molona — 2012-09-02T11:28:24-04:00 — #1
Every month SitePoint Forum Staff award one member with our highly priced and desirable Member of the Month badge. By doing so, we recognise the excellent job done during that month, showing patiente, skill, knowledge and community spirit.
This month this award goes to Awasson. [s]We do have an interview on the day which will be posted in the next couple of days. The delay is my fault so I hope that you will forgive me for it.
In the meantime[/s], please, join me to congratulate Awasson for his incredible participation during the previous month. Well done, and well deserved clap clap
Interview is now ready. Thanks, Awason, for answering your questions. To our SPF member, enjoy
- How did you find SP and what made you stick around?
- What would you change (that is, if we'd give you the opportunity to change anything)
- You work as a programmer... when did you decide that you wanted to work as one? Or it simply happened?
- Is there any other job that you would have done instead of programming?
In your profile you say that you used to break things... to then fix them up... how often did you break something up and realized that you couldn't put it back together? Has anybody said to you “Didn't I ask you to leave that alone?” Oh, that’s a bit tongue in cheek but I did spend most of my life being told not to touch one thing or another. My grandmother used to tell me that I was just like my dad who had a knack for taking things apart and not necessarily getting them back together properly. The upside is that if you learn how to take things apart and then put them back together (even if you have to do some repair along the way), you’ll have the confidence to tackle pretty much anything that comes your way.
- You also say that you like music... what kind of music do you listen to? Do you play any instruments?
- Your list of interests also include home renovation and motorcycles. It seems that everything that interests you is related with breaking things up... (and fix them, of course! XD) Which would be the job that makes you feel the proudest?
- What kind of motorcycles do you like? Harley Davidson style, or more street/racing ones?
- How many motorcycles do you own?
- What was the craziest thing you've done (but that surprisingly worked well)?
- What is the challenge that you would like to take if you could?
- You help a lot around the CMS forum... in your opinion, what's the CMS with the hardest learning curve? What's the easiest to use? What is the best?
- And outside SPF and work... what makes your day perfect?
- Do you have any piece of wisdom you want to share (if you haven't already)? Any funny story? Any recommendations (a book, a movie or what we should never ever buy)
- Now let's go for some shameless self-promotion.... what makes you special?
Is there anything else that you would like to add or say to the world? Maybe something along the lines of whatever you do, try to make a positive impact on the world and the people around you. I’m not being glib, I truly subscribe to that idea.
serverstorm — 2012-09-02T12:18:58-04:00 — #2
Way to go Awasson!, I look forward to learning more about you and enjoying any stories you share in your interview.
ralphm — 2012-09-02T19:18:55-04:00 — #3
Congratulations, Andrew. You've been making a lot of great contributions to the the forums, many of which I've bookmarked.
system — 2012-09-04T03:23:22-04:00 — #4
I am joining this community today, and knowing that this community awarded the desirable Member. So I will do the best, I will get it. Thanks.
guido2004 — 2012-09-04T05:31:23-04:00 — #5
Looking forward to the interview.
dark_tranquility — 2012-09-04T06:17:43-04:00 — #6
Congratulations! Way to go!
geraldnitram — 2012-09-10T05:29:15-04:00 — #7
Congratulations! Stay awesome, even after your moment in September's throne!
guido2004 — 2012-09-10T05:40:55-04:00 — #8
Good interview. Nice work both of you
cpradio — 2012-09-10T06:00:20-04:00 — #9
Congratulations @awasson ;
ralphm — 2012-09-10T06:00:59-04:00 — #10
Great interview, guys! Very interesting questions and answers. You certainly do have an interesting bunch of hobbies, Andrew.
molona — 2012-09-10T08:42:04-04:00 — #11
He's certainly skilled at many things... and I wouldn't mind to have him around to fix or two things in my house... still it would be a bit expensive to pay the trip over to Spain just for that
stomme_poes — 2012-09-10T09:21:37-04:00 — #12
technobear — 2012-09-10T10:00:41-04:00 — #13
Congratulations - and the interview was worth waiting for. :)
theraptor — 2012-09-10T11:16:57-04:00 — #14
Congratulations Andrew - Very interesting interview.
Those are some cool bikes, especially the GSXR750R. Do you still ride or do you just restore and collect?
sega — 2012-09-10T11:58:23-04:00 — #15
serverstorm — 2012-09-10T12:31:06-04:00 — #16
Great Interview! The questions and answers where really interesting.
I have a 1978 limited BMW sport/touring bike that works like a dream but I don't use it much. I also have a very expensive pump that my father bought and took it apart to see how it worked and could not ever put it together properly and still didn't understand how it worked, just that it was complicated. Maybe you ( @awasson ; ) will put it together for me as I think my father is still mad at me 35 years later; I'd appreciate the help
Nice to here about your web work and your aspirations are noble.
coloradojaguar — 2012-09-10T14:04:05-04:00 — #17
Awasson is a reminder of why many of us come to Sitepoint and continue to come back on a regular basis. Solid information and answers all in one place are prized in the fast paced and ever evolving world of technology. Thanks Awasson and Sitepoint.
mittineague — 2012-09-11T01:22:48-04:00 — #18
You sound like a true Eclectic.
paulob — 2012-09-17T05:17:05-04:00 — #19
I've been on holiday for 2 weeks so apologies for the belated but well deserved congratulations Andrew.
xhtmlcoder — 2012-10-12T07:10:29-04:00 — #20
ASCII art rocks! It seems like you hit lucky with your wife as far as complimenting your interests, etc. I'd have to agree a hand-on approach is good when learning how to put broken things back together. Also good advice about not getting too agitated about members that can sometimes be time consuming and resource hungry and yes that does take tenacity too. Congratulations on the MOTM Andrew.
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