Who are you?



  • ShortyShorty Manchester, UK Icrontian
    edited June 2003
    Name: Daniel Pass

    Location: Cambridge in the UK

    Age: 28 but look 19 ;)

    Occupation: Sys-Admin/Webmaster/Technical Support for a small R&D company.. oh and Im 1/3 owner of this place :D

    Interests: Trinity, Computers, Folding, PHP/MySQL, Flash, Photoshop, Gaming, writing and playing music.... anything creative basically

    Misc info: I was born and bred in Torquay in the south of the UK (home of Fawlty Towers for those who watch classic old UK shows). Used to work for an importer, but got bored and started on the shop floor at Nortel. Moved to technician, then engineer. Quit it in the dotcom crash and moved to Cambridge to do IT fulltime (yes, I really did choose to do that :rolleyes: )

    Engaged to Trinity :D Who is the quintessential techie geek girl. Nuff said.

    What else is there to know? Im 5ft 2in tall (hence the nick 'Shorty'), got a few piercings and get mistaken regularly for being at least 7/8 years younger than I am. A whole Peter Pan thing going on without the tights ;)

    I think I've covered the core basics. I co-own this site with primesuspect and MediaMan (two of the coolest, hardest workin guys I know). I lucked out working for Icrontic, I lucked out having two friends who wanted to build something new against the odds and I lucked with the support from everyone who has joined :)

    Sometimes, I feel real lucky.
  • NoFutureNoFuture In a 3D world...
    edited July 2003
    Name:Antoine Mercier

    Location: St-Bruno, on the south shore of Montreal, Québec, Canada.

    Age: 16

    Occupation: I'm a student but I also work part-time in a Computer franchise called Microbytes

    Interests: Computers, Folding, Modding stuff, Biking, Badminton, Airplanes, girls, and the list goes on...

    I started folding about a year ago a couple of months after joining Icrontic. Since then I have tried to recruit a lot of people but almost everybody around me are noobs :aol: :banghead:

    In a month, I'll be going full time in the canadian army to study electrical engeneering at Kingston.
  • edited July 2003
    Name: David Skimin

    Location: Farmington Hills, MI. That’s about 3 (?) miles northwest of Detroit.

    Age: 18

    Occupation: Currently I'm butchering at a local grocery store company (one store in Farmington Hills, another in Royal Oak). Within the month I hope to get the hell out of there and (at the very least) get a job at CompUSA's computer repair center (part time).
    Otherwise I'll be going to OCC (Oakland Community College, and they (OCC) tell me I should go to U. of Michigan Dearborn. As for my exact major, I know it will be in the area of computer science, but where exactly I'm unsure at the moment. I plan on using OCC to help figure this out before I blow wads of cash on classes I may never need...

    Interests: Computers, movies, girls, friends, girls, food/cooking, and girls.

    I started folding... well I'll have to double check that... I'll edit this later. Currently I have 4 computers folding under my name (for our team) One of them being in my sig below, one is a 1600+ Oced to 1.5 GHz, on a k7S5A (hence the lack of OC) the other is a 600 MHz Celeron (HP) Ford has been giving away to it's employees. The last is a 550 Cyrix box I had used in my bedroom, but now mostly spends its days folding away.

    If I think of anything else (which I'm sure I will) I'll edit this.
  • edited July 2003
    Name - Cameron Geeting
    Age - 14, soon 15
    Location - Undisclosed
    Occupation - High school freshman
    Interests - Computers, Video Games, Star Wars, The Matrix, several webcomics.
  • KwitkoKwitko Sheriff of Banning (Retired) By the thing near the stuff Icrontian
    edited July 2003
    Seth Kwitko is my name. I'm the resident code borker, rude Noo Yawka, and proud host of Icrontic4 (a/k/a Trish). I just started my first full-time job in over 2 years as a one-man IT department for a manufacturing company in New York City.

