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Title: LandzDown: A Global Community!
Post by: Corrine on July 23, 2013, 07:24:04 PM
One of our long-time members suggested an interesting topic for our little community -- in essence, a place to talk about our roots and, perhaps, share bits of information about ourselves. 

I'll start with a bit of a tidbit -- Although many people do not use their real name, I chose to do so in remembrance of the maternal grandmother I never knew but was named after.  Her family was from Ireland, thus the Irish pronunciation (kor-een).  My other grandparents were from Germany, France and the Netherlands. 

My husband, on the other hand, was born in Ukraine.  His family immigrated to the U.S. when he was a teenager.

Who else wants to share?
Title: Re: LandzDown: A Global Community!
Post by: MikeW on July 28, 2013, 07:11:59 PM
Like Corrine, I use my real name. Born and lived in Kent (UK) until 1988 once known as the garden of England. Its now a maze of motorways and the gateway to Europe. I moved to Bedfordshire to set up a new operation for my then employers, until I retired early to nurse my wife at home. I have been involved with computers both AS400 main frame and PC. I have participated in a few forums over the years helping sort out user problems.

Mike
Title: Re: LandzDown: A Global Community!
Post by: DR M on July 30, 2013, 01:50:58 PM
My name is Panos and I come from Cyprus, a greek island in the eastern Mediterranean. My parents' city is Famagusta. Since the north cite (38% ) of my island is under the turkish occupation since 1974, we are not allowed to go there. My football team is Anorthosis Famagusta, and you can read more about my city in the team's website: http://www.anorthosis.com/article/3
After gaduating from Univercity (degree in Pedagogy), I continued doing masters in Music Education and now in Mathematics Education (that's why Dr M :)  ). Every time I have a lot of reading, I mess up my computer and then join Landzdown Forum.  :Win73:

Title: Re: LandzDown: A Global Community!
Post by: Temmu on September 15, 2013, 07:34:01 PM
temmu is a japanese emporer found on a site about judo, but, it seems, no where else in history... i believe i own the name on the whole internet, having never seen it used by anyone else.  (lol, now watch how many spring up... ) our country has been occupied by progressives (one world order folks) since the 1920's when we gave the management (printing, interest rates, etc.) of our money to the bank of england. unauditable, they both continue the destruction of our nation. and like you, dr m, we can't go there... so sad.
Title: Re: LandzDown: A Global Community!
Post by: DR M on October 09, 2013, 02:43:25 PM
temmu is a japanese emporer found on a site about judo, but, it seems, no where else in history... i believe i own the name on the whole internet, having never seen it used by anyone else.  (lol, now watch how many spring up... ) our country has been occupied by progressives (one world order folks) since the 1920's when we gave the management (printing, interest rates, etc.) of our money to the bank of england. unauditable, they both continue the destruction of our nation. and like you, dr m, we can't go there... so sad.

Hi, Temmu!

So, you come from Japan? Please, tell us some more about it! And could you give more information about the situation you describe above? You can' t go where?

P.S. My favorite movie is Karate Kid, and Pat Morita (Mr Miyagi) my favorite movie character!  :D
Title: Re: LandzDown: A Global Community!
Post by: Corrine on October 09, 2013, 04:01:27 PM
Ah, Panos, that was Temmu being Temmu.  He was referring to his username (Emperor Temmu (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Temmu)).   Our Temmu has a unique sense of humor.
Title: Re: LandzDown: A Global Community!
Post by: DR M on October 09, 2013, 04:21:24 PM
Ah, Panos, that was Temmu being Temmu.  He was referring to his username (Emperor Temmu (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Temmu)).   Our Temmu has a unique sense of humor.

OK!!!!! I will remember that!!!!!  :hysterical:
Title: Re: LandzDown: A Global Community!
Post by: Basil on October 09, 2013, 04:27:58 PM
What a fabulous topic! :D
Well, here it goes....
I was born in Athens, Greece, many years ago, but have lived in the UK for nearly 50 years.
I use my Anglicized name. My real Greek name is Vassilis.
I have been married for just over 40 years, to a very patient and wonderful woman!.. :flowers:
My wife was born in London, but her father was Polish and her mother was Czechoslovakian. She speaks fluent Greek, but I don't dare use the Polish I know.....(I only know rude phrases)..  :hysterical:

