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post #41 of 81
[quote]Originally posted by btober:
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Michael - please email me (btober at mac.com)! I NEED to teach you how to spell!</strong><hr></blockquote>

Hey NOW with that sig!!!!
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post #42 of 81
double post

what was your reg date, btw?

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post #43 of 81
[quote]Originally posted by DoctorGonzo:
<strong>I've got a new girlfriend and been diagnosed with Hypertension.

But not in that order. </strong><hr></blockquote>
It's better than if you get a new girlfriend and been diagnosed with hypotension.

post #44 of 81
[quote]Originally posted by Leonis:
<strong>1) "Broke up" with Andrea </strong><hr></blockquote>How can you break up when you were never together, Leonis . . . <img src="graemlins/nono.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" />

ÂÂ*Bought an external 911 Oxford Chipset FireWire Pocket 30GB HD from OWC, plus some more memory for my G4

 Bought a Palm m500 (only wish I had done it earlier)

 Had a six weeks holiday in the Swiss mountains

 Sent lots of postcards

 Read "American Psycho"

 Started going out with Andrea

 Shaved every 3rd day

 Dumped Andrea

- T.I.


BTW different Andrea
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post #45 of 81
Oh, changed. Nothing really.

- T.I.
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post #46 of 81
[quote]Originally posted by The Installer:
<strong>How can you break up when you were never together, Leonis . . . <img src="graemlins/nono.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" />

- T.I.</strong><hr></blockquote>

I did. Our time was very short-only 2 months.
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post #47 of 81
[quote]Originally posted by Leonis:
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I did. Our time was very short-only 2 months.</strong><hr></blockquote>More like two minutes I shouldn't be surprised . . .


Can you prove it though?

Ah, this is like the old times, no?

- T.I.

P.S. Sorry to hear it, Leonis. Honest.
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post #48 of 81
September 11 Happened
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I just about finished my dissertation. Just need the last edits from my advisors. Working on the Powerpoint presentation for the defense now:cheers:

Looking for a post-doc.

Wife and I looking to have kids soon.

I also no longer moderate at MacNN. So I hope I don't get that "well you think your so cool because you moderate at MacNN" crap around here. :areyoukidding:
post #50 of 81
[quote]Originally posted by The Installer:
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Can you prove it though?

- T.I.
</strong><hr></blockquote>

So you want to read my horrible diary, right?
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post #51 of 81
[quote]Originally posted by Leonis:
<strong>

So you want to read my horrible diary, right?
<img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" /> <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" /> <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" /> </strong><hr></blockquote>I think we all want to read it . . .

- T.I.
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post #52 of 81
[quote]Originally posted by Scott H.:
<strong>I just about finished my dissertation... </strong><hr></blockquote>

Congratulations.

[quote]<strong>... Wife and I looking to have kids soon... </strong><hr></blockquote>

Make sure you are looking in the right place... nevermind.

[quote]<strong>... I hope I don't get that "well you think your so cool because you moderate at MacNN" crap around here.</strong><hr></blockquote>

No, you think you're so cool because you usually agree with me.
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post #53 of 81
I HEARD FRAN441 BECAME A REPUBLICAN

:confused: :confused: :confused:

..AND ISN'T SURE HOW IT HAPPENED
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post #54 of 81
I bought a iMac DV + at the end of April....two days before they extended the 90 day warrenty to 1 year for refurb's.

Next came birthday....turned 20, wow..

Took a trip back to Nebraska to see family,

Went to the Drum Corps show at ISU in Normal. Saw the Phantom Regiment. &lt;- should have won...

then My friend and I installed grain dryers for his dad. Made a good chuck of change doing that, but that was used to pay for school

Went to the Drum Corps Midwest Championship NIU. Saw the Cavaliers win it, and saw Phantom Regiment (again) get second. This was the highlight of my summer. Go Phantom! (MacGuru)

Went back to nebraska again for a wedding. i got crazy at the dance and ended up dancing with a life size cardboard bud-light girl.

came back and taught the drum line at band camp. My little drumline homies...

started school. im only failing one class out of four....and thats because the professor is a waldo. half of the people have dropped out....

had a girlfriend for about a month. that ended quickly, she was a little too "attached" i couldn't stand it.

thats about it.
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post #55 of 81
[quote]Originally posted by SDW2001:
<strong>I HEARD FRAN441 BECAME A REPUBLICAN</strong><hr></blockquote>

This is apparently true!!

Must have been all my brilliant posts. I can be very persuasive.
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post #56 of 81
quit my job
broke up with my girlfriend <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />
began smoking a lot more than before
started to write a book
got adsl at home :cool:
had a fight with my best friend's girlfriend <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />
watched about 100 movies :eek:
went back to university <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
post #57 of 81
Got a iBook 2001. Secured Press Interview with Jobs @ Apple Expo, Paris. It was cancelled. I was not a happy chappy.

Started to enjoy uni.

Crashed mum's car. Bugger. Not my fault. £9500 worth of damage :eek: . Other guy: drunk & no insurance.

Turned down main part in Opera - lead role pulled out 3 weeks before opening. Flattered, but enjoying beer too much to care about taking lead .

