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Post by Bounty » 2019-07-05 02:09pm

Hello. I'm Bounty. You may remember me from such topics as Star Trek, Testing shenanigans and an interest in computers.

tl;dr I bailed SDN right around the time I got properly diagnosed with a crippling panic disorder, got medicated, got a new degree, moved to China for a bit, came back, fell up the corporate ladder to senior something or other.

So what's been happening?

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Post by TimothyC » 2019-07-05 02:59pm

Bounty wrote:
2019-07-05 02:09pm
Hello. I'm Bounty. You may remember me from such topics as Star Trek, Testing shenanigans and an interest in computers.

tl;dr I bailed SDN right around the time I got properly diagnosed with a crippling panic disorder, got medicated, got a new degree, moved to China for a bit, came back, fell up the corporate ladder to senior something or other.

So what's been happening?
The slide into inactivity has continued apace. It may have slowed down, but the echo-chamber-y nature of sections like N&P has fully taken hold. The cool kids™ hang out on the discord:

https://discord.gg/mk5u3p
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Post by Elheru Aran » 2019-07-05 03:35pm

The recent SW movies have boosted a bit of activity in PSW, but overall it's pretty much the same twenty... thirty? ish people chatting in here for pretty much the last few years.

You'd have enjoyed Archinist, though.
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Post by Tribble » 2019-07-05 03:40pm

Elheru Aran wrote:
2019-07-05 03:35pm
The recent SW movies have boosted a bit of activity in PSW, but overall it's pretty much the same twenty... thirty? ish people chatting in here for pretty much the last few years.

You'd have enjoyed Archinist, though.
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Post by LadyTevar » 2019-07-05 09:18pm

Bounty wrote:
2019-07-05 02:09pm
Hello. I'm Bounty. You may remember me from such topics as Star Trek, Testing shenanigans and an interest in computers.

So what's been happening?
SirNitram is dead.

While waiting for a liver, after the West Virginia Water Crisis put him in the hospital January 2014, he was going rapidly downhill. Later, we found out the Water Company had NOT properly cleaned the filters, and there was still chemical leaking into the drinking water.

That may have contributed to his hip breaking at Midnight June 16th, which caused a fall, which instigated an internal bleed, that lead to multiple seizures (stroke? arrhythmia? myocardial infarction?) that left him with bleeding out of all orifices, and no recordable brain function.
I finally gave the word to turn off the machines at noon.

I lost the house, moved in with my Mom in a tiny town with absolutely jack shit for full-time employment, and last Friday the last of mine and Martin's cats, Mal-kitty, was put down due to cancer. That's three cats and a husband I've lost in 6yrs.
And my family wonders why some of my friends think I have PTSD, or just a REALLY FUCKING BAD case of Depression.
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Post by The Romulan Republic » 2019-07-06 01:11am

TimothyC wrote:
2019-07-05 02:59pm
Bounty wrote:
2019-07-05 02:09pm
Hello. I'm Bounty. You may remember me from such topics as Star Trek, Testing shenanigans and an interest in computers.

tl;dr I bailed SDN right around the time I got properly diagnosed with a crippling panic disorder, got medicated, got a new degree, moved to China for a bit, came back, fell up the corporate ladder to senior something or other.

So what's been happening?
The slide into inactivity has continued apace. It may have slowed down, but the echo-chamber-y nature of sections like N&P has fully taken hold. The cool kids™ hang out on the discord:

https://discord.gg/mk5u3p
I wouldn't call NandP an echo chamber. Its mostly "Left-wing", certainly, for a certain value of Left-wing, but there's a pretty clear split that mirrors the one between Bernie or Bust types and more moderate Dems in real life.

We did get a bit of an activity boost from Trump (in NandP) and the new Star Wars films.
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Post by Gandalf » 2019-07-06 03:16am

The Romulan Republic wrote:
2019-07-06 01:11am
I wouldn't call NandP an echo chamber. Its mostly "Left-wing", certainly, for a certain value of Left-wing, but there's a pretty clear split that mirrors the one between Bernie or Bust types and more moderate Dems in real life.
The funny thing about people calling N&P a left wing echo chamber is that the fairly tough rules about evidence make it hard to defend common US right wing positions.
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Post by Broomstick » 2019-07-06 04:10am

Last seven years...? Huh. Well, on a personal level my father, two nephews, and my husband died and I lost my home of 20 years.

Several people who used to be regular posters here seem to have left, and message boards are slowly going the way of the flip-phone so this place isn't nearly as active as it used to be.
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Post by Zaune » 2019-07-06 04:55am

Seven years... Does that mean you missed The Salvation War?
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Post by Themightytom » 2019-07-06 06:29am

LadyTevar wrote:
2019-07-05 09:18pm
Bounty wrote:
2019-07-05 02:09pm
Hello. I'm Bounty. You may remember me from such topics as Star Trek, Testing shenanigans and an interest in computers.

So what's been happening?
SirNitram is dead.

While waiting for a liver, after the West Virginia Water Crisis put him in the hospital January 2014, he was going rapidly downhill. Later, we found out the Water Company had NOT properly cleaned the filters, and there was still chemical leaking into the drinking water.

That may have contributed to his hip breaking at Midnight June 16th, which caused a fall, which instigated an internal bleed, that lead to multiple seizures (stroke? arrhythmia? myocardial infarction?) that left him with bleeding out of all orifices, and no recordable brain function.
I finally gave the word to turn off the machines at noon.

I lost the house, moved in with my Mom in a tiny town with absolutely jack shit for full-time employment, and last Friday the last of mine and Martin's cats, Mal-kitty, was put down due to cancer. That's three cats and a husband I've lost in 6yrs.
And my family wonders why some of my friends think I have PTSD, or just a REALLY FUCKING BAD case of Depression.
You've been through it all, I think that could get to anyone.