    I started folding back in the Icrontic days, early enough where I was actually in the top 50 folders. I started folding because I never really had the money to donate to charities. My grandmother had Alzheimer's Disease, and several friends and family members have died from cancers of various types. While they can't benefit from our efforts, our and future generations will.

    It's an honor to be a part of Team 93, regardless of its name. This team is a tight group, dedicated to a cause greater than just a position in the standings.
  • a2jfreaka2jfreak Houston, TX Member
    edited July 2003
    My name is Adam and I'm at the apex of life at 24 years of age.

    I don't fold for S/M. I probably have no WUs credited towards team 93. I did fold for team 93 for a month or more, but shortly (hours) after I started my machines folding for team 93 the news of Bart Williams' passing hit Icrontic and I followed many in folding under Bart's username for a while. After that I joined a group of friends that had started a team; so I don't believe "a2jfreak" has any WUs registered for team 93.

    I am a Christian and have found salvation through my Lord and Savior, Jesus.

    Unfortunately I have not finished my BS yet, but I hope to soon re-establish my role as a student and get my CS degree. I am hoping to attend <a href="http://www.tamu.edu">Texas A&M University</a> but I may have to attend elsewhere. I am a member of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society and have been in the National Dean's list, so I have every confidence that once I am able to return to school I will do just fine.

    I am very interested in politics and am both socially and fiscally conservative.

    I have been in my adopted home--Texas--for a substantial portion of my life (22 years), but this has left me without a close relationship with my father's side of my family, however I do visit them as often as I can and very much enjoy my time with them.

    My interests are primarily electronics (computers mainly) and automobiles (particularly trucks) but I also enjoy music and video.

    I have two vehicles: 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Regular Cab Sport with the 5.9L V8 Magnum and a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab with the 5.7L Hemi Magnum and LoneStar Package. Both trucks are flame red.

    I have two pets: Polly, and Ronald Wilson Reagan (born on President Reagan's birthday, hence the name). Both are toy poodles, with Ronald being a rare Parti poodle. I am a dog person, though I have had a couple of cats: Maxwell (named after Venon Maxwell the basketball player) and Tigger.

    I am not involved with anyone at the moment, but having lived around only women for the vast majority of my life, not having a girlfriend is more like a welcomed respite from estrogen than an unwelcomed frustration.

    I am a lover of words and enjoy learning new words whenever I can. I've always had a rather broad vocabulary, as was noticed by my teachers at an early age, and in sixth grade I was accused of not doing my own work because of my "big" words. However, I do wish my vocabulary was much larger and well practiced as I still find myself going to the dictionary for words more often than I feel I should, and I find that often I am left with a word on the tip of my tongue but have to find a more common word. This is very frustrating, but part of learning a new word is using it, and the old adage "if you don't use it, you lose it" holds true.

    I try to follow logic in all my doings, which is one reason I believe I am conservative--I feel conservatives, in general, use logic moreso than liberals, and in so doing, the conclusions conservatives reach are normally the conclusions I also have.

    // Edit: The first full paragraph was correct at the time of my initial writing, but I have since started folding for Team 93. :fold:
  • emptyempty houston
    edited July 2003
    Name Ryan Bray
    Age 16
    Location Houston Texas
    Occupation Working at a grocery store =/
    Interests playing games and hanging out with friends
  • edited July 2003
    Name: Ryan

    Age: 19 yrs old

    Location: Cincinnati, OH

    Occupation: student

    Interests: The ladies :D, computers, and probably my 2nd biggest interest besides girlies.... CARS!!!

    Misc Info: I've been folding for about 10 months or so and have been on icrontic for a few years and now support short-media. I'll be a Sophomore at Miami University in Oxford Ohio this year where I major in Computer Science.
  • LeonardoLeonardo Wake up and smell the glaciers Eagle River, Alaska Icrontian
    edited August 2003
    Lyndon "Lynn" Harder
    Family Man
    US Army technical officer (Chief Warrant Officer) --
    'security' is all I'll say.

