My reveal

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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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!
 

Europa

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

iphonewarrior

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Interesting reveal, thanks.

I am a 'Gadget Geek' also :)
 

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.
 

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.
 

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.