Man, it’s Wednesday and humpday already. I’ve got a real treat for you today. John C used to be a member advocate and is now a Mod. He’s truly a great guy, so glad he agreed to talk with us….

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 ya go, number 15 in the series: John C!

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?

John. I bet you never figured that out.

2. Why did you join PCPer/AMDMB?

Abit KT7-Raid. I was moving up from my beloved Abit BP-6 with dual Celeron 400’s at 570. I had no clue about AMD motherboards and CPU’s.

3. Which forums do you mod?

Intel Motherboards, specifically Asus, since I have one of the the suckers!

4. Why do you keep coming back?

Never left. I have been visiting these forums 3 or 4 times per day since I joined. I love all the tech info, but especially the friendship and camaraderie
that is the true basis of this site. Regardless of name.

5. What was your first experience with a computer?

Wang 386SX-12. That puppy did scream. 2 mb memory, 20 mb hard drive. And it had both a 5 1/4 drive, and the new-fangled 3 1/2″ drive! And a COLOR monitor, something like 40 x 60 resolution. Had this new Windows 3.0 on it, it was really hot stuff.

6. Do you prefer to be called a “geek” or a “nerd”?

Geek. And with pride.

7. What exactly do you do here at PC Perspective?

Good question. I better ask JimZ. I now mod the Intel tech sections. I was the member advocate for a number of years. But since most of you members seem to be such good citizens, I just plain got bored. So I asked for a change in venue.
Mainly I try to offer tech help, and offer my experience, mostly on the hardware end. I am a bit limited when it comes to in-depth software issues.

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?

I love interacting with people who have similar interests. I truly love helping out younger members, whether it be computers, love life, or their cars.

9. OK, we all know this is coming…What do you like least about your job?

Is there a least? Ok, getting rid of spammers. And people who just have to push the rules to get attention.

10. How long have you been active in PC Perspective?

Since 2000 when I joined.

11. Where are most active here? What is it you suppose that draws you to that particular area?

The politically correct answer: The Intel forums I moderate. Ok, I do a scan every time I open PCper. I start at Tech Talk and work my way down the list. I love Audio Corner, since I have a huge interest in home audio. And the HTPC forum. OT is a lot of fun, I have checked out the “Babes” thread once or twice.

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 airplanes. Any and all kinds. Except helicopters. Those darn things just have too much moving metal supported by a simple “Jesus nut”. I have had my Airframe and Powerplant license since 1983. I love music, and high-end audio systems. Tubes Rule! I also love to read fiction, especially suspense. A large fan of science fiction also.

13. OK, it’s hardware time! Let’s start with your most, or current favorite piece of hardware. Tell us about it.

I love AMD and have owned many. I also love Intel, when they get off their butts and make decent hardware. So I recently built this Core2 duo rig. Love it. Great Asus board, all SATA drives, including DVD burner. For the first time in my computing life, no floppy is hooked up. So zero ribbon cables in my system!

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!)

Ok, I finally had to upgrade to XP. I lost my beloved W2K install disc. I still hate the darn warning balloons. I do play with linux, but have just lacked the determination to figure out all the little commands to make my mouse, etc work as desired.

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 have 2 wonderful kids, they are now 23 and almost 21. Love em to death. Long divorced from their mother, who is a wonderful woman and still my best friend. I was born on Cape Cod, so I do occasionally still “Pahk the cah”.

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 am a licensed aircraft mechanic. I have been through many management positions, but am currently a night shift supervisor for a small regional airline. I absolutely love working with the young kids fresh out of school and helping to build their skills and confidence to succeed in this industry.

17. Where do you live? (Be fearless, your secret is safe with us..)

Cheyenne, WY

18. What can you tell us about your family??

As I said, 2 beautiful kids. I am now single, and share a house with 2 wonderful people who have just been absolute gems in the 10 years I have known them.

19. Here’s a delicate one…How old are you and where did you grow up?

I am 49, almost 50. I was born, and partly raised on Cape Cod. I have lived in Colorado Springs, Newark, NJ, Bangor ME, Miami, Houston, Iowa, Hawaii. I think that is 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….

Come here, enjoy your stay. Get and give whatever info you need or have. Did I say enjoy? If you are not having fun in what you are doing, do something else. Life is far too short.