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#326416 One Up Me

Posted by TheChad08 on 06 November 2012 - 03:38 PM

... he learned the race isn't a potato sack race
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#326157 One Up Me

Posted by TheChad08 on 18 October 2012 - 10:21 PM

Must resist making fun of Americans...
this is harder than you think.
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#326128 Cyber Anonymity

Posted by TheChad08 on 18 October 2012 - 05:33 AM

Here's some information about your violentacrez guy:

Michael Brutsch

Arlington, TX • +1 989 278 8724

Over twenty-five years of programming, design and systems maintenance experience with a focus on the UNIX/Linux environment and systems software. Extensive experience in the development, implementation and maintenance of user interface systems.
Note to Recruiters: I no longer use MUMPS, and do not know of anyone who does. Thank you.
Current Skills

Scripting Languages: Perl, Bash, PHP
Integration: ACH, Leads Online, Business Watch International
Databases: SQL Server
Packaging/Code Control: Git
Misc: Regular Expressions
Past Skills

Visual Languages: Visual Studio
Scripting Languages: MUMPS
Web Technologies: HTML, CSS, Apache Server, XML, SOAP, JavaScript
E-Commerce: PayPal, PaySystems Integration
Databases: SQL Server
Networking: Bind/DNS, iptables, iproute
Packaging/Code Control: APT, RPM, CVS, BitKeeper
Misc: LDAP

First Cash Financial Services - Arlington, Texas
August 2004 - October 2012
Application Developer
  • Write point-of-sale and back-end accounting applications for financial services company using Perl and MS-SQL
  • Experience with police/FBI reporting for pawn stores, ATF regulations for gun sales, and ACH integration
Photo Digital Imaging - Irving, Texas
April 2004 - August 2004
PHP Programmer / Linux Systems administrator
  • Contracted to redesign, rewrite and deploy portions of golf-related website
  • Developed threaded socket server to communicate with Verifone POS terminals Implemented server-side message handlers based on predefined protocols
  • Introduced CVS for source code control
  • Compiled and installed MySQL/Apache/PHP on Debian and RedHat servers
  • Implemented wikiweb (TWiki), used extensively for online documentation
  • Typical sysadmin duties, including tape backups, server installs, user mail, Windows integration, etc.
Global Cyber Strategies - Dallas, Texas
August 2003 - March 2004
Perl Programmer / Linux Systems administrator
  • Maintained DNS for several hundred domains using Perl scripts
  • Wrote Perl scripts to generate custom Apache configuration for several hundred domains running on remote webservers
  • Wrote front-end scripts in Perl and PHP for database data-entry, server-side scripts in Perl to generate websites from templates and data
  • Compiled/installed Linux kernels, Apache, PHP, etc.
  • Replaced SonicWall firewall with Linux/iptables
  • Installed LDAP; migrated existing users
  • Typical sysadmin duties, including tape backups, server installs, user mail, Windows integration, etc.
Netmark, International - Anchorage, AK. (telecommute)
August 2001 - October 2003
Perl Developer
  • Migrated existing Perl CGI scripts to OO-compliant modules in support of mod_perl conversion
  • Led migration of Perl codebase from CVS to BitKeeper
  • Acted as primary support programmer, for existing 400,000-line Perl codebase
  • Led migration of support tracking to Bugzilla
  • Interfaced payment systems with PayPal and Revecom (Paysystems), using Perl
  • Developed cost-based ROI tracking
Intrusion.com - Dallas, Texas
January 2001 - August 2001
Perl/CGI Developer
  • Developed a secure, SOAP-based API for remote system administration in Perl using SSL over HTTP on a hardened Redhat Linux
  • Developed a modular GUI framework and subsequent web-based client in Perl based upon the SOAP API
  • Served as buildmaster; led migration of codebase from CVS to BitKeeper
  • Built RPMs for Perl Modules from in-house and third-party code for public release
  • Managed development process from requirements to 'gold' manufacturing release
TIAS.com - Houston, Texas (telecommute)
January 2000 - January 2001
Systems Engineer
  • Responsible for developing, operating and maintaining all email services for a registered user base of 100,000 individuals, using Perl
  • Managed bulletin boards, written in Perl
  • Performed sysadmin tasks and systems support for five high-end servers
  • Modified GPL C code as required for improving systems functionality
Dynacare Labs, Inc. - Addison, Texas
1999 - 2000
PHP Developer (Contract)
  • Developed interactive corporate Internet/intranet web site using PHP with MySQL and Apache running under Red Hat Linux
  • Created forms to allow employees to update web site information without editing HTML
  • Made modifications to 3rd-party website hosted by Dynacare
  • Developed forms and templates using PHP and custom graphics using the GIMP
Electronic Data Systems (EDS) - Plano, Texas
1998 - 1999
Systems Engineer, Advanced
  • Linux system administrator for departmental Apache web server
  • Authored and maintained intranet site using PHP and MySQL on Slackware and Red Hat distributions
  • Installed and upgraded Apache, Perl, Samba, MySQL, and PHP
  • Familiar with standard GNU utilities, X11, networking, firewalls
  • Managed local and national development teams developing desktop and distributed applications using Delphi and HL7
  • Provided support to Y2K / IV&V group
Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp) - Dallas, Texas
1997 - 1998
Senior Systems Analyst
  • System administrator for Linux and Windows NT servers
  • Designed NT-based intranet
  • Trained users in web design and maintenance using FrontPage and related technologies
  • Adapted laboratory instrument interface specs for use on intranet
  • Maintained existing laboratory systems
  • Developed instrument interfaces
  • Trained users in device troubleshooting techniques
  • Developed system utilities
  • Designed and implemented device management system
VA Medical Center - Charleston, SC
1989 - 1996
Senior Software Developer (GS-11)
  • Technical Lead for Delphi development project to replace and augment legacy MUMPS-based HIS systems with client/server Primary Care application
  • Experienced with Borland Delphi V 1.0 - 4.0, MUMPS, HTML, Windows API
VMS Systems Manager (GS-7 - GS-9)
  • Responsible for 24x7 hospital data center including VMS and DSM systems, VMS clusters, DSM installation and configuration, application and IDE upgrades, VMS upgrades and performance tuning, and PathWORKS LAN
  • Developed numerous time-saving automated systems for multiple environments
  • Gained proficiency in VMS, DCL, MUMPS. POSIX, Clustering, DECnet, PathWORKS, TCP/IP (UCX)
Digital Computer Mechanic (GS-5)
  • Software Developer - Developed integrated software interface to automated pharmaceutical equipment
  • Distributed and supported software nationally
  • Computer Mechanic - Responsible for rewiring datacenter, PC hardware installation, troubleshooting and maintenance
Miscellaneous Positions
1983 - 1989
Office Manager, Warehouse Manager, Machine Operator and Computer Operator
U.S. Air Force - HQ AFSC, Andrews AFB, MD / HQ SAC, Offutt AFB, Omaha, NE
1981 - 1983
MAJCOM Programming Specialist
  • Assigned to Command Headquarters
  • Developed software to monitor mainframe system performance
  • Created graphics display systems for reporting to senior command staff
  • Interfaced mainframe and PC networks in support of ARPANET using Z80 and TOPS-20 assembler
  • Trained users and technical staff

