I thought that it would be a nice idea to turn this into a general topic where people can talk about themselves in order to create a stronger sense of community and also so that everybody isn't a complete stranger to each other. You can use this topic to introduce yourself, say who you are, talk about what you like, what brings you here, etc, like Miniman did in the previous post.
My name is Jared, and I am currently a high school student living in Colorado Springs, Colorado, which is where I have lived my entire life. My main interests include the following things:
Technology: I have been interested in all forms of technology (specifically computers) for as long as I can remember. I am a die-hard Apple fan, for anybody wondering.
Business/Retail: Business and retail have been an interest in mine for a while now. Nothing really "sparked" my interest in it, the business world is just something that I like to keep track of. I am also a moderator on RetailWatchers.com
, a forum that does just that.
Music: Since my mom is a piano teacher, I began taking piano lessons when I was barely in preschool, and I still enjoy playing the piano today. I have also been playing the trombone for around 6 years and play in my school's concert and jazz bands with it. In addition, I play the baritone in my school's marching band, where we have won state 5 out of the last 6 years. In case anybody's interested, you can see a video of one of our performances here
And, of course, Fire Alarms: I have been interested in fire alarms for around 7 years now. It started when, out of curiosity, I decided to look up videos of fire drills on YouTube, just to see what I could find. It didn't take me long to figure out that there were people out there who collected fire alarms, and I though that it was pretty cool. In 2007, I opened my YouTube channel jjinc24
, and in 2008, I acquired my first two alarms, a RSG RJSMS-1T-KL
and a Wheelock NS4-24MCW
. Since then, my collection has grown to around 175 devices or so (and is still growing), and I continue to make and post videos of my alarms and my system on my YouTube channel.
Those four things aren't obviously the only things that I'm interested in; they're just what I spend most of my free time doing.
And so I guess that's pretty much it!