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maxelson
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Jun 21, 2016, 11:41 AM
 
This joint has been a boon, a bog, a blast, and a boondoggle. I have met some of the best friends a guy could have here. Right here. I could list them, but it'd take entirely too long. We've friended, we've fought, we've learned from each other. Trolls, yah (particularly in this section of the forum). But I know, through this conduit, we've enriched each other's lives. I know for sure the friends I met here have enriched my life (jeez, I've even had quite a few from all over the world to my house, and would again in a heartbeat). And it all began with us helping each other with our Mac issues.
I still have a very close group of friends that Ive met here. Virtually, and face to face.

MacNN, thank you for that. I'm grateful.
I haven't been here in a bit, but I want to thank my friends, my moderators, the founders, and those who have... uh... inspired me in interesting ways (wouldn't be me if I didn't include a little snark. Right, ca$h?).

Offering this thread to share memories.

Going to miss you, MacNN.

I'm going to pull your head off because I don't like your head.
     
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Jun 21, 2016, 12:28 PM
 
appreciation of maxelson for his appreciation threads:
http://forums.macnn.com/89/macnn-lou...ted-a-tribute/
     
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Jun 21, 2016, 12:29 PM
 
hai guys. nice to see familiar names.
     
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Jun 21, 2016, 12:38 PM
 
Max, the 2 meetups we had at your place were highlights of my life. Like a lot of folks, I've grown old/outgrown the place/moved on to other things, but I made some seriously great IRL life-long friends here.

Trying to go by usernames here, as not sure who-all wants their public names divulged:
Analogika
Andi Pandi
Voyageur (her daughter tutored my daughter through college & that whole family is THE BEST)
Timo
Axolotl
Max, you are my brother in King Crimson & Melville.
ChrisT
Demonhood
Montanan
Mastrap

The list goes on. So many of you I know by your real names & have forgotten your MacNN handles, & don't want to put them up here without consent, but you know who you are. There are a bunch.

The Lounge was my happy place for 4 or 5 years & it really bites the big one that it's getting shut down. So many comments, so much fun. I still check in now & again, though I've largely aged out of the place, but seriously. In the time I've spent here, I've owned about 30 Macs, fixed a bunch more for other folks as a sideline gig, owned a small business for 15 years, raised 2 kids & gone & gotten old. My youngest is 17 & into astronomy. My daughter is 24 & working for Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Colorado,(her division is the prime contractor for NASA's climate satellites & Orion) & is throwing things at the sky.

It's been a fun ride.

I'll try to poke my head in over the next few days, but this great embuggerance ensaddens me most hugely.

One of the places I've migrated to & have been very active is MetaFilter, in case anyone wants to keep up with me over there. It's a seriously great site.
Devils Rancher's profile | MetaFilter

Peace, love, understanding, all that stuff.

When a true genius appears in the world you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. -- Jonathan Swift.
     
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Jun 21, 2016, 12:39 PM
 
SCAUGHT!! you rat bastard, been emailing you & you never write back. How the hell are you?

When a true genius appears in the world you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. -- Jonathan Swift.
     
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Jun 21, 2016, 12:52 PM
 
Originally Posted by chris v View Post
SCAUGHT!! you rat bastard, been emailing you & you never write back. How the hell are you?
I apologize if I missed something along the way!

Agree the maxelson meetups were awesome. Things are good. I've migrated away from this place (and the lifeboat, is that still around?) and hang on reddit mostly. My fiancee lives with me and life is good. Just got back from a cruise to the Caribbean. Just took a pretty sweet job offer recently - basically same job I've been doing, but better employer. Glad to hear you're doing well.

I like this guy:
     
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Jun 21, 2016, 12:54 PM
 
15 years ago this place was home to me on a cold Scottish evening.
I thought I'd log in one more time and say: "Thanks".

Good luck for the future.
     
Montanan
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Jun 21, 2016, 01:52 PM
 
Definitely sad news, and enough to get me to log in here for the first time since 2010. It's been a dozen years since I was a regular poster here, but I still feel a weird kinship to the place, and I really enjoyed the chance to meet a few NN regulars at MWSF over the years.

It was a fun ride, indeed.
     
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Jun 21, 2016, 01:56 PM
 
Here's something I'll bet some of you never knew - there was a WoW guild from NN called the Reservoir Dogcows.

