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What's your day / night job and does it link to your SGI kicks?

I design buildings, including houses and housing developments as a day job. Architecture was my second choice after Computer gfx / animation but there were no schools / universities / institutions that taught animation in South Africa in the '90s. So I ended up studying Architecture.

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06-20-2018, 11:34 AM
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I do legal work, mostly temporary document review projects with teams of attorneys that last anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. I used to do computer animation for movies & video games and am still kicking myself for giving it up, it was way more fun.

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06-20-2018, 01:17 PM
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I am currently a military aviator (flying instructor qualified) with experience on the following types:


Pilatus PC-7 MKII trainer (Instructor qualified on type)

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Aloette III helicopter (Initial Rotor Wing conversion)

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Atlas Oryx helicopter (Maritime and NVG qualified)

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C-47TP Turbo Dakota (Maritime qualified)

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CASA 212 (Used in a tactical role)

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Our simulators at the Central Flying School were run by SGI Onyx2 Infinite Reality machines (I don’t know which revision though), when I received my ab initio training back in 2003, they have since been upgraded and obviously don’t run on SGI machines anymore.

I am an audiophile, so my main hobby has always been hi-fi, but vintage computers have started to interest me more, and I would therefore have to say that they are now my main hobby.

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06-20-2018, 01:54 PM
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I'm currently juggling three jobs for my company. Firstly (and my main job) is a senior data analyst, so responsible for extracting data and generating reports covering various aspects of the service that my firm delivers to customers across EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). I also manage several other processes for them.

On top of that, I manage all of our contractual documentation between a key customer and our various partners, and I currently provide executive-level IT support at one of our customer's larger sites in Scotland.

Some bits are more enjoyable than others, but it keeps me busy. No real link with SGIs, except that our customer is in the Oil & Gas business and used to use SGIs back in the 90s for CAD and CFD. Those days are long gone now of course.

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06-21-2018, 08:08 AM
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Some of the work I have to do to afford my collecting habits: (I mounted the camera on my headset, so it's unfortunately sitting a bit high.)

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10-21-2018, 10:12 AM
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I do technical support, currently for a managed service provider that isn't very managed (head honcho is one of those glib "gonna pretend this is a late-'90s Valley startup" types who doesn't see any need to bother being organized or keeping a regular schedule; despite having already hashed out what shift I'm supposed to be covering with every person in "management" individually, he keeps telling everybody to come in at whatever random hour he feels like the next day, sending us out to client sites on a whim, etc.) Probably going to start looking around for a less haphazard employer after Christmas vacation...

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10-21-2018, 03:26 PM
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(10-21-2018, 10:12 AM)Irinikus Wrote:  Some of the work I have to do to afford my collecting habits: (I mounted the camera on my headset, so it's unfortunately sitting a bit high.)



All those lines of little lights look the same to me! Smile I'd probably land on the R21 highway! 

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10-21-2018, 04:11 PM
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(10-21-2018, 04:11 PM)JacquesT Wrote:  All those lines of little lights look the same to me! Smile I'd probably land on the R21 highway! 


Once you know what to look for, runways become rather easy to spot.

As a matter of interest, the grass strip in the video is the secondary grass runway at Air Force Base Swartkop, the second oldest military air station in the world.

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10-21-2018, 04:26 PM
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(10-21-2018, 04:26 PM)Irinikus Wrote:  
(10-21-2018, 04:11 PM)JacquesT Wrote:  All those lines of little lights look the same to me! Smile I'd probably land on the R21 highway! 


Once you know what to look for, runways become rather easy to spot.

As a matter of interest, the grass strip in the video is the secondary grass runway at Air Force Base Swartkop, the second oldest military air station in the world.

I'm sure they do f you know what to look for Smile

My friend flies around in a little Cessna, going from reserve to reserve working for KZN wildlife building designing hides and shelters. He loves it, says he'd happily retrain to pilot around the place. At least he's not stuck in an office all the time.

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10-21-2018, 04:33 PM
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(10-21-2018, 04:33 PM)JacquesT Wrote:  My friend flies around in a little Cessna, going from reserve to reserve working for KZN wildlife building designing hides and shelters. He loves it, says he'd happily retrain to pilot around the place. At least he's not stuck in an office all the time.

I simply wouldn't be able to survive working in an office at all, form me work is sitting in a crew room, drinking coffee (Talking Shite with my fellow colleagues) and flying! Smile

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