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#1 guyfromri   User is offline

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Look how we've grown together!

Post icon  Posted 25 June 2019 - 09:58 PM

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I was just thinking about an old topic I posted and decided to pop in. Apparently, I haven't posted here in almost 4 years so I figured it was time. I also realized, I have been a member for 10 years now! I joined in 2009 when I FIRST decided I wanted to code. I started with the most basic VBA macros and I can now write efficiently in over 15 languages! Also, I was single when I joined. I now have 5 kids (2 step kids, twins and one younger), I'm married and I own a few businesses. It's funny to think how times have changed since I started this.

This site was awesome for me when I started and I definitely still have plenty to learn. I think I'm going to start giving back too where I can.

Anyway, I can't think of anyone in my life that would care that I've been Nerding out here for 10 years but I wanted to share with someone. Happy coding all!

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 04:44 AM

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I'm coming up on 12 years with this merry band of assholes. Y'all have seen me through some shit, professionally and personally. I feel like we need a group hug.
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Posted 26 June 2019 - 05:09 AM

Wow, ten years! Thanks for being with us for that long. If B9 is at or around 12, then I probably am as well.

I had just started my business when I had joined. Boy I thought I was the shit. It wasn't even out of my house yet, was still doing consulting, custom coding, & some repair. Eventually got an office, then a store front, & as many as 3 employees. Then I closed it after moving out of state, as it wasn't able to stay afloat without my time there.

Where does the name guyfromri come from? My friend calvinthedestroyer used to work on MRI machines.
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Posted 26 June 2019 - 05:22 AM

I'm going to guess, Guy From Rhode Island?


I think I have 7 years invested. First joined when I was trying to switch from .NET and desktop apps over to PHP and web stuff. It's been a ride! Definitely seen people go through changes.
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Posted 26 June 2019 - 06:42 AM

View Postastonecipher, on 26 June 2019 - 08:22 AM, said:

I'm going to guess, Guy From Rhode Island?

But the icon... derp. I hadn't had any coffee yet :P
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Posted 26 June 2019 - 07:03 AM

Yup... old farts sitting on the information super highway...

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 08:42 AM

I think this November will be my 10 year anniversary also. :D
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#8 astonecipher   User is offline

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 08:45 AM

And you went from a... high schooler? To a construction worker, to a dev!
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Posted 26 June 2019 - 08:48 AM

It was first year of college. I came here wanting info for a paper, stayed. :D
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Posted 26 June 2019 - 09:25 AM

Coming up on 8 years for me. I first joined in '09 during my first Java class when I went back to school after the Marine Corps, asked a few questions, didn't log in for a few years and forgot my login info, and then re-joined in 2011. I've gone walkabout a few times, but always come back.
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Posted 26 June 2019 - 09:42 AM

Yeah, it's been a while. But through all this time, one thing has remained constant... and that's the B) bug...
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Posted 28 June 2019 - 08:15 AM

I'm coming up on 8 years myself, I cannot remember how I got here but I am glad I did. Made some friends and I am sure a few enemies but, most of all, I would not have made it to where I am or be as good as I am without the help and support of everybody here :)
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Posted 29 June 2019 - 06:40 AM

Only been here for around a year and a half, but it's been a great resource for me. I've gotten much advice and help, and it's definitely helped me improve my code. I hope that one day I'll be good enough at programming to share my knowledge with others just like people have done for me! :D
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Posted 29 June 2019 - 10:10 AM

View Post8Bit Bob, on 29 June 2019 - 08:40 AM, said:

I hope that one day I'll be good enough at programming to share my knowledge with others just like people have done for me! :D/>


My advice - don't wait until you're "good enough". Just share what you know and learn by teaching.
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Posted 29 June 2019 - 05:51 PM

How time flies! I joined DIC as a refugee from another forum that had been taken over by spammers. It's become a wonderful home. Thank you everybody!
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