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1. Tell us how you came across OZZU.

2. Tell us about your hometown.

3. What's the meaning behind your nickname?

4. Are you a student or do you work for the big man?

5. How many hours a day do you spend on OZZU?

7. Do you have a personal site - If yes, tell us about it?

9. Who is your hero?

10. Finish this sentence "My life's motto is..."

11. What's your favorite day of the week?

12. Is there someone from your past you wish you could go back and talk to? Doesn't have to be someone who has passed on. Could be someone you had a fall out with.

13. What do you like to do in your free time?

14. Name your top 3 pet peeves.

15. What accomplishment(s) are you most proud of?

16. Spam us. Name 3 sites you visit on a daily basis and tell us why they are so great.

17. Did you celebrate Easter? If yes, tell us what you did.

18. What are you listening to right now?

19. Any useless talents? (double jointed, tongue can touch nose, great animal noises imitations, etc)

20. They say that everyone will eventually get their 15 minutes of fame. Have you had yours?

21. What's your favorite childrens' book?

22. What are you having/had for dinner?.

23. What's your earliest childhood memory?

24. What's your programming language of choice?

25. Would you say you are an introvert or an extrovert?

26. Do you have any obsessions?

27. Who would you like to see as the next GTKY victim?

28. Least favorite thing to do in the whole world?

29. True or false - 40% of McDonald's profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.

30. When was the last time you really got in trouble and payed the price?

31. Would you rather be able to bring about a lasting world peace, or eliminate all hunger and disease?

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32. Computer specs!

33. Do you play computer games? If so name one.

34. Tell us about your dog.

35. Did you have a highschool sweet-heard, and are you still together?
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WOW! this is unexpected, thanks to Katana for the heads up. I have answered the questions as honestly as possible :)

1. Tell us how you came across OZZU.
http://www.google.co.za nothing fancy LOL

2. Tell us about your hometown.
Home town is Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. High paced, high pay (well from the other provinces point of view), work long hours and very little to do over the weekends unless you party at the clubs etc.

3. What's the meaning behind your nickname?

Main Entry: ra·bid
Pronunciation: 'ra-b&d also 'rA-
Function: adjective
Etymology: Latin rabidus mad, from rabere
1 a : extremely violent : FURIOUS b : going to extreme lengths in expressing or pursuing a feeling, interest, or opinion

I was told while I was learning programming that I am like a pit bull and I don't let go until I get the answer. So I kinda put them together

4. Are you a student or do you work for the big man?
Hmm, I am gainfully employed at a large South African ISP.

5. How many hours a day do you spend on OZZU?
LOL, since the new job started not as many as I would like to but it used to be round 2-3 hours a day

7. Do you have a personal site - If yes, tell us about it?
umm, well yeah I got http://www.rabiddog.co.za that links to the photo album I wrote but was/is supposed to become a programming resource.

Then there is my famed music site http://www.sweetcheese.co.za that I hacked together to get my music out, kinda hoping someone important would hear it but anyways was very proud of the PHP code, effectively one PHP page that grows dynamically (figure that one out haha)

9. Who is your hero?
Not to sound funny or anything it would have to be Jesus Christ

10. Finish this sentence "My life's motto is..."
do unto others as you would have them do to you and if they don't listen the first time save your breath

11. What's your favorite day of the week?
Would have to be saturday, time with my wife, daughter and puppies

12. Is there someone from your past you wish you could go back and talk to? Doesn't have to be someone who has passed on. Could be someone you had a fall out with.
My father, the note we parted on was not a pretty one

13. What do you like to do in your free time?
Play with my daughter, play with my puppies, spend time with the wife, research/reading, play/record music and development

14. Name your top 3 pet peeves.
LIARS!
Blasphemy
Weakly typed programming languages

other than that I can deal with anything

15. What accomplishment(s) are you most proud of?

My marriage
My daughter :) (you can see pics of her on the photoalbum)
and the way that I am able to teach people. I think once this project I am currently busy with is done it will be there too

16. Spam us. Name 3 sites you visit on a daily basis and tell us why they are so great.

http://www.google.co.za -> nuff said
http://www.goarmy.com/special_forces -> always been a dream of mine to serve in the US Special forces (although it will never happen)
http://www.megadeth.com -> the latest album is amazing, Dave Mustaine RULES!


