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== About Me ==
A little bit of an electronics nerd, I have my own [http://members.shaw.ca/Orcinus4/workbench.jpg electronics workbench] at home, with an ever-expanding assortment of test gear and tools. I also greatly enjoy [http://www.flickr.com/photos/rborges/ photography], and audio/video systems including home theater and "classic" hi-fi, like [http://members.shaw.ca/Orcinus2/AV/LEAK_TL12/TL12.jpg tube amps] and [http://members.shaw.ca/Orcinus2/AV/Otari_MX5050.jpg reel to reel tape decks]. I enjoy [http://members.shaw.ca/Orcinus2/AV/LEAK_TL12/recapped.jpg restoring] old stereo gear to working condition, and I've built half a dozen or so [http://members.shaw.ca/Orcinus2/AV/PHA/ headphone] [http://members.shaw.ca/Orcinus2/AV/HA-1/ amps] of [http://members.shaw.ca/Orcinus2/AV/headphone_amps.jpg various size] and [http://members.shaw.ca/Orcinus2/AV/cigar_amp_interior.jpg design]. I used to be into RC trucks (electric) and such, at one point owning a Tamiya Wild Dagger, TLT-1, and a heavily modified TXT-1, as well as a TB-01 offroad racing chassis with a '49 Merc body painted a dark shade of green with green metal flake and chrome bumpers. I've since gotten out of the hobby for financial reasons, but I still have some various bits and bobs left over, mostly unrelated to the aforementioned kits. A nitro motor (probably toast) and chassis, some wheels and tires, a few servos, etc.
== Skills Canada ==
Throughout high school, I slacked off in the electronics lab most of the day while easily earning an A (and probably not actually deserving it), and my teacher encouraged me to enter the [http://skillscanada.com/ Skills Canada] [http://skillsalberta.com/ provincial] competitions while they were still in their infancy. I won first place in the provincials both years I competed, 1995 and 1996. Prizes included a Fluke 79 DMM in 1995, and a 0-30v 0-3a variable bench power supply in 1996, as well as a $1000 cheque for my school's lab. I subsequently sold the meter and power supply, and regret it ever since.
== Work at ENTS ==
In January/February 2012, I was tasked, "promoted" if you will, with designing and building the electronics benches that are in the main work area. They are an L-shape in the corner, with the long segment 14 feet long starting from the short wall, and the short segment 10 feet long starting from the long wall. They are 2 feet deep, and stop approximately 1 foot from the end of each wall. I'm certainly no construction engineer, but it was a learning experience, and they turned out pretty good for someone not really knowing what the hell they were doing. [[File:Benches1.gif|200px|thumb|right|bench sketch]]

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