Hi there. Let me take a minute to introduce myself. I’m Uncle Bob, a Mod here at PC Perspective. Let’s hope I won’t have to introduce myself too many times more, but what the heck…these interviews are all about meeting eachother! We will be running a series of articles within the forum that will be called Mod Interviews. I ask revealing, embarrassing, stupid, probing questions of Mods and hopefully you get to laugh with us at ourselves and in the process get to know some of us better. Beware, not all the Mods are as forthcoming as you may like, I do my best to uncover the truth, but haven’t always hit the mark!

As many of you may know we have Mods here from all over the world, with many different interests and ages. Today we have a young(er) fella from the Hoosier State. Now, without further delay, here is the fourth in the series, an interview with Big B-man.

1. I realize many of the mods here are in a witness protection program of some sort, but can you give us your real name?
Brian

2. Why did you join PCPer/AMDMB?
I ran across AMDMB searching for info on the Asus A7V…which was the board that got me into overclocking in the first place.

3. Which forums do you mod?
DFI

4. Why do you keep coming back?
Doughnuts…mmm, doughnuts…errr, wait. There’s no doughnuts? Awww, you said there would be doughnuts.

Seriously, I think the laid back atmosphere…I mean, there’s so many bars around PCPer, so that’s probably why.

5. What was your first experience with a computer?
Probably the Commodore 64’s they had at school…and that was just to play educational games on them. They were still games, and that’s what counts! An interview with Moderator Big B-man - Editorial  1
I started rolling my own after I saw my dad assemble my first box that included a whopping 48MB of RAM. My first hands on was installing my Voodoo 3 16MB video card which came with Unreal and thinking how awesome that was. Probably my reason for an Unreal bias…

6. Do you prefer to be called a “geek” or a “nerd”?
Geek, but either works. I think nerd’s have dorkier glasses and wear ties…geeks are like the sloppier version of nerds. I’m not a total slob, but I’m not as organized as some people.

7. What exactly do you do here at PC Perspective?
I’m supposed to do something…oh, yeah, that mod thing in the DFI forum. Outside of that, I try to see what BWM, Electric Bill and Uncle Bob do as they’re fine examples of how to be uncles.

What?
What’s wrong with ‘pull my finger’?

8. What do you like most about your ‘job’? I realize it’s actually a rudimentary form of slavery or servitude, but you are still here…can you explain this to our readers?
Hmm…trying to get DFI users to put their info in the DFI Memory Timing DB.

9. OK, we all know this is coming…What do you like least about your job?
Having to come down on people and keep them in line.

10. How long have you been active in PC Perspective?
Probably about 4 years. I joined back in 2001, according to my profile, but I’ve slept since then, and haven’t been active that entire time. Just seemed to be a good community and have some decent reviews.

11. Where are most active here? What is it you suppose that draws you to that particular area?
Outside of DFI, I drop by Off-Topic and TLR the most. Not necessarily for comment all the time so much as the entertainment value.

12. What interests do you have outside of PC Perspective. Don’t be shy, if you don’t have a life outside of here, many readers would like to know!
Outside of the computer hardware aspect, movies and anime…fitting in with the whole ‘geek’ package.

13. OK, it’s hardware time! Let’s start with your most, or current favorite piece of hardware. Tell us about it.
My DFI NF4 Ultra-D. Not just because I mod the DFI forum, but because it’s a solid board. It’s probably the best motherboard I’ve had since my Asus A7V. It’s also the second longest used motherboard in my main box, so that should tell you something right there. Almost 2 years in that spot…some people have their favorite car…I have my favorite motherboard. It just keeps on ticking.

14. Software? Hey, if you are a closet Linux user, now’s the time to come out. (If you are a closet Microsoft user, don’t be afraid, we can keep a secret!)
DVD Profiler or Opera. I have a lot of good choices, but DVD Profiler is a neat way to keep track of my DVD’s…and I can be semi-anal-retentive about some things. Opera…eh, I don’t dig Firefox 2 and it gave me some trouble (although that problem stick of Ballistix probably did it), so I went to Opera, and have been pretty happy with the speed.
I’m also a FEAR addict…best MP since Unreal Tournament.

15. OK, let’s get real personal. Witness Protection Program be damned…Can you tell us something about yourself you’d like us to know?
I only have 4 computers…I hope the geek mafia doesn’t kill me for that or leave the head of one my cats in my bed with me…

16. What can you tell us about your job? Hey, if you do something illegal, now’s a good enough time as any to make a clean start!
Nothing terribly exciting. I’m an Inventory Analyst for Meijer’s, which has me playing with a Symbol hand scanner running Windows CE. I actually do like my job, but I’m studying (not so diligently) for my A+ Cert to get my foot in the door constantly playing with computers. I’d rather just not drop the money on a test and fail.

17. Where do you live? (Be fearless, your secret is safe with us..)
Fort Wayne, IN…the city Men’s Health determined to be the dumbest city in America. We’re slightly bitter about that.

18. What can you tell us about your family??
I’m the oldest of three boys, and have two living, still married parents. I have no SO right now…what, honey? I can’t hear you…just, just hold on and I’ll let you out of the dungeon after I finish answering some questions, okay.

19. Here’s a delicate one…How old are you and where did you grow up?
26, and grew up in Fort Wayne. It’s home, and I like it.

20. Well, we are getting to the end of it, it’ll all be over soon, I promise. What would like to say to our forum members, go ahead anything. Get it off your chest. We have all day here….
Wow. You’re still reading this. You are brave/not bored to death easily.
I don’t play or own consoles, but the Wii pwns j00!