17. Did you celebrate Easter? If yes, tell us what you did.
Yes I did, went to church in the morning and had a family lunch with the in-laws. Once Skye can walk we will start doing the easter egg hunts. Maverick and Keena asked but chocolate isn't good for dogs

18. What are you listening to right now?
Everygrey -> Touch of blessing from the "Inner Circle" album

19. Any useless talents? (double jointed, tongue can touch nose, great animal noises imitations, etc)
I have been told I should do voice overs for cartoons :) and then there is the music oh and I am able to pop my shoulder in and out at will

20. They say that everyone will eventually get their 15 minutes of fame. Have you had yours?
Well more than 15 minutes when the band I was in was gigging
My fav moment was when I had a solo at the end of the gig and everyone walked up to me afterwards and said "wow, you CAN actually play"

21. What's your favorite childrens' book?
Winnie the Pooh rocks!

22. What are you having/had for dinner?.
Have no idea, I leave that in my wifes capable hands :)

23. What's your earliest childhood memory?
Lets not go there...

24. What's your programming language of choice?
I think they all have their place but as long as it is strongly typed it doesn't bug me. Weakly typed langauges get on my nerves

25. Would you say you are an introvert or an extrovert?
most definitely an introvert unless you say something that gets my back up.

26. Do you have any obsessions?
My christianity, my immediate family (wife etc),programming and a few others

27. Who would you like to see as the next GTKY victim?
lol, well, hmmm. This213?

28. Least favorite thing to do in the whole world?
Small talk

29. True or false - 40% of McDonald's profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.
ah man this is great. Would have to go for true
"9. 40% of McDonald's profits come from the sales of Happy Meals. "
http://www.windowsmoviemakers.net/Forum ... PostID=101 from http://www.google.co.za/search?hl=en&q= ... fits&meta=

google rules the planet

but then again you can't believe everything you read :)


30. When was the last time you really got in trouble and payed the price?

Hmmm, been a while, there was a horrible moment a couple years ago and I payed dearly but my wife and marriage have benefitted from the experience

31. Would you rather be able to bring about a lasting world peace, or eliminate all hunger and disease?

World Peace, this would effectively eliminate all hunger as people would give a hoot about each other, the disease, well life is in the hands of God

32. Computer specs!
AMD 3.2Ghz 64 bit
1GB RAM
200GB SATA HDD
Radeon PCI-E X550
Sound Blaster Audigy 2
Razer Diamond Back mouse (1600dpi)
Keyboard
Samsung 17" flat panel CRT

33. Do you play computer games? If so name one.
Yes, I have a few,
Splinter Cell :: Chaos Theory
Delta Force :: Xtreme
EA Sports :: Cricket 2005
EA Games :: Call of duty, pacific assault (who the heck makes a game that you have to fly a plane with a mouse!)
and a couple others but my all time favourite and the ONLY one I play online -> Delta Force :: Black Hawk Down
was even considering starting my own squad but I don't have the time :(

34. Tell us about your dog.
Ah my little man
Maverick is a staffordshire bull terrier that loves people so much he scares them with his enthusiasm. He is well trained and loves running agility courses, his favourite pass time is racing through the house like a well known F1 driver and sleeping next to me or on my lap (which can be painful as he is about 18Kgs).

On the 4th April he turned a year and got a FAT bone.

He recently aquired a mate in the form of a brindle staffy called Keena. The two of them love romping around the house.

35. Did you have a highschool sweet-heard, and are you still together?
Yes I did, no we aren't and I am so thankful for that (high school was ten years ago for me :))
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Some good answers there RD! :iconthumbleft:
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Awesome. But don't think you're done yet! Come on peeps! Hit him!

btw I used to love megadeth in my junior high years!
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36. Ever been to Oppiekoppie?
37. If yes, any highlights?
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36. Ever been to Oppiekoppie?
NOT A CHANCE!

37. If yes, any highlights?
Unfortunately I am a bit of a musical snob and there was only one South African band I could deal with (now disbanded) called titus
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Nice baby pics and wedding pics :)
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lol, thanks :) We got more pics of her but I can't for the life of me remember the user name and password for the admin area :)
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38. Explain this to me, whats the arguement on the cat and dog thing? Why are dogs better than cats? why do you prefer them?

39. Would you ever jump out of a plane and parachute?

40. Apart from Megadeth, name some other top bands you are a fan of?
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I like the picture of Maverick titles "The Maverick Collection" when hes on your shoulders. :lol:
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Spoof, yeah that is his spot, my canine parrot if you will

38. Explain this to me, whats the arguement on the cat and dog thing? Why are dogs better than cats? why do you prefer them?

They aren't better than one another, but I prefer the loyalty and companionship that dogs offer. Also if anyone has to try anything around my family in the presence of the animals they are in trouble!

