Hey there! Long time.

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Hey there! Long time.

Postby Jeff » Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:33 pm

Two quick things.

After service above and beyond, Project Willow's turned in her badge as moderator. Deep thanks to PW for everything. RI owes her lots, and I owe her even more.

Second, I need to get active here again. And that's not just the guilt talking. I miss it, and all of you. So I'll be hanging around more. Expect me. (I don't mean that to sound ominous.)

Er, that's all for now.
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Re: Hey there! Long time.

Postby Searcher08 » Mon Aug 24, 2015 7:33 pm

Yahoo!!

I came across something recently at the unlikely intersection of Charles Fort, Christian Fundies, NASA, deep politics, meme spread - all sorts - that I thought "Would *love* to have Jeff's take on this..."

Exposing the NASA conspiracy of the Globe Earth :sun:


Disclosure: I do not think the Earth is flat :thumbsup
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Postby Nordic » Mon Aug 24, 2015 8:35 pm

Great news, Jeff. Remember to bring jumper cables.
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Postby IanEye » Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:00 pm

Jeff » Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:33 pm wrote:
After service above and beyond, Project Willow's turned in her badge as moderator.



Well, thankfully we still have DrVolin's steady hand.




Welcome back (to your own board),

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Postby Grizzly » Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:09 pm

My phone government tracker has ruined me, everytime I go to post something i want to speak my text instead of write it. Anyway, welcome back Jeff! I hope that this includes your pithy and spectacular writing and blog posts. As far as having technological remorse, I thought you guys might be interested in, 'Catching Up With the Unabomber. When Does the End Justify the Means?'

http://disinfo.com/2015/08/catching-una ... ify-means/

Bonus: (not sure how to embed this or if you even can...)
http://imgur.com/AckNsBP



Note: I did not laugh as it was not and is not funny...
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Postby PufPuf93 » Tue Aug 25, 2015 12:53 am

Thank you to Project Willow.

Thank you Jeff for RI.

Grizzly » Mon Aug 24, 2015 8:09 pm wrote:My phone government tracker has ruined me, everytime I go to post something i want to speak my text instead of write it. Anyway, welcome back Jeff! I hope that this includes your pithy and spectacular writing and blog posts. As far as having technological remorse, I thought you guys might be interested in, 'Catching Up With the Unabomber. When Does the End Justify the Means?'

http://disinfo.com/2015/08/catching-una ... ify-means/

Bonus: (not sure how to embed this or if you even can...)
http://imgur.com/AckNsBP



Note: I did not laugh as it was not and is not funny...


I knew Gil Murray for 20 years when he died. We met when he was the TA for the first forestry class I took at Cal in 1975. We were both Cal Foresters and California Registered Professional Foresters. He was a good, kind, and fun man with a wife and family. He had just started a new job in replacing the retired Bill Dennison. He opened a package addressed to Bill Dennison.


Forestry Friday … Remembering Gilbert Murray

Posted on April 24, 2015

Gil Murray’s life ended twenty years ago today. He was the final victim of the Unabomber Ted Kaczynski. Gil was a Registered Professional Forester and leader in the California forestry profession. When I first met him, he was head forester for one of our local competitors. He was later hired to lead the California Forestry Association, a promotion that led to his death. Gil was deeply respected in the forestry community as a man of the highest character. I tip my hat to Gil Murray.


http://theforesterartist.com/tag/gil-murray/
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Postby Elvis » Tue Aug 25, 2015 2:07 am

Great to hear, Jeff!

:thumbsup :partyhat :party:

And thanks to Willow for the great job she did as moderater.
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Postby Grizzly » Tue Aug 25, 2015 5:27 pm

@ pufpuf93 et, al

I tip my hat to Gil Murray.


And I too. He sounded like a gentle soul. Such a loss.

I certainly empathise with the loss. My post was certainly not intended to cause any negitive feelings. And I do apoligise if it has. I was more interested in the in/outs of the message and quite intrigued by there NOT being a modern 'philosophy of technology', etc...
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Postby norton ash » Tue Aug 25, 2015 5:47 pm

Hi Jeff. You've even got me using Facebook... your page is great for Canadian election stuff. Thanks, Willow.
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Postby stillrobertpaulsen » Tue Aug 25, 2015 6:29 pm

Jeff » Mon Aug 24, 2015 5:33 pm wrote:So I'll be hanging around more. Expect me. (I don't mean that to sound ominous.)


That would be awesome. Even if you do it in an ominous way, it'll still be awesome!

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Postby Laodicean » Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:10 pm

You heard us calling, me especially. Welcome back.

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Postby coffin_dodger » Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:21 pm

Well, come on then. Sweaty-palmed hand-wringing at the back of the auditorium is no use. Dive in. Reactivate. :)
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Postby peartreed » Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:18 pm

Project Willow was a magnificent moderator. Many thanks for her perseverance, propriety and poise.

Jeff: Welcome back Absentee Landlord!
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Postby stickdog99 » Wed Aug 26, 2015 3:02 am

As a coincidence theorist, I see nothing suspicious about the timing.
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Postby stefano » Wed Aug 26, 2015 3:11 am

Hey there Jeff! Good news, looking forward to your inputs here.

And thanks, Willow, for moderating.
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