Newest member of the 10k club - crutschow!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by WBahn, Jan 27, 2016.

  1. WBahn

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    @crutschow : Congrats on hitting the 10,000 post mark!

    Yes, it's just a number, but it's good to celebrate even the meaningless achievements from time to time.

    Keep it up!!
     
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  2. Papabravo

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    @crutschow -- congratulations, we salute you for all of our meaningless accomplishments. Woot-woot!
     
  3. Sinus23

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    May your laziness be as Wally's but yet get things done.

    Congrats.
     
  4. Lestraveled

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    Congratulations, Well done. This and $5.79 will get you a cup of coffee. I know you rarely post in the off topic section. Maybe you could make an exception this time.
     
  5. Papabravo

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    That was not a typo, I really did mean our, as in the collective meaningless accomplishments of the entire group of notable members.
     
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  6. tjohnson

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    @Papabravo: Sorry for the misunderstanding.

    @crutschow: Congrats!
     
  7. WBahn

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    Especially when you consider that every minute spend posting something here could, arguably, be spent doing something that actually was meaningful. I know *I* find myself reflecting on how much I COULD have gotten done if it hadn't been for AAC !! :D
     
  8. tracecom

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    Congrats to a helpful and courteous member. Thanks.
     
  9. JohnInTX

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    +1 Congratulations and thanks!
     
  10. Papabravo

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    Actually there is something positive about the effort many of us have put into AAC. It is a part of our legacy. Earlier generations wrote and published books and pamphlets, by which we were able to see into their minds and thoughts. The cost of entry to actually publishing and selling something like a book has always inhibited me from even starting such a project. On the other hand it has taken me a decade to compile 8000+ posts which represents the accumulated wisdom of a half century career in engineering. The bonus is that it is all captured and preserved. Every time I come across one of @beenthere 's posts I think about how he has achieved a measure of immortality. That's a very nice feeling.
     
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  11. WBahn

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    It is certainly true that, for the vast majority of us, we post on AAC instead of doing something "better" with our time because, according to SOME metric, posting here IS a better use of our time, at least at that moment. Now, spouses and others could certainly call into question the rationality of our metrics, but anyone (at least generally speaking) that has wracked up a few thousand posts is far beyond the stage of primarily asking for help or engaging in idle conversation (especially since Off Topic doesn't count). Instead, those members have established a long history of adding value to a lot of discussions and, yes, those contributions will endure as long as these forums remain accessible, even if only as an archive some day.
     
  12. Papabravo

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    When folks resurrect dead threads I sometimes go back and reread them to recall the sense of the discussion. Many of the things are as valid today as they were 10 years ago. I am particularly grateful to @Ron H for schooling me on the notion of Common Mode Range for opamps and comparators. I am not primarily an analog designer, logic and firmware are my strong suits.

    http://forum.allaboutcircuits.com/threads/device-behavior.2270/#post-15106
     
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  13. #12

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    Welcome aboard.
    That makes nine of us.:p
     
  14. WBahn

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    Yep. The next one (Papabravo?) gets to celebrate being ten with ten (kiloposts).
     
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  15. Papabravo

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    It is possible it might happen on 24 February, 2016 which would also be the 10th anniversary of joining AAC. Cue the spooky Twilight Zone music.
     
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  17. WBahn

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    I'm not holding my breath -- that would be about 44 posts a day between now and then. But go for it!
     
  18. Papabravo

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    Yeah... I guess that might be a bit ambitious.
     
  19. wayneh

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    That happens to also be the birthday of my youngest, as well as my 30th wedding anniversary. Talk about spooky.
     
  20. Papabravo

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    Cue the music!
     
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