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Old 14-01-2013, 08:53   #31
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Re: Confession of a Tech Freak

Like you say on the post, "tech freak". With tech almost coming out "daily" ie , BR24 OpenCPN project, Android/Ubuntu OpenCPN project, new USB AIS receivers, etc, that new threads are always a good thing. New ideas are popping up almost daily.
If its a typical "decided to buy a boat and sail off" thread, and those bore/excite you to a point of stressing out, by all means use self control and don't read it. Let alone the useless "do a search" posts. To take the time to post do a search, you could have done it for them and posted the results. Otherwise answer the question for the hundred and fifteenth time, or don't.
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Old 14-01-2013, 17:35   #32
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whoops, me guilty of being a serial poster, time frame vs post numbers.
I probably over-stepped my boundaries with that statement. It's a reflection of my continued battle with impatience. Realistically I just gloss over some posts and read others. To each their own.
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Old 14-01-2013, 18:20   #33
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I probably over-stepped my boundaries with that statement. It's a reflection of my continued battle with impatience. Realistically I just gloss over some posts and read others. To each their own.
OK, I'm still not sure if directed at me and my 3 posts a day average count. For the last 3 years I have gone from active work at sea to being a shut-in, caring for my dad. I do look forward to cruising in the future, not shipping, so I hang out on this forum hoping to make contacts.

If my copious posts are annoying to you, I'll check a thread's past posts to insure you aren't participating before I post.

I just want to get along with folks, not ruffle feathers.
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Old 14-01-2013, 18:29   #34
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No...not at you at all...I was generalizing, which I shouldn't do. I just started work after a 6 month unemployment stint. I enjoyed being online looking for work hours each day. While I was sitting on my a$$, I would take a break, read and post on CF. It was entertaining at times. As I will be shoving off this year, I will be on a lot less. It flows and ebbs.
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That is good to hear. Congrats on your job. I really enjoy this forum and don't want to be a thorn in anybody's side. Thanks for the post.

I'm near Placerville, what part of NorCal are you from?
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Currently Alameda. prior Elk Grove, prior Hawaii. prior Santa Cruz, prior Canada...go figure...
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My nephew and his wife live in Alameda, by brother (his dad) lives at Seascape near Aptos.
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We have a very nice feature that I use quite a lot. Its called "Ignore Thread" under thread tools. Without it I wouldn't still be here. Many of the guys who were once regulars are now, unfortunately, only occasional drop ins. Some haven't shown up for years. Our loss in most cases.
True. I spent hours here frequently before buying our boat. I learnt a ton of stuff too. Now I'm so damned flat out busy with boat work I tend to only get on here when I have a question, and as always this is a fantastic resource and members are incredibly helpful, and patient!

Often searching the archives doesn't answer your exact query, but I always get good, quick answers here.

Must admit I miss having the time to make smartarse comments and upsetting the Mods. Maybe later in the year when we've broken the back of the work and are actually cruising

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