This page has been created in order to explain a little about what Carknocker.Com is all about, and also perhaps explain a little about me, although some times, I wonder myself.
This site came on line July 4-2005, and is being built by me, a retired Railway Carman. "Car Knocker" is a slang railroad term for a Railway Carman. On this site when someone is referred to as the Carknocker, it is usually referring to me. Other terms for us was, and is, "Car Peck", "Car Inspector", "Car Toad", "Railcar Repairman", "Railcar Mechanic", and I have been referred to by some angry Conductors as, "that S.O.B. who, Bad Ordered half of my train".
I guess there were times, when I made a few Conductors and Trainmasters angry, but when it came to the final say so on what cars were safe to run in a train, I usually had the final say so. While, I am not the only Car Knocker in existence, I do own the Domain name Carknocker.Com, and write the majority of the stories, so rather, than constantly mentioning my own name all the time, I just refer to myself as "The Carknocker". As you read this page, you may think im just raving, or you may even agree with some of what I say. I personally hope you will at least read it, and I really don't care what people think, as I express my opinions. I am a 59 year old man, who isnt afraid to say what he thinks.
My Daughter, who is in her third year at Georgia State University, looked over my shoulder a while back at the stuff, I was typing, and said, "Dad do you realize, people go to collage to learn the stuff you are doing." I said well "Duh". It is harder to learn stuff, when your old and set in your ways, but it can be done, and can even be fun. I personally have to go at it a little different than a young person would. When you start spouting a bunch of computer terms at an old person who is already set in their ways, you can see the cloud of confusion come over their eyes, and when that happens, they are lost. So, I learn to associate it with things, I do understand. Our brain waves are already routed, and wired in permanently, so if your like me, just route it through another way. A simple example would be like thinking of copy and paste something as vacuum it up from here and dump it there, LOL. If you don't know what HTML is or looks like, let me be the first to show you here and now. Take your mouse and right click anywhere on this page, except on a picture. Then Click View Source, when the window pops up. The page that pops up is the codes, I have written to make this Web Page. You see, mine are relatively simple. Now if you really want to blow your mind, go right click on an EBAY Page. You can view just about anyone's codes this way, except those who have disabled the right click option, in their codes. I personally wouldn't buy anything from someone, who's hiding what's on their page. After all if they are honest, why do they feel the need to hide it. Update, 1-22-2009 Daughter has Graduated, since, I first wrote this page. She is now out in the Business world.
I guess, I have about ranted and raved enough on this page for now. I will finish up by saying just a few things more. I hope you enjoy the stories we write, and encourage any who have suggestions or questions, regarding, our stories, or what, I have said about coding, or if you just want to chat, to feel free to EMAIL ME. At Walter@Carknocker.com The Carknocker
Page Created, 10-02-05 Update: 2-13-2009
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