Worked in pub, enjoyed it far too much. Learned lots about beer-y kind of things.

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post #58 of 81
Stayed up almost 3 months straight designing a trio of buildings only to have the project go on hiatus, get scaled back, get scaled back, get scaled back, and now lies about 6 feet under.

Designed another project whose budget was cut in half, put on hiatus, might be coming back online.

Am currently competing for another larger building complex, having only 6 weeks to work, having the client move up the due date two weeks with two wweks to go (and a large holiday in the middle of it).

Finally got a CD-R drive.

Bought a new desk, shelves, few CDs, new raincoat.

I won't be getting a pay hike or a bonus this year.

Got new car insurance. (New Jersey sucks, especially for single white males under 30 even without so much as a parking ticket EVER.)

Tried to like beer more.

Ain't life a box of chocolates?
post #59 of 81
Completed the move to Manhattan on September 8.
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post #60 of 81
[quote]Originally posted by Belle:
<strong>Completed the move to Manhattan on September 8.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Belle: I didn't realize that you had moved East this summer. I've heard you refer to the bad timing of your more, but at least you're still alive. What part of town are you living and working in? Setting aside the WTC disaster, was your new job worth the move? (I assume it was, otherwise you wouldn't have gone all the way cross country.)

I haven't been to the City since August, but I'll be passing through on my way to Maine for Thanksgiving. I have a fear that my view of recent events will be radically altered when I see the devastation with my own eyes.

For me, nothing has really changed since AI went down. I'm still in law school, still wasting too much time on the 'Net and still wishing I was gainfully employed and productive instead of suffering through school, even though I'm doing it out of my own choice. At least I have a nice place to live and a lovely wife, dog and iBook to keep me (somewhat) sane.

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post #61 of 81
[quote]Originally posted by Escher:
<strong>Belle: I didn't realize that you had moved East this summer. I've heard you refer to the bad timing of your more, but at least you're still alive. What part of town are you living and working in? Setting aside the WTC disaster, was your new job worth the move? (I assume it was, otherwise you wouldn't have gone all the way cross country.)

I haven't been to the City since August, but I'll be passing through on my way to Maine for Thanksgiving. I have a fear that my view of recent events will be radically altered when I see the devastation with my own eyes.</strong><hr></blockquote>
I know, I shouldn't complain about the timing of my move. I knew a couple of people killed on September 11, but by association only. I just relocated to a more permanent apartment on the Upper East Side, and am wasting most of my time running a small production company with an old friend. I finished my project back West ahead of schedule, so decided to have a change of scenery for a while, and was offered an advisory position at ***'s research facility not a million miles from here.

It's been fun, but I'm thinking about heading for Portland, OR next summer. I've spent a few weeks out there over the last twelve months, and have come to love the place.
[quote]For me, nothing has really changed since AI went down. I'm still in law school, still wasting too much time on the 'Net and still wishing I was gainfully employed and productive instead of suffering through school, even though I'm doing it out of my own choice. At least I have a nice place to live and a lovely wife, dog and iBook to keep me (somewhat) sane. <hr></blockquote>
When do you graduate? Though I enjoyed my time at school, I'm pretty certain I don't ever want to go back. Have you thought about just how you'd like to be gainfully employed?
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post #62 of 81
Well I got cable modem finally. Got 160 Megs or RAM for my PB G3 and I got a PS2. I watched the greatest movie ever made by man (Mallrats ) and I got into movies. I was offered two jobs at Video Game stores and I got myself a new camera.
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post #63 of 81
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[ 11-18-2001: Message edited by: crawlingparanoia ]</p>
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post #64 of 81
Got me a DP 533 G4 w/640MB RAM and 120GB HD.
Upgraded to OS X 10.1.1
Got accepted to, and am now a Freshman at the University of California, Davis. w00t!
My girlfriend broke up with me. <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />
My mother passed away after 11 months of brain cancer. (where's the emoticon for "****ITY************!!!")
I was diagnosed with (mild) OCD, depression, and anxiety.
Made lots of new lady friends. :cool:
Went to Hawaii for a week. <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
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post #65 of 81
[quote]Originally posted by jutus:
<strong>I got a new job, going from WebObjects to Cocoa development.

And I got a TiBook.

However, in order to maintain cosmic balance. The gods had UPS DESTROY my PowerMac G4 and PowerTower Pro.

Never, ever, ship UPS ground. Ever. Not even pillows.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Eh, I read the story about that on slashdot... did you really put the monitor in w/ the tower?