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Jun 21, 2016, 01:57 PM
 
Which reminds me, if there was some way to resurrect the Sig Wall, I would, but with most people removing their sigs, it would be tough to do.

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Jun 21, 2016, 01:58 PM
 
Oh, and if anyone has any pics from the MacWorld meet ups, that would be great.

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Jun 21, 2016, 02:16 PM
 
Originally Posted by starman View Post
Oh, and if anyone has any pics from the MacWorld meet ups, that would be great.
I have pix from the ones I went to: MacWorld

More thoughts later.
     
Montanan
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Jun 21, 2016, 02:34 PM
 
Originally Posted by Demonhood View Post
I have pix from the ones I went to: MacWorld

More thoughts later.
Thanks for that. I hope by now you've finally given up the IT gig, and gone to caption-writing full time.
     
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Jun 21, 2016, 02:53 PM
 
Through MacNN I met some pretty awesome people to game out with. From Halo 3 with Dakar, Bogues, Stogie, Chuckit, etc... all the way to custom Minecraft servers with Andi, Jawbone, Blaze and cyclopse.

Countless tech questions answered in clear terms, too many photoshoped pics to count, from the creation of the Pol/War lounge in the wake of 9/11 to the News Factor fiasco and MacNetv2. I have visited these forums daily for the better part of 20 years, with a few lapses here and there, just seems surreal it could all be wiped away in a matter of days.
     
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Jun 21, 2016, 03:45 PM
 
I don't have the time or desire, but I wonder if arrangements can be made to turn over the archives of the forum to someone else.

My sig is 1 pixel too big.
     
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Originally Posted by ort888 View Post
I don't have the time or desire, but I wonder if arrangements can be made to turn over the archives of the forum to someone else.
Should be a simple database dump, vBulliten probably uses MySQL(?)

Harder part might be getting the custom CSS to to transfer.
     
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Jun 21, 2016, 04:00 PM
 
Shit, I can't believe I remembered my password. Heading into a meeting but I'll be back to count wrinkles and show off scars with the rest of you cats. Jeeze... Memory freakin lane.

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Originally Posted by Montanan View Post
Thanks for that. I hope by now you've finally given up the IT gig, and gone to caption-writing full time.
There were some funny ones in there, weren't there.
Diverted my powers towards screenwriting. We'll see how that goes.

Originally Posted by ort888 View Post
I don't have the time or desire, but I wonder if arrangements can be made to turn over the archives of the forum to someone else.
We (the mods/admins) have been pondering the same thing.
     
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Jun 21, 2016, 04:05 PM
 
Sad to see it go - been a great resource. Thanks!
     
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Jun 21, 2016, 04:15 PM
 
Can we all wish hard enough for the place to stay?

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Jun 21, 2016, 04:24 PM
 
Hey everyone.

End of an era, yes.

Met some very smart people here, and even better, some compassionate ones too.

PLUS, whatever these things are called:
are /way/ better than emojis.
     
starman
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Jun 21, 2016, 04:26 PM
 
Wasn't there a rofl smilie? Maybe it was on another forum.

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Jun 21, 2016, 04:28 PM
 
Oh yeah, "smilie." That's their name.
     
starman
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Originally Posted by Timo View Post
Oh yeah, "smilie." That's their name.
It comes from the Latin, "to annoy".

True story

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Originally Posted by scaught View Post
I apologize if I missed something along the way!
I was just trying to wish you a happy birthday & such things, as one does. The boat does still float...

When a true genius appears in the world you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. -- Jonathan Swift.
     
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Jun 21, 2016, 05:07 PM
 
Originally Posted by starman View Post
Can we all wish hard enough for the place to stay?
I'm wishing pretty goddamned hard.
     
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Jun 21, 2016, 05:09 PM
 
so good / so true

Originally Posted by starman View Post
It comes from the Latin, "to annoy".

True story
     
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Jun 21, 2016, 06:08 PM
 
Don't say that in front of thePurpleGiant, king of all emojii!
     
starman
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Jun 21, 2016, 06:09 PM
 
I expect some of the former regulars to show up on the last day.

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Jun 21, 2016, 07:04 PM
 
Names to conjure with, all of them. Now all we need is Trogdor.

