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    Introductions

    Welcome to the Introductions thread! A good starting place to get a quick preview of who we all are and what we like to do.


    So, hi everybody! I'm Joseph, I'm currently employed in a Safety Harness manufacturing company. We mostly make restraints for Aircrafts and (more recently) Military vehicles - primarily the Hummer's Gunner seats. I have 3 main jobs there:

    1: Draft all the drawings, correct revisions, etc.
    2: Responsible for reviewing invoices before jobs are closed out and ready to be filed. This takes the longest.
    3: Automate (or optimize ) production in the office. I mostly automate Excel and on occasion I'll automate CorelDraw, AutoCAD, and file manipulation (eOrganizing, really). I plan on getting involved with Access VBA soon too.

    I live in Florida and love the weather here (since I was born and raised in Jersey) . I'm going to school to get my Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering, and afterwards I plan to persue a Masters in Computer Science and Engineering. When I'm not in school or at work, I'm mostly online playing with Excel or web surfing. Other than that I like to be outside and enjoy the scenery, go for a walk with my girlfriend, watch a movie (I love Netflix ), or make mojitos (that's for you, admins!).


    Anyway I hope that this thread will be a great starting place for newcomers to introduce themselves and to get a feel of our members here. I believe you'll find that VBAX is the best source of friendly help on the web. I know I did




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    Quote Originally Posted by malik641
    ...since I was born and raised in Jersey
    Do you mean New Jersey?

    There is a place called Jersey you know (that's why yours is NEW Jersey!), it's a small island in the Channel Islands off of the coast of Brittany and Normandy. Still seems we have got a lot of work on our hands to educate you Yanks!

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    But then I wouldn't sound like I'm from New Jersey if I said "New Jersey". Nobody in New Jersey calls it "New Jersey". Not even people in the surrounding states call it New Jersey...except maybe in business, but even then I'd question that

    How about introducing yourself xld?

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    ...to educate you Yanks!
    Don't you mean Americans?




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    I thought the one in America was called Joisey (with an accent from New England area)
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    Quote Originally Posted by malik641
    But then I wouldn't sound like I'm from New Jersey if I said "New Jersey". Nobody in New Jersey calls it "New Jersey". Not even people in the surrounding states call it New Jersey...except maybe in business, but even then I'd question that
    Again, this is the over-bearing view of people from the US that the US is the world. There is more to worry about that just people in New Jersey, or even the United States.

    Quote Originally Posted by malik641
    Don't you mean Americans?
    I certainly do not. More education for you ... America is a continent, not a country. So people from Canada are Americans, Mexicans are Americans, even people from Belize are Americans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xld
    There is more to worry about that just people in New Jersey, or even the United States.
    So let's please move along then.

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    I certainly do not. More education for you ... America is a continent, not a country. So people from Canada are Americans, Mexicans are Americans, even people from Belize are Americans.
    Perhaps you should start a new thread on this. I'll make my statement there. I'll also move these posts to the new thread.




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    What a lovely addition to the forum this is... apart from the anti-US rant.

    BTW xld generalisations about "Yanks" is so 2006.
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    ROFL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by moa
    What a lovely addition to the forum this is... apart from the anti-US rant.

    BTW xld generalisations about "Yanks" is so 2006.
    Pray tell me where the anti-US rant is? It was an anti-ignorance rant if anything.

    Generalisations? It was not I who asked what A4 is, nor said Jersey when he meant New Jersey (ignoring that there is an original Jersey), nor suggested that I meant Americans when I referred to Yanks. If you think it is so 2006, then I suggest that for 2007 you set yourself a goal of learning a bit about the big wide world beyond your shores.

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    I suggest that for 2007 you set yourself a goal of learning a bit about the big wide world beyond your shores
    Way to assume. I suggest you stop judging people based a few lines of text on a forum.

    I am a New Zealander. I have been to the US and found out that the people are not their Government (although the fact that they were voted in proves that democracy just does not work ). Hardly any of the people that I met there were ignorant of the world outside the US(although a few of them asked me if I knew Steve Irwin to which I replied that I did and would gladly to pass my condolences on to his family). I am currently living in London (England not Canada or any other country that has a London, to be precise) and in between I have been to quite a few other places. I even worked on a farm for a few months in the middle of nowhere in Canada where I met the most right wing American in the world and argued about gun control, revisionist history and the fact that Bush is a dead ringer Alfred E Newman. Aside from him though the other Americans I met seemed to be fantastic people. Go out and hug one today!

    So I guess this is my introduction.

    Apologies xld if I offended you. It seems quite a lot of things do...
    Glen

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    Quote Originally Posted by moa
    Way to assume. I suggest you stop judging people based a few lines of text on a forum.

    I am a New Zealander. I have been to the US and found out that the people are not their Government (although the fact that they were voted in proves that democracy just does not work ). Hardly any of the people that I met there were ignorant of the world outside the US(although a few of them asked me if I knew Steve Irwin to which I replied that I did and would gladly to pass my condolences on to his family). I am currently living in London (England not Canada or any other country that has a London, to be precise) and in between I have been to quite a few other places. I even worked on a farm for a few months in the middle of nowhere in Canada where I met the most right wing American in the world and argued about gun control, revisionist history and the fact that Bush is a dead ringer Alfred E Newman. Aside from him though the other Americans I met seemed to be fantastic people. Go out and hug one today!
    So you decline to answer my question?

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    Hi may name is Pete and I am an alchoh....shoot! wrong introduction again.

    Simply put, I am a god amongst men.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xld

    Quote Originally Posted by malik641
    Don't you mean Americans?
    I certainly do not. More education for you ... America is a continent, not a country. So people from Canada are Americans, Mexicans are Americans, even people from Belize are Americans.
    Perhaps this is picking nits Bob, but for someone so profoundly irritated by the lack of New in front of Jersey to indicate the state in the northeastern US, I would think that America should be referred to as 2 continents since North America and South America are seperate and distinct from one another.

    Additionally, since the United States of America is what we, as well as the rest of the world, understand USA to stand for, it is largely (if not generally) accepted that referring to an "American" is a valid way to refer to a citizen of the USA and a completely ridiculous way to refer to a Canadian, or a Mexican, or a citizen of Belize, or any citizen of any country in North or Sourth America other than the USA.

    If you have any vacation time coming, put in for it and unwind a bit.

    Regards,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandtrock
    Perhaps this is picking nits Bob, but for someone so profoundly irritated by the lack of New in front of Jersey to indicate the state in the northeastern US, I would think that America should be referred to as 2 continents since North America and South America are seperate and distinct from one another.
    Well I did geography at school, have continued to have an interest in the subject, and know far more about the subject than the vast majority of you countrymen, but I was always taught that it is one continent. America, Asia, Africa, Australasia, Antarctica and Europe are the continents that we were taught. I will never separate America into 2 continents in my mind just to increase the self-aggrandisement of the US.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brandtrock
    Additionally, since the United States of America is what we, as well as the rest of the world, understand USA to stand for, it is largely (if not generally) accepted that referring to an "American" is a valid way to refer to a citizen of the USA and a completely ridiculous way to refer to a Canadian, or a Mexican, or a citizen of Belize, or any citizen of any country in North or Sourth America other than the USA.
    That may be so, but I was 'corrected', suggesting that I meant Americans. As I said, I certainly did not mean Americans, that is perpetuating a view that the US has but the rest of the world does not, namely that the US IS America. It is not, it is a small part, and in 50 years it won't even be the important part.

    And I certainly don't think it is necessary to not to refer to Canadians as Americans just so that they can have a separate identity from the US. I think they are doing that quite well themselves these days, and they should be proud to be Americans, as I am proud to be European, as well as Wessexian.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brandtrock
    If you have any vacation time coming, put in for it and unwind a bit.
    You have to be joking! I enjoy winding-up Yanks who take themselves too seriously.

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    Yeah, I went all politician on you there Bob (may I call you Bob?): useless information in reply to a straight question.

    Anyway, rant was too strong a word but so was ignorance.

    Have a good one Bob and thanks for the new thread Joseph. I hope it's used for its original purpose...
    Glen

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    No problem Glen

    I hope everyone will enjoy the new forum




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    Quote Originally Posted by moa
    Yeah, I went all politician on you there Bob (may I call you Bob?): useless information in reply to a straight question.
    You can call me whatever you want , but Bob is my preference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xld
    You can call me whatever you want , but Bob is my preference.
    Seems fair, but am probably gonna spell it backwards, boB
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    Quote Originally Posted by XLGibbs
    Hi may name is Pete a

    Simply put, I am a god amongst men.

    Yep

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    What do dyslexics name their children? Yup, BOB.

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