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  • #15626

    anonymous
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    Hi my name is Doug Turnbull!As a Turnbull, I have a fondness for the Borders region of Scotland. About two years ago my wife and I visited the Borders. When we were there, we got to sneak into famed [url=http://"http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatlips_Castle"]Castle Fatlips[/url] (1) before the [url=http://"http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-15777199"]restoration[/url]. We're proud members of the modern Turnbull clan. I'm currently reading [url=http://"http://www.amazon.com/Steel-Bonnets-Anglo-Scottish-Border-Reivers/dp/0002727463"]The Steel Bonnets[/url] by George MacDonald Fraser about the Borders Reivers, mostly in the 16th century. I'm looking forward to when Jamie gets to this area, as while I enjoy the Steel Bonnets, it seems a bit outdated and not steeped in a whole lot of academic rigor. I'm hopeful he can shed a fresh PoV on this stuff. Other then that, in my day job I'm a software engineer. I really enjoy programming. I enjoy learning and geeking out about things. Like history, with programming, the devil is always in the details. I like outdoorsy stuff. I also really enjoy [url=http://"http://backstoryradio.org"]Backstory [/url]-- a US history Charlottesville based NPR show/podcast. I like traveling, and am looking forward to more trips to the UK. Anyway, before I keep rambling, I'm really grateful for this podcast and Jamie's work. Its a pretty impressive and enjoyable piece of work. I took two semesters of British History while pursuing a History degree. I didn't get anything near what I'm getting out of Jamie's podcast!All the best,-Doug(1)

    The castle is said to have obtained its unusual name from the habit of the members of the house to greet guests with less discretion than was considered decent at the time. One of the pleasures of a visit to Fatlips used to be that "every gentleman, by indefeasible privilege, kisses one of the ladies on entering the ruin

  • #18353

    Jonny the Grognard
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    Hey doug,            I would like to welcome you to the BHP forums. What exactly do you program, if you don't mind me asking?

  • #18354

    anonymous
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    Hey Jonny,I mainly work in C, C++, and python. I also have a lot of experience working on webapps in php/mysql although this isn't my preferred web programming platform. Are you also a bit jockey :)?

  • #18355

    Jonny the Grognard
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    I have found myself to be truly terrible at actually doing it due an extreme lack of patience, but I would like to know I know something.

  • #18356

    anonymous
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    I have found myself to be truly terrible at actually doing it due an extreme lack of patience, but I would like to know I know something.

    I can understand that. I've been doing it a long time and the field is so huge that you're always an extreme amateur at most subfields of it. I always try to have the attitude (from Dwarf Fortress) that "losing is fun" and to keep trying new things even if 95% of the time it leads to failure.

  • #18357

    Jamie
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    Oh those border rievers were some rather hard men, weren't they?Also, I can play CK2 and EU3 without any trouble. I can figure out the most byzantine of legal codes. But isn't, for the life of me, figure out how to make Dwarf Fortress work. ;)Anyway, welcome to the forums!

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