What does everyone do for work/hobby? (Doesn't have to be technical)

VioletChepil
VioletChepil London, UKMember Posts: 2,471
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Hello everyone, :)

Just thought it would be great to get to know each other a little better and see what kind of experts we've got on here and what everyone's key interests are. 

So, what does everyone do for work? Or, what are your hobbies?

It actually does not even need to be technical either! You can share anything about your work, hobby and or interests!

Let me know in the discussion below. 

Community Manager at Fing

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  • Liviu
    Liviu Member, Beta Tester Posts: 2
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    Hello,
    My backround is telecom engineer, but currently I have a management job.
    Tough my hobby stays with the technical stuff, so I play with my home network.
    VioletChepilLeeNavekW_T_F
  • VioletChepil
    VioletChepil London, UKMember Posts: 2,471
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    Nice that we have a telecome engineer on board @Liviu. That will be very helpful! 

    Community Manager at Fing

    LeeW_T_F
  • sschmal
    sschmal Member Posts: 6
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    I am a Area Manager for a tier 3 tech support team that supports a base of over 10K PBX sites in the US.

    I have been a volunteer fireman since 1973, keeps me busy.

    I am married with six children and 4 grandchildren, keeps me busier :) 

    VioletChepilGidsterHronosLeeW_T_F
  • Lee_Bo
    Lee_Bo Member Posts: 271
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    Work - network admin
    Hobby - photography
    LeeW_T_F
  • VioletChepil
    VioletChepil London, UKMember Posts: 2,471
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    Wow @sschmal sounds like you are super busy!!! That does sound like a big plate. 
    @Lee_Bo great hobby too. I know who to call if I need some pictures for Fing Community ^^ 

    Community Manager at Fing

    Lee_BoLeeNavekW_T_F
  • Ajax
    Ajax Member Posts: 35
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    Work: Cyber Security Engineer
    Hobbies: Being a Dad, Husband and disappearing down Youtube rabbit holes.
    TheCustomCaveLeeW_T_F
  • Anilv26
    Anilv26 Member, Beta Tester Posts: 6
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    Work: Avaya voice engineer at NTT

    Hobbies: Cars, Gadgets, Cybersecurity and a bit of networking

    Living in Belgium.

    Avaya voice consultant by profession

    There is never a wrong or stupid question!

    LeeW_T_F
  • VioletChepil
    VioletChepil London, UKMember Posts: 2,471
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    Great to have another cyber security engineer on board @Ajax ! This will definitely come in handy.
    @Anilv26 welcome! and sounds very interesting what you are doing too! Does it relate to voice control?

    Community Manager at Fing

    Lee
  • TheCustomCave
    TheCustomCave Member, Beta Tester Posts: 48
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    Hey guys, I'm an IT Manager & CAD Engineer by day.
    Hobbies include 3D printing, making stuff in general, and teaching my daughter as much tech stuff as she wants to learn.
    W_T_F
  • benhelps
    benhelps Member, Beta Tester Posts: 29
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    By day tier 3 support technician of our (train, ship, bus, personnel) tracking software, and general office techie

    By night, home automation enthusiast, avid reader and Dad of 2.

    TheCustomCaveLeeW_T_F
  • David
    David Member Posts: 9
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    Another from the world of IT, leaving the corporate management rat race behind though and returning to something I enjoy as a freelance developer :-)

    LeeW_T_F
  • KibaKurosakiUK
    KibaKurosakiUK Member Posts: 4
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    I have recently been offered a job at Lakeland in the Kendal, Cumbria distribution centre as an distribution operative.


    My hobbies are video games, listening to various types of music, walking, watching football (soccer), F1, MLB (Major League Baseball)


    I am also 30 years old and I'm considering learning the electric guitar (just to spam those con merchant callers)

    "What I thought I'd do is pretend I'm one of those deaf-mutes"

    LeeW_T_F
  • Romulus
    Romulus Member, Beta Tester Posts: 35
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    I'm a Brit now residing in the US for the past 20 years. I work in IT as a Database Architect.
    My main hobbies are doing Flight Simulation and tinkering with home automation and other gadgets.
    KibaKurosakiUKVioletChepilPoohLeeW_T_F
  • Aguden
    Aguden Member Posts: 5
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    Work: I own an industrial hardware company. I started work as a systems analyst in the late 1960s so I’ve seen lots of change over the years!
    Hobbies: Equine photographer - mostly dressage. And woodworking. 

    VioletChepilLeeW_T_F
  • VioletChepil
    VioletChepil London, UKMember Posts: 2,471
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    Aguden said:
    Work: I own an industrial hardware company. I started work as a systems analyst in the late 1960s so I’ve seen lots of change over the years!
    Hobbies: Equine photographer - mostly dressage. And woodworking. 

    Word working that is neat! First one on the Fing Community so far. 

    Community Manager at Fing

    LeeW_T_F
  • ThinkFing
    ThinkFing Member, Beta Tester Posts: 21
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    North Walian now living in Cambridge UK.

    Work: Freelance software project manager with experience in real-time automotive, novel data transmission methods, control of scientific instruments, hardware data security systems and encryption.
    Hobbies: My family. Playing piano, organ, trumpet. Travelling as widely as possible. Photography, with particular interest in developing my astrophotography techniques.
    LeeW_T_F
  • Marc
    Marc Moderator, Beta Tester Posts: 2,660
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    I have a background in infrastructure engineering so of course I now manage multinational software development teams.  :)
    Hobbies for me are road biking and vintage audio equipment.
    Thats Daphnee, she's a good dog...
    LeeW_T_F
  • kltaylor
    kltaylor Member, Beta Tester Posts: 1,231
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    I'm the Systems and Network Admin for a group of fine dining restaurants in Salt Lake City.  Under our banner, we currently own 5 restaurants, 1 bar, and 1 bookstore.

