After seeing this post: Hi, its me Phantazmm I got to thinking - yes this is mostly for new members but why can't old members re-introduce ourselves. There were some threads where we all did it back in the day but they may have been on the old board. Anyways here I go: Real name is David (go by Dave). I graduate here in a few days (May 2003) from University of Missouri-Rolla with a B.S. in Geology and Geophysics with an Emphasis area of Groundwater and Environmental Geochemistry. I'm currently looking for any type of a job related to that. Since its not looking good for a full time job I have applied (and expect to be accepted) to University of Missouri-Rolla to get a Masters in Engineering Management. First expierence with computers was a Commodore 64, I never did anything on it real productive other than playing with the print, poke, and goto commands. Although I did play a lot of games, wore out several joysticks. Next I moved to a Macintosh SE/30 while my dad was working on his Ph.D (thats what the comp was for), then we stuck loyal with Macintosh computers until I came to college (Fall 1998) then I bought my first PC. It was an HP P2 300Mhz (now before I get all the 'boo's it was a really good computer, its now my parents and performs beautifully with win2k on it). Then I built my computer that I have now: see profile for more details but its basically a 1Ghz T-Bird with 512Megs of RAM. I like to party a lot, drink a lot of beer - Budweiser almost exclusively unless its free. Poertner_1274 is another moderator here, him and I are both Sigma Nus from UMR. I moved out of our fraternity a year ago (no problems - just had the oppertunity and it was to my benefit). But we are still real good friends and we play soccer together quite a bit (both indoor and outdoor).