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Title: Who are you? Where am I? WTF?
Post by: tumarkin on November 17, 2010, 03:41:14 PM
Hey y'all,

I've been using the forum for a while now.Though I miss TechTalk (and look forward to V2), I really like the forum. It's a great community but, like many online forums, most everyone goes by email handles. I'd much prefer to get to know y'all better and names are a part of that.

For many years, Jeff Renner would post annualy (first of HBD & then on TechTalk) asking people to post where they were located as well as their names. Sometimes it helps give a better answer to posts (water issues, local supplies & beer resources, etc). This even resulted in folks posting their Rennerian coordinates - Jeff R being called the center of the homebrewing Universe.

I'd love to see more people include their names & locations in their profiles &/or signatures. I feel like I probably know a number of you by name, but not by your online handle. It would certainly help for all of us to get to know each other better & build our sense of community. Just sayin'

Mark Tumarkin

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Title: Re: Who are you? Where am I? WTF?
Post by: majorvices on November 18, 2010, 01:13:43 AM
Keith Yager
Huntsville, AL
(Head brewer/part owner at Yellowhammer Brewing Company)
Title: Re: Who are you? Where am I? WTF?
Post by: weazletoe on November 18, 2010, 02:50:31 AM
Barry Benoit (pronunced Ben-wa, insert your own benwa ball joke here)
Pocatello, Idaho
Brewer and owner of Rocky Mountain Buckeye Brewers (sure, it's only my backyard, but it's a cool btreery name!)
Title: Re: Who are you? Where am I? WTF?
Post by: capozzoli on November 18, 2010, 03:08:10 AM
Are there any buckeye in the Rocky Mountains?

Im not posting my name and location, some of the people on here are CRAZY!. And they are capable of traveling. 
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Post by: beerocd on November 18, 2010, 03:14:40 AM
Can't - Witness Relocation Program Rules.
I'm even typing this from a virtual terminal in a different state from where I really am so I can't be traced.
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Post by: punatic on November 18, 2010, 03:16:44 AM
Aloha Mark!
I had more than a few good times with the Hogtown Brewers in Gainesville in the early 90s.  I took my Certified level BJCP exam there, proctored by Herr Papazian  (He proctored my Recognized level exam in Orlando a year earlier too).  I still wear a Hogtown Brewers sweatshirt when it gets chilly here.

I am a bit reluctant to use my name because of search engines... Carl.
I enjoy being able... Saxer to joke around and not have to worry about something I said in jest on a forum 20 years ago coming back to bite me.

I used to sign my posts with,
Way Down By Orlando (taken from the Orlando TV station WDBO)

Then my wife and I came to Hawaii on our honeymoon in 1997.  We returned 21 more times in the next eight years and I changed my signature to:
Way Down By Orlando and Often Hilo.

The 22nd trip to Hawaii was the much anticipated one-way ticket in January of 2005.  Now we live about 12 miles south of Hilo in the Puna District.

The people who live out here have a reputation for being...   excentric, and are often refered to as punatics (you better be smiling when you call me that)

With aloha,
Punatic
Way Down By Hilo

ps You can call me anything you like - just don't call me late for dinner!

Title: Re: Who are you? Where am I? WTF?
Post by: weazletoe on November 18, 2010, 03:25:33 AM
Are there any buckeye in the Rocky Mountains?

 

Nope. Not a one. I like it though, cause I moved to the Rocky Mountains, from The Buckeye State.
Title: Re: Who are you? Where am I? WTF?
Post by: punatic on November 18, 2010, 03:27:50 AM
Im not posting my name and location, some of the people on here are CRAZY!. And they are capable of traveling.  

Using Google Earth and your coordinates it appears you are in the entrance to a parking lot at a school in Pennsylvania.
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Post by: beerocd on November 18, 2010, 03:31:47 AM
Im not posting my name and location, some of the people on here are CRAZY!. And they are capable of traveling. 

Using Google Earth and your coordinates it appears you are in the entrance to a parking lot at a school in New Jersey.

Why would he give the correct coordinates if he's worried about crazy people traveling to find him...
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Post by: capozzoli on November 18, 2010, 03:51:12 AM
Hey weaze, if you are in the Rocky Mountains then there is at least one  Buckeye there, right? Waka Waka Waka.

I figure I would use the parking lot near my house that if any crazies come after me I can pick them off one by one before they ever get out of their rental car.

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Post by: MrNate on November 18, 2010, 05:30:11 AM
I always assumed that was your shop... It was on the PA side of the river last time I checked it.

Nate
Bridgewater NJ
Happily Unaffiliated
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Post by: euge on November 18, 2010, 07:06:13 AM
There are malicious people out there on on the web. Yes- even homebrewers. Thusly, I'm extremely wary of personal info and very selective in who gets it.

However, I can say my location is in the Southern United States.  ;)

euge

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Post by: punatic on November 18, 2010, 07:25:39 AM
Our Predator drones are zeroing in on your signal...
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Post by: tumarkin on November 18, 2010, 12:04:56 PM
Hey,
thanks to all who came out of 'lurk' mode to reveal their names ;), and thanks to those that didn't as well. may be naive of me, but I figure wearing my tinfoil hat will protect me from most of the predators ;)

anyway, think about adding your name to your sig, but if not, boeuf.
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Post by: jeffy on November 18, 2010, 12:21:05 PM
Aloha Mark!
I had more than a few good times with the Hogtown Brewers in Gainesville in the early 90s.  I took my Certified level BJCP exam there, proctored by Herr Papazian  (He proctored my Recognized level exam in Orlando a year earlier too).  I still wear a Hogtown Brewers sweatshirt when it gets chilly here.

