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    One cannot be betrayed if one has no people. Epic Poster Froberg's Avatar
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    Question What's your current status?

    So I kind of feel like it's time to play a bit of catch-up.

    Not exactly sure how long it's been since the board went tits-up, but for myself I:

    * Got hitched
    * Got a kid, a boy named Asger, almost two years old now.
    * Switched jobs, now working as an IT Admin in the IT dept of the local municipality.

    Also mellowed down a whole lot. ;-)

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    Married now.
    Have a son now (Finn, 4.5 months old)
    Job still involves me doing VMware and now also AWS.

    Heading to the Outer Banks, North Carolina this weekend

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    Quote Originally Posted by CtrlAltDel View Post
    Married now.
    Have a son now (Finn, 4.5 months old)
    Job still involves me doing VMware and now also AWS.

    Heading to the Outer Banks, North Carolina this weekend
    I see you're a man of culture as well We mostly do Azure at work, but only for a few very specific things. Everything else we've got locally. We actually just insourced our backup, and used the funds we used to spend on that, to finance a secondary site for redundancy and failover. Including a Veeam backup solution. Pretty neat.

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    oderint dum metuant Epic Poster madbomber1998's Avatar
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    Got un-hitched.
    No kids (to the despair of my mother)
    Spent the last year taking care of my father up until he died a few months ago (cancer), now working at a marketing consultant for companies. Also run a non-profit for disaster relief, but that's been on hold since right after my father got sick. Hopefully going to get that back up and active here soon.

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    Solía ​​chicos follar como vosotros en la cárcel Elite Poster BullpupDFWM's Avatar
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    Still married.
    My boy is now 4 and had started school. He's absolutely amazing.

    I went back to uni, became a primary school teacher.

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    No change here.

    Still married.
    Still long-haired.
    Still working in IT.
    Still sarcastic.
    "Give yourself over to absolute pleasure. Swim the warm waters of sins of the flesh" - Dr Frank N Furter (RHPS)

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    Still a bawdy whore, but quality over quantity now.
    Still gay, but now it's mostly just something I indulge in in the boudoir. A small insignificant part of my present identity.
    Generally speaking, I probably went too deep and took it too far since we last were together.
    Lost a lot along the way, and I lead a mellower life working in PR/marketing
    But I'm the most content I've ever been with myself.


    Oh and Caste Theory can still go suck a big fat dick. In a bad way I mean!

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    Two kids now, 6 and 3.
    Couple jobs later from my last post. Currently working in the promotional products industry, seriously looking into full-time contracting though (last 3 weeks I've averaged over 25 hours of side work a week, only limited by the fact I'd like to not go crazy working so hard, I need about 16 at my bottom rate to break even with my current job so...).
    One of the leaders of one of our largest local IT communities.

    Not really much.
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    Where's the god-damn beacon? Forum Fanatic Anceh's Avatar
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    Still unmarried
    No kids
    No steady job

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anceh View Post
    Still unmarried
    No kids
    No steady job
    Go grab a wife in eastern europe, they're not as mental as the Norwegian chicks.

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    Where's the god-damn beacon? Forum Fanatic Anceh's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Froberg View Post
    Go grab a wife in eastern europe, they're not as mental as the Norwegian chicks.
    Tried that, but them bitches still hard to find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anceh View Post
    Tried that, but them bitches still hard to find.
    Maybe start by not referring to 'em as bitches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Froberg View Post
    Maybe start by not referring to 'em as bitches.
    Smart idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by Froberg View Post
    Maybe start by not referring to 'em as bitches.
    Yeah, bitches hate that.

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    I thought what I'd do was.... Epic Poster Kimarhi Ronso's Avatar
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    Parts guy in the ag business
    Also Combat Engineer Sgt in ARNG.

    Trying to finish school but crazy bullshit always happening.

    I consider myself a pretty mellow guy still, but I care less about what other people think now than I did in the past.

    Plus I'm getting old.
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    I doubt any of you remember me, but I was a regular in the old days when VoodooExtreme was sold to IGN. Since I last posted in around 2006 -

    Bad -

    - My father was diagnosed with Alzheimer's and I took care of him in my home until he died in 2015
    - Doing the same with his sister now
    - A close friend got cancer and died in 2007
    - Another close friend got cancer and lived. Twice.
    - A former girlfriend moved up to help me care for my father (she was a nurse), and four months after he died she died unexpectedly
    - My partner left me unexpectedly after 8 years in 2013. I'm still getting over it.

    Good -

    + I left Microsoft after 11ish years for a position at Amazon. It's had its ups and downs but it was the right move.
    + My income has quadrupled
    + I have purchased two rental properties and am working on a third
    + I visited Beijing & Qinhuangdao in 2013 (spontaneous to get as far away from the breakup as possible)
    + I visited Bangkok and Krabi in 2015 and realized that life could be about more than work and responsibility
    + Also visited Lisbon and Lagos (Portugal) in 2016 and decided I'd like to live there for a while
    + I have been largely successful at setting up passive income so that I can walk away from my job, in only two years I'm halfway to my goals
    + I finally started dating again, although I know I keep her at more of a distance than she deserves due to fear and hurt
    + After 11 years of fine service from my diesel Jeep Liberty, I purchased a 2017 Volt and love it (316mpg over about 12k miles so far!). I still have the Jeep for fun.
    + Republican party left me behind with their increasing insanity. Somehow landed as a Democrat. Never one to do things half-ass, I'm now the chair of my legislative district. Guess fiscally conservative Dems are now permissible.

