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Community Spotlight: Pgn

 

Happy Friday everyone!

 

It's time for a new Community Spotlight bulb This time, we'll be focusing on a member who has been on this forum since 2012, and started being very active across all the boards since last year. His contributions are always greatly appreciated, whether they're in off-topic or in help threads. I give you ...

 

                                                       ... Pgn !

 

I asked him a few questions to help you get to know him a bit more, but if you're curious about anything else feel free to ask in the comments slight smile

 

What’s your name and where are you from?

Greg's my name, Derry's my hame (but a spell in Scotland years ago has tarnished my speech a touch - look it up!).  Oh yes, some call it Derry, some call it Londonderry - it's up in the north-west of Ireland.

 

What brought you to the forum?

Apparently, I registered with the Community in 2012, but my first post was in 2014: a reply to someone about problems getting a VAT invoice online.  I guess I needed a VAT invoice and couldn't get one.

 

What do you like the most about the Community?

There's a core group of wonderful guys'n'gals here who look out for each other, and any of them is always keen to answer a newcomer's query. Competition for whose answer is the right one tends to run high, though...  The monthly Awards are a bonus, but it'd be nice to be able to save them up and apply them to a PAYG account to maximise the Top-up benefits (so my kids tell me!).

 

Tea or coffee, and how do you take it?

Tea in the morning, either a light Earl Grey or PG Tips with milk. Coffee at 11-ish. Tea for the rest of the day is always taken on the light-side, with milk.  And a sit-in (!) Costa flat white with a slice of Belgian Caramel Shortbread on a Saturday before or after having wiggled a wonky-wheeled trolley through Tesco...

 

Apple, Android or Windows?

Android phone, Windows PC or laptop. Apples are for keeping the Doctor away!

 

What would you do if you ever won the lottery?

Pay off the mortgage, fix the house up and go on a holiday with the family, all in short order.

 

What’s the one food you would never give up?

Baked vanilla cheesecake! And Cadbury's Flake. But not at the same time.

 

You’re stuck at home on a rainy day - which movie do you watch?

Any animated kids' movie - Wall-E, Rango, Hotel Transylvania, The Incredibles, Monsters Inc, Ice Age, Over the Hedge... want me to go on?

 

Cats, dogs, hamsters … do you have any pets?

An 11-month old German Shepherd and a 2.5 year old chocolate Lab. And a cat, who rules the roost.

 

Future developments in mobile tech you’re looking forward to?

Wearable, unobtrusive tech. Talking to my phone to tell it to who to call. Letting the phone handle the drudge of appointment-making... I really want to see the first truly electronic "newspaper", that I can fold up or roll up and put in my back pocket or unfurl and read or watch films as and where I want, even at the beach without worrying about the sand, sea, sun or sun cream damaging it.

 

Any hobbies besides this Community?

Oooh... now you're askin'...!  I read - the basic Kindle's quite good for that, any place, anywhere... but that electronic newspaper's gonna be a real winner!  

 

Thanks again @pgn, and have a lovely weekend everyone Happy Dance

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Welcome @pgn.

I enjoy your posts. You obviously have a keen technical brain...and that mixed with a great sense of humour is a winner for me. I  am sure I will think of a question to ask you later...LOL

PS: OF COURSE your cat rules the roost. Tis aways the way....Cat

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Welcome @pgn. I love your sense of humour which so closely matches mine. Enjoy reading your posts, many of which not only entertain but inform.

I think you're a very clever chap who is a very welcome addition to our community. Hope you're here for a long time to come.

I also like your taste in films. All the ones you mention I have and love. I'm just a kid at heart in spite of my age.

By the way, just so you know, I call it Derry 😊

Can I ask what do you like to read - fiction or non-fiction? Any favourite author(s)?
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Send me your dog's Greg 😉

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Good to know more about you Smiley Happy

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@Cleoriff wrote:

Welcome @pgn.

I enjoy your posts. You obviously have a keen technical brain...and that mixed with a great sense of humour is a winner for me. I  am sure I will think of a question to ask you later...LOL

PS: OF COURSE your cat rules the roost. Tis aways the way....Cat


Yeah, cats kinda do that. Her sister has taken umbrage and now spends most of her time two doors up, only coming by here for food when her adoptive family are away. They are both about 10 now, they came from a rescue centre nearby.

 

As it's well past beer'o'clock, and sun is blazing, the garden beckons - I claim no responsibility for the answer to your next question this evening. yahoo

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@pgn wrote:

@Cleoriff wrote:

Welcome @pgn.

I enjoy your posts. You obviously have a keen technical brain...and that mixed with a great sense of humour is a winner for me. I  am sure I will think of a question to ask you later...LOL

PS: OF COURSE your cat rules the roost. Tis aways the way....Cat


Yeah, cats kinda do that. Her sister has taken umbrage and now spends most of her time two doors up, only coming by here for food when her adoptive family are away. They are both about 10 now, they came from a rescue centre nearby.

 

As it's well past beer'o'clock, and sun is blazing, the garden beckons - I claim no responsibility for the answer to your next question this evening. yahoo


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@Glory1 wrote:

By the way, just so you know, I call it Derry 😊

Can I ask what do you like to read - fiction or non-fiction? Any favourite author(s)?

The Irish is "Doire", so you're spot-on thumbsup

 

Favourite authors? Oh, well, given my signature quote, you might have guessed Douglas Adams is up there in my list. I have been searching for my copy of Pyramids for #1 daughter, it is missing... She has settled for my copy of Guards, Guards instead - Terry Pratchett is on that list too. yahoo

 

Non-fiction, hmm... nothing special. Prof Brian Cox, perhaps... Never completed any of Hawking's or Dawkins' books, despite my best intentions. Whistle

 

 

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@jonsie wrote:

Send me your dog's Greg 😉


There y'go: Taken a few months ago, and two big dogs in a bed for one - the lab does have his own bed to the right, off pic, without bars... Weird animals. rofl

 

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Thank you, @MI5. It was good fun to write tongue winking
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