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Title: Please Welcome New Trusted User mintspider!
Post by: spence on May 17, 2020, 08:02:34 am
Our fave online peppermintOS addict mintspider is a Scotsman living in Kentucky... he's perhaps more well known in the peppermint friendly youtube world... We'd offered this to him a while back, but the current world wide strangeness has made him busier than ever... 

He's got some catching up to do...

 ;)
Title: Re: Please Welcome New Trusted User mintspider!
Post by: clatterfordslim on May 17, 2020, 08:15:57 am
Congratulations MintSpider (https://vrcp.ru/smiles/dark/ay.gif)
Title: Re: Please Welcome New Trusted User mintspider!
Post by: stevesveryown on May 17, 2020, 08:19:50 am
There goes the neighborhood.....  :D
Title: Re: Please Welcome New Trusted User mintspider!
Post by: mintspider on May 17, 2020, 08:21:47 am
There goes the neighborhood.....  :D

I cannot even get Zoom to work ..... today!!
Title: Re: Please Welcome New Trusted User mintspider!
Post by: mintspider on May 17, 2020, 08:22:20 am
Congratulations MintSpider (https://vrcp.ru/smiles/dark/ay.gif)

Thanks mate!!!
Title: Re: Please Welcome New Trusted User mintspider!
Post by: mintspider on May 17, 2020, 08:24:08 am
Our fave online peppermintOS addict mintspider is a Scotsman living in Kentucky... he's perhaps more well known in the peppermint friendly youtube world... We'd offered this to him a while back, but the current world wide strangeness has made him busier than every... 

He's got some catching up to do...

 ;)

Appreciate the trust Spence!
My main system is Solus Budgie, but love having Peppermint 10 Respin on my Alienware M15x laptop and recommend Peppermint to those looking to move from Windows.
Yup, a LOT to catch up on.
Someone has to take up the slack from Steve! ;)
Title: Re: Please Welcome New Trusted User mintspider!
Post by: mintspider on May 17, 2020, 08:25:13 am
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EYOqTAnXYAAdFQC?format=jpg&name=large)
Title: Re: Please Welcome New Trusted User mintspider!
Post by: Fritz74 on May 17, 2020, 08:43:41 am
Congratulations mintspider! :)
Title: Re: Please Welcome New Trusted User mintspider!
Post by: mintspider on May 17, 2020, 08:44:12 am
Congratulations mintspider! :)

Cheers!  8)
Title: Re: Please Welcome New Trusted User mintspider!
Post by: rayzer on May 17, 2020, 08:44:54 am
congrats :) more familiar faces are great
Title: Re: Please Welcome New Trusted User mintspider!
Post by: mintspider on May 17, 2020, 08:46:38 am
congrats :) more familiar faces are great

Even mugs as ugly as mine???  8)
Title: Re: Please Welcome New Trusted User mintspider!
Post by: mintspider on May 17, 2020, 08:52:37 am
This announcement went out on my 21st anniversary of being in the USA!!!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EYL6qqJWAAA1x3W?format=jpg&name=large)

As posted in Social Media:
21 years ago today, on 17th May 1999, a plane left Glasgow, Scotland, landing in Newark, New Jersey.
I was a passenger on that plane.
Been in USA for the majority of my adult life, being 32 when I arrived here.
Thank you to USA family, friends, & workmates for suffering me!!!


For those that don't know, I work for God's Pantry Food Bank https://godspantry.org/ (https://godspantry.org/) as the Food Procurement and Reporting Officer.
Basically, I spend the money (budget of over $2M) and supply the numbers.
My work system is MS based with Outlook, Excel, Jet Reports, and Navision via server remote app.
Currently have a  work Windows 8.1 desktop and Windows 10 laptop.
I often say in my almost 21 years of Food Banking that it is the only job I have ever truly enjoyed that I absolutely wish did not exist!!
Title: Re: Please Welcome New Trusted User mintspider!
Post by: spence on May 17, 2020, 08:56:21 am
Even mugs as ugly as mine???  8)

Nothing ugly about that... just need to hide the beard trimmers from yourself to catch up with me...
Title: Re: Please Welcome New Trusted User mintspider!
Post by: spence on May 17, 2020, 08:59:12 am
Appreciate the trust Spence!
My main system is Solus Budgie, but love having Peppermint 10 Respin on my Alienware M15x laptop and recommend Peppermint to those looking to move from Windows.
Yup, a LOT to catch up on. Someone has to take up the slack from Steve! ;)

It's not just me... Slim.Fatz & VinDSL both  agreed when I first floated adding you in...