Superior Performance Awards - VA - 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994

Technical and programming training initially obtained during scholarship programs and military service; additional education subsequently gained through in-house training, independent study and industry seminars.
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#326046 Attractive Women?

Posted by TheChad08 on 15 October 2012 - 05:35 AM

Have a look. In case you can't flip your monitor around, check the spoiler.

Posted Image

Spoiler for

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#326045 One Up Me

Posted by TheChad08 on 15 October 2012 - 05:29 AM

Just to let everyone know...
The actual expression is

If wishes were horses...
Spoiler for

EDIT: Typo
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#326033 One Up Me

Posted by TheChad08 on 14 October 2012 - 05:14 AM

when life gives you nothing... you are the 99% (or the 47%, whatever the "hip" percentage is these days).
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#324006 Justice League UNLEASHED

Posted by TheChad08 on 10 August 2012 - 06:32 AM

Nietzsche makes me think more of Batman than Superman...pushing yourself to live every day as the best you can be, to your limit, to give your life meaning...definitely Batman ;P

To reiterate:

Night 1 ends Friday 8/10 at 10PM central time!

Although Nietzsche talks of the Uber man, which is translated into Superman.
I actually have an Uberman t-shirt compliments of an ex-girlfriend.
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#323973 Three Nuns

Posted by TheChad08 on 09 August 2012 - 04:13 PM

Don't pretend you didn't like this joke.
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#323846 Magic Genie

Posted by TheChad08 on 07 August 2012 - 05:23 AM

A man walks into a bar and asks the bartender that if he can show him something amazing that he's never seen before, can he drink for free that night.

The bartender agrees and the man pulls a little piano out of his bag.

The bartender scoffs and says "I've seen a piano before, even a small one"

The man says "Hang on, I'm not done yet" and pulls out a man about a foot tall.

The man starts to play the piano and the bartender says "Ok, you win. That's amazing. I've never seen this before, you can drink for free."

After a while of letting the man drink for free, the bartender starts asking him how he got this, the man replies that he has a magic lamp that grants just one wish.

The bartender ends up buying the magic lamp off of the guy and says "I wish for a million bucks."

Suddenly a million ducks burst into the bar and the bartender looks at the man and yells "What is wrong with this thing? I wish for a million bucks, not ducks!"

The man looks right back at him and yells "What? And you thought I wished for a 12 inch pianist?"
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#323845 Three Nuns

Posted by TheChad08 on 07 August 2012 - 05:16 AM

Three nuns are at a park sitting on a bench when a man comes up and flashes them.
The first two nuns had a stroke... the third couldn't reach.
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#318916 What am I? II

Posted by TheChad08 on 18 June 2012 - 04:09 AM

Is this guy even still around since the forum collapse?
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#318094 A word that is its own antonym

Posted by TheChad08 on 11 June 2012 - 05:01 AM

Spoiler for who knew there were so many? (besides Google of course... )

A lot of these are wrong. They are 'grasping at straws' to make them fit. In what situation does the word clip actually mean to unclip something? A possibility could be clip to put things together, but to clip as in to trim, but that isn't an antonym to be specific, it is more of an alternative use.

Here's another:
I predict that Tony Dungy will weigh his options for another year with the Colts and finally decide to resign.
Will he re-up for another season, or will he quit?

The correct words are resign (which is to step down) and re-sign. The hyphen is important.
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#317905 A Hundred Feet

Posted by TheChad08 on 10 June 2012 - 04:21 AM

A hundred feet in the air, but its back is on the ground. What is it?

Is it a
Spoiler for

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