So you think you're a 'Newbie'..?

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#1

Yes, this is the Newbie forum, but you must be good/expert at something!

So this thread is your chance to officially go ‘off-topic’ and tell us all what your area of expertise is: even if it’s nothing to do with computers or optical disc burning. :bow:

Anything goes… within the house rules of course. :wink:


#2

Yes :bigsmile: people seem to be asking easy questions :flower:


#3

Funny thing about being a newbie, every expert in every field was once a newbie. So there should be no disgrace or derogatory connotation from the term. In fact, it shows a willingness to experiment and learn.

I don’t regard myself as a newbie here anymore, but 5yrs of reading and participating does that to you.

So, fields of expertise? Hmm, I can build a house from the ground up. I can make handcut dovetails and make furniture of my own designs. I’ve worked as an editor and researcher in the distant past.

I’m supremely skilled at hitting golf balls sideways…without even intending to! :slight_smile:


#4

What’s your expertise imkidd? :wink:


#5

I like to consider myself an expert on finding “le mot juste.” I love it when I can write something that is concise and [I]exactly[/I] what I want to say. Or I could say I am expert at being an amateur everything… I’ve done everything from assisting the President/Owner of a financial management firm to digital dialogue editing to hacking my cell phone to exotic dancer to writing/casting/directing gay porn… Anybody wanna help me with my resume? I need a job.

(Hey DoMiN8ToR,

cool avatar.)


#6

Well my name is Justin I am from India i would like to say hello to all
the members of this forum.


#7

[quote=spammer gino999;2152478]Well my name is Justin I am a spammer from India or China i would like to spam to all
the members of this forum.[/quote]… und Tschüss. :cop:


#8

With Tech no one knows all, but all know a part.


#9

CCRomeo that is very insightful, especially at this time of the morning.
I haven’t had my coffee yet.:bigsmile:


#10

A day is not wasted if you learn something new. :slight_smile:

Sometimes I forget just how much I don’t know.

But I do know somethings about recorders, media, HiFi and how to make them work.


#11

[QUOTE=CCRomeo;2152504]With Tech no one knows all, but all know a part.[/QUOTE]

Very true, which is why each member is an important part of the forum :iagree:

I still consider myself a “newbie” in some areas - Hi-Def, for example ;)…my strengths I would say are problem-solving and troubleshooting (not just techie stuff). :slight_smile:

And what’s this, we still haven’t heard from Imkidd:wink:


#12

Not sure about calling myself an expert, but I’ve gotten pretty darn good at restoring old and new/bad photos with photoshop. I’ve spent months doing tutorials, and I’ve repaired/restored hundreds of photos…

And I dabble with digital video, especially capturing dv-avi, editing it, and then encoding the video so I can watch it and share it with the family (the home video’s that is).


#13

[QUOTE=DoMiN8ToR;2152097]What’s your expertise imkidd? ;)[/QUOTE][QUOTE=Arachne;2152687]And what’s this, we still haven’t heard from Imkidd…;)[/QUOTE]Ah well I have been known to give the occasional opinion on clinical virology. :slight_smile: Unfortunately people’s eyes start to glaze over pretty rapidly so I try not to make a habit of it in public :D. However a few major issues that currently worry us are:

[ul]
[li]Respiratory virus season just about to start (just had my flu jab :wink: )
[/li][li]Pandemic influenza potentially just round the corner
[/li][li]Several measles outbreaks here since MMR vaccine uptake is ridiculously low :frowning:
[/li][li]Viruses becoming resistant to antiviral drugs (influenza, HIV, hepatitis B)
[/li][li]Infections in pregnancy.
[/li][/ul]

Otherwise my biggest ongoing newbie project is bringing up my two daughters; both are teenagers now so every day is unfamiliar and different. :eek:

Helping out on CD Freaks is a wonderful bit of light relief :slight_smile:


#14

Typing faster than a bullet driving Linda, Bing, Jeff, Sis, and Bro crazy LMAO

I started drawing in March of this year and am quite good :wink:

I am good at recording nature videos and gaming videos I am an Expert in Soul Calibur III and loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Burn Out 3 Take Down.

I am good in making strange and unusual voices I can sound like the creatures in The Dark Crystal to give an example LMFAO…seriously.

I am pretty good at making people laugh.
I am very animated…I have to demonstrate w/ movements of my body to reenact a story…I am getting better at not being so Animated to the extreme…it’s hard when I am excited or hyped up on coffee.

I can turn into a human pretzel.

I am good at spades.

I can cook, ride ATV’s, run a tiler, weed wacker, chain saw, tractor…ect…I shoot, hunt and fish yes in a boat also LMAO Ohhhh and I quit smoking cigarettes in March of this year :slight_smile:


#15

I’m probably not quite a newbie, just someone who mainly learns by mistakes and has some serious holes in his knowledge of computers, though, because of the mistakes, some of the holes are becoming smaller (I think) :rolleyes:

But I am fairly expert at creative writing - write it and teach it locally.:stuck_out_tongue:

Puzzled why there seems to be so many problems with DVD/CD disk drives (surely a basic part of a computer) which I’ve experienced twice in a week. Both times the machine couldn’t find the driver - therefore the drive, yet it could still tell me I had the latest version of the driver when I tried to reinstall/update it. :confused:

With your help I sorted out the laptop (HL-ST-DT…) - found what seemed to be a Visual Basic “fix” on a recommended site. However, my brand new Optiarc AD-7200S DVD/CD drive, as soon as it had loaded all the programmes I need, seemed to decide to hide from the computer and as yet haven’t found the answer. Looks like it’ll go back to the shop.:doh:

Cheers,

C.
:confused:


#16

Hey all, I’m new here but I figured this was as good a thread to introduce myself in as any…I am a great legal researcher, I love Ancient Egypt (et. al.), MCP (x3), MCSE, A+, Network+, two A.S. degrees (working on a third), father of four, love watching ELMO and all sorts of other kid movies and shows with my children, a great cook and pastry baker (if I do say so myself), the family historian and genealogist, and am an all around n00b when it comes to DVD authoring/duplication.