39. Would you ever jump out of a plane and parachute?

If it was for the army yes, if it was for the "thrill" no, got more important things to do :)

40. Apart from Megadeth, name some other top bands you are a fan of?

Old Metallica
In Flames
Evergrey
Cypress Hill
Van Halen
Dokken
George Lynch
Steve Vai
Joe Satriani
Dream Theater
Iron Maiden
Bruce Dickenson
Guns n Roses
NIN
Pantera (the old stuff)
Snoop Dogg (old stuff)
Warren G (old stuff)
Beastie Boys (Old stuff)
And then most of the classical composers

I am sure I am leaving someone out here but alas it is time for work :)
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Gotta applaud the taste in music there :D
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Thanks mate :)

Shoo I got off lightly hey?
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41) Does Maverick do alot of "rotate one ear like a radar" ? He's got thoose ears. :D
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Yes he does, he also does the bat pose and his favourite, the streamline pose when running, with the ears plastered against the head
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42) Following on from Maverick, any plans to name the next dog "Goose"? (Sorry - seen the opportunity for a Top Gun reference and took it!) :D
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Duh, NO!

Actually I named him Maverick after the missiles that the F-14 carries and also because he is a loner, always on a mission.

His full registered name is "Maverick Spitfire"

and his partners is "Lady Keena"

some useless info there ;)
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Anyone else?
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Sure, I'll hit you up!

43) How long have you lived in your current home?

44) Anywhere else you'd rather live/work?

45) What is your favorite vactioning spot?

46) Favorite movies?

47) How long have you been programming?
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43) How long have you lived in your current home?
lol, um about two years (maybe a little more) before that I was moving every six months from the age of 18 (so that would be 6 * 2)

44) Anywhere else you'd rather live/work?
Yeah, I owuld much rather be in the USA

45) What is your favorite vactioning spot?
LOL, vacation? Whats that? No seriously, I haven't had a holiday in about 12 years so I have no idea.

46) Favorite movies?
The Matrix! (all of them)
Black Hawk Down
Hackers
most of the good war movies
Seven was great

47) How long have you been programming?
Well my first run in with a computer was my step fathers. I had never touched the things but wanted to know about them and in the true spirit of my nature I managed to bypass the keyboaard lock and completely wreck the OS (runnin windows 3.11). At this point I realised I had better get everything running again other wise my ass was grass. So I manged to fiddle and get everything running again.

I personally have been programming for about five years now. Still wish I had done a BSc in computer science. My ultimate dream is Game Development or to be a professional muso (but that ain't gonna happen in this country)

My favourite computer incident was with a friend of mine. He had his dad's machine and it kept failing, he asked me to reinstall windows 98 and evertime it got half way through it would fall over. He was really stressed. At this point I ran a scan disk to detect bad sectors and a good portion of the disk from about 50% onwards was trashed. So now he is sweating bullets and asking me what we can do. Knowing nothing about computers he was like "Can't we cut the disk in half?". This sparked the idea to partion the drive and install windows on the healthy partion. Windows went up (shaker than ever) he returned the machine, dad was happy and with in 3 days the HDD had a physical crash. So he got out of it ny the skin of his teeth :)
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Nice, I love the computer story. :lol:

48 ) Whats the most beautiful place you've ever been?

49 ) What is your actual college degree? Or do you have one?

50 ) Whats the largest number of pets you've ever had at one time?

51 ) Funniest pet story?

52 ) If you were able to come to the U.S., What would you want to do?

53 ) Where would you want to live?

54 ) Any other countries your interested in visiting/moving too?
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48 ) Whats the most beautiful place you've ever been?
Hmmm, the most beautiful place would have to have been the source of the river my grandparents live next too

49 ) What is your actual college degree? Or do you have one?
No I don't have any qualifications :( But i would LOVE to get one, just can't find any sponsors (damn expensive)

50 ) Whats the largest number of pets you've ever had at one time?
Two, maverick and Keena. Before that is was just hamsters (one at a time) LOL

51 ) Funniest pet story?
The funniest. Hmmm. My step father was tickling my mother and she screamed. Our dozy staffy turned into a mirage, charged into the room and bite him on the hand. She thought he was trying to hurt her.

The other story was one day I was playing ball with my labrador and she was like lighting. My brother said something pee'd me off so I threw the ball at him. It went between his legs and my dog went charging after it, thrwing him off his feet!

52 ) If you were able to come to the U.S., What would you want to do?
I would look to get involved in the programming realm. But would want to focus more on backend systems, research and development and in my dreams become a programmer for a game development house. At the moment I am getting more into systems analysis and architecture but I don't want to get away from development

53 ) Where would you want to live?
LOL, haven't thought that far. My odds of ever getting over there are zero. I would need a company to think I am the cheese and sponsor the move etc. wouldn't bug me though. Put me in the city with a good rock / metal following so I can get involved with a band as well :)

54 ) Any other countries your interested in visiting/moving too?
Well I have looked at russia but purely for the history. Also thought about the UK, Sweden. But any where in the world. My wife is dying to travel. Probably get round to it when we are about 60. LOL

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