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TR Member Spotlight with CG IT

The TR Member Spotlight shines again this week, revealing some information about Danna Rasmussen, better known as CG IT. Find how CG IT got involved in IT, what keeps him in the business (besides money - that answer is too easy), and the story behind the sneaky Thumbs Fest that somehow got past TechRepublic's moderator, Beth Blakely.

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The TR Member Spotlight shines again this week, revealing some information about Danna Rasmussen, better known as CG IT -- who is a gentleman, by the way, and a very busy poster in TechRepublic's Question forum.

Listen to the podcast to learn how CG IT got involved in IT, what keeps him in the business (besides money - that answer is too easy), and the story behind the sneaky Thumbs Fest that somehow got past TechRepublic's moderator, Beth Blakely.

About

Sonja Thompson has worked for TechRepublic since October of 1999. She is currently a Senior Editor and the host of the Smartphones and Tablets blogs.

95 comments
OnTheRopes
OnTheRopes

I posted in the wrong thread. :_|

CaptBilly1Eye
CaptBilly1Eye

Good to hear from someone more in my age bracket. :-) count me in for the next thumb fest. too funny. :D

OldER Mycroft
OldER Mycroft

But seriously - Good job well spoken CG IT. Good to know I'm not alone in forgetting things. However I honestly thought you were female, but would never say anything definitive. Y'see I've been fairly much 'sitting on the fence' since I got well and truly roasted by Sgt Schultz for an ill-aimed sexist remark. That was quite embarrassing. There's nothing wrong with being a has-been, because these young fools have no idea what they're walking straight into ! :) Well Done! :)

CG IT
CG IT

Thanks Mycroft... Not quite a Has Been yet...and not silver haired well I've got all my hair. some of it's going silver... IT isn't just for the youngsters though it's what advertisers would want us all to believe. I always thought Sgt Schultz was a guy... you mean Sgt Schultz is a girl? wow!

Jacky Howe
Jacky Howe

Great interview. You mean that you had to look, man you are getting old. :)

CG IT
CG IT

and take Viagra with Crestor and Pepto Bismol.

Jacky Howe
Jacky Howe

probably would send you blind. :) I have never met an inteligent woman yet, who would respond to some of these questions as you have. Don't know how anyone would have thought otherwise. I sincerely hope you are joking when you say you will quit at 1000. They say that life begins at 40, I know it gets better at 50+, so I am certainly looking forward to the future. :) Notice that I use the same smiley, It's the only one that I can remember. :)

CG IT
CG IT

I was. I don't crack the jokes but then I was the dork in school and cracking jokes just made the matter worse. Ever watch that Geeks and Models reality show? yep, geeks crack jokes and it just makes matters worse. That's me.... Slide rule and all.....

boxfiddler
boxfiddler

I've been eyeing this interview all day from campus where I can't listen. I really enjoyed it this evening CG IT and Sonja. Hearing about member history is always fun. Like that answer about the challenge. I tend to think we need challenges in life to become our best. Only 1000? I suspected you were a he all along. ;) Nice addition with the music, Sonja. Nice choice of music too!

CG IT
CG IT

Yeah, being in IT is a challenge. Keeping current is almost a full time job, besides the work. 1000? well ok maybe I fibbed ...more like 10 but well 1000 sounds better...

maxwell edison
maxwell edison

Thanks for the mention. It's nice to be remembered in such a way. Many thanks. You're right. There are a lot of stories about those old Tech Point days. Where did they all go?

CG IT
CG IT

Your welcome. I remember coming into the Q&A forums way back during the point days and when there really were tough questions. You always have the right answer and right place to go get answers. Joe Moore was also one of those like you who one could count on having the right answer. Haven't seen Joe Moore since they went to the Thumbs Up Method. DKilippert is another one. Ann777 was another one. Ah well... the good ole days!

jdclyde
jdclyde

Sure is good to have a group of you "seasoned" IT Pros out there. If you accept women, you will have to invite Mae to join..... ;\ [i]"What is that short for?" "Paaaaaattttttt"[/i] A good pod. Attaboy. jd

maecuff
maecuff

You keep digging that hole..

jdclyde
jdclyde

Sweet innocent youthful me? :D No idea what your talking about..... :p

CG IT
CG IT

Old people are easy going...

NickNielsen
NickNielsen

I'll never be a member. My Mom taught me something, too. It's called "missile age:" 35 and holding. :^0

maecuff
maecuff

is the cut off age, then I am far too young to join your club. :)

The Scummy One
The Scummy One

(older than dirt), that accidents happen more often, and hurting oneself is more common. Even a klutz gets klutzier when age is factored in. However, their own denial keeps them from realizing the truth :^0

maecuff
maecuff

Since when does one have to be aged to be a klutz? I've been a klutz my whole life. And I DO have some really ugly reading glasses.

