I am old but I am happy...

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by jaygatsby, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. jaygatsby

    Thread Starter New Member

    Nov 23, 2011
    Give your stories about growing up, a nerd obsessed with electronics, and your fondest memories of tinkering while the other men were at the dance...
  2. #12


    Nov 30, 2010
    "I am old but I am happy."

    Another song lyric...this one from a Cat Stevens song. (Father and Son)

    I'm beginning to suspect that the music plays in your head all the time (like it does in my head).
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  3. Wendy


    Mar 24, 2008
    I am still alive, does that count? Old age is for survivors.
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  4. tubeguy

    Well-Known Member

    Nov 3, 2012
    So.. 20 years old, on the road with a show band back when clubs and hotels had live entertainment 6 night's a week. Living in hotels for months on end.

    Got bored (can only rehearse and mess around so much).

    So I went to Radio Shack, picked up a digital clock kit - which I could actually use. Built it over the next few weeks a midst a lot of snickering and wise cracks. (I thought my buddies would be impressed - especially when I turned it on and it actually worked !)

    Instead they just shook there heads and from then on treated me like I was just a bit crazy. ;)
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  5. maxpower097

    Well-Known Member

    Feb 20, 2009
    I used to make and sell chingers on dead tour back in the early 90's. Thats probably what sparked my interest in electronics. I always had a large computer background but that was my first attempt at embedded stuff. Worked great, made a crap load of money. Then in around 94-95 Bell changed the payment mechanism in their pay phones and they kinda died out. For those who don't remember Chingers were a small digital recording on the click a payphone makes when you put a quarter in it. So this was all before free longdistance. And when you touring the country in a new state every day, calling home can get expensive. So chingers sold like hot cakes. We'd sell em for $20-$40 each. Then when I wound down my corrupt band following hippy life I got into electronics and more computer stuff and kept progressing.
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