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Fred Claus

Post by FredJClaus » Sun Dec 14, 2014 12:59 am

First let me say, Yes, I am Santa's big brother (check out Fred Claus the movie if you don't know what I'm talking about).

I'm a Christian father of 3 from the Buffalo, NY area. My company Husky Logic is a residential brake/fix company, but we do some small/home businesses as well. In addition I am a certified Microsoft instructor and I do some adult education classes at the local high school.

My training in computers is from the School of hard knocks, but I did go to college and get a degree. I have one in Business, and one in Digital Forensics. Currently, I'm not doing much work in this field, but I hope to be doing consulting work for local law enforcment, Homeland Security, and the FBI. Right now because my brake/fix work, the forensics work I do is free of charge for local youth who are subjects of cyber bullying. Most of them delete the text messages because they are offensive. In order to go after the offenders, they call on me to extract the deleted messages from their phones.

what do all you guys do?

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Re: Fred Claus

Post by wmmiller » Sun Dec 14, 2014 3:23 pm

Hi Fred J,

It sounds like you have a lot going on. I have many medical issues so I mostly do stuff for family and friends to supplement disability income. I fix many things, mostly computers, automotive, and refrigeration. Before I started having medical problems I was erecting steel putting up overhead cranes and monorail systems. I do these things when I’m feeling well and can. That pretty much sums up what I’m up these days.

Bill

LOL on the Santa thing, I was wondering if you were related to him. :lol:
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Re: Fred Claus

Post by FredJClaus » Sun Dec 14, 2014 3:42 pm

Bill you should teach others. I had to put a new board in my dishwasher but it took a friend of mine to tell me which board was bad. Now my ice maker is broken in the freezer.

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Re: Fred Claus

Post by Fred » Sun Dec 14, 2014 4:20 pm

You guys have busy lives.

I, like Bill, have done many things in life: Electrician, plumber, mechanic, timber man, computer tech, programmer an many others.

I've been fixing computers since a very long time ago. Can't remember exactly when I started. I used to create small tools to help me in the repairs, in c and C++.

About five years ago I decided to start creating real applications, in C++ and AutoIt.

I was born in Venezuela, but my parents were both Portuguese. They came back to Portugal permanently when I was 5 years old. Since then I studied and worked mostly in Portugal, but also had some temporary jobs in France, where I met my actual wife, who's French. That was back in 2009. Then we went back to Portugal and lived there for three years.

About three years ago we moved back to the south of France, where we live now. I created my company here, as a liberal professional, so I can do both programming and computer repairs. I only work at home, don't have any computer store or public workshop. I don't have many clients either, which is fine by me. If I had too much repair work, I wouldn't have enough time left for programming, which is what I like to do most.

Both fixing computers and programming are very compensating... and hard. Really love them both.
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Re: Fred Claus

Post by Charger440 » Sun May 24, 2015 7:57 am

Like the other ones I have done many things as well. One of the reasons i started my repair business is because of all the things I have done.

I have driven trucks, worked fast food, been a fork truck operator, worked in shipping and receiving, worked on cars most of my life, been a programmer off and on, managed a software development team at a surveying company, worked in factories, worked in printers, worked in lumber yards, worked in sales, worked in customer service, worked in retail and various other adventures.

I am almost entirely self taught and enjoying learning new things when I have time.

I Was born in Texas and grew up in Tennessee. I met my wife online long before online dating was cool and now live in Missouri. Not a real big fan of Missouri but what can you do?

My business is mainly break/fix but I do have a couple business clients and am always looking for more as that is where the steady money is. With break/fix your always waiting on something to walk through the door. ith all the services I provide I do stay pretty busy.
Jim

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Re: Fred Claus

Post by Fred » Sun May 24, 2015 8:35 am

Jim, UVK now creates one log per day. Use the "Open" button to open logs of previous days. The logs ontain the corresponding date in their names so it should be easy to find the desired one.
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Re: Fred Claus

Post by Charger440 » Sun May 24, 2015 9:18 pm

Fred was this post intended for my Feature request post? It seems kinda odd here on this one :)
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Re: Fred Claus

Post by Fred » Sun May 24, 2015 9:35 pm

Jim, yes, I think I answered the wrong topic by mistake. Sorry about that. I copied my answer to the correct topic. I can delete these last messages here, if you like.
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Re: Fred Claus

Post by Charger440 » Sun May 24, 2015 9:46 pm

LOL Fred. Not a big deal. We all get side tracked from time to time :)
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Re: Fred Claus

Post by FredJClaus » Mon May 25, 2015 5:15 pm

Fred,

You are working too hard. You need to take some time off.

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Re: Fred Claus

Post by Fred » Mon May 25, 2015 6:23 pm

Not the best time to take holidays, Fred J. I'm just about to release a new UVK beta release :)
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Re: Fred Claus

Post by Charger440 » Mon May 25, 2015 6:26 pm

New betas are good! :)
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Re: Fred Claus

Post by FredJClaus » Mon May 25, 2015 6:43 pm

Cool on the release. I can't wait to see it. With all you do for this product Fred, you really should think about changing the model to a yearly subscription.

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Re: Fred Claus

Post by wmmiller » Mon May 25, 2015 7:23 pm

We suppose we will accept a new release of UVK. :lol:
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Re: Fred Claus

Post by Charger440 » Mon May 25, 2015 7:26 pm

Lol bill! You know we will. Depending on how much of the pending stuff had been added it could be a pretty good update. I know some really neat things are in the works.
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Re: Fred Claus

Post by Fred » Mon May 25, 2015 7:29 pm

I just finished the work on Ultra Adware killer and will now start working on the desktop watermark and info.

Jim, I thought adding all the info you requested to the desktop watermark could be a nice idea, and would leave the welcome screen untouched. What do you think?
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Re: Fred Claus

Post by Charger440 » Mon May 25, 2015 7:32 pm

Sounds good to me Fred. We'll go with it and see how it works out :)
Jim

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Re: Fred Claus

Post by wmmiller » Mon May 25, 2015 7:35 pm

Fred,

You’re like our crack dealer and UVK is our crack. We just can’t get enough. :lol:
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Re: Fred Claus

Post by FredJClaus » Mon May 25, 2015 7:39 pm

Lol

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Re: Fred Claus

Post by Charger440 » Mon May 25, 2015 7:40 pm

Lol Bill! You ain't right but you ain't wrong either :D
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