Ladies, I’ve heard you love him; gents after reading this you will want to be him. Let me introduce you to the MacGyver of photocopier IT geeks, Sean Redmond.
Like MacGyver, Sean is intelligent, optimistic, laid-back (surfie dude) and resourceful. He prefers a non-violent resolution to fighting where possible, and refuses to use a gun. Workplace health and safety wasn’t too keen on it anyway.
Sean works as a trouble-shooter for Konica Minolta Gold Coast. He is used as a resourceful IT geek able to solve a range of problems along with his ever-present Swiss army knife. (Ok that bit might not be quite true, screwdriver at a push)
If he wasn’t in IT I’m sure he would make an awesome MacGyver understudy or better yet a Gold Coast cabbie – they know everything too.
Here we ask Sean some MacGyver-ish question
(additional comments from the editor/interrogator/me)
1. How would you explain a database in three sentences to an eight-year-old?
Well firstly that would depend weather it’s a boy or a girl, if it’s a girl I would make an analogy to her clothes drawers, like skirts and shorts in one drawer, long pants in another drawer, and socks and PJ’s in another, so when she needs a pair of shorts she uses her memory (the database) to recall where the item (shorts) are stored. If it’s a boy I would tell him to ask his mother or sister as boys can’t find anything without a woman. Funnily enough I would explain it the same way to most adults….. (ed – yes Sean we understand your euphemism)
2. If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be?
The ability to make everyone in a crowded surf break vanish e.g. Snapper rocks, leaving perfect waves all to my self. (ed- or you could just scream ‘SHARK’. No need to waste unecessary super powers Sean)
3. What would I find in your refrigerator right now?
Left over Dahl lots of veggies n fruit and rice milk (ed – MacGyvers a hippy?)
4. Do you install toilet paper so that you pull from the top or the bottom of the roll?
From the top of course! Doesn’t everybody??? (ed- I dunno, what would MacGyver do? Both probably)
5. Which are your 2 favourite careers and why?
1st Pro surfer on the world tour and 2nd sponsored free surfer paid to travel the world for photo shoots at exotic locations. Both are self explanatory as to why…. (ed – like wow totally dude)
6. What does your last text message say?
Be there in 15 minutes! (ed- see HE IS MacGyver)