 ;)
Title: Re: Please Welcome New Trusted User mintspider!
Post by: cavy on May 17, 2020, 09:08:05 am
Welcome to the club mintspider.

I'm often referred to a confused Westie by the natives, when visiting my relatives, as I lived in England most of my life. Hey ho.

regards cavy   :D
Title: Re: Please Welcome New Trusted User mintspider!
Post by: mintspider on May 17, 2020, 09:28:40 am
Welcome to the club mintspider.

I'm often referred to a confused Westie by the natives, when visiting my relatives, as I lived in England most of my life. Hey ho.

regards cavy   :D

That's funny cavy!  8)
Where are you now?
Title: Re: Please Welcome New Trusted User mintspider!
Post by: Slim.Fatz on May 17, 2020, 10:20:17 am
Hi mintspider,

Welcome to the "PeppermintOS Deep State"  :D

Appreciate the trust Spence!

It's not just me... Slim.Fatz & VinDSL both  agreed when I first floated adding you in...

 ;)


I must admit that even I make mistakes sometimes  :-X --- mine was not nominating you earlier !!  8)

Regards,

-- Slim
Title: Re: Please Welcome New Trusted User mintspider!
Post by: mintspider on May 17, 2020, 10:24:54 am
I must admit that even I make mistakes sometimes  :-X --- mine was not nominating you earlier !!  8)
Regards,
-- Slim

Nice one Slim!!
Hope to be able to do what I can.
Title: Re: Please Welcome New Trusted User mintspider!
Post by: VinDSL on May 17, 2020, 01:38:38 pm
Congrats mintspider!  :)







Title: Re: Please Welcome New Trusted User mintspider!
Post by: stevesveryown on May 17, 2020, 04:02:21 pm
Quote
I cannot even get Zoom to work ..... today!!

3 hours of shortages reported.  Can't blame you this time  ;D
Title: Re: Please Welcome New Trusted User mintspider!
Post by: perknh on May 18, 2020, 05:20:41 am
Congratulations, mintspider! :)
Title: Re: Please Welcome New Trusted User mintspider!
Post by: Johan on May 18, 2020, 05:37:03 am
Congrats ugly mu, euh mintspider :P :D 8)
Title: Re: Please Welcome New Trusted User mintspider!
Post by: grafiksinc on May 18, 2020, 06:21:12 am
Congrats!  8)
Title: Re: Please Welcome New Trusted User mintspider!
Post by: mintspider on May 18, 2020, 07:57:09 am
Congrats mintspider!  :)

Much appreciated!  8)
Title: Re: Please Welcome New Trusted User mintspider!
Post by: mintspider on May 18, 2020, 07:59:05 am
Thanks to perknh, Johan (who totally gets me!), and grafiksinc!
Title: Re: Please Welcome New Trusted User mintspider!
Post by: alynur on May 18, 2020, 10:49:38 am
Welcome aboard mintspider.
Title: Re: Please Welcome New Trusted User mintspider!
Post by: mintspider on May 19, 2020, 04:14:29 am
Welcome aboard mintspider.

Cheers!!
Title: Re: Please Welcome New Trusted User mintspider!
Post by: mirsonni on May 19, 2020, 05:22:01 am
Congrats!  :)
Title: Re: Please Welcome New Trusted User mintspider!
Post by: mintspider on May 19, 2020, 09:49:43 am
Congrats!  :)

Much appreciated mate!  8)
Title: Re: Please Welcome New Trusted User mintspider!
Post by: mintspider on May 23, 2020, 09:02:10 am
Updated photo for @spence
Slowly getting there with my beard...

(https://i.imgur.com/DXBsaQ2.jpg)
Title: Re: Please Welcome New Trusted User mintspider!
Post by: spence on May 23, 2020, 11:04:44 am
Updated photo for @spence
Slowly getting there with my beard...

(https://i.imgur.com/DXBsaQ2.jpg)

How long ago did you ask your other half to hide the trimmers from you?

Title: Re: Please Welcome New Trusted User mintspider!
Post by: mintspider on May 23, 2020, 11:09:26 am
How long ago did you ask your other half to hide the trimmers from you?

I didn't .... have been my own hair and beard trim barber for 21 years.
This is about the furthest I have let my beard grow, and this is about 2 months from the last no guide trim.
Once my neck is no longer showing in t-shirt photos I might consider trim maintenance.
Title: Re: Please Welcome New Trusted User mintspider!
Post by: spence on May 23, 2020, 11:56:33 am
 was meaning to imply, asking your other half to hide them from you, so you can't use them.

 ;)

I have to hide my trimmers so my other half doesn't cut my beard off while I am sleeping, he's not a fan.