    I've two children: My eighteen year old girl is a first year cadet at the US Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut. My son - some of you may remember him as "Xandermann" at the former Icrontic, is 14 and will be attending Aquinas High School (Catholic) here in Augusta, starting in a couple days.

    My wife is a wonderful woman whom I thank God for daily. She is an immigrant from Germany. She understands the US and our constitution better than most Americans. She has been a fantastic mother to my children.

    I've lived in California, Arizona, Georgia, Oklahoma, England, and Germany. My favorite place, with no competition, is Alaska; second is the high desert of Arizona.

    My politics and morals are conversative; I am a Presbyterian. I am a dedicated investor and live below my means, with only occasional, temporary debt.

    Hobbies/interests: computers, fishing, singing (tenor, classical), and firearms. (My son and I load our own ammo and love slaying paper targets.)

    I am highly honored to have been the one to have called for a Folding team, to have had the resounding success of so many wonderful individuals like you joining and perservering! Few things make me emotional - this does. You guys are the greatest.

    I am also a supermoderator her, and specifically the moderator of the Deal Depot & Trading Post. (Do you know how little I actually spent on the computers in my signature? Private deals is the way to go!)

    Your Friend,

  • QCHQCH Ancient Guru Chicago Area - USA Icrontian
    edited August 2003
    Name : <b> Quinton Healy </b>
    Occupation: <b> Data Support Specialist (IT) </b>
    Company: <b> Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory </b>
    Age: <b>29 </b>
    Location: <b> Yorkville, IL </b>
    Education: <b> Bachelors Degree in Comp Sci from Aurora University, Minor in History </b>

    Interests: Well.... Computers, Sci-Fi movies, Action Movies, Fantasy Books (Brooks, Goodkind, Tolkien...). I play a few PC games but haven't spent the time to really get into PC Gaming.

    I have a wonderful wife of 5 years, talented 11 year old step-daughter, a Bullmastiff, and 2 cats. Own my second home, have 2 cars (Nisan Altima and Mazda MPV)... That's about it...

    Oh yeah, I was a member of the Icrontic site from 2001 and starting Folding this past January. I am now in the top 50 for our new team and I love it (the team & Folding).

  • alfalf indianapolis, indiana
    edited August 2003
    name: John "alf" W.
    age: 16
    occupation: student
    location: indianapolis, indiana

    Today is my first day of folding, my friend al_capown told me to do it and since im helping ppl why not?

    I am a sophomore in high school and i play cs a lot.

    I also like to golf
  • EnverexEnverex Worcester, UK Icrontian
    edited August 2003
    Name : Benjamin Edward 'NightShade737' James Hodgetts
    Occupation: General Admin Data Entry (and beta testing) at Midlands HQ
    Company: Ganet (Newsquest/Berrows/Letterbox Marketing)
    Age: 17
    Location: Worcester, West Midlands
    Education: AVCE ICT + Now beginning a Masters Degree in IT with Interactive Digital Media associated field.

    Interests: Computers, Amigas, Sci-Fi and Annoying people (apparently). Don't like books at all to be honest, I prefer to be even mildly active when partaking in recreational activies (I couldn't find a more simple wording for that sentence :buck: ).

    Single, for the entire forseeable future :ninja: .

    Joined Icrontic at the start of 2001 and started folding for the team when it was first formed. Stopped for an extended period due to the pathetic size of my room and lack of all round cooling for any and all of my systems, but rejoined the squad now as I have some spair machines that could aid in our little conquest.

  • BuddyJBuddyJ Dept. of Propaganda OKC Icrontian
    edited August 2003
    I'm Buddy Jesus, but everyone calls me BuddyJ, or Pete if they know me. I live at home now in a small town called Yukon (home of Garth Brooks) with my parents. Gargoyle and I used to share a dorm and then later, an appartment, back in our college days. We had grand times.

    I graduated from University of Oklahoma with a journalism degree. Now I work at the rich people's weekly paper.