Originally Posted by Timo View Post
so good / so true
So good that you remember the little people, now you are famous!
Chris. T.

"... in 6 months if WMD are found, I hope all clear-thinking people who opposed the war will say "You're right, we were wrong -- good job". Similarly, if after 6 months no WMD are found, people who supported the war should say the same thing -- and move to impeach Mr. Bush." - moki, 04/16/03
     
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Jun 21, 2016, 08:26 PM
 
Since the whole gang seems to be here, I guess I should do a drive-by, too. Thanks for the memories - good and bad.

Edit: Screw being in awe that I remembered my password; My sig is still being being hosted?

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Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
Don't say that in front of thePurpleGiant, king of all emojii!
I couldn't remember his username. I printed his World Emoji Day t-shirts just a few weeks ago! Which were designed by Mind Fad. Speaking of, where the hell is Mind Fad? The greatest living Floridian, if you ask me, and even if you don't ask me, it's still a got damn fact.

When a true genius appears in the world you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. -- Jonathan Swift.
     
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Jun 21, 2016, 08:45 PM
 
I say the admin should send out an all-points bulletin to get people back here for a few.

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Jun 22, 2016, 12:23 AM
 
I'll echo the sentiments here. Lots of you I've met IRL (or have known you online for so long, I may as well have).

I won't list everyone here as, like Chris I've forgotten some of your handle/name associations... but you know who you are.

14 years... yikes. Can't believe it's been that long.
     
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Jun 22, 2016, 03:09 AM
 
I joined here in 2000. My kid was 2 then. She just graduated today.

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I miss Jarvis.
     
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Dybgfyrgl!
     
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Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
I miss Jarvis.
There's a little Jarvis in all of us.

     
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I only met two people here IRL; one was selling my bronze powerbook G3, the other is everyone's favorite car fanatic. we've camped, drank beers, he has even been to my house. i emailed him a little bit ago, see if he pops in...
     
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Jun 22, 2016, 07:03 AM
 
I want to thank all's y'alls for these posts. Keep them coming. Let's rock this joint until...

I'm going to pull your head off because I don't like your head.
     
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Jun 22, 2016, 07:08 AM
 
christ!!!

I'm going to pull your head off because I don't like your head.
     
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Originally Posted by chris v View Post
I couldn't remember his username. I printed his World Emoji Day t-shirts just a few weeks ago! Which were designed by Mind Fad. Speaking of, where the hell is Mind Fad? The greatest living Floridian, if you ask me, and even if you don't ask me, it's still a got damn fact.
SO agreed.

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Jun 22, 2016, 08:26 AM
 
Been a long, long time 'NN. Like so many others, this was one of the first homes I had on the internet that I was always keen to check in and see what everyone had created, laughs, thoughts.

So many friendly faces who have gone onto pretty amazing things.

I was pretty awestruck by a lot of you early on, and as soppy as it sounds, a lot of people here have been a pretty big influence on me seeing this forum through from late teenage years and now into my 30s. And you still are.

Originally Posted by Timo View Post
PLUS, whatever these things are called:
are /way/ better than emojis.


...but in a lot of ways you're right. 😂 is no

PS: daimoni says hi to anyone who remembers him. If you met him in IRL, you'd find it impossible not to.
     
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Originally Posted by starman View Post
Here's something I'll bet some of you never knew - there was a WoW guild from NN called the Reservoir Dogcows.
Some of us are still trucking around on Whisperwind.
     
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Originally Posted by -Q- View Post
Some of us are still trucking around on Whisperwind.
Wow, really? THat's pretty awesome. I transferred to Emerald Dream. I was thinking about going back to WW because I can't stand the PvP servers anymore. I also have some saved screenshots from back when we were trying to raid MC and it didn't go so well. I won't be posting those

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Originally Posted by thePurpleGiant View Post
PS: daimoni says hi to anyone who remembers him. If you met him in IRL, you'd find it impossible not to.
Yep, he says hi & so long.

We met back in 2004 & have kept in close touch ever since. Good guy, great dad to (now) two teenage sons.

When a true genius appears in the world you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. -- Jonathan Swift.
     
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Jun 22, 2016, 01:38 PM
 
Wave hi from me too.

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Originally Posted by maxelson View Post
christ!!!
Gimmick!
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