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#1 Travis

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Posted 19 April 2003 - 01:21 AM

Occupation:
Currently I'm serving as a tiny administrator for tiny network. I am also currently designing a Website for a friends uncle.

Hobbies Or what I Am Currently Interested In:
Slowly being dragged down into the linux world *Ahh I love it* :D :ph34r:
TCP/IP Protocol Suite
Penetration Testing
WiFi and War Driving.

Tell us what you like to do or what you are doing as an occupation or Just say Hi and what you may want to become interested in as an occupation or as hobby and We'll see if we can bring more information towards you. :)

#2 Blake

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Posted 19 April 2003 - 02:09 PM

I'm an IT Implementation Manager for a corporation.

Hobbies?

Well Computers (duh)

Paintball

Coillecting rare books.

Damn, I'm a nerd B)

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Posted 20 April 2003 - 02:36 PM

[B][COLOR=red]Damn i dont do shit really i was at college doin computing but the course was shit badly construced an the tutors din bother with us...

i wanna learn about programming an that kinda shit, im gonna be teachin maself so if you got any hints it would be cool...

ooo what do i like erm i play football (soccer) for ma college i hang round with friends drinkin other than that not alot cept i chat alot, 4yrs online time an i learnt nothing important lol im goin in the brittish air force soon im gonna be using computers n shit in there so i wanna get a gud handle on em now before i go...

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Posted 20 April 2003 - 02:46 PM

i wanna learn about programming an that kinda shit, im gonna be teachin maself so if you got any hints it would be cool...



What type of programming are you wanting to get into?

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Posted 20 April 2003 - 03:56 PM

[COLOR=red]well im gonna start with the basics first obviously them self teaching e-books will help a fair bit i reckon but if you got any hints or anything where to start an shit tht'd be cool

Gary :ph34r:

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Posted 20 April 2003 - 04:01 PM

well im gonna start with the basics first obviously them self teaching e-books will help a fair bit i reckon but if you got any hints or anything where to start an shit tht'd be cool

Gary  


I have hints but most of mine are specific, i would suggets however Python as a good beginning language to start with and get used to program.

http://www.python.org is a good start. If you don't want to start with Python as it really is extremely basic just ask in Beginners Section and i'd be happy to help.
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Posted 19 May 2003 - 08:47 PM

I really want to go back to school so I can get a degree. Computers have always been mostly a hobby with my main interest in security. I am trying to learn C currently.I also want to pick up some certifications along the way. I was a sales manager for a computer company recently. I doubled basically as a tech/sales manager. Repairs and builds that kind of stuff nothin really all that special. Some networking..setting up serveres, firewalls, that kind of stuff

Thats about it

#8 Travis

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Posted 19 May 2003 - 09:00 PM

Hi comamc,

Welcome to the forum :)

Have you ever heard of the book "Learn C in 24 Hours" ? I read that one and it was a brilliant book in which I learned loads of information. :)

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Posted 20 May 2003 - 04:47 AM

I have not had the opportunity I will have to look into picking it up thanks for the suggestion.

#10 Blake

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Posted 20 May 2003 - 06:20 AM

Learn C in 24 Hours


You like the 24hr books dissolutions? I've never been a big fan.. Personally I have always like the bible books but I think that's because it fits my style a bit more.

I'm not much of a Lesson 1, Lesson 2, type of guy. I prefer the, here is a problem and this is a solution. So I guess it's all in a persons tastes. ;)

#11 Travis

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Posted 20 May 2003 - 06:25 AM

Well I can't buy books **not rich enough to pay 50+ dollars per book** so I need something quyickly and lessons work so much better in time wise.

And ebooks dont get me started :P

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Posted 20 May 2003 - 07:15 AM

am lucky i work from home....building boxes , repairs , upgrades , config and installation and network security testing and auditing ...good job i have a rich wife...LOL
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#13 Blake

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Posted 20 May 2003 - 01:02 PM

that is lucky, my job let's me work from home about 2 days a week if everything is running smoothly.

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Posted 20 May 2003 - 07:10 PM

Before the job that I have now I was able to study Security and Learn all day. But the bills were not getting paid to my satisfaction where now all I can do is in my spare time. Which sometimes is semi existent

#15 Travis

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Posted 21 May 2003 - 07:07 AM

Have you found that you work better under pressure (such as management or an Employer) than without, like on your own or vice versa?




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