    I like cars. Most people have no idea what the cars are that I like, so I won't list them, but it's safe to say they're at least 20 years old and we probably never got them in America. I drive an '85 Toyota Supra and a Mercedes 380SL of the same vintage. I'm also restoring a classic Saab Sonnet with one of my buddies and frequently trying to get other people to buy cars I can't have.

    Gargoyle made me into a nerd. I used to be a decent person. Gargoyle made me play CS and DoD and Desert Combat. He and I built a computer one day and never stopped. I've stopped overclocking (too expensive) and now host SM_24. It's my baby. I still rock a KT266a on my Shuttle AK31 because rounded corners are awesome.

    Some people think my screenname is a joke. Some people think it is blasphemy. I think it is fun. And for those that wonder, yes, I'm a Christian. God must have a sense of humor.

    I hope this tells a bit about me. I'm just a guy struggling through life. I'm one person in a world of billions. But if you like what you've read, then I'm glad. Thanks for reading.

    -Buddy J

    I edited this. I'll probably do it again. Like I just did.
  • a2jfreaka2jfreak Houston, TX Member
    edited August 2003
    Glad to have another brother in Christ here, BJ. I did think it was blasphemous (before you said something) . . . glad to know it's not.
    Buddy Jesus said
    I'm a Christian. I believe in Jesus. I go to a Baptist church, but I drink rather frequently. Some people think my screenname is a joke, some people think it is blasphemy. I think it is fun. I never said I was the real Jesus, but I like the image that goes with the name. I think God has a sense of humor. He invinted the platypus, peni (the plural of penis), and sea cows. If you can look at any of those and not wonder why they are so rediculous, then I'm at a loss for words.

    < hippy mode >
    Right on!
    < /hippy mode >
    I'm proud of it. I'm conservative. I'm straight. I voted for Bush. I believe abortion is wrong, marijuana should be illegal and that the system is usually abused. I think that hemp should be legalized as a crop, that some forms of social programs are a good thing
  • OuttherOutther Alabamee where family trees dont fork
    edited August 2003

    I am Chris Kleefisch Living in Alabama USA- raised in California
    I have been in the US ARMY for 11 years serving as a Doctor. Now seeking employment :( due to injuries

    I started building computers back in the day of the 8088 so I have seen much change to keep up with. My first comp was a Timex Sinclaire. My first Computer Game was Stallag 13 back in 1984. I have professionally been modding computers since May 2002.

    I am a 1971 model modder :mullet:

    Married and have one 9 year old son. I opted out of the 3.1 child scenario.

    I am a jack of all trades master of none type. I dont know all about comps and dont pretend too either. I know a good bit about alot of subjects but I am only a professional at a few. I hang out on forums to teach and learn alike from a broad spectum of thinkers.

    If you have a problem I will usually be the first one there to help.

    I gotta Thank Keto for pointing me to S-M :thumbup
  • ArmoArmo Mr. Nice Guy Is Dead,Only Aqua Remains Member
    edited September 2003
    Name Jordan Miller
    Occupation student and resident h4xz0|2 ;)
    Age 19
    location the hurricane tattered state of virginia

    specialities spelling every thing rong, being strange ( get to know me ) comptors, futurama, The Misfits, NOFX, love networking and everything associated with it.

    old skool icrontic convert, every 1 knows teh armo, i just started F@H back up :) fold for the 93 baby
  • leishi85leishi85 Grand Rapids, MI Icrontian
    edited September 2003
    Name: Lei Shi
    Occupation: Student
    Age: 18
    Location: Kentwood, MI
    Interest: Computers, Cars, Women, MOney
    Background: China born Chinese, moved to US while i was young.

    Others: ahh, too lazy to type it up.
    edited September 2003
    Who am I?

    Brenda~ aka BDR aka LP (elsewhere)

    Age~ 47
    Location~ Illinois
    Occupation~ retail receiving manager
    Interests~ computers, computers, computers

    I've been using computers for about 6 years.
    I started building my own this year.
    I've now built 7 towers.
    I have some of them overclocked.

    I also like to dabble in computer graphics, some flash, and watch home decorating shows.

