Rob Hall

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  • Birthday 06/28/1970

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  • Location Phoenix, Arizona
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  1. Rob Hall added a post in a topic Where to buy Model King kits?   

    Model Roundup is where I buy the MK releases...no problem getting them from there.
  2. Rob Hall added a post in a topic Round 2's new web site   

    I liked how they had the instructions on the old site and grouped them by the year sort-of released.   
  3. Rob Hall added a post in a topic Words/Phrases You're Sick Of Hearing?   

    Ya, that's an oldie...I remember hearing it on MTV 25 years ago...
  4. Rob Hall added a post in a topic Words/Phrases You're Sick Of Hearing?   

    Yah, VARs... my last consulting firm was a VAR...we sold licenses and installed products from various big name software vendors and provided consulting services around using and customizing those products...
  5. Rob Hall added a post in a topic Words/Phrases You're Sick Of Hearing?   

    Yes, it's part of corporate life...I hear some of it every day at work.   I just go on my way, in my cube leveraging my core competencies to actionize on deliverables that create shareholder value... client asked today if I'd re-up for another 6 month tour...been there 18 months, not a bad place to leverage synergies and make bank..
  6. Rob Hall added a post in a topic Words/Phrases You're Sick Of Hearing?   

    When I lived in Colorado Springs in the late 90s, one of my managers at a big telecom company was an obnoxious suburban middle aged golfer who was obsessed with WWF wrestling and gangster movies, he used to do a fake Hispanic gangster accent...greeting people as 'ese' or 'homes'...taking about 'busting caps', etc...was always quoting the movie 'Blood In, Blood Out'..
  7. Rob Hall added a post in a topic Words/Phrases You're Sick Of Hearing?   

      When I worked for a consulting firm a few years ago, at the initial meeting with a new client, the firm's CEO told the client that he would have 'boots on the ground' the following Monday...i.e. myself and 2 other software engineers at their office w/ our Mac Book Pro laptops getting started on a project....not exactly soldiers in enemy territory.
  8. Rob Hall added a post in a topic Words/Phrases You're Sick Of Hearing?   

    Yeah, ... thinking about the next gig....   the funny thing, in the software biz, I actually prefer working in a cube as opposed to an open office or a war room... I find those office approaches distracting, hard to focus.. great for communication, but so much of my work is very heads-down and detail oriented... (I did enjoy the one gig where I a had private office, though). 
  9. Rob Hall added a post in a topic Words/Phrases You're Sick Of Hearing?   

    The funny thing is, I do alot of my thinking 'in the box' when at work...in my cubicle (not a completely closed box, of course).. ;0
  10. Rob Hall added a post in a topic Words/Phrases You're Sick Of Hearing?   

    Of course, a lot of these terms and phrases are generational in nature..each generation has it's own slang and jargon....this thread can look like a bunch of grumpy old men complaining about how things today aren't the way they were 'back in the day'..    Alas, given the demographics of this hobby, that is somewhat true...
  11. Rob Hall added a post in a topic Words/Phrases You're Sick Of Hearing?   

    Corporate jargon...I've heard that one for the last 20 years.... I've been a fan of the Dilbert comic strip since the 90s, and so much of what I've read in there has been reflective of my life in corporate cube land...like the movie 'Office Space'...was only slightly exaggerated. 
    Other corporate jargon that I've found to be tiresome are talk of  'leveraging synergies', 'leveraging core competencies', 'pivoting','enabling teams',  'jumping the gap', and people that say 'Done' when asked to do something...it's not done until its done.
    Found this page with loads of tired corporate jargon for those interested..
    http://www.theofficelife.com/business-jargon-dictionary-A.html
  12. Rob Hall added a post in a topic Words/Phrases You're Sick Of Hearing?   

    Apparently in the UK, 'Right' is their equivalent of 'So' in starting sentences..
    First heard that one in the late 90s at my first job after grad school... another odd one I remember from then was when someone said 'Come with?'  ...as in 'can I come with you [to lunch or wherever]'...
  13. Rob Hall added a post in a topic Revell 1984 Olds 442   

    Actually, it's an '83.  The '84 has the colors reversed and a different grille.  Not sure why the thread title says 1984.
  14. Rob Hall added a post in a topic AMT and MPC new releases for 2016   

    Time Machine Resin makes one, shows up occasionally on eBay from them...
  15. Rob Hall added a post in a topic Gas prices... how low will they go?   

    $1.99 a gallon at Shell here in Phoenix a couple days ago.