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Re: The re-introduction thread
« Reply #400 on: 23 Aug 2018, 14:59 »

Neko!



I know we're both on Facebook but any chance to use a RASSLER hug gif.
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Re: The re-introduction thread
« Reply #401 on: 24 Aug 2018, 03:08 »

Welu! Rasslin'! <3
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Re: The re-introduction thread
« Reply #402 on: 25 Nov 2018, 19:53 »

Oh hey

I'm still here, still queer, and I still don't want any more bears.
Been a couple years since I've been on this seeing as I added so many of y'all on facebook, but hey.
Feels good to be back.
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Re: The re-introduction thread
« Reply #403 on: 26 Nov 2018, 07:38 »

Great to see you here! <3
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Re: The re-introduction thread
« Reply #404 on: 20 Dec 2018, 05:16 »

PATRICK!

Now that is a birthday present.

Holy hell, I had to hover over your blog link in order to realize who you were. The fuck? They made you a mod? Must have been desperate ;) Jokes aside, it's bloody good to see you, you fart of a man.

My internet browsing habits have changed pretty dramatically, as you can tell.
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Re: The re-introduction thread
« Reply #405 on: 28 Dec 2018, 00:50 »

Patrick! Great to see you! How's the music going?
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Re: The re-introduction thread
« Reply #406 on: 05 Mar 2019, 21:18 »

Hello folks.

I'm baaa-ack.
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Re: The re-introduction thread
« Reply #407 on: 06 Mar 2019, 03:37 »

Hey Grognard & welcome back! I was starting to wonder ... what gives?
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Re: The re-introduction thread
« Reply #408 on: 06 Mar 2019, 04:36 »

GROG! Welcome back!
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Re: The re-introduction thread
« Reply #409 on: 06 Mar 2019, 18:16 »

what gave?  mostly just alot of life.
When I returned from vacation, work life struck back with a vengence.
from August until January my team fielded about 140% of our contracted work load.
all while being at half strength in Technicians.  Turnover was terrible.
during that time I was either commuting or at work about 12-14 hours a day.

other than a odd hour of videogaming or vegging to YT, I've had nigh zero social life.

But in late January, I was able to convince our CEO to allow thru Annual Reviews and maximum rate pay raises.
So guys who were thinking  of leaving stayed.  And I also managed to recruit some lower tier, but technically savvy help.  The last day of January, we had 2100 tickets in queue w/8 Techs.  Today, we have 390 tickets and 13 Techs.

But it has been a nasty hard slog.

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Re: The re-introduction thread
« Reply #410 on: 07 Mar 2019, 02:48 »

Life, uh, finds a way.
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Re: The re-introduction thread
« Reply #411 on: 07 Mar 2019, 17:14 »

This is true.
I just found out I'm going to be a grandpa.
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but I'm too young!
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Re: The re-introduction thread
« Reply #412 on: 07 Mar 2019, 22:36 »

Congratulations,... Gramps!
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Re: The re-introduction thread
« Reply #413 on: 01 Apr 2019, 14:03 »

Hi guys! I've been reading since 2003, and have often been discombulated by the forum discussions in recent years. "Oh, I'll only contribute when I really have something to say," I often thought to myself. Hahaha, that worked out extremely well.
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Re: The re-introduction thread
« Reply #414 on: 02 Apr 2019, 14:22 »

People's thoughts are valid, including yours.

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Re: The re-introduction thread
« Reply #415 on: 08 Aug 2019, 23:06 »

Patrick! Great to see you! How's the music going?

i am so bad at checking unread replies. music's going okay, just slowly until i start getting paid from my new job. hard to make it to practice when you're short on money for everything lmao
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Re: The re-introduction thread
« Reply #416 on: 23 Aug 2019, 22:26 »

hi patrick
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Re: The re-introduction thread
« Reply #417 on: 29 Oct 2019, 02:46 »

hi patrick

hi alex! good to see you.

like i said. bad at checking back. seems the pace of these forums has slowed somewhat. i'm... okay with that haha.
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Re: The re-introduction thread
« Reply #418 on: 13 Feb 2020, 21:49 »

Hi all.  Used to post here some though I was never a heavy poster.  I just checked my last post was in March 2015.  Don't know why I quit posting, 'cause I still read the comic regularly.  Don't know how much I'll post now.  We'll see how it goes.
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Re: The re-introduction thread
« Reply #419 on: 05 Mar 2021, 11:42 »

Welcome back.  I do remember you, and didn't realise that it has been so long.
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Re: The re-introduction thread
« Reply #420 on: 21 Mar 2021, 19:19 »

Hey everyone,

I still exist. Somehow. A lot has been happening.

I don't even know where to begin, or where I left off. I don't know why I stopped visiting here, but I've never forgotten you people.

So yeah. In the meantime I've dropped out of the other university, started an apprenticeship in software development (German 'Ausbildung Fachinformatiker (Anwendungsentwicklung)'), finished said apprenticeship, and have started working as a web developer in January at the place where I did the apprenticeship.

There's been a lot of other stuff as well. I go by they/them pronouns now, among my closest friends at least, but am currently still questioning my gender identity. In my professional life I haven't mentioned any of this.

Still, all in all I've been pretty fine.

How is everyone? Anyone still remember me?

