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TR Member Spotlight with santeewelding

In this TR Member Spotlight interview, Sonja Thompson tries to decipher the answers of a very interesting member in the TechRepublic community: santeewelding.

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In this TR Member Spotlight interview, Sonja Thompson tries to decipher the answers of a very interesting member in the TechRepublic community: santeewelding.

Please note that this podcast contains some adult language. Find out what roles technology plays in santee's welding business, his perception of self and others on the TR boards, how he responds to some key technology words, and much more. Listen to the podcast.

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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.

71 comments
NickNielsen
NickNielsen

Comprehensible, even. This is the first time I've not had to think differently to understand Santee! Great interview! Well done to you both.

Jacky Howe
Jacky Howe

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AV .
AV .

I loved the interview. Santee, I think I totally understand you now. Then again, maybe not. :^0 Thats ok though. I always thought santeewelding was a business, but I thought you were the IT Director or something like that. Little did I know, I was talking to GOD! :^0 Seriously, I think you offer a different take on the IT field. The plight of a business owner that has to be able to understand and oversee IT. Its admirable that you pursued IT, but I know you are a closet gardener. :^0 AV

neilb
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My fine, even incisive intellect has (finally) assimilated the information that you run a welding business in Santee and I now know why you're alias is santeewelding! I would hang my head further in shame but my nose is already touching the floor... Great interview. Really nice to put the voice to another peer whose posts I always read. Neil :D

JamesRL
JamesRL

I googled Santee Welding some time ago and read all about his business. James

The Scummy One
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I didnt know there was a place called Santee as well. However I took a guess the first time I read the name. I know what welding is and figured either it was a place called Santee, or it was the name of the business (or both). then I noticed in the profile it said Santee, Ca. Hmmm, took some brains there, but I put it all together in just a few minutes. I am not trying to imply any -- err -- umm -- lack of -- ahh, never mind, yes I am! :^0 :^0 ~laughing AT you emoticon (missing)~

boxfiddler
boxfiddler

I'm shocked, I tell you, shocked! I no longer know what to think of you! :D :D :D

neilb
neilb

How am I supposed to know that there is a place called Santee? I mean, I'm British and used to sensible town names like Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwll'llandysiliogogogoch :p

neilb
neilb

have been to the place in question AND can say it properly, I think that I'm allowed to choose which of the spellings that I favour. The apostrophe in the middle is the key. The whole name is made up anyway. But... Diolch yn fawr :)

OldER Mycroft
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[b] Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllandysiliogogogoch[/b] Didn't you, you British boyo, you? Typical Englishman, can't even spell Welsh properly!! :^0

Michael Jay
Michael Jay

Now I think I finally understand... Or not... But it sounded like you guys had a fine time, a most enjoyable podcast.

santeewelding
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What I have come to learn about you all -- acceptance and perception. She had to be in order to make do with what she had. She composed it so well that I almost am.

boxfiddler
boxfiddler

that you inkle me 'til death. [i]She composed it so well that I almost am.[/i]

maxwell edison
maxwell edison

Perception is probably what's most misperceived around here. Acceptance is almost a given, regardless of perception.

jdclyde
jdclyde

Even when using verbal communications, you still can't come up with a direct reply.... ;\ As for cooking, it is a necessity, not a hobby. Some of us appreciate food to much to not have something GOOD to partake in. [i](making pizza casserole for dinner tonight)[/i] Marshmallows, whippy cream! ]:) Well done. Like not only the laugh, but the laugh in the voice. :D

w2ktechman
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might have been a clue. pizza -- pepperoni -- hmmm. Of course a pizza casserole with marshmallows :0 I am not going to go further into the whip cream thing -- GG may be watching...

gadgetgirl
gadgetgirl

TR now needs a drool emoticon..... not into pizza. Pepperoni is on the stop list. Marshmallows melt too quick, ergo the only thing left for me is the whip cream thing. Mmmmm. Now. Where should I put that so it doesn't hurt my poorly neck muscles while I'm licking it off, W2K? :) GG

gadgetgirl
gadgetgirl

straight into the gutter along with me! :x GG

The Scummy One
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all over, and end with a different kind of cream :D

NickNielsen
NickNielsen

[i]Where should I put that so it doesn't hurt my poorly neck muscles while I'm licking it off W2K?[/i] That's how I read it the first time through. That's one h3ll of a visual... :^0

boxfiddler
boxfiddler

a pizza casserole with marshmallows sounds :-& .

The Scummy One
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since when do you talk like a girl??? oh wait, it's JD -- my bad :^0 :^0 Ok, now I really gotta say, whipping cream -- marshmallows -- pepperoni == BLECH

jdclyde
jdclyde

you are thinking about pepperoni? Something you want to confess to the group? :0

boxfiddler
boxfiddler

in genteel, southern belle fashion. As opposed to flopping like a fish out of water. To borrow a phrase, 'you sound just like yourself'. :x Thank you both for a lovely interview. Thankfully, no asteroid interruptions... :D Oops. Santawelding. I like the sound of that. ]:)

The Scummy One
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so you like welding santa??

gadgetgirl
gadgetgirl

she likes the sound of santa welding something for her. Or on her. Or on to her. or... whupps. in the gutter again. No change there, then! :) personally, I want to know what SHE wanted to weld to Santa.... GG

boxfiddler
boxfiddler

that 'endless possibilities' concept, don't you? ]:)

gadgetgirl
gadgetgirl

for getting bored sick being poorly at home! still want to know which bit of welding she wanted welded to whom and to where..... possibilities are bloody endless from where I'm sat sitting seated! :D GG

NickNielsen
NickNielsen

"Santa wielding?" ;\ But you already did. That will teach me to get busy at work. :(

boxfiddler
boxfiddler

I have to hang my head in shame at my own paltry renderings... :0 :x :D :D :D

gadgetgirl
gadgetgirl

you, of all people, should know what happens when I do!!! B-) GG

tcavadias
tcavadias

and no we don't have no "God" emoticon -Tammy [_]3

OnTheRopes
OnTheRopes

Keep using the mug. It looks much better on you.

tcavadias
tcavadias

I do like it much better - I pour my diet coke into it ;-) -Tammy [_]3

tcavadias
tcavadias

cup.. not only does it say "TechRepublic" but it's always filled with diet coke. My other favorite item is them flashy bouncy balls (yes I am easily amused) - except it now has dog bites - the first day I bounced it - one dog saw all the flashy red lights, grabbed the ball and ran out the dog door before I could catch him, so there I was chasing my dog around the yard trying to get my ball back - which came back with teeth marks... -Tammy [_]3

OnTheRopes
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She doesn't know what she's talking about.

The Scummy One
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to all of the GODS on this site!!!

tcavadias
tcavadias

one doesn't need an emoticon to show it - it shows ;-) :D -Tammy [_]3

HAL 9000
HAL 9000

But no I was on my Beast behavior. :_| And just for you Santee when you start to get too old to do it all don't replace the Plycraft Rods and just stick to welding metals together. I think most welders will get that one though I'll bet that not may others will. :0 Great to hear for some one that actually works for a living instead of playing with Silicon Based Technology, Sonja can we please have more of these? :p Great interview but I didn't hear any Bad Language that Sonja was warning us all about so what did I miss? ?:| Col 0:-)

OnTheRopes
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Enjoyed it. Thanks to both of you for doing it.

boxfiddler
boxfiddler

vociferous, don't you think? (Practicing multi-syllabicity.)

OnTheRopes
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Sounded smooth and polished too. Would you buy a used car from this man? :^0

boxfiddler
boxfiddler

No. But I'd let him fix my woodstoves and clawfoot tubs.

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