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 Post subject: SpotLight Number 45 - Tiredoldman and Tiredoldwoman
PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:00 pm 
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SpotLight on tiredoldman & tiredoldwoman

tiredoldman started folding 12/25/06
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Lets meet them both...............


Where do I call home these days ?

Willows, Ca. North of Sacramento, Ca. and west of Chico, Ca. just off Interstate 5, In the upper Sacramento Valley.
My wife Mary (TiredOldWoman) and I live on the outskirts of town and our neighbors are Goats on the north side, a Cemetery on the south side, a canal and rice fields on the east side and the town of Willows to the west about two miles.


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Mary's Babies - One of 7 cats (name unknown) and Scruffy the dog

What Got Me Started At F@H ?

While in the Hospital recovering from a cancer treatment of radiation and Chemo, a nurse who knew I liked computer building brought in a copy of MPC magazine for me. While looking at the stories in there , I saw a very small story about F@H.
Once I was home, I looked up more info on the F@H program at the Stanford site, and thought to myself: "Here is something that might just help others to not have to go through what I'm going through!!"
So, I looked around the forum site for info about folding, asked a few noobie questions, and low and behold, one of our former members (ADAK) took me under his wing and got me going full steam with F@H. Many of our other members did also help with advice and guidance as well, some even sent parts.
I had a total of 12 dedicated Linux folders going in no time.
But ADAK was the driving force behind my F@H involvement !!

My military history: U.S.M.C. 2/7 Fox Co. 29 Palms,Ca. is where my company is now.
I AM PROUD TO HAVE SERVED !! PERIOD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(12yrs,Till a bullet to the head put a end to my service time.
Their sniper got me, BUT, I got MY target!!!!!! )


Where am I employed ?

I am not employed anywhere !!
Used to drive a Greyhound Bus, truck driving, and Motorcycle escorts for V.I.P.s.
I am on a small disability pension from the U.S.Marine Corps and also from Social Security.


What other interests do I have ?

I am actively involved with many different "Support Our Troops" programs, and also find time to conduct services at our local church twice a month, as I have completed my ministerial studies and am now an ordained minister of a Christan faith based church.

Also:
Native American Flute Making, Native Hand and Spearfishing, Woodworking, Wood Carving's, Cabinet Making, Motorcycles,
Auto body leading ( I use lead instead of Bondo), and building Handicapped street legal driving carts from Golf Carts.
I also record to disc's, books for the Senior Center here and others.
I also make and edit sound bytes and promos for a online web radio station we are connected to. WWW.RockandRollHeaven.net


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How did I learn about compukers ???

Well, back in the late 70's, as part of my Pshyc. Class (Rio Hondo Collage), we did "Bio-Feedback" studies for U.S.C. Medical Center, In which I got to deal with inputting all the data on to "Punch Cards" for input into the main computer for the program, (Ticket puncher) and when I saw that room full of computer banks, with all those tape reels spinning around, all the humming those things did just made me want to be a part of that program even more.

What hardware am I running now ?

Right now I have a home built rig with : Intel Q6600 , Gigabyte P35-dsl3 ,4 gigs ddr2 667 ram, 4 500 Gig HDD's (ALMOST FULL 98%)
Veiwsonic VG2030wm 20"lcd monitor,on board Lite-on DVD-recorders(2) and a LG USB DVD/CD rewriter as well.


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Do I build my own rigs ???

Yes !! Building a compuker is not a problem for most folks.
It's the programs you put on them that makes a difference !!
Those folks that can write and modify those programs,
THERE IS THE BRAINS !! Assembly is nothing major.


What is the main thing I use my compukers for at this time??

Audio editing, dubbing. Graphic design and pattern making for all my wood projects, from Flute's to furniture. Once in a great while I would do a totem or two by special request from our neighboring tribal community.

What broadband ISP do I use ?

AT&T. no other choice way out here away from major cities.
Don't even suggest satellite !!!!!!! Costs way more and slower than what I have with AT&T.


What do I like most about folding and the Maximum PC Forums:

First F@H; To have an active part in finding a way to stop others from the pain and suffering I've had to endure from cancer treatments and the problems I've had with Diabetes.

While it is too late to help ME, by damn I hope it will make a difference for others who follow behind me !!

As for the forums of MaxPC;
Well. MANY members have gone out their way to help me and others.
IN sooo many ways !!
From advice to sending parts, to helping in person, to even spending hours on chat or sometimes the phone to keep teammates and even non teammates up and running !!
Sure we have had a few that like to stir the pot up now and then, but thats life!!!
Our members have done a great job of helping folks with many things, Not all compuker related !!

My many thanks and prayers to all those who have helped so many of us along the way !
And may God bless you all.



What are my future plans for F@H ?

Well, I'm now in the building stages of putting together as many rigs as I can for one final push to get smith-lee2005 to the 100 or less stage.We are at 143 now.
I have Most of the parts for at least 6 rigs to run Ubuntu/Linux SMP. maybe some others might show up.
But, I stand committed to 6 rigs at this time.
A far cry from the 12 to 14 rigs of 2008, but, you play with the hand you're dealt !!
While it may not be enough with such old rigs to top the 100, I would really like to see us ON the 100 top list, I will sure do my best !!

The reason WHY??

