Well, hope you all had a pleasant weekend. Here in the states we all celebrated Memorial Day….it was an auto racing extravaganza for me on Sunday as well. Grand Prix of Monaco, Indianapolis 500 and the NASCAR 600 from Charlotte, NC. All in all over 1300 miles of racing. Man, I’m in heaven. Here it is Tuesday already and back to work we go, so today I have a real pleasure to introduce a quiet but very special Mod here, uddarts. Dave has been a friend of mine since I got here and was asked to Mod. He was one of the few who was just as crazy as I was. I think I got crazier as time went on, but I digress. This is about Dave, a fella I owe a debt of gratitude to for his efforts, friendship and support in helping get through some tough times in Chaintech, a company who has now completely dried up leaving no support , except the two of us and some stalwart members. Here ya go, number 21 in the series: uddarts

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!

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?

uncle dave

2. Why did you join PCPer/AMDMB?


3. Which forums do you mod?

chaintech and ecs

4. Why do you keep coming back?

because of mods like UncleBob, the people who came for an answer and stuck around to help others and for the person that needs the
ud’s class on 101 ways to boot a computer(one has got to work).

5. What was your first experience with a computer?

I’m guessing your not referring to the pictures i created on a monitor back in 1973 before the computer was put on line, so then it would be a ibm s90 200 pentium. when i moved on, it had 2 roms, 3 hds, a zip and jaz drive. my first build just had to have raidInterview with Moderator uddarts - Editorial 3

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

which label covers 6 months of empty shipping boxes laying next to the computer build table?

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

Keeping posted threads from having goose eggs in the reply column.

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?

like the spider and the fly. when their rig won’t post, they become a captive audience for my comedy shtick.

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

when the web is empty.

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

4 years

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

motherboards because they’re the center of the rig and everything plugs into it. when their rig won’t post, there is that spider and fly thing.

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!

well i used to chase the steelhead and schnook on the big water, i used to throw darts, ??? not much really. occasionally i step outside and train the local raccoon population to stand on their hinde legs and beg for peanuts. oh yeah and the pile of empty shipping boxes.

13. OK, it’s hardware time! Let’s start with your most, or current favorite piece of hardware. Tell us about it.
it’s got to be my traveling party jukebox, commonly know as the mushroom. it insures that i’m the first person my one friend calls when he has a bbq. it has 7 sound activated light controllers, 13 uv lights, dualing wd 320s and of course the day-glo mushroom picture.

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!)

windows of course. everything runs on windows. you don’t need anything but windows. speaking of secrets, what’s your fixation with the word closet uncle bob?

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?

sorry but top secret codeword!!!!!

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!

small business owner

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

25 miles from chicago by boat.

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

17 year old tiger tabby named muffin. her friends call her muffy. yeah and the stupid raccoons.

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

i’m 56 and when asked why i don’t lie and say 29, my reply is i’d rather be a good looking 56 than a badddddddd looking 29.
who has grown up? oh, born and raised 25 miles from chicago by boat.

20. Well, we are getting to the end of it, it’ll all be over soon, I promise. What you would like to say to our forum members, go ahead anything. Get it off your chest. We have all day here….

“if your rig won’t post” said the spider to the flyInterview with Moderator uddarts - Editorial 3