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    Suspended Bad Email Address teshadoh's avatar
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    Long time lurker, first time poster

    I remembered this was one of the first websites I regularly visited years ago - when it was hosted at U NY Buffalo. It's always been a great resource - especially when I was still going to college up to 1998. Anyways, I got tired of the past discussion boards I tried to get comfortable with - namely a SimCity game site. But being a 30ish cubicle jockey hanging out with pimply kids isn't too respectable.

    I'm a GIS Analyst for an engineering firm contracting with the City of Atlanta. I'm responsible for much of the GIS development for the city's watershed department. Of course, I'm open to GIS queries, with 8 years experience I hope I can help out anyone. Of course I had wanted to be a city planner, but noticing the hard work for nothing - similar to another interest I have, architecture, I passed. And since I've always loved geography, it beats selling crack.

    Native Sandlapper (SC), living in the capital of the dirty south - Atlanta, for 14 years. Married, 4 cats, home in Cabbagetown. Pretty normal geek hipster who feels guilty for shopping at Home Depot & other national retail chains but adores convinience. Can be found at an art house theater, or at watching Starsky & Hutch. Loves Miller Genuine Draft & fruity girly martini's. Longs for Radiohead to collaborate with Neil Diamond - Elvis Costello did with Burt Bacharach, so it isn't that unlikely.

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    Welcome! Radiohead and Neil Diamond?! Hey, why not...

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    Welcome in from the dark!
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    Welcome you geek hipster, you!

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    welcome!
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    Welcome from the inland northwest.
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    Welcome from a mostly unsprawled corner of a county listed as one of the most threatened in the US.
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    Thanks folks - I think I intended to post some years ago, & I might have once or twice as a Guest. But due to my need for an outlet for goofing off at work & expressing my sizable ignorance on all matters, I'm hoping I'll fit in here - as long as it's permitted for me to stay without an AICP certificate.

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    Cyburbian SGB's avatar
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    Quote Originally posted by teshadoh
    Th.....I'm hoping I'll fit in here - as long as it's permitted for me to stay without an AICP certificate.
    You'll fit in quite nicely - as long as you join that bi-montly pseudo-psychological b!@#$ & moan threads about whether it's worth taking the exam or not.
    All these years the people said he’s actin’ like a kid.
    He did not know he could not fly, so he did.
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    Quote Originally posted by teshadoh
    I'm hoping I'll fit in here - as long as it's permitted for me to stay without an AICP certificate.
    Ha. Your popularity may increase 10 fold now that we know you don't have one. As you will find out, badmouthing tha APA is favorite passtime around here.

    Welcome from a fellow native Sandlapper in exile at mile zero of the Ohio River. From where abouts in the fine Palmetto State do you hail?

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    Quote Originally posted by SGB
    You'll fit in quite nicely - as long as you join that bi-montly pseudo-psychological b!@#$ & moan threads about whether it's worth taking the exam or not.
    Well, if URISA has it's way, I will eventually need a license to be a GIS Analyst. I'm debating if I want to become a 'certified' GIS Analyst. What is the point of being licensed in a profession if eventually every other profession is licensed? My sister had to attend a licensed library of science college to be called a 'librarian'. Soon fry cooks will have licenses.

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    Quote Originally posted by biscuit
    Welcome from a fellow native Sandlapper in exile at mile zero of the Ohio River. From where abouts in the fine Palmetto State do you hail?
    Born in Cola, grew up in Rock Hole, & now in Asslanta. I just love nicknames, gives every city a little more character. I do believe I am a perfect example of an Atlantan, I manage to continue living here, because my alternatives (SC) aren't any better.

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    Hello, and welcome to fantasy island.

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    Quote Originally posted by biscuit
    Welcome from a fellow native Sandlapper in exile at mile zero of the Ohio River. From where abouts in the fine Palmetto State do you hail?

    Welcome from another "Sandlapper"...would you believe I grew up here but had never heard that term? (I'm from the Lowcountry, now going to school in the Upstate, soon to return home).

    It's great to have another Southerner on the boards! I look forward to hearing your observations on Atlanta, as it's one of the few "big" cities I get to visit on a regular basis. BTW, I went to Cabbagetown as a part of real estate tour last year--what a GREAT place to live...I'm so envious, also because you have FOUR cats, while I have only three

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    Greetings from the happy (if time-challenged) Hoosier State, 609 nautical miles south of that sandlapper (I love that name) in Pittsburgh.
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    Welcome from the bottom of Lake Michigan!

    I like your style.

    Please, post early and often.

    My hometown too has a nickname: Alpenis, MI. Ahhh, I remember it fondly.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

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    Greetings from a fellow shape file junkie… (Only part of my job right now)
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    Welcome teshadoh

    Cabbagetown, huh? Are there, like, lots of cabbages there?

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    Welcome from another Southerner!

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    Hello and welcome new slacker - you seem to have the right perspective on Cyburbia.

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    Welcome to You. Its nice to have the GIS experts here. May need their help anytime.


    the hard work for nothing
    I think that can spark off a thread!! B-)
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