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casey

OT (Sorry) - What's your job?
« Reply #100 on: May 29, 2005, 10:58:43 PM »
day job - im the human resource manager of a large corporation.

i also pastor a small christian church that meets in my home...this is the most rewarding thing ive ever done, as i see great changes in people's lives.

husband, father, musician, and every now and then i engineer albums...as i have a knack for this.
Casey Campbell

SeanCostello

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« Reply #101 on: May 30, 2005, 12:39:32 AM »
DSP Software Engineer. I develop audio processing algorithms for Analog Devices, to be used in a graphic tool (VisualAudio) for hooking audio algorithms together. Kinda like MAX/MSP, except the tool generates optimized assembly code to run on DSPs. I have been working on phase shifters, tube amp simulators, pitch shifters, reverbs, compressors, limiters, swept filters, and a bunch of less interesting algorithms that pay the bills.

Wife, daughter (toddler), another kid on the way. I have a degree in Anthropology, and studied some computer music in college, but it was Leper's site in 1994 (and R.G. Keen's early work) that really led me into building my own electronic gizmos, which led to learning DSP techniques.

Sean Costello

zachary vex

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« Reply #102 on: May 30, 2005, 01:13:05 AM »
i used to run a pedal manufacturing company.  now it runs me.  8^)  it's after midnight on a Sunday before Memorial Day, and i'm struggling with a technical glitch in my latest product, about to hit the stores.  sigh.  it's always like this.  i think i've thought of everything, and something pops up in the first run that is completely illogical and unpredictable.  sigh.

MrChameleon

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« Reply #103 on: May 30, 2005, 02:25:09 AM »
Arbitrageur. (Equity Index Options).

squidsquad

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« Reply #104 on: May 30, 2005, 02:30:05 AM »
I have a crazy life:
Last night on stage in front of cheering thousands at a Vegas Casino playing guitar w/The Turtles (So Happy Together).  I've been with them 20 years. Free travel, hotels, food, beer.  Hiked on a glacier in Alaska & partied in a limo in Kauii...bla...bla...   Also have a 60's surf/instrumental trio that does partys & clubs.  On weekdays I'm a background/extra for films & TV shows....that blurry suit in James Spader's jury, dancing behind Shirley McLaine & Jenniffer Aniston, walking past Jim Carrie...etc......  Low pay...long hours...lots of babes....low stress...nearby (I'm in Hollywood)....and lots of time off to play music & toy w/ pedals...RUFF!

MarshallPlexi

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« Reply #105 on: May 30, 2005, 06:48:52 AM »
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Ultra long haul airline pilot.  Spend hours & hours watching the stars go by.  Hours of boredom followed up with minutes of sheer terror :wink:
Part-time luthier (guitar maker), only a single item for my daughter so far, and now dabbling in effects pedals. As someone here said in another thread - FX pedals are like peanuts: try stopping at just one :D


Who do you work for? I work in the Dallas Fort Worth area as a contract pilot aboard the Cessna Citation series of aircraft.

Melanhead

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« Reply #106 on: May 30, 2005, 07:08:34 AM »
I'm a Dialog/Audio editor/Engineer .... hmmm so basically I edit audio! ....

Work in the TV/Film bussiness. Mostly Canadian TV .... I won't post my credit list and bore you but some of you may have heard of Lexx or the Trailor Park Boys... and if You're Canadian you've definitely heard of This Hour Has 22 Minutes :)

I play in a weekend band ( Celtic/Rock ) and released an Instrumental Rock CD a few years back ( indie ... but it's up on i-Tunes... ) ...

I stumbled on this site when I joined my current band ... I wanted to go back to a tube amp and pedals ... In search for the ultimate tone I started modding ... Now I'm addicted to ordering parts :) ... Some day I'll use 'em up!

petemoore

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« Reply #107 on: May 30, 2005, 08:25:53 AM »
My job is to eliminate all jobs.
Convention creates following, following creates convention.

scratch

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« Reply #108 on: May 30, 2005, 09:25:37 AM »
Remote Support Specialist for a multinational computer company, assist Field techs and customers. I've been with the same 'company' for 23 years despite the 'mergers' ...
Denis,
Nothing witty yet ...

jmusser

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« Reply #109 on: May 30, 2005, 09:40:29 AM »
Jeff Musser here. I've done a lot of stuffin almost 40 years. I built Engineering protypes for the telecommunications industry for about 6 years and worked my way up through the ranks, until we got sold out. The company the bought us hired me, to be an engineer (non-degreed) to maintain our previous companies product lines that they had inherited. I ended being in manufacturing documentation for about 6 more years with them, and helped design a product line. I got out of the business because I wanted to be a father to my children and a husband to my wife, and 14 hours a day 7 days a week wasn't getting that done. I"m already a product of a too busy father, and didn't want that for mine. After foundering around for a few years doing everything from planting tomatoes to cutting structural steel parts from mechanical structural drawings, I ended up with a national natural gas company, where I've been for almost 10 years now. Basically where I work now, don't piss me off, or your life will be very cold and dark :lol:
Homer: "Mr. Burns, you're the richest man I know"            Mr. Burns: Yes Homer It's true... but I'd give it all up today, for a little more".

hippo

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« Reply #110 on: May 30, 2005, 10:44:39 AM »
My name is Marco Castiello and I'm an insurance broker,  I studied some aeronauthic engineering ( not degree ), played many rock and blues with Paolina (my LP standard),Andrea's father (he is 3 and a half) and I live with a school teacher named Simona in the South of Milan (Navigli). Someone wrote me in a guitar community that if I would my personal sound I had to build it. And here I am!

Dman

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« Reply #111 on: May 30, 2005, 11:21:50 AM »
Retail Electronics Sales by day
Evil mad bass guitarist and electronics builder by any other time...
Great Gear Destroyer...

Hal

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« Reply #112 on: May 30, 2005, 12:40:15 PM »
cashier at home depot... lol

and full time student.

bassmeister

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« Reply #113 on: May 30, 2005, 01:32:55 PM »
Service technician and production assistant at a synthesizer company callad Clavia, responsible for products like Nord Lead 3, Nord Electro and ddrum. Master of Science in EE, but that's a very theoretical education. I'm learning about practical electronics through stompbox building...

RLBJR65

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« Reply #114 on: May 30, 2005, 02:51:32 PM »
This is a great thread! I’m surprised I didn’t see it sooner.
It has been very interesting reading, so many people with such a wide variety of backgrounds.  

My most important job is of course being a husband and father! I have been married 15 years, I am my wife’s second husband a job in it’s self since the first guy screwed up. Dad to 4 beautiful daughters ages 14 to 25 and Grandpa of 2 wonderful grandchildren.

I’m formally trained as an Auto / Diesel mechanic, but have not worked in that field for quite a while. Kind of a jack of all trades, I love anything I can get my hands into. For the past 6 years I have been working for the largest cellulose insulation manufacturer in the U.S. I cover 3 2/3 states, OH, IN, MI and eastern / central KY doing customer support which consists of, on site equipment setup, training and sales. It’s a great job, other than being on call basically 24 – 7 and spending 3 to 5 days a week on the road. I love to travel though and have been to 32 states over the years. I also get to meet a lot of new people.

My father is an amateur radio operator (KF8T for you hams out there) that has always been into DIY, which is how I got started when I was much younger. Unfortunately life got in the way (actually still gets in the way) of my DIY enthusiasm. Within the past few years my love of music along with this and other great sites re-kindled that old DIY passion. I don’t play worth a crap, but love the challenge and satisfaction of building my own equipment. More importantly, thanks to you all I am also learning how it works!

I’m eternally grateful to Aron and all of you for the great forum you have built! It will never cease to amaze me how well everyone gets along here. Thanks everyone for allowing an amateur like me to learn, have some fun and hopefully contribute!

Richard
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troubledtom

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« Reply #115 on: May 30, 2005, 03:35:06 PM »
cult leader :twisted:
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« Reply #116 on: May 30, 2005, 03:36:24 PM »
Right now, I’m a manager of an operating systems development team that makes custom operating systems for a supercomputer company and the father of 4 - 5, 7, 16 and 18.

Before I earned a degree in electrical engineering I got a degree in psychology and worked at a substance abuse center, then in I was in the US navy where I worked as an electronics tech on navigational radars, then got went back to college for a real education, then worked as a design engineer for a motherboard manufacturer, then wrote firmware, then OS (Linux) drivers.... now I help younger engineers enjoy their careers (rather than making the mistakes I have...).

I do some custom effects/guitar work, and I sell a few pedals here and there on the side. I've been dabbling at guitar effects/amps since 1980 and I've been playing guitar since around 1974. I would like to do more that is music oriented.

One of the greatest things that I have learned in life is that God did not make me to be defined by what I've done or what I do. Rather, He made us to be defined by our relationship with Him, because everything else will decay, die and will not matter when we are gone - except for those things we have done for/with the Love of God through the grace of Jesus Christ.

So, I am a servant of God - that's what maintains my life as well as whatever He has planned after that.... 1Corinthians 2:9

brett

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« Reply #117 on: May 30, 2005, 07:26:36 PM »
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PeteMoore:
My job is to eliminate all jobs.

After 20 years, I'm finishing/retiring in a few weeks.  I hope to never work again, but you never know....I might build amps...
I don't know whether the next economic system will be any better, but IMO capitalism was a dismal failure.  (The poor are still poor, the hungry are still hungry, the wars go on - mostly fought by the strong against the weak).

Concerning unpayed jobs, IMO the most important job anyone in a democracy can do is to wake up in the morning and ask "Are my leaders creating a fairer society?"  If they aren't, it's your job to annoy them as much as possible.
Brett Robinson
Let a hundred flowers bloom, let a hundred schools of thought contend. (Mao Zedong)

aron

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« Reply #118 on: May 30, 2005, 08:03:05 PM »
Musician

nelson

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« Reply #119 on: May 30, 2005, 08:15:50 PM »
Quote from: brett
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PeteMoore:
My job is to eliminate all jobs.

After 20 years, I'm finishing/retiring in a few weeks.  I hope to never work again, but you never know....I might build amps...
I don't know whether the next economic system will be any better, but IMO capitalism was a dismal failure.  (The poor are still poor, the hungry are still hungry, the wars go on - mostly fought by the strong against the weak).

Concerning unpayed jobs, IMO the most important job anyone in a democracy can do is to wake up in the morning and ask "Are my leaders creating a fairer society?"  If they aren't, it's your job to annoy them as much as possible.



I couldnt agree more.

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