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06-29-2009, 06:52 PM
La Vida es Sueño
Join Date: Sep 2007
Hola Scott! You wouldn't believe how much we appreciate such
introductions, that give an overview of somebody's character as well. To TalkPHP we may just be usernames, but to all the people that make up this beautiful community, we like to see the human-sides!
I can relate to your story about being thrust in at the deep-end. I too was given a job in PHP when I was about 18 that I certainly wasn't qualified for, but I continued to learn every single day, and become an invaluable member of the team!
It was a great place to work as it was run by two guys who had met at university, and decided to start a web-development company together. Dinner times would often consist of playing football outside behind the offices. It never seemed like work, because every day we would bring in some sweets to munch on -- we'd put on our best clothes when clients were expected that day, and the other days we might as well have been in our pyjamas!
I think I should skip the days in which clients turned up unannounced. They weren't the proudest moments for the company!
I then decided to leave for university, and very much like you, I didn't last the duration because I realised it just wasn't for me. I was doing art and design at the art college in Norwich. I had a lovely time when I was in Norwich, and it was my first prolonged duration away from home. Naturally that really helped my independence!
I was born in Nottingham, moved to Norwich for university, and now I live in Manchester, and have done for approximately a year now -- not too far from you over in Liverpool!
Recently I purchased an acoustic guitar to begin learning. I really prefer to finger-pick the strings because I am not too fond of the sound of an acoustic guitar when it is strummed. Personal preference, I suppose! When I was younger my grandma had a piano in her back-room, and I would quite often find myself
down on the keys. But also keeping my ears wide open for a sound I loved.
I think the times on the piano, and also the simple music I like, helps contribute to my preference of distinctive and sometimes simplistic tunes. They can be ever so effective when you find a perfect melody!
There's a little background on me
I hope you become an active member at TalkPHP, as your first post makes me smile! It is what we're all about here.
: Is that the
symbol in your avatar? I don't listen to them any more, but I did when I was younger.
The man who comes back through the Door in the Wall will never be quite the same as the man who went out.
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