I am a bit reluctant to use my name because of search engines... Carl.
I enjoy being able... Saxer to joke around and not have to worry about something I said in jest on a forum 20 years ago coming back to bite me.

I used to sign my posts with,
Way Down By Orlando (taken from the Orlando TV station WDBO)

Then my wife and I came to Hawaii on our honeymoon in 1997.  We returned 21 more times in the next eight years and I changed my signature to:
Way Down By Orlando and Often Hilo.

The 22nd trip to Hawaii was the much anticipated one-way ticket in January of 2005.  Now we live about 12 miles south of Hilo in the Puna District.

The people who live out here have a reputation for being...   excentric, and are often refered to as punatics (you better be smiling when you call me that)

With aloha,
Punatic
Way Down By Hilo

ps You can call me anything you like - just don't call me late for dinner!



Hey, I had no idea that was you!  Nicely kept secret.  Good to know I can put a name with a face now.
Title: Re: Who are you? Where am I? WTF?
Post by: capozzoli on November 18, 2010, 12:46:15 PM
I always assumed that was your shop... It was on the PA side of the river last time I checked it.

Nate
Bridgewater NJ
Happily Unaffiliated

My shop is in a section of Philly known as K and A. Im not really worried about stalkers coming after me there. Most outsiders wont survive but for three or maybe four blocks.
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Post by: majorvices on November 18, 2010, 01:38:21 PM
I used to be a little bit concerned but since my name has been in four newspapers lately and articles coming out in "Draft" magazine and "Southern Brews" news soon enough (if not already) I just don't worry about it any more. Plus, I'd like to meet the stalker who would brave my drive way or find my house. I live so far out even I have trouble finding my way home sometimes.  ;)
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Post by: punatic on November 18, 2010, 01:57:21 PM
Gee whiz Jeff, you didn' recognize me from my avatar?  I'm told if you imagine it wearing a tin foil hat it is a very good likeness of me.

Here's another likeness of me (that's John Cheek on the left).

(http://www.cfhb.org/img/cfhbsmlogo.gif)
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Post by: kerneldustjacket on November 18, 2010, 02:23:41 PM
Mark...I'm a mere 200 or so miles NNE of you, in Savannah, GA.
I hope this upcoming year will see me able to attend/enter/judge in comps in North Florida (Hogtown Brewoff, First Coast Cup)..so perhaps I'll meet some of the Florida folks face-to-face. I'm looking to expand my judging experience, as I've only judged in our local comps. (and I need points to make National  :))
I've been a homebrewer since 1993, and a member of my local club since it started that same year, but only recently joined the AHA and started looking to have more involvement with the regional, national, and dare I say international, homebrew community.

So far this forum has been a bunch of 'odd and quirky' guys...and gals...mixed with some solid knowledge and advice....so I guess you could say "I Love This Place!"
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Post by: MrNate on November 18, 2010, 02:24:07 PM
I have search engine paranoia, too. Mine is for clear and present reasons.

Besides, unlike some of the heavy hitters on here, I've done nothing of particular note in the brewing community. Knowing my name won't tell you anything about me you didn't already know.
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Post by: alikocho on November 18, 2010, 03:05:40 PM
I'm not going to give my name on a forum as:

a) it's extremely unusual
b) I have a serious non-beer related public persona as an academic historian, and don't want to have some crack I make here come back to bite me next time someone googles me (and I get googled more than you might think)

However, having said all that, my handle isn't that far from my name IFSWIM.
Title: Re: Who are you? Where am I? WTF?
Post by: pyrite on November 18, 2010, 03:18:49 PM
Just call me PYRITE from California. A beer enthusiast.
Title: Re: Who are you? Where am I? WTF?
Post by: beveragebob on November 25, 2010, 09:38:57 AM
(http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h377/scrarjg/site_logo.gif)

Bob Girolamo   google away, it's probably info overload at this point;)
                       and no, I'm not the race car driver.

Originally from a town just North of Boston, went through the military, landed in N. Cali for about 20 years, then had to move to LC to secure some employment to keep my 17 year brewing lifestyle afloat.
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Post by: punatic on November 25, 2010, 09:49:02 AM
California is going to be suscceeding from the union soon, yes?
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Post by: beveragebob on November 25, 2010, 09:52:09 AM
I think it's just collapsing in on itself until it turns into a black hole and starts pulling other states into it....I think Hawaii is going to be the first  :D
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Post by: punatic on November 25, 2010, 10:07:42 AM
I think it's just collapsing in on itself until it turns into a black hole and starts pulling other states into it....I think Hawaii is going to be the first  :D

 Amen Brother!  Way too much connection between CA and HI for my liking!
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Post by: tubercle on November 25, 2010, 01:00:06 PM
Name's Tubercle and lives in the upstate of S.C.

  There is an alter-ego that occasionally puts on a suit and tie and ventures out into the business world with fancy degrees and talks all uppity and such. Family and friends call it "Mark".

 It prefers to stay home and brew.

 It wonders why Capozzoli would think any one on this board might be crazy. :o