Interview with Moderator AMDMaddness

Holy mackerel, is it Wednesday already? Hey, for that matter, where did February go? Lots of good reviews to check out in here this week, wow.
OK, by now you know the drill:
Hi there. Let me take a minute to introduce myself. I’m Uncle Bob, a Mod here at PC Perspective. 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!
Here is a dyed in the wool AMD fan. How do I know? Well, they don’t call him AMDMadness for nothing! Here ya go, number 10 in the series: AMDMadness

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?
Peter but most call me Pete

2. Why did you join PCPer/AMDMB?
I had an issue with my shuttle AK31 and athlon 1700+ system (turned out to be bad ram heh)

3. Which forums do you mod?
ASRock, Biostar,All Other, Hot Deals… used to be a trading post mod

4. Why do you keep coming back?
Nothing better to do? I just enjoy computers and seeing what everyone else is doing and I enjoy reading the really stupid posts that some times crop up

5. What was your first experience with a computer?
First was an Apple 2e then a realy cool Zenith 8086 green screen monster with 2 5 1/4″ drives woot. First build was an AMD k6-2 500 and all in one mobo

6. Do you prefer to be called a “geek” or a “nerd”?
Geek, Nerd is just to umm nerdy

7. What exactly do you do here at PC Perspective?
What ever I am told to no I do what ever needs to be done find spam help guide people to there answer.

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?
Power and that little icon under my name! Makes me feel special in a world where few are… Nah really just like the fact I can get things done and get people in the right direction.

9. OK, we all know this is coming…What do you like least about your job?
Posters with atitude, spam, and traders who think there 5yr old crap is worth more than they paid 5 years ago.

10. How long have you been active in PC Perspective?
joined in Jan 02 soo 5 years!

11. Where are most active here? What is it you suppose that draws you to that particular area?
FS/T I am an avid trader and hot deal hunter. I also enjoy learning everything there is to know about computers and there parts.

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!
I love to go hiking with my kids and read every technical manual I can get my hands on.

13. OK, it’s hardware time! Let’s start with your most, or current favorite piece of hardware. Tell us about it.
My favorite right now is my computer case. It took me almost a year to talk my wife in to letting me get my CM stacker

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!)MS and all the home use MS stuff I get from work

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 am married to a lovely women and I have two wonderful kids that keep my hands full and my wallet empty. I enjoy cars and the outdoors. I build or repair just about anything I was never the type to pay some one to do something for me. I even rotate my own tires.

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!I work on Cell tower equipment, T-1’s and anyting to do with cell phones. I even repaired cell phones for a while. I work for the larget cellular company in the US. Oh and I spent a great deal of a month in New Orleans playing in the flood to get the cell phones working again… great stories to be told one day.

17. Where do you live? (Be fearless, your secret is safe with us..)
Greenville, SC moved up here from the Mississippi Gulf coast about 1.5 years ago.

18. What can you tell us about your family??
I have 3 sisters and 2 brothers I am the youngest. I have been married over 8 years to my high school sweetheart. I have two kids a son that is almost 8 and my daughter who is 6.

19. Here’s a delicate one…How old are you and where did you grow up?
Just turned 28. I lived all over the US my father was in the airforce. I have lived in Germany, GA, Washington DC, SD, MS, and SC!

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….Please use search it will save us all some time. And a note to traders price your items how you would want to pay for them dont try to pull the wool over some ones eyes who is not as knowledgeable as you and no your old Athlon XP1700+ is not worth $50! how much is a new Athlon 64 3000+ ? oh yeah its $50.