ó ankh
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Re: The re-introduction thread
« Reply #421 on: 21 Mar 2021, 20:49 »

I don't believe I've ever met you before, so hello!
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Re: The re-introduction thread
« Reply #422 on: 21 Mar 2021, 21:28 »

Welcome back. I remember your avatar and looking back through post history, I vaguely remember a few interactions. I hope things are going better these days.
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Re: The re-introduction thread
« Reply #423 on: 22 Mar 2021, 04:54 »

I was just wondering how you were doing the other day. Nice to see you again!
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Re: The re-introduction thread
« Reply #424 on: 22 Mar 2021, 06:28 »

Welcome back!
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Re: The re-introduction thread
« Reply #425 on: 22 Mar 2021, 17:17 »

Hey everyone,

great to see these familiar names. I definitely remember you, sitnspin, but I guess that's a bit easier for me, considering I didn't interact with people on this forum for a long time and don't have newer memories than those.

I think I was most active ca. 2012 to 2015 IIRC? Came back in 2018 for a bit. Gosh it feels like a lifetime ago. I hadn't even finished school when I started visiting.

When I came back here I was in a really dark place, and it took me a while to get better. I had a therapy group for a while, struggled a lot when deciding to finally drop out of university and start vocational education (Germany has this system of earning certified job titles through a mixture of a (badly) paid apprenticeship on 3 days of the week and 2 days of vocational school). Usually it takes 3 years, but having been to university allowed me to reduce it to 2, and good grades allowed me to reduce it even further to 1.5.

I wouldn't say I'm in a particularly good place atm, but well, with the pandemic and all, who even is. I'm definitely better though. Looking back on the last few years there's little I'd do differently, because I wouldn't have had the good times without the occasional bad ones, and I feel like that's the important bit.

Currently my main issue is stress. I've been working under extreme pressure over the last 1.5 years. Our company creates software for small to medium sized pharma companies, is way understaffed, and for some reason we took over a project related to a Covid vaccine. I'm not going to say too much about it, but I think I can mention that I've more or less single handedly written the module of our software product which one vaccine manufacturer uses for tracking public requests, but also adverse events and product quality complaints for 2 countries. It's safe to say, I hope I'll never again have to write software which is used to track potentially fatal events. That's not a responsibility I want to have.

But yeah, I think I won't say much more about this, definitely not in the Chatter subforum.

Still: overall I'm better than I was when I last visited, and I hope you're all doing well.

p.s.: Cesium, it really cheered me up to see you're still using the Gordon I've colorised for you as your avatar :D
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Re: The re-introduction thread
« Reply #426 on: 22 Mar 2021, 18:10 »

Good to hear you're doing better.

And, yeah, I've had this avatar for a long time. I was still living in Oklahoma when I took the original picture. Moved to Wisconsin in 2015, then to Illinois, and now I'm in Canada.
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Re: The re-introduction thread
« Reply #427 on: 22 Mar 2021, 19:08 »

Glad you are doing better. Hope you settle back in here
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Re: The re-introduction thread
« Reply #428 on: 24 Mar 2021, 03:59 »

ANKH!

Welcome back, buddy! So great to see you. I do hope you find yourself feeling a bit at home here again. It would be nice to have your voice around the place again.

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Re: The re-introduction thread
« Reply #429 on: 30 Apr 2021, 21:29 »

Greetings and Salutations, denizens of the Cyber domain!
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Re: The re-introduction thread
« Reply #430 on: 01 May 2021, 02:18 »

Whoof, more than six months since you were last here, and more than a year since you were supposed to have stopped being here ( :P ). Where does the time go?

Nice to see you back, how's it going?
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Re: The re-introduction thread
« Reply #431 on: 01 May 2021, 17:25 »

lessee here...
about two weeks after my last post, I had another minor incident.
new job in Jan. 2020.
Youngest child graduated HS in May.
90% teleworked from March to March.
bought new house in June & Moved. (technical financial downsizing w/ more sq. ft.)
Sent my Princess off to college in September.
sold / closed old house on NYE.
my wife attained her Masters Degree & Family Nurse Practictioner license in March 21.
I went back to my 90 minutes each way commute in March.
*books on Audible are awesome*
Just laid the 26'x26'x6" concrete pad for a garage I'm building.
and my youngest just started a job at a nearby Theme Park.

-inject "I'm working" every other line.

that is how it is going. 
Doctor says that despite general life stress, my heart and protein numbers are all great.

how about y'all?
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Re: The re-introduction thread
« Reply #432 on: 01 May 2021, 21:20 »

Wow, that's a lot. Congrats.
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Re: The re-introduction thread
« Reply #433 on: 31 Oct 2021, 05:18 »

 :clairedoge:I'm so back. Tried to login a few times in the last couple years but it 404'd on me.
Anyway, new me is same as old me. We went back to the orig band name: Illicitizen, during the lockdowns.
Last month we moved from Idaho to Italy.
We practiced with a human drummer last night. He says his English is "shit" and my Italian is worse.
We're in Sicily, a small town. Live music is dead right now but showing signs of a rebirth.
Started from 2008 and 13 yrs later I am become returned and again...
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Charlotte NC -->Queens NY--->New Orleans, LA --->Boise ID ---> Sicily, IT
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