I initially came to the UK as a student. I am a retired Chartered Mechanical Engineer. I am also a fully qualified, Ministry of Transport Approved Driving Instructor (road safety is one of my hobbies). I have spent all my working life in the manufacturing sector. The business I was working for, was initially owned by the French, then the Japanese and finally by the English. That gave me a great knowledge and experience in the various management styles and business practises of different nationalities. As a result, I have the greatest respect for the Japanese management style and business practises.... Amazing people!...:thumbsup:

We live in Kent, only about 30 miles from the centre of London (as the craw flies)... I totally agree with MikeW....I don't know why Kent is called the Garden of England......I call it "the concrete jungle".... :angry:

I bought my first computer 10 years ago. Initially, I didn't even know how to send an email. Now, although by no means an expert in anything, I have a fairly good knowledge of what NOT to do in order to stay as safe as possible on line. For a period of a few months, I was training at the Malware Removal University, but I totally underestimated the commitment and patience required to complete the course. I am ashamed to say, I dropped out. However, this experience has given me a lot of useful knowledge. I love following various discussions in Technical Forums and reading various experts technical blogs (Thank you Corrine.. :flowers:).

We have a married son and a lovely 2 year old granddaughter.




Title: Re: LandzDown: A Global Community!
Post by: bob3160 on October 12, 2013, 01:04:52 PM
Excellent topic. Who need Google or the NSA when we give it up freely.  :dance:
A simple Google search for bob3160 brings up my real name.
I was born in Germany and came to the US in 1953. (Before many of you were born. )
Grandpa on Dad's side of the family came from Yugoslavia and Grandma on Dad's side came from Denmark.
Mom side of the family is German.
I've been married for over 53 years. (Yes, to the same lovely person....)
We have 6 Grand kids and 7 Great Grand kids.
I was forced to retire in 1983 due to an aneurysm and in 2010, was asked by Avast Software to do computer security related presentations
to Computer clubs all over this great country. (I've been part of their support forum since 2004)
I could probably write a book but don't have time. I'm having too much fun. :)
Title: Re: LandzDown: A Global Community!
Post by: Corrine on October 12, 2013, 01:07:13 PM
Fun is what it is all about, Bob!  It is great to see you here.
Title: Re: LandzDown: A Global Community!
Post by: Basil on October 12, 2013, 03:01:19 PM
Hi Norbert... :laughing:

"Who need Google, the NSA when we give it up freely"

If Google, the NSA or GCHQ want to know anything about me, all they have to do is ask nicely! I will save them the hustle and inconvenience of having to do so much work to get it by other means..... :dance:    I am sure they have other, more important work to do... :hysterical:
Title: Re: LandzDown: A Global Community!
Post by: DR M on October 13, 2013, 08:40:19 AM
What a fabulous topic! :D
Well, here it goes....
I was born in Athens, Greece, many years ago, but have lived in the UK for nearly 50 years.
I use my Anglicized name. My real Greek name is Vassilis.

Γεια σου, Βασίλη! Χαίρομαι που σε γνωρίζω!  :thumbsup:

(Hi, Basil! Nice to meet you!)

Πάνος
Title: Re: LandzDown: A Global Community!
Post by: Basil on October 13, 2013, 09:09:25 AM
Γεια σου Πάνο,
Οι Έλληνες είναι παντού!
Χάρηκα για τη γνωριμία...  :hallo:
Title: Re: LandzDown: A Global Community!
Post by: Temmu on December 28, 2013, 10:55:28 AM
it's greek to me...

Title: Re: LandzDown: A Global Community!
Post by: Basil on December 28, 2013, 03:28:16 PM
Me too !!... :hysterical:
Title: Re: LandzDown: A Global Community!
Post by: Corrine on December 28, 2013, 05:41:40 PM
Me too !!... :hysterical:

 :winchesty73:
Title: Re: LandzDown: A Global Community!
Post by: sjb007 on April 28, 2014, 06:33:22 PM
Well I guess I had better introduce myself!  :lol:

Regarding my nick - originally I had wanted to use a different one but it was in use (although I no longer remember what that was) so I had to think of one at the spur of a moment. The JB007 part refers to James Bond 007 and the S is my initial (Steve). In the past I have been a malware fighter, originally trained at castlecops until its demise then I went to another known security forum to make it my home. I got drawn to LDZ by Corrine whom I have known in the forum for what I think must be around 5 years or more now.

I stopped malware fighting around 2 years back and instead I now play a part in a voluntary role with St John Ambulance as an Advanced First Aider providing medical cover at public events. I am also the events co-ordinator for our area which means it is up to me to keep an eye on events planning then find and allocate manpower to them.