    I have a couple horses that are "pasture pets".
    I have a couple parrots that I've had for over 12 years.
    I also have a male cockatiel that's over 13.
    I do some flower gardening when I have time, which anymore is almost never.

    I have a grown son, and grandkids.

    I'm your resident female folder. :)
  • sgstairsgstair Reverse Engineer Redmond, WA Icrontian
    edited October 2003
    I'm back :)
    I started folding sometime last year and kinda dropped out for a while, but am continuing now.

    My name is Stephen Stair, I'm 19 and a junior in Computer Engineering. I'm a crazy sort and usually wind up learning things before my classes cover them. I'm now working on some game development projects (commercially) while I'm going to college, it helps when buying things like new computers :)

    I'm also a Christian, have been for a long time. Very much like Buddy Jesus in his earlier post ;) just I've always been a nerd.
    Many people consider me strange because I have a very different way of thinking about things than pretty much everyone. I'm very good with math and computer algorithms, so that's what I mess with in my spare time. Some people simply can't comprehend how much fun this stuff is to me :P

    Well I've got work to get back to, I'll watch the board and post when is least expected...
    Happy folding everyone :)

  • LeonardoLeonardo Wake up and smell the glaciers Eagle River, Alaska Icrontian
    edited October 2003
    I'm back

    Back where you belong, my friend! Sgstair, thanks for returning!
  • panzerkwpanzerkw New York City
    edited October 2003
    Name : Albaro Villegas
    Occupation: Specialist in the US Army (Finance), ETS 10NOV03
    Company: Department of Defense
    Age: 22
    Location: Smoke Bomb Hill, Fort Bragg, NC
    Education: High School and some military schools
    Interests: 3D modeling, mostly aircraft for Microsoft's Flight Simulator. You can see my latest project here

    Big aviation nut as well.
  • GnomeWizarddGnomeWizardd Member 4 Life Akron, PA Icrontian
    edited October 2003
    Name : Johnathan Davenport
    Occupation: Vice President
    Company: Lee Davenport builders Inc.
    Intrest: Girls, Girls, Football, And Computers
    Education: In college
    Age: 20
    Religion: Strong Christian
    Folding name: Angel_Heather ( God bless her )
  • FormFactorFormFactor At the core of forgotten
    edited October 2003
    Name: Shannon Brostad

    Age: 28 (just turned today as a matter of fact) :birthday:

    Location:Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA

    Occupation: Helpdesk tech for a huge company

    Family: 1 Girlfriend (sweet girl, takes good care of me and keeps me out of trouble).
    1 dog named Chico. He is just the cutest dog ever. Looks like an Ewok, in fact we dressed him up like an ewok last halloween. I dont have a scanner otherwise Id post the pics.

    Intrests: computers, hardware hacking of any kind (PC,Lappy,Tivo,Xbox or anything else hackable. Some people build models, I hackthings), Exploratory hacking (nothing illeagle), Gaming.
    Currently playing bf1942 (all flavaz), UT2003, and quake 3 every once in a while. I play a lot of console games as well. Looking forward to Half Life 2, Max Payne 2, Call Of Duty, and Doom III.

    I am a tech geek in the most hopeless kind of way. If something new comes out I have to have it. Spend all my money on tech stuff therefore im constantly broke. But thats OK cause I have plenty of toys to keep me from getting board.

    I also go out partying with friends when I can, And attend the occasional LAN party.
  • PreacherPreacher Potomac, MD Icrontian
    edited October 2003
    Although I've been around since the Days of Apu's, Icrontic (old School), and now S-M (Props to Shorty, Prime, Mediaman, and all the rest who've made it a great virtual hangout!), I just started folding after a recent computer upgrade...So I guess I should tell a little bit about myself.

    Name: Jeff Plaisance/Preacher

    Current Location: Coronado, CA

    Occupation: Naval Flight Officer/NFO on the P-3 Orion:


    Education: BS in Biological Sciences from Univ of So Cal

    Family: Married with two kids and a great Shetland Sheepdog.