The Scummy One
The Scummy One

Are you needing glasses now too??? Ok, memory enhancer, mood changer, glasses/contacts, what other pills/props do you need to get through a day? "My phone rang and went I went to answer it, I injured myself and somewhere in between those two events, I hit the submit button twice. "

HAL 9000
HAL 9000

Of course I would never do this as I am [b]NICE![/b] Because [b]SWMBO[/b] told me to be that way. :( But how about this for a Name for the Club that you lot seem interested in creating. [b]GOD Club?[/b] Growing Old Disgracefully Club. I kind of like the sound of that name. :^0 The Nice One Col :p

maecuff
maecuff

My phone rang and went I went to answer it, I injured myself and somewhere in between those two events, I hit the submit button twice. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

jdclyde
jdclyde

you forgot you had already hit the submit button? :p :^0 :x

maecuff
maecuff

I've heard recently that '50' is the new '30', so I still have 5 years to go before hitting my peak.

jdclyde
jdclyde

[b]PERKS OF BEING OVER 45[/b] or, If you're not over 45, this is what you have to look forward to. 1. Kidnappers are not very interested in you. 2. In a hostage situation you are likely to be released first. 3. No one expects you to run – anywhere. 4. People call at 9 pm and ask, 'Did I wake you???' 5. People no longer view you as a hypochondriac. 6. There is nothing left to learn the hard way. 7. Things you buy now won't wear out. 8 You can eat dinner at 4 pm. 9. You can live without sex but not your glasses. 10. You get into heated arguments about pension plans. 11. You no longer think of speed limits as a challenge. 12. You quit trying to hold your stomach in no matter who walks into the room. 13. You sing along with elevator music. 14. Your eyes won't get much worse. 15. Your investment in health insurance is finally beginning to pay off. 16. Your joints are more accurate meteorologists than the national weather service. 17. Your secrets are safe with your friends because they can't remember them either. 18 Your supply of brain cells is finally down to manageable size. 19 You can't remember who posted this list! You should send this to anyone you can remember!!

boxfiddler
boxfiddler

45ish ain't old! Now where are those pruning shears? Shoot, 5 pair and I can't find one when I need one. ;)

The Scummy One
The Scummy One

nose is getting brown all of a sudden! very quickly I might add... Tigs dear, why did you give the idea to Mae to record reasons for later use. I was all fine and happy that she was forgetting. Now she's gonna take notes.... Bad Tig, Bad!!! And so this isnt the last thing Mae reads, just so she will forget all about this, she can now forget about anything wrong after reading below (and forgetting all else). And Mae, did I forget to mention, Mae is Nice Dammit!!! Mae is Nice Dammit!!!

jdclyde
jdclyde

There is a big difference between forgetting something and letting something pass until the time is right. She IS the one that will wait till your not expecting the shovel to the face before she does it. The dumb look of surprise on the victims face is half the sadistic pleasure she derives from it. NOT someone to underestimate.... Besides, it is only funny when I say it.... ;\ Edited to add: And yes, she IS hot... :x

maecuff
maecuff

Tig IS right. You aren't getting away with a damn thing.

Tig2
Tig2

You only THINK that Mae "forgot" your nasty cracks. Nope! She has them noted away for when she chooses to exact retribution. You are FAR from getting away with this! Have a nice day. Watch out for shovels...

maecuff
maecuff

ANYTHING. My husband will vouch for that. I'm just feeling mellow today. Of course, that has something to do with the little yellow pills my doctor gave me. I love that doctor. It's been really stressful at work. I'm reaching the point that I truly want to kick someone (anyone) in the head. That's when the little yellow pills come in to play. They're awesome.

The Scummy One
The Scummy One

and leaves just as quickly :^0 see, you even forgot about the memory insult in your reply :^0 ahh, the new beating bag for insults -- Mae (cause she'll forget) :^0 :^0

maecuff
maecuff

old you are, it's how good you look. And I still look good. Other than the gray hair, but I dye it, so only me and my hairdresser know. Well, and all of you, but you can't see me, can you? I've been blessed with good genes. My mother has very few wrinkles at 68. I have almost no lines on my face, and really, I like the way I look more now than I did when I was 30. So, I have the wisdom that comes with age and I'm aging well. It all works out for me.

jdclyde
jdclyde

Jewelry was invented. A man was in trouble, and he could go "oh look! Sppaaarrrkkkllllyyyyy"! :^0

The Scummy One
The Scummy One

you are old.... I have several years before I am that old (several x2)... And I always think that I am getting too old. Geez, now I know that when JD brings up your memory, its cause of the old timers disease :^0 I thought he was just kidding, but it appears to be total truth! That must be why there is a delay between me insulting you and the shovel coming... You keep forgetting about the insult :^0 :^0 Edited to add -- I guess I dont need to worry about ducking anymore :D

The Scummy One
The Scummy One

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boxfiddler
boxfiddler

I resemble... er, resent that remark. Actually, both of them. I plan to be a major pita when I'm an old fart. :D

jdclyde
jdclyde

it was YOU talking about luv'en cousins and then started talking about using KY with them. All I said was I don't live in Kentucky, and we don't do that whole "kiss'en cousins" thing up here. There are enough people with different last names that we don't NEED to! :p

maecuff
maecuff

I know, you're not from KY. Redneck isn't exclusive to KY. I would think you would know that. I would think that each time you look in a mirror you would be reminded of that. And you get an extra kick in the ass for bringing KY into the conversation..

jdclyde
jdclyde

Cousin? Come on Mae, I am from Michigan, not Kentucky!

maecuff
maecuff

I was trying to be nice. :)

Tig2
Tig2

You forgot the bald part, dear, but otherwise it's catchy! Count me in!

maecuff
maecuff

Let's call it the 'JD is gonna get his knuckle dragging, cousin loving, show tune singing ass kicked' club. It has a nice ring to it..

jdclyde
jdclyde

OTD. Older than dirt... I nominate Mae as enforcer.... :p Of course, being as witty and youthful as I am, I don't see myself getting a vote, huh? :D

The Scummy One
The Scummy One

I am not old for some time I guess. Now I just gotta wonder why I feel so old often :0

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