#12 has left the building

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by GopherT, May 14, 2015.

  1. GopherT

    Thread Starter AAC Fanatic!

    Nov 23, 2012
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  2. DerStrom8

    Well-Known Member

    Feb 20, 2011
    Thanks for the link GopherT. Sad to see him go--He has made many contributions to this site, and I for one will miss his posts. I hope he will still stop in now and then for a visit ;)

    Best wishes #12!
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  3. ErnieM

    AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 24, 2011
    Safe journies kind sir.

    12 for 2!!! 12 for 2!!! 12 for 2!!!
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  4. Brownout

    Well-Known Member

    Jan 10, 2012
    More and more reasonable people are leaving. Not much in the way of interesting conversations lately. Slip-sliding away...
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  5. cmartinez

    AAC Fanatic!

    Jan 17, 2007
    Man... I'm gonna miss the dear fella... he helped a lot, and not just circuit-wise. @#12, wherever you are, I wish you the best of best... I for one thing, consider you a good friend.
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  6. MaxHeadRoom


    Jul 18, 2013
    Sorry to see him go, In the short(ish) time I have been on the site, this is the 3rd leaver I will miss, Inwo, The_RB and now #12.:(

    Hope it was nothing I said!! :confused:
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  7. bertus


    Apr 5, 2008

    I am also sorry to see him go.
    He has been a good contributer to the forum.


    PS I also miss the old moderators thingmaker3 and hgmjr.
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  8. nsaspook

    AAC Fanatic!

    Aug 27, 2009
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  9. killivolt

    Active Member

    Jan 10, 2010
    I'll echo D8's post; it's sad to think I joined Jan, 10 2010 one month after he did. I didn't know about him until my recent activity here.

    Most of my activity was on ETO but; that has changed over the last year or so. Now I visit both sites.

    Best wishes #12

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  10. cmartinez

    AAC Fanatic!

    Jan 17, 2007
    Here's an appropriate farewell song:

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  11. JoeJester

    AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 26, 2005
    I believe #12 is going on sabbatical, to get around live people. He didn't state anything about cutting the ties permanently.

    He will be missed, but I suspect he will return on his terms, re-energized for the next wave of questions.

    Take all the time you desire #12, AAC will be here when you wish to return.
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  12. OBW0549

    Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2015
    Gonna miss you, #12. Keep well, and come back soon.
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  13. Brownout

    Well-Known Member

    Jan 10, 2012
    Before you go I want to say, although we disagreed sometimes, I always enjoyed reading your opinions. I respect your knowledge and reasonableness.
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  14. djsfantasi

    AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 11, 2010
    As I started to write this post, I thought the tone of this thread was becoming funereal...

    So cheerily... Way to go, #12! Thanks for everything!

    And to the member most likely to actually read this, hope you decide to stay or at least only leave temporarily, GopherT
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  15. tcmtech

    Distinguished Member

    Nov 4, 2013
    Forum life tends to wear on all of us at one time or another so I can relate. I used to be primarily a ETO member but as things changed and slowed down there I came over here being there was more action and traffic here.

    Now I see what I am guessing is the summer lull coming along again and things are starting to look slower and more mundane by my views as well.

    no big deal. It happens.
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  16. JohnInTX


    Jun 26, 2012
    I rarely read one of #12's posts without coming away a bit more knowledgeable . Sometimes lots so.
    Thanks and hope to see him back sometime.
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  17. Lestraveled

    Well-Known Member

    May 19, 2014
    OH MAN....You are one of the coolest guys here. Sorry to see you.......feeling burnt out. Go get a life, but remember, people are over-rated.

    Groucho Marx once said, after interviewing a man with 17 kids, "My God, I like my cigar, but I take it out of my mouth once in a while."

    Come back and visit sometime.
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  18. Hypatia's Protege

    Distinguished Member

    Mar 1, 2015
    Well hey! --- Very sorry to see you leave!:( --- Your blend of expertise, courtesy and candor is as appreciated as it is absent from the greater 'internet experience' --- I add my voice to others' in my hope that you reconsider at some future juncture...

    Please take care...
    Best regards and many thanks!
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  19. #12


    Nov 30, 2010
    Gee guys, I didn't mean to go all tragic on you. It's just that I was forced into retirement with the ruptured disk last July and my business partner dying in November. Suddenly, the activities that I was doing for 40 years mostly vanished. How bad is it? I have only filled my gas tank twice this year! No interacting with customers, vendors, inspectors, co-workers and their families. No loading the truck for a different job every day or two. No more pages and pages of calculations. No family within 800 miles of here. In the last 6 months, one of my 40 year friends moved to Indiana and another one had a stroke. The social vacuum almost echos! What do I have left? One structural engineer that surrounds himself with homosecksuals and the widows of my dead team members. That's kind of creepy!

    I can't just go get a job at 64 years old and still recovering from a back injury. I was thinking more like, find a community theater and volunteer my services. I did, "sound and light for live performance" for three years in Los Angeles. It's mostly enjoying the show and being available in case anything goes wrong. It isn't hard work. I can sit or move around, as needed, to be physically comfortable. The problems they have are usually child's play for me. This place seems awfully slow lately, and even when it's busy and interesting, it can't substitute for getting face to face with a dozen different people every week.

    One of my old sayings: If you don't put on a clean shirt and show up, it's yourself that won't have a life.
    I still have enough curiosity to check in at AAC, but nothing inspires me lately.
    I need to get out in public and find things to do.
  20. Lestraveled

    Well-Known Member

    May 19, 2014
    I hear you man. Go forth and scratch that itch.