Old. Life-long propeller-head/geek. Retired a while back from a small (!) company where I spent 47 years. It evolved from a service bureau doing payrolls for small businesses to building payroll processing systems for others to doing niche-marketed hardware products. I evolved from a university summer hire doing drafting and tech writing to doing the engineering to business partner.
Those first systems were mini-computer based with custom, in-house-designed hardware and software coded in assembler. In the later years, it was add-in interface products: PCI boards, some networking gadgets. I did all the hardware design, wrote and maintained Linux and Solaris drivers, built the test fixtures, did tech support... like I said, it was a small business.
These days it's gardening, boating, fishing, cycling, ... and the Lenovo forums. I write the occasional article here and on my own blog - "what I had for dinner" and the random tech tip.
How did you come across the Lenovo Forums?
Like most, I showed up with questions, and found that I had a few answers to share. Back in 2008 my primary goal was getting my R40 to multi-boot XP, Linux, and Solaris (now it's multi-boot flash drives). Got that working, and stuck around to help out where I could. First as a "civilian" then guru and now moderator.
I admit that I enjoy doing tech help more than the "net-nanny" aspects of moderating. I'll offer an answer from direct experience or testing when I can, use my Google-fu if I don't have personal experience with an issue, and finally - failing all else - offer an educated guess or two to at least move the conversation along.
About the user name: I needed to access a dial-up (!) bulletin board to get help with my first laptop. Had to create a user name to log in, but even then it seemed like everything was already taken. Suddenly remembered an old add, and hey-presto, I'm Zoltan the Gypsy. That first laptop wasn't an IBM/Lenovo, but it did have an "AccuPoint" that sold me on pointing sticks. It's been TrackPoints and ThinkPads ever since