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01-02-2017 11:35 PM

Topic tags/keywords: humor question modern blade ash

Nah! No way possible.


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#1 posted 01-03-2017 12:00 AM

:^)

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#2 posted 01-03-2017 01:17 AM

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#3 posted 01-03-2017 04:38 AM

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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#4 posted 01-03-2017 05:20 AM

Back before the days of blogs and web forums, there were mailing lists. Majordomo was the main one. I ran one of the largest Majordomo mailing lists around. It had tens of thousands of subscribers.

Know why I killed it? Whiners. I got sick of the “Rich, are you going to let him say that to me?” sort of stuff I dealt with on a daily basis.

I do not understand why grown men have playground grievances. If someone gets ugly with me, I’ll deal with it on my own. I don’t crave the support of the community to confirm my convictions. I’m quite confident in what I believe.

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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#5 posted 01-03-2017 05:30 AM

Why is this topic on LumberJocks?

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#6 posted 01-03-2017 05:36 AM



Why is this topic on LumberJocks?

- BurlyBob


Because I think it’s funny, and it is in the coffee lounge, which is not a woodworking forum.

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#7 posted 01-03-2017 01:25 PM


Know why I killed it? Whiners. I got sick of the “Rich, are you going to let him say that to me?” sort of stuff I dealt with on a daily basis.
I do not understand why grown men have playground grievances. If someone gets ugly with me, I ll deal with it on my own. I don t crave the support of the community to confirm my convictions. I m quite confident in what I believe.

- RichTaylor

I hear ya! I was asked several times to be a moderator on Internet message boards … no way do I want to deal with all those petty differences!

”MOM! Timmy broke my toy!”

“Well go break one of his then! Just leave me alone !”

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#8 posted 01-03-2017 02:54 PM

DKV has reappeared.

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#9 posted 01-03-2017 02:58 PM

That had crossed my mind as well, Bruce.

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#10 posted 01-03-2017 11:21 PM

DKV????? Is that a reference to me? or someone else in this thread. Don’t be scared, SAY IT. I’ve been here a long time guys!

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#11 posted 01-03-2017 11:41 PM

Ever since I have been on LJ people have talked about how mean other people can be, how disagreements are horrible etc. I just assumed that it was because most of the people are older than I am and didn’t live as much of their life with the internet as I have.

This place is rather tame compared to some of the other forums I am a member of.

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#12 posted 01-03-2017 11:46 PM

You are so right Pat. I think it is just so funny that certain people follow me just to tell me I’m wrong about what I suggest to people. ;-)

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#13 posted 01-04-2017 12:06 AM

Pat, I’m no doubt older than you, but thanks to my career in the defense industry, I’ve had Internet access since the ‘80s. Back then there were no ISPs. You either got access through your company or university. There was also no web, so you had to have some technical savvy to get anything useful out of it besides email. Windows hadn’t come along yet, so it was all command line tools. We’ve come a long way for better and for worse. For better, because it’s now accessible to everyone, and for worse, because it’s now accessible to everyone.

It was a very civil time. There was an actual postmaster@xyz that was manned by a real human who folks could report problems to regarding users at their domain. Things got a little rowdier when ISPs came along, but even then, I still included my address and phone number in my signature. Then AOL got access and it all went to hell.

I’m here to learn and share what I can about woodworking.

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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#14 posted 01-04-2017 01:14 AM



Pat, I m no doubt older than you, but thanks to my career in the defense industry, I ve had Internet access since the 80s. Back then there were no ISPs. You either got access through your company or university. There was also no web, so you had to have some technical savvy to get anything useful out of it besides email. Windows hadn t come along yet, so it was all command line tools. We ve come a long way for better and for worse. For better, because it s now accessible to everyone, and for worse, because it s now accessible to everyone.

It was a very civil time. There was an actual postmaster@xyz that was manned by a real human who folks could report problems to regarding users at their domain. Things got a little rowdier when ISPs came along, but even then, I still included my address and phone number in my signature. Then AOL got access and it all went to hell.

I m here to learn and share what I can about woodworking.

- RichTaylor

Heh, I remember those days. We got Wordstar in 1984, and got away from having to have a secretary take our handwritten documents and put them into a text editor on a mid- or main-frame. We went from 4 secretary/stenos for half a dozen engineers to one administrative assistant for 30 engineers, over the course of a decade.

BoT, no, we can’t all get along, as long as that 14 year old pencil armed kid with a vast lexicon of invective is sitting at the terminal opposite you. :D

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#15 posted 01-04-2017 01:32 AM



Pat, I m no doubt older than you, but thanks to my career in the defense industry, I ve had Internet access since the 80s. Back then there were no ISPs. You either got access through your company or university. There was also no web, so you had to have some technical savvy to get anything useful out of it besides email. Windows hadn t come along yet, so it was all command line tools. We ve come a long way for better and for worse. For better, because it s now accessible to everyone, and for worse, because it s now accessible to everyone.

It was a very civil time. There was an actual postmaster@xyz that was manned by a real human who folks could report problems to regarding users at their domain. Things got a little rowdier when ISPs came along, but even then, I still included my address and phone number in my signature. Then AOL got access and it all went to hell.

I m here to learn and share what I can about woodworking.

- RichTaylor

I got my taste in the fall of 1992, my first year of college, so all of my adult life has included some access to the internet. The first time I saw a picture in a web browser I about fell out of my chair, was use to an amber text terminal.

Even then there was fighting etc on news groups, it was just nerdier.

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