I'm a looong time reader Tech Report, have greatly appreciated the sight, read it pretty much on a daily basis, have learned a lot from the various articles, and have used it as a reference for many topics to help in personal and professional pursuits, but I have been very light in contributing to the forums or being active in the community. Some years ago I registered with a different username (finrock) but I've forgotten the password and the password recovery system doesn't seem to recognize my email address username combo so I've now registered with a new name. In any case, I figured it was time to make a small introduction and to let those who care know that it is my intent to attend the BBQ this year.
I've always wanted to attend one of these Tech Report BBQ in the past but something always got in the way. Being that I'm a resident of Michigan and don't live too far from Holland, it seemed ridiculous that I couldn't make it out to at least one BBQ. So, I've decided that this year is the year especially when I read that these things could be winding down in the future! Not sure if an RSVP is required or not, however, expect me, my wife, my three girls, and my son to attend this year (if that is okay, that is?), sans my two oldest who will be visiting friends out of state for the summer when the Tech Report BBQ will be going down. For those who might be counting, yes, I have 6 kids in total. 3 Boys and 3 Girls. The age of my kids who will be attending are 14, 10, 8, and almost 2. Again, if there is an age limit of any kind, which I didn't see yet, please let me know.
I'm happy to bring along some stuff to contribute to the BBQ. I'm assuming that the list provided in this thread is up to date and if there are no names next to it that means that those are items that still need contributions?
We are all looking forward to visiting Holland, MI and in particular to attending the BBQ, meeting new people, and on my part, getting more involved in the Tech Report community. Socializing isn't one of my strong points, mind you, but neither am I anti-social. =-).
I'll continue to review the posts related to the BBQ to make sure I have all the info I need to attend and I'll post any questions if I have any.
Thanks for reading my post!