As some of you know, I've been fighting different types of Cancer and Diabetes, and lately the cancer is spreading again.
I gave up on treatments as the Radiation and Chemo did not help and the side affects were more than I could stand for something that did no good.
I'm not able to see out of my left eye clearly anymore due to cancer spreading inside my eyeball and socket. And it is spreading faster now than ever before.
The doctor says I will have to give up the eye in order to slow down the spreading of the cancer. It cannot be stopped, just slowed down.The tumors in my spine are "Non operable" in other words,,they cant cut them out, without cutting my spinal cord.
And I told the Doc "I AIN'T going back in a wheelchair!!"
In that dang wheelchair was HELL and I swore I would get out of it..I did too !!
I have been up and walking for 4 months now. Let me tell you,,,IT"S great to have pain while walking !!! Not walking for 3 yrs. SUCKED BIGTIME !!!
But this cancer cannot be beat in time to do ME any good.
BUT I damn well believe that soon, with help from F@H and others, we can find a way to save lives with it!! BANK ON IT !!!

And now I'm back to building compukers for folding. To many of you that don't sound like much, BUT F@H has given me a goal to achieve while I can !!!


BTW, the term "Compukers", Is from the days of Compuserve as an ISP, and Windows 98,
Their poor quality left you so mad and sick, ya just wanted to puke!


Tired Couple- thanks for sharing your SpotLight with us.
We are all inspired by your efforts not to let your major health problems keep you from what you want to accomplish.
You give Newbie and many others hours of fun conversing on the forum and you are the undisputed King of emoticons.
Keep fighting and folding -G


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:44 pm 
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It's nice to finally learn more about you both!

You are an inspiration to the team :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 7:03 pm 
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Great to finally get a spotlight out of the two of you!!

And, TOM..those AsRock boards...they are now speeding their way across two countries to you..I know you'll put them to good use!! :lol:

Kidding, you made your opinion of those things VERY clear the last time we spoke!

Expect to see you in the top 100 very soon!! :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 7:05 pm 
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Thank you for the nice Spotlight!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 7:28 pm 
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I added two additional pictures for those that want to take another look.


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 Post subject: I'm in trouble AGAIN !!
PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:45 pm 
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I'm in trouble AGAIN :!: :!:
Mary's dog was named SCRUFFY not Fluffy :oops: :oops:
We had to put him down due to a tumor on his brain.previous owner did nothing for him and by the time we got him,,it was too late.
But, atleast we made his last few months much better than he had,,with lots of loving care and attention before he passed away.
Fluffy is one of our 7 cats. I gave the wrong name to Mr. G :!:
And am now in the dog house for doing so :oops: :oops: :( :P


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 Post subject: Re: I'm in trouble AGAIN !!
PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:47 pm 
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tiredoldman wrote:
I'm in trouble AGAIN :!: :!:
Mary's dog was named SCRUFFY not Fluffy :oops: :oops:
Fluffy is one of our 7 cats. I gave the wrong name to Mr. G :!:
And am now in the dog house for doing so :oops: :oops: :(


Oh well, it's just going to be saved on the entire archive of Google for the rest of eternity :lol: .

Nice to finally know more about T.O.M.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:54 pm 
Thanks for doing this, and please take care of yourself!!


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 4:13 am 
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Thanks for the spotlight TOC. Your story is definitely one that will inspire more people to fold and keep folding for a long time.

Thank you for your service to our nations (both the USA, and the F@H community).

As for the dog issue, TOW really shouldn't complain - At least you got HER name right :wink:

It's also good to see you back into the forum.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 5:27 am 
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Thanks for the great spotlight Dave and Mary.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:56 am 
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bbies1973 wrote:
Thanks for the spotlight TOC. Your story is definitely one that will inspire more people to fold and keep folding for a long time.

Thank you for your service to our nations (both the USA, and the F@H community).

As for the dog issue, TOW really shouldn't complain - At least you got HER name right :wink:

It's also good to see you back into the forum.


TOC?? Tired Old Coot now is it :?: :P :lol: :lol: :P
Kinda hard NOT to get Mary's name right when she weilds that cast iron skillet the way she does :shock: :!: :!: :oops: :oops:
I scream "Hail Mary's" all day long :!: :twisted: :twisted: :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: SpotLight Number 45 - Tiredoldman and Tiredoldwoman
PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:19 am 
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tiredoldman wrote:
TOC?? Tired Old Coot now is it :?:


Naw, I wouldn't call you a Coot. Codger maybe, but never Coot :wink:

Really, though I was going off of this:

gsmitheman wrote:
Tired Couple- thanks for sharing your SpotLight with us.
..... -G


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:24 am 
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I call bullshit. TOM didn't write that. There's not enough emoticons. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:02 am 
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I call bullshit. TOM didn't write that. There's not enough emoticons. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:09 pm 
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TOM and TOW, you two are awesome. Thanks for being part of our team!


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:21 pm 
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Kreller1 wrote:
TOM and TOW, you two are awesome. Thanks for being part of our team!

Now IF Mary would quit thumping me :shock: :oops: :lol: :lol:
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Maybe we can get on with FOLDING :!: :!: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

It has really been nice to be folding for and with this TEAM !!! :!: 8) 8)
Thank all of you folks for allowing us to do so :!: :!: :!:


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 2:04 pm 
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great spotlight TOM & TOW....

i don't see no tired tho....

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:16 pm 
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tiredoldman wrote:
Kreller1 wrote:
TOM and TOW, you two are awesome. Thanks for being part of our team!

Now IF Mary would quit thumping me :shock: :oops: :lol: :lol:
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Maybe we can get on with FOLDING :!: :!: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

It has really been nice to be folding for and with this TEAM !!! :!: 8) 8)
Thank all of you folks for allowing us to do so :!: :!: :!:

At least in that pic she's not wielding her cast iron skillet. Be thankful for small favors, or some such nonsense. :shock: :-P


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:57 pm 
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Mary's laffing up a storm Mr.G :!: :P :P :lol: :lol:
Gee thanks "G" :roll: :roll: :P :P :P :lol: :lol: :lol:


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