    Interests: Family, aviation, Navy, military history, snowboarding.

    Born in Baton Rouge, LA, but have lived in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Ohio, Virginia, and California, Maine, Texas, and Florida as well.

    Keep on Folding,
  • MAGICMAGIC Doot Doot Furniture City, Michigan Icrontian
    edited October 2003
    The names Andrew Conrad aka ][V][AGIC
    Ive been folding for oh about 2 and a half hours now so i suppose im a noob to it, but we all start sometime.
    Why do i do it? Why not?

    Im 17 years old and currently a junior at East Kentwood High School in Kentwood MI.

    Intrest, well computers for sure. I use a computer that i built and tweeked with some help from Thrax, I like modding, and im taking classes and planning on getting A+ and Cisco network certified next year. I also have been skateboarding for about 4 years and snowboarding about 2.
    Gaming is another big intrest (see you all in Detriot),and art, music,and movies to round off the list.

    Pretty much my views on religionis well i thing religion is just anouther barrior that separates people. politics... well im bush fan so people need to step off his ass, rather have volenteers fighting over there than them coming over here and killing us.

    Well i dunno, i guess thats it in a rather large nut shell
    All i can say is thanks lei Shi for bringen me here and thanks everyone else for making it a great place to hang out :)
  • GobblesGobbles Ventura California
    edited October 2003
    Name: Charles Tapee
    Location: Ventura, Ca.
    Occupation: Tech Support Rep
    Company: MarketScan Information Systems
    Education: AA Computer Science AA Computer Engineering
    Interests: Computers, Networking, Servers and thing that has a microprocessor.. Gaming, anything where I can shoot someone in the head..
    Age: 32 in December
    Folding Name: MutantPea

    I usually work in networking support and computer and servers support but the IT industry here is sad.. no jobs and when one does come up there are 200+ people applying for it...

    I live a rather boring existance, I work 9 hours a day Mon - Fri. I drive 2 hours round trip to work so finding time to much of anything is hard as I am getting and feeling older I require more sleep or I am an ass. :doh:

    I live in a beautiful apartment right on the local Harbor here, I share this place with my lovely wife Susan and my sister who sublets our second bedroom. (1300 sqft I dont have enough furniture for the place)

  • edited November 2003
    I guess I've been lurking here long enough that I need to get offa my duff and say something about myself...
    My name's Matthew Harris, Matt to my friends...Sir to people that irritate me. I'm 38 and married to a woman I love but she has bi-polar disorder and our marriage has been a strain on my sanity.
    I'm tech junkie, I have always been interested in things that use electricity or internal combustion...odd combination I guess.
    I have spent time building tube guitar amps as a hobby, installing car stereos as a vocation, building and modding computers as both a hobby and a vocation but right now I'm between jobs but that's subject to change at any time.
    I actually bought my first computer as a platform to run box designing software for car audio sub boxes but I quickly got bit by the better/faster bug and started upgrading my computer and from there I just fell in love with them.
    I was bouncing around the web one day recently and saw a link to the forums about the cat. 3.8 mess and came here to look into it and I've been hanging out here ever since.
  • fudgamfudgam Upstate New York
    edited November 2003
    BuddyJesus, Dogma was a good movie ;) . I dont fold so im not gonna put anything in about myself.
  • JustinJustin Atlanta
    edited November 2003
    My name is Justin. I have been coming to short-media for help for about a month now and recently everyone here helped me build a SWEET computer. I want to join the team. I just hope that I can.
  • profdlpprofdlp The Holy City Of Westlake, Ohio
    edited November 2003
    ourlove2802 had this to say
    My name is Justin. I have been coming to short-media for help for about a month now and recently everyone here helped me build a SWEET computer. I want to join the team. I just hope that I can.
    We're not proud - we'll take anybody! (Hey, they took me.. :p )

    Just remember: Team 93

    Looking at what you have picked out, you're going to rack up a mighty point total in no time. It's all for a great humanitarian cause, too!

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