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Javaluva
10-18-2002, 02:59 PM
Are you an American transplanted in Austria, are you stationed there or are you a citizen that speaks really, really good English? ;) I don't think I've been around long enough to know your story....at any rate, I'm really glad you contribute to the site on a regular basis, I love to read your posts!! ;) (And let me know if you need any peanut butter...Oreo cookies...a few DTR stickers...... ;) ;D)

AlpineRAM
10-18-2002, 03:10 PM
Java- I am a native Austrian. Born raised on some other stuff than described in the other thread about chemical anti-cerebral warfare. My english doesn't seem too god to me. ( Not too much practice in the last few years) <br>Since you asked what everybody does except surfing the DTR I answered there. I have visited the USA some times. Have been to Africa, worked there... well generally loving to live on the move. Right now I am a freelance computer tech. Most customers from the automotive supply chain. <br>Working on some projects about using biogas as a propellant for generators. ...Trying to get back on my feet financially after being .......... by my partners in a company ( still hold 1/3rd of this ****) . Learned car mech in a tuning company- we built race cars. Made my high school and college parallel to working. Then due to reprogramming of injection systems came to computers. Went to university in Leoben, but had too much work to get on with my studies... found some of my fellow students in the employment office while I renewed the network there. Stopped stzudying. Went to former Yugoslavia durin the war to deliver medicaments to enclosed cities.<br><br>And some more strange things.... <br><br>Now I am 32, married, no kids (none planned)... <br><br>AlpineRAM

Javaluva
10-18-2002, 03:17 PM
<br>Java- I am a native Austrian. Born raised on some other stuff than described in the other thread about chemical anti-cerebral warfare. My english doesn't seem too god to me. ( Not too much practice in the last few years) <br>Since you asked what everybody does except surfing the DTR I answered there. I have visited the USA some times. Have been to Africa, worked there... well generally loving to live on the move. Right now I am a freelance computer tech. Most customers from the automotive supply chain. <br>Working on some projects about using biogas as a propellant for generators. ...Trying to get back on my feet financially after being .......... by my partners in a company ( still hold 1/3rd of this ****) . Learned car mech in a tuning company- we built race cars. Made my high school and college parallel to working. Then due to reprogramming of injection systems came to computers. Went to university in Leoben, but had too much work to get on with my studies... found some of my fellow students in the employment office while I renewed the network there. Stopped stzudying. Went to former Yugoslavia durin the war to deliver medicaments to enclosed cities.<br><br>And some more strange things.... <br><br>Now I am 32, married, no kids (none planned)... <br><br>AlpineRAM<br><br><br>Wow...you've lived a pretty big life so far. :) You speak English so well, you had me believing you were an American living in Austria! [laugh] I do remember the business deal gone sour...sorry to hear about that. We live, we make mistakes, we learn, we move on...things have a way of working themselves out if you believe they will... ;)<br><br> Thanks for sharing! :D

AlpineRAM
10-18-2002, 03:32 PM
Well Java, thanks for the compliments on m english. you know that practicing to write and read in english is good, but talking would be better. I do have some troubles when making phone calls to the US. <br>My situation will improve, because I am working on it. Generally I am a knd of problem solver for some customers. Due to wider based skills than the average computer techie I can give them hints in automation of industrial processes etc. There is something I do in my spare time when I am not trying to make the Dodge faster. It's a project called charityrunning (http://www.charityrunning.cc). The site is in German only ( yet). The basic idea behind it is that you organize some running event. All participants pay some starting fee (avg 7 US$), and run together without timing. So its not a competition. If you get enough people to participate the local radio stations and sometimes TV are giving you some coverage. So you can sell some advertising space at the event. <br>All the money that is earned is used for beneficiary NGOs. ( Like aiding children suffering from cancer). Al the work is done without getting paid, so even with some small event you can do a lot of good. <br>I donated the domain and the webspace for it, and I'd like to try to make a platform for all events following the same principles out of it. <br>Any help on that is really appreciated. ;) ( Did somebody say graphics design over here ? )<br>I really like this site and spend quite a deal of time over here. <br><br>AlpineRAM<br>