Yep, that sums me up… :wink:


#17

Hi there, I am new :stuck_out_tongue:

I am a graphic designer. I do both web and print, and rock.

AND…i like to make things. Thats pretty much me inna nutshell. Oh, and i love to play video games, hehe


#18

Hello, my name is Donald and I’m new here(obviously. Lol.) and I’m taking classes for computer engineering next fall. I thought it might be a good idea to gain more insight on my major if I joined cdfreaks. :bigsmile: I know a good bit about modding games(certain ones…ex. GTA: San Andreas) and things of that nature, so if neone would like to ask me sumthin about that or relating to that, feel free to ask me. I also know a good bit about tech repair as well(depending on what the problem is). I would like to know more about converting files.(i.e. CCD files to iso…by the way, if I wanted to ask a question bout that, I’d come here to this forum, right???) I’m also good at writing poetry and just writing in general…my second hobby) Neway, it’s nice to meet all of you. Hope some of you can answer my questions! Thanks! :clap:


#19

:)[B][/B]

I’m an expert in childcare, nursing, counselling and mopping fevered brows. I am also an excellent chef, pastry cook and cakemaker. home economics manager, a chancellor of the home exchequer. laundress and gardener. I reckon thats enough!:flower:


#20

[QUOTE=carillon;2157870]I’m probably not quite a newbie, just someone who mainly learns by mistakes and has some serious holes in his knowledge of computers, though, because of the mistakes, some of the holes are becoming smaller (I think) :rolleyes:

But I am fairly expert at creative writing - write it and teach it locally.:stuck_out_tongue:

Puzzled why there seems to be so many problems with DVD/CD disk drives (surely a basic part of a computer) which I’ve experienced twice in a week. Both times the machine couldn’t find the driver - therefore the drive, yet it could still tell me I had the latest version of the driver when I tried to reinstall/update it. :confused:

With your help I sorted out the laptop (HL-ST-DT…) - found what seemed to be a Visual Basic “fix” on a recommended site. However, my brand new Optiarc AD-7200S DVD/CD drive, as soon as it had loaded all the programmes I need, seemed to decide to hide from the computer and as yet haven’t found the answer. Looks like it’ll go back to the shop.:doh:

Cheers,

C.
:confused:[/QUOTE]

Hi Carillon, welcome to cdfreaks sorry about your disk problems good luck getting it resolved at a fair price.

[QUOTE=HmNtr;2159096]Hey all, I’m new here but I figured this was as good a thread to introduce myself in as any…I am a great legal researcher, I love Ancient Egypt (et. al.), MCP (x3), MCSE, A+, Network+, two A.S. degrees (working on a third), father of four, love watching ELMO and all sorts of other kid movies and shows with my children, a great cook and pastry baker (if I do say so myself), the family historian and genealogist, and am an all around n00b when it comes to DVD authoring/duplication.

Yep, that sums me up… ;)[/QUOTE]

Hi HmNtr, welcome to cdfreaks, if your feeling chatty here’s the introduce yourself thread ;):

http://club.cdfreaks.com/f34/introduce-yourself-say-hi-231686/

[QUOTE=Zell13;2163850]Hello, my name is Donald and I’m new here(obviously. Lol.) and I’m taking classes for computer engineering next fall. I thought it might be a good idea to gain more insight on my major if I joined cdfreaks. :bigsmile: I know a good bit about modding games(certain ones…ex. GTA: San Andreas) and things of that nature, so if neone would like to ask me sumthin about that or relating to that, feel free to ask me. I also know a good bit about tech repair as well(depending on what the problem is). I would like to know more about converting files.(i.e. CCD files to iso…by the way, if I wanted to ask a question bout that, I’d come here to this forum, right???) I’m also good at writing poetry and just writing in general…my second hobby) Neway, it’s nice to meet all of you. Hope some of you can answer my questions! Thanks! :clap:[/QUOTE]

Hello Donald welcome to cdfreaks, hopefully I can answer some questions! Usually takes me researching to find something and that can take 3 hrs personally. But in the end I always gain some experience so the effort to find a solution always proves positive :slight_smile:

[QUOTE=Gilli99;2163899]:)[B][/B]

I’m an expert in childcare, nursing, counselling and mopping fevered brows. I am also an excellent chef, pastry cook and cakemaker. home economics manager, a chancellor of the home exchequer. laundress and gardener. I reckon thats enough!:flower:[/QUOTE]

Hi Gilli welcome to cdfreaks Nursing and Childcare is a specialty of mine also :wink: restricted to family and close friends only ;), and I can cook but nothing like Mom (not yet anyway :wink: )

Btw my name’s Angela :slight_smile: