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That one time, when I did that one thing......

This *could* be fun.....let's see who feels like playing along....


That one time when I was 3 years old and in my father's workshop "playing" as he was repairing a TV, when I took the wire cutters and decided to try them out on that place between your nostrils (nasal septum) .......


That one time when I was asked to mock up some static. linked web pages to show what an ITS online store "could" look like, and when later, I went along on a project bid meeting in front of about 50 people to find our sales guy using my "mock up" to show the possible customer and telling them it was a working application we could have up for them in weeks and "Chris will be more than happy to answer any of your technical questions about this".......

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  • Apr 20, 2017 at 04:04 PM


    That one time, when I was 9 or 10 years old, and I wanted to know what would happen if I took a short piece of wire and stuck one end into one side of the electrical outlet and the other end into the other side of the outlet....


    That one time, when I was busy setting up a project development platform in a lab in San Jose, California, and the project manager called me from a meeting in Provo, Utah, to ask what I knew about SSL. I answered, "It stands for Secure Sockets Layer..." and he cut me off and said, "Get on the next plane. I need you in this meeting." When I pointed out that the acronym was about all I really knew about this (at the time), he responded, "That's more than anyone else in this room, so you're the expert."

    Oh yeah, and Chris was on that project with me....

  • Apr 21, 2017 at 08:26 PM

    Chris, made me open your profile picture and look more closely at your nose. :)

    That one time, I thought it would be a good idea to give my younger sister (she was not more than 3, so I was 12-13) a haircut that was very fashionable at the time. Don't know why it was called "Italian style" ("итальянка" in Russian) but it involved some shaggy layers and I'm sure required decent hairdressing skills and tools.

    Well, my sister ended up with more of a bad mullet than the look I was going for. I think my parents tried very hard not to laugh but my friends (similarly clueless teenage girls) thought it was fabulous. My grandma just shook head and said "it's OK, hair will grow back". :)

    This was my first and last foray into hair styling.

  • Apr 25, 2017 at 07:18 AM


    I used to be into home computers. I had a UK`101 in an old VDU. My friend was repairing it and had his head and arm inside the case trying to solder something. To this day I swear he said 'Turn it on'.......


    Quantel Computers had a multi-iuser system called 'BEST'. The single user version was 'ALMOST'. one of the languages was a language called REAL. When you compiled this you had to specify the listing device using it's hexadecimal I/O port. $0A and $0D. Excited at compiling my first program(!) I thought "It's not $0D - that's Disk - I'll send it to $0A". $0A was the system disc and my REAL assembler listing was written all over the swap area. Good job I'd just finished a backup....


  • Apr 27, 2017 at 02:46 PM

    Funny game if I can....


    That one time when my brother told me: "give me five". We took him to the hospital. Broken Pinkie Finger


    That one time when I entered one of my boss's office, with open door, to advise him of a completed job, he stand up from his chair immediately, running to me, taking my arm and turn it behind me like DEA or COPS act, when they caught you with some drugs, and he told me "Nobody enter in my office without asking me if possible". After, probably because he realised to acted like a fool, he asked me a "give me a five" .... he was removed after a time..... I'm not joking.

    • Apr 27, 2017 at 03:15 PM

      Didn't see this coming... Well, at least it clearly shows you are not a vampire. :)

    • Apr 27, 2017 at 07:39 PM

      I expected to see the professional part ending in

      We took him to the hospital. Broken Pinkie Finger


      • Apr 27, 2017 at 08:09 PM

        I thought there was some exotic poisonous spider sitting on Roberto's back or something. You know how in the movies one character whacks another with a heavy object and then acts surprised their good intentions were not met with gratitude? But "nobody enters my office..." is just psycho.

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