I'm a genius! here's my reveal

Discussion in '1k Member Reveals' started by up10ad, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. dcom

    dcom Zealot
    Gold

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2007
    Likes Received:
    3
    Qmodem and Wildcat. Cool! I worked for Hayes Microcomputer Products (the modem people) as a TSR back then and worked a lot with Qmodem. From what I remember, it was a good program.

    Sorry to hear about the financial problems, though :(
     
  2. up10ad

    up10ad Genius
    Gold

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2007
    Likes Received:
    468
    Dennis used to party with us at trade shows, we did 9 years of Comdex. He was a riot. Memories. We ended up with Qmodem when we from acquired John Friel of the Forbin Project.
     
  3. Starry

    Starry Guest

    BBS... WOW.. NOW I feel really OLD.. LOL sheesh... I'm so proud of you making Genius ... but you have always been a Genius to me toots.. :) I've said many times... You are awesome Rick, and I'm so honored to be one of many friends of yours... :) Happy Holidays to you and yours my dear!
     
  4. projectdarkside

    projectdarkside New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2008
    Likes Received:
    0
    Wicked reveal up10ad:cool:
    -Congrats on the 1000th post ;)
     
  5. aenti

    aenti Zealot
    Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Likes Received:
    0
    Rick, its always great to see another Maryland-er, and what a great reveal! You'll have to go more in depth about your software development stories with me, I'm really interested.

    If all goes well, I'll be at CP as well!
     
  6. up10ad

    up10ad Genius
    Gold

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2007
    Likes Received:
    468
    Where in MD? Your profile doesn't give a clue and I couldn't find your facebook page. You're following me to CP, but over 30 year later!

    Software development back in those early days was a hell of a lot of fun. We started as shareware along with many of the originators of that genre. I remember printing the first manuals for Wildcat! by sneaking into use the copy machine of the law firm we rented space from (that I worked for previously). When I gave my resignation from the firm to the top principal for the firm, he took me to dinner and tried to convince me to stay, saying that I was a great Investigator, but I would never be able to make the kind of money I was used to if I went into the software field. I sent him a copy of our prospectus for NASDAQ when we did our offering. :cool:
     
  7. aenti

    aenti Zealot
    Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Likes Received:
    0
    My bad.
    Add me at facebook, the name is Michael Corleone. Why is that? Well, its temporary. I don't want colleges to find my profile when they research their new potential students.
    I myself live in Clarksville, in Howard County.
     
  8. Napoleon PhoneApart

    Senior Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2007
    Likes Received:
    4,528
    And I'm in Upper Marlboro, MD.
     
  9. up10ad

    up10ad Genius
    Gold

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2007
    Likes Received:
    468
    Didn't do much in Howard Co. aenti, but Napoloean, I lived and worked as a parole officer in PG and So. MD counties. Good to place people geographically.
     
  10. glsda

    glsda Zealot
    Gold

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2007
    Likes Received:
    50
    Rick you are blessed man with the attitude toward life that you express in you reveal, "May the wind blow easy on your back and the sun shine gentle on your face": author unknown.
     
  11. fury

    fury Evangelist
    Gold

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2007
    Likes Received:
    238
    You dated her for 10 years before marrying? Wow. That's an amazing story itself.

    Thanks for the great read. Congrats! (both on the genius and the 24 years!)
     
  12. guest 5

    guest 5 Member
    Bronze

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2007
    Likes Received:
    0
    Rick, what a great reveal. I only hope I can do such an amazing job in about 500 more posts :p.

    Anyway, I know we have not had much interaction, but I have read a lot of your posts and you definitely have a good amount of knowledge and insight to share.
     
  13. Hondamaker

    Hondamaker Genius
    Gold

    Joined:
    May 14, 2007
    Likes Received:
    654
    Cool reveal, Rick. It's about damn time!
     
  14. Buffy

    Buffy Zealot
    Gold

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2008
    Likes Received:
    3
    In addition to a "slap" button as Starry suggested, I wish there was a "hug" button, because I'd use it multiple times on you, Rick. You're just awesome. :)
     
  15. Hondamaker

    Hondamaker Genius
    Gold

    Joined:
    May 14, 2007
    Likes Received:
    654
    Ok, Buffy---I'm gettin jealous!
     
  16. aknightstale41

    Gold

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2007
    Likes Received:
    51
    The next best thing to a hug button would probably be the yahoo chat room hug,
    ((((((((insert virtual hugee here)))))))
     
  17. Buffy

    Buffy Zealot
    Gold

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2008
    Likes Received:
    3
    LOL! You are one bad-ass adorable man!
     
  18. up10ad

    up10ad Genius
    Gold

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2007
    Likes Received:
    468
    Gosh dangit Buffy, ignore them hun, this is my thread!
     
  19. Napoleon PhoneApart

    Senior Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2007
    Likes Received:
    4,528
    God -- you can shoot me in the head now.
     
  20. Buffy

    Buffy Zealot
    Gold

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2008
    Likes Received:
    3
    Oh stop. You are just as yummy!
     
Similar Threads
  1. monkeysrock0622
    Replies:
    41
    Views:
    2,640
  2. ZR_Yancy
    Replies:
    24
    Views:
    1,417
  3. themanofthedark
    Replies:
    11
    Views:
    876
  4. Bitewound
    Replies:
    37
    Views:
    1,682
Loading...

Share This Page