    Summary: Fuck cancer. Fuck Alzheimer's. Fuck death. Those are the aspects I'm hating most of getting older. I am mostly getting over the past, and I believe I am building a decent future. I was die-hard about getting married and having a child or two, but now I find that isn't as compelling as it once was. I think I can seriously consider living abroad by 2019, which would be my 20th year in the Seattle area. I may jump at it unless something is very compelling (or I'm super in love with my job, which is possible).

    Now where is nVidiot_Whore?

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    That is quite the post!

    Welcome back to you and everyone else!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CtrlAltDel View Post
    That is quite the post!

    Welcome back to you and everyone else!
    Do we have a relationships thread around here somewhere? Long as I'm spilling my guts....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reflex View Post
    Do we have a relationships thread around here somewhere? Long as I'm spilling my guts....
    Nop, but you could make one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reflex View Post
    I doubt any of you remember me, but I was a regular in the old days when VoodooExtreme was sold to IGN. Since I last posted in around 2006 -

    Bad -

    - My father was diagnosed with Alzheimer's and I took care of him in my home until he died in 2015
    - Doing the same with his sister now
    - A close friend got cancer and died in 2007
    - Another close friend got cancer and lived. Twice.
    - A former girlfriend moved up to help me care for my father (she was a nurse), and four months after he died she died unexpectedly
    - My partner left me unexpectedly after 8 years in 2013. I'm still getting over it.

    Good -

    + I left Microsoft after 11ish years for a position at Amazon. It's had its ups and downs but it was the right move.
    + My income has quadrupled
    + I have purchased two rental properties and am working on a third
    + I visited Beijing & Qinhuangdao in 2013 (spontaneous to get as far away from the breakup as possible)
    + I visited Bangkok and Krabi in 2015 and realized that life could be about more than work and responsibility
    + Also visited Lisbon and Lagos (Portugal) in 2016 and decided I'd like to live there for a while
    + I have been largely successful at setting up passive income so that I can walk away from my job, in only two years I'm halfway to my goals
    + I finally started dating again, although I know I keep her at more of a distance than she deserves due to fear and hurt
    + After 11 years of fine service from my diesel Jeep Liberty, I purchased a 2017 Volt and love it (316mpg over about 12k miles so far!). I still have the Jeep for fun.
    + Republican party left me behind with their increasing insanity. Somehow landed as a Democrat. Never one to do things half-ass, I'm now the chair of my legislative district. Guess fiscally conservative Dems are now permissible.

    Summary: Fuck cancer. Fuck Alzheimer's. Fuck death. Those are the aspects I'm hating most of getting older. I am mostly getting over the past, and I believe I am building a decent future. I was die-hard about getting married and having a child or two, but now I find that isn't as compelling as it once was. I think I can seriously consider living abroad by 2019, which would be my 20th year in the Seattle area. I may jump at it unless something is very compelling (or I'm super in love with my job, which is possible).

    Now where is nVidiot_Whore?
    You're one of the genuine old-timers then Welcome back!

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    I was also one of those who almost only posted on the front page and never in the forums. There were basically two separate communities at that time although a few people (LostToys, nVidiot_Whore) also crossed over into the forums.

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    I was opposite. I always posted in the forums. I didn't even realize people existed just on the front page until WAY into my time here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimarhi Ronso View Post
    I was opposite. I always posted in the forums. I didn't even realize people existed just on the front page until WAY into my time here.
    Same. I was forums exclusive as well Still am for that matter.

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    I thought what I'd do was.... Epic Poster Kimarhi Ronso's Avatar
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    I was almost always in the AvPnews forums for the first couple of years as well, until I found out the bigger outside forums.

    Good times.
    Textually transmitted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimarhi Ronso View Post
    I was almost always in the AvPnews forums for the first couple of years as well, until I found out the bigger outside forums.

    Good times.
    Yeah I started on AVP, too.

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    I think I found this place from AVP News

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reflex View Post
    Summary: Fuck cancer. Fuck Alzheimer's. Fuck death. Those are the aspects I'm hating most of getting older.
    I'm going through the same thing (which I suppose means we all are). I watched my aunts/uncles/parents go through this phase. I didn't realize I was there until I looked through my phone contacts and saw about two dozen people on there that are no longer alive, to include all but one grandparent, my dad, an aunt, and an uncle.

    Where am I now? Living in Virginia, two kids, 2 and 4. Married for 10 years, to a girl I was with for 7 years prior. I make more money than I ever thought I would, but I don't feel like it thanks to the money abyss that kids and a (town)house are. I haven't upgraded my computer in 6 years.

    For those who have me on their Steam list, you probably noticed a cliff-dive of activity roughly four years ago, when my daughter was born. I still try to get an hour and a half each night. It's not enough though.

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