That's not a good idea ...

also try putting in enough padding, (e.g. use original packaging materials)
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post #66 of 81
[quote]Originally posted by Scott H.:
<strong>I just about finished my dissertation.</strong><hr></blockquote>Why God never received a PhD:
1. He had only one major publication.
2. It was in Hebrew.
3. It had no references.
4. It wasn't published in a refereed journal.
5. Some even doubt he wrote it by himself.
6. It may be true that he created the world, but what has he done since then?
7. His cooperative efforts have been quite limited.
8. The scientific community has had a hard time replicating his results.
9. He never applied to the ethics board for permission to use human subjects.
10. When one experiment went awry he tried to cover it by drowning his subjects.
11. When subjects didn't behave as predicted, he deleted them from the sample.
12. He rarely came to class, just told students to read the book.
13. Some say he had his son teach the class.
14. He expelled his first two students for learning.
15. Although there were only 10 requirements, most of his students failed his tests.
16. His office hours were infrequent and usually held on a mountain top.
17. No record of working well with colleagues.
post #67 of 81
Got married in Sept and put a PC together for the heck of it.
post #68 of 81
[quote]Originally posted by jutus:
<strong>However, in order to maintain cosmic balance. The gods had UPS DESTROY my PowerMac G4 and PowerTower Pro.
</strong><hr></blockquote>

Holy sh!t !

YOU were the guy 'featured' on Slashdot the other day! :eek: Poor you dude!

So, anything new? Is UPS going to pay back or anything? It really looked as if Tom Hanks had brought them back for you after 3 years on that lonely island! Heck, Im sure they would've looked better!
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post #69 of 81
Wandered at loss for hours around the web in search for an AI alternative... finally settled for the macnn forums (unhappily)... just to be somewhere... Checked if AI was back several times a day... then less often... then gave up... discovered Thinksecret...And that I didn't hate mosr that much afterall... Then: suddenly read about AI being back... And now I'm back with you!
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post #70 of 81
...changed? Ah,well:
*gave up on letting my hair grow
*filled the content of two unreplaceable malt whisky bottles into Kate
*got nearly raped at MacNN
*received an honourable mention in the section of "touchy-bitchy coworker of the day"
*chatted at BadFlamingo
*my doctor pinched me with a six inch needle, since then I own a white spot, no visitors without prior application please
*eventually reinstalled Mac OS X and upgraded to 10.1.1 for a better living
*had a first real vacation since 1998
post #71 of 81
[quote]*got nearly raped at MacNN<hr></blockquote>

What?! Did I miss something?
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post #72 of 81
Became softmore in highschool
Gotten seriously into mountain biking, plus got a new bike
started driving
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post #73 of 81
[quote]Originally posted by Amorph:
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What?! Did I miss something?</strong><hr></blockquote>

no, not really, despite heavy accusations and name calling and personal attacks of an , ahem, less gentlemanlike kind took place. But it wasn't worth entering anyway. It went off topic and off base, and lacked sense too soon.
I felt a bit offended and insulted without having provoked those attacks. Kids! What can I say, just kids.
post #74 of 81
Well I just started posting
When AI went down, I found BadFlamingo and started posting there. Now that AI is back, I registered and here I am.
It's amazing the traffic here compared to BadFlamingo; although I thank BF for the "dark months" AI was gone. Still plan on posting there, but everyone has come back here.
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post #75 of 81
[quote]Originally posted by Leonis:
<strong>1) "Broke up" with Andrea </strong><hr></blockquote>

No shed! You actually did pull her in the end?

Why did you break up? Was she a slut? Tell us...

As for myself, to prove that I do not just live through the life of others , my girlfriend went of to Bilbao (Spain) for a year and I'm going over there in January.

Didn't manage to knock her up though, unlike some people and their respective wives

Actually, that's a good thing, she's in college. I'm counting on her to bring in the millions while I house-sit within the next five years or so...

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post #76 of 81
[quote]Originally posted by Leonis:
<strong>

I did. Our time was very short-only 2 months.</strong><hr></blockquote>

But did you shag her? :cool:
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post #77 of 81
- My daughter now walks on four
- I am 1 year older (since 6 months ? )
- I dropped my pseudo (Silverscreen)
- I now use Os X.1.1 as full time OS
- I got my Titanium and sold my PM G4
- I sold my AAPL too (for Titanium)
- I removed any earrings and no more dye my hair

Maybe I am growing old

I agree with Kate, AppleInsiders are much more gentlemen than MNN addicts. Why ? You must have finally succeded at teaching AI guys how to behave.
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post #78 of 81
Dated tall redhead.
Dated tall blonde.
Broke up with tall redhead.
Business got slow (Thanks Osama)
Left New York City.
Moved to North Carolina.
Miss New York City.

Man, is it good to be back. Great seeing the old folks - MacAddict, Doctor Gonzo, Leonis, Fran441, and everyone else. Whavever happened to a.k.a. CDon8100?
post #79 of 81
I got fired from JL Audio (after 6 years) and currently unemployed.

Consequently, all dreams have been put on hold indefinitely.

I have since moved from FL to CA to live with my parents for a little while.
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post #80 of 81
Since I wasn't a big poster here before, most people probably don't give a damn about what's changed with me but here goes:
1) Sold My iBook (needed money for a car)
2) Shut down my online used mac website (apparently most people didn't like the idea of a business where i buy a mac on ebay then sell it to them for $300 more).
3) Got my driver's license(sp?)
4) Became a Junior in Highschool
5) Using money from the iBook sale and my job, bought a Jag.
6) Have many more friends now (see #5)
7) Replaced logic board in G4 400 (PCI Graphics) NEVER OVERCLOCK!!!
8) Came out of retirement to join the Varsity basketball team.
Oh yes, the last 6 months have been interesting.
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