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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich_NYS View Post
    Here's a pic of my awesome new watch:

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    Thanks Micheal....very much appreciated! My wife likes it and is glad I'm wearing a watch, of course. (BTW, I showed her Steve & Chad's watch pics...she was totally diggin' them.)

    I was SO tempted to take the same pic at the restaurant (and nearly did,) but I'm too responsible of an owner to incidentally make civilians nervous.

    Here's the best my wife could manage without me laying all my gear on the table...lol:

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    Dinner was pretty good, but I usually consider eating out a waste of money....so there's that.
    That warms my heart but not nearly as much as that lava cake. Maybe tonight I will post my "gear pic" though I don't carry my knife everyday.
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    It's not every man who could pull off a fountain pen, but not every man has my aristocratic flair. The pen and knife were made by my father and both made for me. He let me choose the wood and the hardware(fountain pen and a matching retractable pencil). The knife has real carbon fiber grips(made for me back in my ricer days).

    Almost forgot...he made a custom box and a Damascus blade for it because he knew it was my favorite:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dead Lesbian Goat View Post
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    It's not every man who could pull off a fountain pen, but not every man has my aristocratic flair. The pen and knife were made by my father and both made for me. He let me choose the wood and the hardware(fountain pen and a matching retractable pencil). The knife has real carbon fiber grips(made for me back in my ricer days).

    Almost forgot...he made a custom box and a Damascus blade for it because he knew it was my favorite:
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    1539731914136460874610.jpg
    Nice!

    I showed it to my wife too....she's lovin' the "watch" pics.

    I worked 80 hours this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich_NYS View Post

    I worked 80 hours this week.
    You are an animal! I put in 45 and I whine like a millennial on election day.
    What do you do anyway, besides being awesome? (You may have mentioned it but I don't remember).
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    I'm not the only fountain pen enthusiast? I'm legitimately amazed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dead Lesbian Goat View Post
    You are an animal! I put in 45 and I whine like a millennial on election day.
    What do you do anyway, besides being awesome? (You may have mentioned it but I don't remember).
    My title is "Central Office Technician" or "Communications Technician III," but what I do is often not part of the job description and a bit of a lengthy answer.

    I work for a large Telco/ISP/Communications company. It's a union job, but due to the constantly-changing environment of "telco meets data," I'm not pigeonholed into my job description.

    My skillset is [very] varied, so I do many different things....mostly related to Internet connectivity, networking, and communications. I was hired for a Central Office equipment technician job in ~2006. I was Cisco certified in networking; telco techs wanted nothing to do with "that guru shit," so I was able to work in situations where data networking skills are needed, and without getting into a union hassle...my path has continued in the same way since. I am very fortunate on a lot of levels.



    Yesterday:

    -I prepared a test for new 10Gig circuits from one town to another (part of a new fiber optic network project.)
    -Installed a few fiber optic circuits that connect 3 equipment nodes (each in a town 17Km apart.)
    -Remotely accessed a telco switch to restore dialtone to a few lines that were hosed.
    -Installed and provisioned a PRI circuit from a new data transport system, through an old fiber optic transport system, to a business customer telco room.
    -Was the in-charge supervisor for the day.


    ...plus a few other things I can't recall at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich_NYS View Post
    My title is "Central Office Technician" or "Communications Technician III," but what I do is often not part of the job description and a bit of a lengthy answer.

    I work for a large Telco/ISP/Communications company. It's a union job, but due to the constantly-changing environment of "telco meets data," I'm not pigeonholed into my job description.

    My skillset is [very] varied, so I do many different things....mostly related to Internet connectivity, networking, and communications. I was hired for a Central Office equipment technician job in ~2006. I was Cisco certified in networking; telco techs wanted nothing to do with "that guru shit," so I was able to work in situations where data networking skills are needed, and without getting into a union hassle...my path has continued in the same way since. I am very fortunate on a lot of levels.



    Yesterday:

    -I prepared a test for new 10Gig circuits from one town to another (part of a new fiber optic network project.)
    -Installed a few fiber optic circuits that connect 3 equipment nodes (each in a town 17Km apart.)
    -Remotely accessed a telco switch to restore dialtone to a few lines that were hosed.
    -Installed and provisioned a PRI circuit from a new data transport system, through an old fiber optic transport system, to a business customer telco room.
    -Was the in-charge supervisor for the day.


    ...plus a few other things I can't recall at the moment.

    Oh yeah? Well I'm literally good at nothing, have no marketable skills and consistently underperform.

    This thread depressed me. Thanks, Rich! Stupid competent people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich_NYS View Post
    My title is "Central Office Technician" or "Communications Technician III," but what I do is often not part of the job description and a bit of a lengthy answer.

    I work for a large Telco/ISP/Communications company. It's a union job, but due to the constantly-changing environment of "telco meets data," I'm not pigeonholed into my job description.

    My skillset is [very] varied, so I do many different things....mostly related to Internet connectivity, networking, and communications. I was hired for a Central Office equipment technician job in ~2006. I was Cisco certified in networking; telco techs wanted nothing to do with "that guru shit," so I was able to work in situations where data networking skills are needed, and without getting into a union hassle...my path has continued in the same way since. I am very fortunate on a lot of levels.



    Yesterday:

    -I prepared a test for new 10Gig circuits from one town to another (part of a new fiber optic network project.)
    -Installed a few fiber optic circuits that connect 3 equipment nodes (each in a town 17Km apart.)
    -Remotely accessed a telco switch to restore dialtone to a few lines that were hosed.
    -Installed and provisioned a PRI circuit from a new data transport system, through an old fiber optic transport system, to a business customer telco room.
    -Was the in-charge supervisor for the day.


    ...plus a few other things I can't recall at the moment.

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    Went to the National Watch and Clock Museum today. A museum is great if it changes your mind on something. In this case: the perception is that James Bond wore mostly Rolex and Omega. The reality is that he wore a lot of quartz seikos in the 70s and 80s because that was the cutting edge. The Omega stuff is a cheesy Pierce Brosnan Goldeneye tie in. As much as I badly want an omega, its just marketing.

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