 :(

So here's a reveal for everyone who hasn't yet watched my debut on Linux Coffee Klatch, it's been three months since I hid my trimmers from my other half...


  (https://imgur.com/gccEJh2l.png)
 (https://i.imgur.com/gccEJh2.png)

I kept badgering PCNetSpec for a bearded emoji

I'm heading back to this... which was a three year journey of no trimming   :o


  (https://imgur.com/riqz1Dil.png)
 (https://i.imgur.com/riqz1Di.png)

 ;)
Title: Re: Please Welcome New Trusted User mintspider!
Post by: josephd on May 23, 2020, 02:07:38 pm
Now that we're sharing selfies  :)
(https://www.linuxbookpro.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/img_20200523_135312-01353728699248690607.jpeg)
BTW, if you're curious poster framed poster behind me is a portion of an old Linux kernel printed and font colors adjusted to create tux

The Shopify store linked in this search result defunct but there might be similar products out there.
https://duckduckgo.com/?q=linux+kernel+code+tux+poster&t=canonical&iax=images&ia=images&pn=1&iai=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn.shopify.com%2Fs%2Ffiles%2F1%2F0372%2F1861%2Fproducts%2F24x36---Linux-Kernel---New-Logo-Zoom-PNG_grande.png%3Fv%3D1402293870
Title: Re: Please Welcome New Trusted User mintspider!
Post by: spence on May 23, 2020, 02:23:22 pm
Now that we're sharing selfies  :)

Whoo hoo! ... you've only got to hide your trimmers for a few months to catch me and mintspider there...
Title: Re: Please Welcome New Trusted User mintspider!
Post by: mintspider on May 23, 2020, 02:44:59 pm
Now that we're sharing selfies  :)
BTW, if you're curious poster framed poster behind me is a portion of an old Linux kernel printed and font colors adjusted to create tux

Great to see more of you... you already have your photo in your avatar. Mine is always Spidey everywhere.
That's cool about the kernel printout!
Title: Re: Please Welcome New Trusted User mintspider!
Post by: josephd on May 23, 2020, 05:13:42 pm
Unfortunately, I can only grow the goatee. Too menu thumb sized gaps on my cheek for a full beard.

I use my portrait in the avatar and real name as a way to be more approachable online. I figured once I took over the web admin stuff from Mark it was a good way to build trust and hold myself accountable to my friends here. :)
Title: Re: Please Welcome New Trusted User mintspider!
Post by: spence on May 23, 2020, 05:50:56 pm
Unfortunately, I can only grow the goatee. Too menu thumb sized gaps on my cheek for a full beard.

that's what leaving it grow for weeks covers up...

Quote from: josephd
I use my portrait in the avatar and real name as a way to be more approachable online. I figured once I took over the web admin stuff from Mark it was a good way to build trust and hold myself accountable to my friends here. :)

Coming of internet age back in Washington DC while hubster worked in BigFedGov, our privacy was sacrosanct. Never mind that I've been hiding from extended family for most of my adult life. I have dozens of aliases, Mark Zuckerberg be damned, but I have great need of multiple identities across the www...

I'm sure VinDSl could staple them all together, but my unwanted family members are not that saavy...

 ::)

Title: Re: Please Welcome New Trusted User mintspider!
Post by: stevesveryown on May 25, 2020, 07:18:24 am
Back in the day when I travelled the galaxy..........(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200525/0f315ca1ca3078a12046111f58eb861a.jpg)

Sent from my SM-T813 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: Please Welcome New Trusted User mintspider!
Post by: josephd on May 28, 2020, 09:06:10 pm
Whovian! 9, 12, and 13th doctors are my personal favorites at the moment. Also having Ubuntu Unity pop up in a few episodes makes an honorable mention for the 11th doctor :D
https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/03/think-you-saw-unity-in-last-nights-doctor-who
Title: Re: Please Welcome New Trusted User mintspider!
Post by: stevesveryown on May 29, 2020, 04:35:10 pm
@Josephd

You'll enjoy this
https://youtu.be/q3bGYljQ5Uw
Title: Re: Please Welcome New Trusted User mintspider!
Post by: mintspider on May 31, 2020, 05:55:45 pm
An insight into my Food Bank job:
Worked over 4 hours today on end of month reports.
An hour of which was spent searching data for 34K LB out of almost 4.4M LB of food on hand in all our facilities.
Was so glad to find the missing part of this report!
It all worked out perfect!
Title: Re: Please Welcome New Trusted User mintspider!
Post by: VinDSL on May 31, 2020, 06:04:27 pm
Atta boy, Peter!  Good job!   :)