    Honestly, it's been the best job that I've worked since leaving Florida over 10 years ago.
    "There's a fine line between audacity and idiocy."
    -Warden Anastasia Luccio, Captain
    VioletChepilLeeW_T_F
  • kltaylor
    kltaylor Member, Beta Tester Posts: 1,231
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    I'm still waking  up =)
    Hobbies for me are gaming, gaming ... and comic stuff.  I'm your resident Geek / Nerd hybrid. =)
    "There's a fine line between audacity and idiocy."
    -Warden Anastasia Luccio, Captain
    VioletChepilW_T_F
  • VioletChepil
    VioletChepil London, UKMember Posts: 2,471
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    @kltaylor welcome and great to have another sys admin! What are your favorite games? Maybe you can start a thread in General about gaming too :smile: and we'll find some others on the community! 

    Community Manager at Fing

    kltaylor
  • kltaylor
    kltaylor Member, Beta Tester Posts: 1,231
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    Wife and I both play, for the moment we're into Tom Clancey's Division 2.  Upcoming games that we're waiting for are Borderlands (once Epic no longer has exclusive rights to it), Cyberpunk 3000, Greedfall (hasn't released yet), and a few others.  Personally I also play Action/Adventure games, the one that I have spent most of my time in, is Path of Exile.
    "There's a fine line between audacity and idiocy."
    -Warden Anastasia Luccio, Captain
    GidsterVioletChepil
  • pwmeek
    pwmeek Member, Beta Tester Posts: 139
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    Work? Retired from a lot of different occupations including: roustabout (when the carnival comes to town, they will hire anyone who can walk to do the dirty work of assembling the rides), fixit shop (all electronic and electro-mechanical devices), clothing-store owner, board member of a large fastener manufacturing company.

    Hobbies? reading, electronics (since 1948), home computers (since 1978), home machine shop, astronomy, woodworking, mechanical puzzles
    --Pete
    Bon Vivant and Raconteur
    GidsterkltaylorVioletChepilW_T_F
  • PaulP
    PaulP Member, Beta Tester Posts: 9
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    I've been working in IT since the late 80's, starting my own business a year ago as a reseller of IT management solutions in New Zealand. Focussed on a pragmatic approach to IT, with cost effective solutions and services.
    Hobby - travellng around the country with my Wife in our motorhome, running a mobile office as we go.
    Fing helps keep an eye on things at home while we're away ;-)
    kltaylorVioletChepilW_T_F
  • Mattman
    Mattman Member, Beta Tester Posts: 26
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    I work part time in sales for an international fire protection company and I spend much of my "free" time volunteering in faith-based work.
    As a hobby I used to do quite a bit theatre, but I unfortunately don't have the time anymore. 
    VioletChepilW_T_F
  • Pooh
    Pooh Member, Beta Tester Posts: 674
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    edited August 9, 2019 #26
    Director of Database & Business Intelligence Systems at an international company headquartered in Cincinnati. Despite now being in my 50's (yup, I'm an old bear) I'm still having way too much fun to give any of this up. Despite working on lots of disparate systems (spent some time at a military contractor for a while which scared the heebies out of me for all the wrong reasons!) and multiple locales across the world I seem to have settled on retail as my vertical of choice.

    Like @Romulus I'm another transplanted Brit for 20 years.

    One day I may head back home to blighty, but for now I'm happy here.
    People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.
    VioletChepilW_T_F
  • RichardJansma
    RichardJansma Member Posts: 21
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    Hello I am Richard Jansma

    im learning for electricity mechanic...



    but im also an Hypnotist and master magnetist I love to help people and learn more (just keep learning...) and helping people get rid of fears and allergy’s


    im also a product tester and reviewer.


    Want to know more? Just ask me any question or send a message :)

    yours sincerely,




    Richard Jansma

    Hypnotist, Master Magnetist, Dataist & Believer of future technology!

    Yours Sincerely,



    Richard Jansma

    Hypnotist, Master Magnetist, Dataist & believer of future technology!

  • Joe
    Joe Member, Beta Tester Posts: 54
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    I'm a design engineer specialising in automation for a large fixed line/mobile company.
    My hobby is full circle church bell ringing
    Lee
  • KenD
    KenD Member Posts: 15
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    I'm in Telecommunications. Have done various roles over the years (19 yrs) for the same company. Provisioning for both residential and ISP's who were setting up their infrastructure. Done a little Technical Support and now work on enterprise and government services.
    My hobbies are role playing MMORPG games and a little Home Networking, I'm obsessed with getting it all working perfectly.
    VioletChepil
  • Pooh
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    Joe said:
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    My hobby is full circle church bell ringing
    OK, I'll bite, what's "Full Circle" church bell ringing?
    People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.
    VioletChepil
  • Joe
    Joe Member, Beta Tester Posts: 54
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    I thought you’d never ask. Just being technical really. Most UK, some US, Australia & NZ churches have bells tha are on a wheel and are rung full circle. I.e. the bell goes all the way round. This means the bells are easier to control and you can do things like method ringing. And you thought IT had a language of its own!
    PoohVioletChepilMarc