who is the resident mac guru here at macrumors?

Discussion in 'Community' started by jefhatfield, Sep 18, 2002.

  1. jefhatfield Retired

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    my vote goes to alphatech, a certified mac tech, but he left to start his own techie site

    spikey knew macs but he got kicked off

    i get a lot from krossfyter, engisn paris, king cobra, macbandit, blakespot, and many others

    so who do you vote for as the resident mac guru/mac genius/techie?
     
  2. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    There are different types of mac gurus - are you just refering to all hardware? Of software as well?

    D
     
  3. jefhatfield thread starter Retired

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    i was thinking hardware troubleshooter, web designer, graphic designer, and avatar maker...so you are on my short list ;)

    i also like the "zoolander" avatars:p

    ps...i just saw zoolander a couple of weeks ago on video and before the movie, i had no idea what those zoolander avatars were about, but now i know...the magnum pose and the "walk-off" judged by david bowie...too funny:D
     
  4. peterjhill macrumors 65816

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    I think that there is a pretty good knowledge base that visits the site. Your criteria is interesting. It seems to be application focused. IMNSHO I probably have some of the best Networking knowledge as well as a strong terminal.app know-how, since that is what I deal with. My web page creation is limited to vi and text-edit, since I have little need for that knowledge. Ambitious Lemon's site is pretty damn nice. I am also an Excel wiz, I love clever formulae.
     
  5. arn macrumors god

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    I agree with peter that there is a broad base on knowledge that visits the site.

    I actually think the low-posters who only frequent the Main page and article discussions are probably more diverse.

    It's nice to these these people step up when their area of knowledge comes up - such as when articles on audio apps, printing/design come up.

    As for the "resident" mac guru... I suppose they would have to visit all parts of the site... I'll let you all fight it out...

    arn
     
  6. jefhatfield thread starter Retired

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    if you read tcp/ip stuff and love to subnet class c addresses instead of look at the SI swimsuit issue, then you would prolly be a networking guru

    or if you carry a rj-45 crimper with you and have routers in your house just for the heck of it

    or if you have copies of enterprise server in your glove compartment:D ;) :p
     
  7. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    Not sure there is an "all around" guru.

    I may be the only tech here now, so I win that one by default. ;)

    But we definitely have a very diverse and multitalented readership here. :)
     
  8. mischief macrumors 68030

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    I dunno about Guru but I can troubleshoot damn-near anything Mac.

    from OS 8 up anyway..... doing it for a living for the general public will do that...

    So for a Generalist I suppose I could be in the running.:confused:
     
  9. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    jef, glad to see you got my vote, but...

    I have no idea what a "guru" is! :D :rolleyes:

    Actually, I think the right questions have been popping up for me to answer anyways... :p

    Alpha would probably be the lead tech. in assistance, but you'll have to visit the Pub to have some more advanced questions effeciently answered now.
     
  10. mac15 macrumors 68040

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    I used to be pretty good with OS9 , but since OSX and unix is around I'm an am
     
  11. Durandal7 macrumors 68040

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    Depends on what kind of guru.
    I have become pretty good with UNIX, I am a somewhat of a network geek. I'm good with Photoshop. I guess I'm just an all around techie.

    I guess I could be the resident Game Engine guru ;)
     
  12. peterjhill macrumors 65816

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    If you can come up with a host mask (for Cisco access lists) from the subnet mask without thinking.

    If you know the difference between tcp and udp, and why there is a difference

    If you know the difference between pim sparse-mode and pim dense-mode (and pim sparse-dense mode)

    If you know what 'nmap -sP 0.0.0.0/0' will do (and don't do it)

    If you can figure out the base address and broadcast address knowing only a host address and a subnet mask

    Just a few more...
     
  13. evildead macrumors 65816

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    Alph Tech

    Alph Tech has helped me a few times. I dont post Mac questions here that muchand fewer yet of those get answred, but if any one at all can answer them here... its Alph. I think a few of you others have helped me out in the past.. but I just cant remember. I sepend most of my time in the Fourms in the help section. I help when I can. I am a UNIX system admin. network admin, Computer science student, and long time Mac user. I dont know if Im a GURU but ... I know some stuff
     
  14. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    as folks have said, there's people for every occasion

    unix folks, network folks, porn folks, publishing folks, video folks, 3D folks, animation folks, porn folks, programming folks, republican folks, democrat folks, free thinking folks, porn folks. etc etc

    alpha did answer the most questions in general, yeah
     
  15. big macrumors 65816

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    I can not answer a majority of Unix problems, so in OSX I'm a baby...I did have all previous OS's figured out, and could do a lot of those kind of troublshooting.

    apparantly I am the only on in the office that knows anything more than the term "mouse" & "keyboard" around here, so when needing 9.x help, call!
     
  16. G5orbust macrumors 65816

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    Im pretty knowlageable for only being 14 years old and was barely learning to walk when most of you guys were crusing on ur 512Ks and your Apple 2 series computers. Feel free to concurr or disagree with me.
     
  17. Tiauguinho macrumors 6502a

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    :) hehehehhehehehe! Gladly, I don't belong to that "porn folks" group! But it is funny that you mentioned them 3 times!!! Are you one jello? No offense itended, of course... :)
     
  18. King Cobra macrumors 603

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  19. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    what does it even mean that i'm "easy"?

    please.. if anything i have to freaking pay people to... "have me"

    your effort at a nickname doesn't fit here.



    everything computer based involves porn. or leads to porn

    hence the reason i'm forming the (insert state name here) I.P.
     
  20. neilt macrumors regular

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    i'm a certified tech, but i don't know if i have answered very many questions on this site.

    Been a certified tech since 99 and am working on both actc, and acsa. Used to do graphic design and prepress for a small newspaper and now lead a team of 5 certified techs who provide server and desktop support to the NHGRI.

    I do know that in some of my earlier posts, i corrected some errors that Alphatech posted....although he never admited to being wrong :p

    maybe i should hang out in the help section more, but when you do it all day long, you sometimes don't want to do it in the evening.

    if you got a problem you can't figure out, run it by me and either I or one of my team can get it answered.

    neilt
     
  21. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    What's that?
     
  22. neilt macrumors regular

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    The National Human Genome Research Institute
    Part of the National Institutes of Health over in Bethesda, MD

    It is the govt. agency that is mapping the human genome/dna and working on cures for things like Parkinson's, Diabetes, Cancer, etc.


    Duke, i remember a post long ago when you were telling me about your new subaru.......i just bought a car with a similar engine to yours....
     

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  23. FerrisWorld macrumors newbie

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    new mac job

    I consider myself pretty handy at the wheel of anything from system 7 up to 10.2, and system 6 is really easy to play around with, if you must. I'm prolly not quite up to par with some of the other dudes on here though. Anyway, I've been thinking about setting up as a sort of Macintosh Consultant and troubleshooter, especially since there is no one around where I live right now who does it. I'm trying to decide if I should just advertise myself in the paper, or try to hook up with some of the little PC stores around here. Anyone have any suggestions?
     
  24. neilt macrumors regular

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    Re: new mac job

    look into MacDirectory or http://consultants.apple.com/ (although it is kinda spendy) to get your name out. Where do you live? There may be other good resources in your area, but I can't help you if I don't know where you are.

    neilt
     
  25. jefhatfield thread starter Retired

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    i have been a tech, too since 99 and certified since 2000, but i can't help anybody on these boards since i work for the DARK SIDE

    but like the pc techie on the switch commercial, i come home to a mac;)
     

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