In my spare time I work a 40 hour week as quality inspection at a forge/engineering company and any remaining hours left is spent with my family   :flowers:

Oh and I do have a good sense of humour :muahaha:

Thank you!
Title: Re: LandzDown: A Global Community!
Post by: MikeW on April 28, 2014, 06:48:38 PM
Hi Steve, we are near neighbours I'm from Bedfordshire
Title: Re: LandzDown: A Global Community!
Post by: Corrine on April 28, 2014, 06:51:14 PM
At least 5 years, Steve.  I was at CC back in those days too, although we may not have run into each other there.  (Every time you post at Sysnative, I think, to myself, "Who is that?  I know who it is." and then realize its you.  I doubt I'll ever get used to the name you use there.)

One thing you neglected to mention is that you have a very pretty daughter.
Title: Re: LandzDown: A Global Community!
Post by: sjb007 on April 28, 2014, 07:15:44 PM
Hi Mike  :hallo:

I must admit Bedfordshire is one place I have never been, although I have passed through it via the M1 a few times!

@Corrine, thanks for your comments. It was a shame to see CC go. At the time, as well as my training there I was also very active on the SIRT team which was very interesting! I met some very fine and knowledgeable people there.

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One thing you neglected to mention is that you have a very pretty daughter.

Thanks you. My daughter is the light of my life.

(https://www.landzdown.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Foi58.tinypic.com%2Fr9hjbt.jpg&hash=9972f5bb0ec8edccdb18e389993e2d59)
Title: Re: LandzDown: A Global Community!
Post by: Corrine on April 28, 2014, 07:23:41 PM
Very understandable why she is, Steve!
Title: Re: LandzDown: A Global Community!
Post by: Metallica on March 13, 2015, 05:16:32 PM
My real name is Pieter Arntz and I'm from the Netherlands.
I have worked and lived in Germany and the UK (both a little bit under a year) but mostly near Rotterdam.
My actual job is transport planner and security advisor for the transport of dangerous goods.
I now do that part time and work the other half for Malwarebytes.

I was trying to self educate me in programming and when I got stuck I asked a question on a Dutch forum. While waiting for an answer, I started answering other peoples questions. On that same forum I ran into TonyK who had already made a name for himself at Wilders and SpywareInfo. And I followed him there.
After a while they grew so tired of my questions that they made me an expert at SWI and an Administrator at Wilders.  :angel:
Title: Re: LandzDown: A Global Community!
Post by: Corrine on March 13, 2015, 05:33:05 PM
You left out one important thing about yourself, Pieter -- that you can be bribed with chocolate.  :lol: 
Title: Re: LandzDown: A Global Community!
Post by: Metallica on March 13, 2015, 05:38:38 PM
You left out one important thing about yourself, Pieter -- that you can be bribed with chocolate.  :lol:

I expect everyone to know that. :)
Title: Re: LandzDown: A Global Community!
Post by: Deborah on May 26, 2015, 08:11:23 PM
My grandparents, on both sides, were imports from Thessaloniki.
Title: Re: LandzDown: A Global Community!
Post by: Corrine on May 26, 2015, 09:23:26 PM
Sweet!  That makes three members with connections to Greece.

It looks like a beautiful place:  https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=thessaloniki&go=Submit+Query&qs=bs&form=QBILPG
Title: Re: LandzDown: A Global Community!
Post by: Deborah on June 02, 2015, 08:48:55 PM
'tis a beautiful place  :dance:  My family came to this country through New York circa 1910.  They wound up in Minneapolis on my mother's side and in Chicago, on my father's. 

Title: Re: LandzDown: A Global Community!
Post by: Pierre75 on June 02, 2015, 11:19:44 PM
Well, I was born in Amsterdam (1940), parents migrated to Australia in 1951. I speak, read, write (a bit rusty) and understand the Dutch language.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: LandzDown: A Global Community!
Post by: DR M on December 16, 2015, 03:42:08 PM
Sweet!  That makes three members with connections to Greece.

It looks like a beautiful place:  https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=thessaloniki&go=Submit+Query&qs=bs&form=QBILPG

I just saw that Deborah has Greek roots.  :)
Corrine, the happy dance icon, please!  Have you got a sirtaki dance icon too?  ;)
Title: Re: LandzDown: A Global Community!
Post by: Deborah on January 14, 2016, 04:06:38 PM
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