm having problems focusing. now how do you focus at f45? I'll put up a new avatar if you do.
     
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    Actually, Barney is so yesterday. I tried putting up a new one last night but it kept telling me that the file size exceeded the limit for my level. It was 50x50 pixels, even though they say the limit is 64x64. You'd think with FOUR freakin squares they'd give me an extra pixel or two. But nope, and I could not upload a new one.

    Your turn.

    dgh
     
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    Your turn.
     
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    Hey, I did it! I did it!
     
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    I'm having way to much fun with this!!
     
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    Uhhh...Eric...I hate to mention this...but, maybe..... this what they meant by regression...
     
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    I wish I had enough boxes to have an avatar.
     
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    I say, I wish I had enough boxes to have an avatar.
     
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    Aggie don't tell me you have a Dell!
     
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    Dell got busted for selling computers using used parts as new. When I was in the computer biz, Dell's made me a bunch of money, they were always breaking down. Hard drives especially seemed to go like crazy. If you have anything important on it I would strongly recommend you back it up to CD or something.

    I use an IBM Thinkpad for my laptop and never have any problems.
     
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    Now don't you feel better having got that off your chest. People certainly do get what they pay for. It's better to buy from some local guy, maybe pay a few extra bucks, but at least you can go down the street and yell at him in person. he or she is more likely to satisfy your problem that way. Also you are supporting a local merchant. Up here in Canada, no one except the repair people make any money off of Dell crap. Oh and maybe the postal system/courier service. What flavor of Windo$e are you using? Personally at home I use Linux. Rock solid, fast and tons of free software.
     
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    </span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Aggie @ Feb 24 2003, 07:44 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> xt......grumble grumble..... ever hear of alienware? </td></tr></table><span class='postcolor'>
    Isn't that what that guy in "Independence Day" had to work with to plant the virus in the mother ships computers?
     
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    Eric,
    You mentioned Linux...I have not encountered an actual user of that OS before, I gathered that you like it. How difficult is it to learn, what are the shortcomings, in your experience. What about a suite of programs like the MS Office suite? Thanks for your insights and experience.
     
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    Phil,
    Thank you for the information. I will check into that site.
     
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    I'm a major fan of linux and have been using it for years. It unleashes the real power of your computer. All those gigs of cpu speed sucked up by the bloated and poorly written windoze software is set free. You can customize it to look like just about anything you want. The desk top can be configured exactly the way you want, not just the few options Bill gives you.

    As far as software is concerned there are several fully featured office suites in linux that will integrate with MS documents, spreadsheets etc. Both ways.

    Another thing is you don't have to worry about all the viruses that are targetted at the many vulnerabilities of MS products.

    Set yourself free!! Walk towards the Penguin (official mascot of Linux). Also all those fancy special effects you see in the movies these days are done on powerful linux setups.

    Several good links are:
    www.redhat.com
    www.linux-mandrake.com/en (this is the one I use)
    www.linux.org

    In the past linux was mainly a geek OS, but the new distributions of it are actually easier and faster to install than MS.

    If you are a major fan of PS in the linux world the equivalent is called The Gimp and is FREE! Check out www.gimp.org

    There that's a good start.

    Eric