QOTD from Glowforge: What do you do with your time (professionally and/or personally)?

Welcome!

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Welcome, from an Ex-Texan.

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numosbk - you’re never really an “Ex-Texan,” just a relocated on :wink:

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Welcome! (from another Texan)

Taste of Texas?

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Welcome aboard. Hope to see you around the forums more!

Welcome! Great to have a fellow geek (STAR WARS RULZ) among us :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:. Also, our friend @marmak3261 is also a ministerial type with lots of good ideas. I bet you two could come up with some nice ideas for appropriate visual aids.

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Welcome @kennethclapp! Great to have your company. So good to see new members join and enrich the community.

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Welcome @kennethclapp ! We all look forward to interacting and learning from you!

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Welcome to the forum, thanks for joining us! :thumbsup:

Professionally: I write code to run UIs / graphics / touchscreens for heavily embedded systems…mostly automotive and medical devices. The kind of code that would run the GlowForge guts.

On the side: Yeah, I’m a maker. But I’m also a caver and serious banjo picker.

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Spelunker? Cool! :slight_smile:

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Hey, you and @rpegg and I should get together at Glowcon for some music. Welcome!

I would love to pick your brains about the who IoTs issues and security. The media would have us thinking that our house could kidnap us. I know it is a serious issue, but most are articles are big on scare and little on how to protect and ensure they don’t get hijacked!

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I’m just graduating from Graphic Design… I didn’t like it although I learns a lot so I’m not working on any company for the moment. I unread opened -sort of a very small local company creating gifts and submit stuff…

Personal… well I’m 23 yo and not doing much however I’m a massive dreamer so hopefully you’ll hear soon from me as some of those dreams come true :slight_smile:

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Under the heading of “Things you never expect to see” (and why my wife and I both LOVE estate auctions), I ran across a Bushnell 8" Dobsonian mount that people refused to bid on. (Might be the best $25 I ever spent and a big hit with the scout troop as well as the granddaughters.)

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Professionally, after a stint in the 4th Infantry Division as anti-armor I moved into management. Then into auto manufacturing where I’ve spent the last 25 years. Currently I’m working for a prominent Italian firearms manufacturer.
Personally, I’ve always had a fascination for all things technical. I’ve been a sketch up evangelist since way before most people knew what it was and installed it on our scout troop’s computer to assist in designing Eagle Scout projects. I’ve always loved working with wood though my true joy leans more towards the carving side. I’ve always had a creative side and I’m enjoying exploring everyone’s ideas here until my GF gets delivered.
Since I have been in manufacturing I have an understanding of the delays and problems that can show up in the process, and that is in an established field. I commend Dan for working to establish a new product in an unknown market. (Oh the JOY of the possibilities crowd funding opens up!) I am quite content to wait for a tested product when today our shelves are full of lesser proved products of dubious origins.

I presented this walking stick to my son when he earned his Eagle. He is currently following a long family tradition by serving on active duty in the Army.

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That’s some beautiful hand carving there! (And thanks for your service, and your son’s.) :relaxed:

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Thank you.
With my son you can tell that the attention he gets these days kind of embarrasses him. He has asked me if it was like that when I was in or did I get spit on. I laughed and said neither. We were largely ignored, but it is nice to see them appreciated. All of us are more so these days. Thank you. Truly.

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Wow, that is a beautiful carving, well done and great design.

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Thank you.

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