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Post by LadyTevar » 2019-07-07 01:55pm

Themightytom wrote:
2019-07-06 06:29am
You've been through it all, I think that could get to anyone.
It's been a rough 7 years. :(
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Post by Themightytom » 2019-07-07 10:12pm

LadyTevar wrote:
2019-07-07 01:55pm
Themightytom wrote:
2019-07-06 06:29am
You've been through it all, I think that could get to anyone.
It's been a rough 7 years. :(
You're still standing Lady, I think Sir Nitram would be proud.

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Post by Bounty » 2019-07-08 01:44pm

LadyTevar wrote:
2019-07-07 01:55pm
Themightytom wrote:
2019-07-06 06:29am
You've been through it all, I think that could get to anyone.
It's been a rough 7 years. :(
I am sorry for your loss. SirNitram was a dick in the best possible way and he went far before his time.
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ast seven years...? Huh. Well, on a personal level my father, two nephews, and my husband died and I lost my home of 20 years.
I am very sorry to hear that. I hope I didn't bring up only the bad memories.

What about some of the other oldtimers from a decade ago? Dartzap? That walking anti-drug PSA Einhander? Valdemar? The N&P guy with the West Wing avatar?

... Schuyler even?

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Post by Ace Pace » 2019-07-08 02:20pm

Bounty wrote:
2019-07-08 01:44pm
What about some of the other oldtimers from a decade ago? Dartzap? That walking anti-drug PSA Einhander? Valdemar? The N&P guy with the West Wing avatar?

... Schuyler even?
Dartzap is quite active in the SDnet chat :)

Einhander is MiA. Valdemar, no idea.

Quite a few are still here, just less active.
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Post by Solauren » 2019-07-08 05:25pm

You missed all the Game of Thrones discussion!
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Post by Broomstick » 2019-07-08 07:14pm

Bounty wrote:
2019-07-08 01:44pm
Broomstick wrote:
2019-07-06 04:10am
ast seven years...? Huh. Well, on a personal level my father, two nephews, and my husband died and I lost my home of 20 years.
I am very sorry to hear that. I hope I didn't bring up only the bad memories.
Nope - I'm grateful for the 30 years I had with my husband, and for the time I had with the others. My grief support group has, in fact, discussed how that in many ways having the topic never spoken of hurts worse than a reminder now and again. If you love people some pain is inevitable, but it would be worse not to love and be loved by others.
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Post by K. A. Pital » 2019-07-09 03:28am

We‘ve moved from China to Elysium (Western Europe).

Other than that, I feel my stories would be slightly out of place as far as this thread goes, as they would be mostly positive. Visited the LHC, a bunch of UNESCO heritage sites, got more seriously into mountaineering, ascending to 2km above sea & higher with barely any equipment from around 700-800 m starting points... traveled around the world like a madman with only few years left to live... met quite a few folks from SDN over the last decade - and appreciate the friendships I‘ve made here.

Not much else to tell about life, really. Marriage is a great thing, even after a dozen years.

I still hang around, didn’t really get all those social networks and whatnot.
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Post by Lonestar » 2019-07-09 12:57pm

TimothyC wrote:
2019-07-05 02:59pm

The slide into inactivity has continued apace. It may have slowed down, but the echo-chamber-y nature of sections like N&P has fully taken hold. The cool kids™ hang out on the discord:

https://discord.gg/mk5u3p

i do not work in an environment that allows for discord, although we have a SDN AIM chatroom on twitter too
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Post by Lonestar » 2019-07-09 12:58pm

Also, in the past 7 years:

Got married

Got a degree
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Post by The_Saint » 2019-07-09 11:56pm

Possibly still a bunch of lurkers like myself haunting the threads.
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Post by The Romulan Republic » 2019-07-10 03:53am

Lonestar wrote:
2019-07-09 12:58pm
Also, in the past 7 years:

Got married

Got a degree
Can't match that, but in the last seven years I:

Got my first-ever full time job, then a second one.

Started a theatre career.

Wrote and directed a (very, very modest and low budget) theatrical adaptation of Sherlock Holmes.

Ran for municipal council.

Granted, most of that was in the last year, so... yay for one half-decent year following six years of mostly abject failure. :wink:
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Post by Batman » 2019-07-19 08:15pm

I think there's also been quite a bit of activity in FAN thanks to the MCU and the mess DC made of 'their' try to build a movie universe and the massively better done TV series'.
Oh, and for SciFi, 'The Orville'
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Post by Batman » 2019-07-19 08:47pm

Oh, and if you use Millenium Falcon, avatars are now on the right.
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'You're a princess from a society of immortal warriors. I'm a rich kid with issues. Lots of issues.'
'No. No dating for the Batman. It might cut into your brooding time.'
'Tactically we have multiple objectives. So we need to split into teams.'-'Dibs on the Amazon!'
'Hey, we both have a Martian's phone number on our speed dial. I think I deserve the benefit of the doubt.'
'You know, for a guy with like 50 different kinds of vision, you sure are blind.'

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Post by gigabytelord » 2019-07-20 02:16am

Well, you just got me to post for the first time in more than two years so there's something.

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Post by The Romulan Republic » 2019-07-20 09:07am

Batman wrote:
2019-07-19 08:15pm
I think there's also been quite a bit of activity in FAN thanks to the MCU and the mess DC made of 'their' try to build a movie universe and the massively better done TV series'.
Oh, and for SciFi, 'The Orville'
Yup. And don't forget Game of Thrones. It and the MCU gave a big boost to the Fantasy forum between them.
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