I'm back! And this time I'm not going anywhere (for at least a year!)

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eire1274
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2010 sucked. Seriously.

But, here we are. I still haven't managed to find employment, but my wife found a very good job, and side work for me is bringing in a bit.

However, thanks to our Uncle Sam savings account (e.g. tax return), we agreed to get our broadband service back on, and I paid for a year, so assuming we can keep the power on I will have internet access for that time. We decided that this was a good idea because, really, you can't apply for a technology job anymore without having internet access, and my mother is tired of me sitting in her den and occupying her PC.

Glad this forum is still up! I'm sure I'll be chatting with you all again in the near future!

Nick McDermott

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sounds like you have had a rough patch in your life.

Glad things are looking up. Goodluck! Hope everything turns out ok. :)

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eire1274
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Yeah, "rough patch" really doesn't cover it! Imagine being dragged naked over broken glass...

I can't say too much, though. I have my wife and kids, my critters, and the house. Oh, and computers to keep me insane. A portion of the tax refund went to replacing a blown monitor, a blown laptop cooler, a blown DVD burner, etc. We were so broke that my big rig had a 10 year old 15" EMachines CRT stuck to it so I could print resumes!

The job market here isn't as bad as in many places throughout the country, or worldwide I'm sure, but there are lots of entry level stuff, but if you are specialized, good luck. I did a quick stint as a manager for a McDonald's franchise, but if you think IT can get stressful...

Nick McDermott

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Nice to see you back mate.

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Ah, 2003-ish members are here! It's nice to see you back in 3DGameMan. :)

I think I've been here about 3 years before the forum replacement (2010), as I joined 3DGameMan around late 2006 and I've recognized your avatar very well, eire1274.

Take care!

--Grayson

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Good luck with finding a job! I can understand your frustration being without work and the limited joy a few dollars from uncle same can bring in your darkest hours. I've just about spent all of my return on both of my vehicles, but at least I can drive to work.. that is if I have gas money. ;)

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Take a bus if you can, Tivon! :) (But make sure you know where and when you catch the city bus.) It will save you money. :)

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Take the Bus in this town..Muhaha! Never man! I'd have to get up at 5am and probably never make it home because of my late hours. It's the car or I have to get a small bike a hope no one runs over me.

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Heh heh.. I don't blame ya for that. I'd rather ride my 3-speed folding tricycle to any destination I want to go, such as Tallahassee Mall, instead of a bus or a bike. I don't like taking a bus because it is boring and I'd like to have control over where I'm going and I'd hate to plan two hours in advance. For bikes, had trouble keeping myself straight in a two-wheel bike, even with lots of practice. I think my left eye being blind affects my ability to ride my bicycle without weaving... *sigh*

Alas, I'd start my own thread about my problems with using the transportation system and that I'd like to see all the speed limits in Tallahassee reduced, perhaps in half but I don't think that will happen... :( It'd be better if all the traffic lights could be enlarged due to the glare from the sun during the daytime. I don't have time to check for green/yellow light before I go through the intersection.

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GraysonPeddie wrote:I don't have time to check for green/yellow light before I go through the intersection.
Uh, yeah, OK. Perhaps you shouldn't be driving, anyway. The eye should automatically process lights in the subconscious. My wife laughs at me because I react to light changes well ahead of me (like a mile ahead on the highway).

We need cars. Especially because we have children, but also because the Omaha metro area is very large. She could bike to work, but it would take her 3 or 4 hours per trip. It's 15 minutes with a quick trip on I-80.

Besides that, if I ever get my networking company revived, my maxivan will be a must. Gotta have a vehicle with some cargo space!

Nick McDermott

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Hey bud, welcome back ;)

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