My reveal

Discussion in '1k Member Reveals' started by JoeT, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. JoeT

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    Well, it sure has taken me a long time to get to this point; over 2 years! I guess I don't really have much to say most of the time.

    Hi folks, I'm Joe. I'm a very young 40 years old, and live with my wife and 3 children in Tampa, FL. However, I am currently in Mosul, Iraq managing an ISP that provides internet service to the troops at the base here - my "economy sucks" job. For the decade previous to this job, I worked as a sales engineer for IT hardware manufacturers in the security space.

    I was a Palm guy before I was an iPhone guy, having owned pretty much every PalmOS Treo on Sprint before jumping off that failboat about 6 months after the iPhone came out. I currently have a black 32G 3Gs, the wife has the hand-me down 16G 3G, and the 2G was sold right before I headed over here.

    I grew up on Long Island, just outside New York City. My job at the time relocated me to Tampa in Feb of 2001 - who knew what would happen a mere half year later? However, to paraphrase, you can take the boy out of New York, but you can't take the New York out of the boy. I'm still a big Yankees fan, and get back to NY when I can to see the rest of the family there.

    When I am home, I am an active volunteer in the Civil Air Patrol, the USAF Auxiliary, where I am active in search-and-rescue and communications missions.

    I am also an amateur radio operator - computers, radios, mobile phones, etc - yes, I am a gadget geek.

    Besides keeping the moderators on constant vigil here, I also write for Just Another iPhone Blog, where I keep patrickj on constant vigil.

    Well, thanks for reading this drivel as I hit my 1,000 mark, and thanks for having me as a part of the EIC community.

    From lovely Saddam's Sandbox and Resort,

    - Joe
     
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  2. psylichon

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    Thanks for the background, Joe. I've come to trust your opinion on a lot of matters around here and in life in general. And you look pretty much exactly as I imagined you. :eek:k:eek:k

    Congrats on the 1000 and here's to a few dozen more!
     
  3. Europa

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    Great reveal! :)
    Sounds like interesting work.
    I did 4 years in the USAF, Aeromedical specialist.
     
  4. Apple4me

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    thanks for the "intro" joe and congrats on 1,000 posts.
     
  5. iphonewarrior

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    Interesting reveal, thanks.

    I am a 'Gadget Geek' also :)
     
  6. Ramesh

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    Very cool reveal. Stay safe.
     
  7. computerfox

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    awesome reveal joe! it was nice getting to know you a bit more through this reveal.
     
  8. glsda

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    Nice job Joe. :eek:k:eek:k
     
  9. seanwes

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    Great reveal Joe.
     
  10. KabaModern

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    Great reveal, Joe - thanks for sharing! :)
     
  11. chris

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    Great reveal. Fellow Long Islander.:eek:k:eek:k
     
  12. JWiPhone

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    Thank you Joe for your contributions both in and out of uniform. Your insight on this forum has been very valuable.
     
  13. Marianne

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    Nice reveal! I think I've seen you before on some Palm forums. You're on TreoCentral, right? I used to complain about my Treo 680 a lot there. ;)
     
  14. JoeT

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    Thanks all. :)

    Chris: Yep, grew up in Babylon, and lived in a few places pretty close to there until I moved to Tampa. I have family in Amityville and Smithtown.

    MacGirl: I don't go by there anymore - well, every once in a great long while to see if there's anyone still clinging desperately to PalmOS.
     
  15. Youngbinks

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    Great reveal Joe. I remember going to International Plaza with you on the day the 3G was released. I had no idea you were currently in Iraq. I bet that has been quite the experience.
     
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