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  • Evan
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    will you still be on line 24/7?


    I just finished setting up my pocket Palm T|X so that it can access the internet on wireless. Works great on the BBS

    They are talking about putting in blanket free wireless in Williams Lake, I have high speed satellite here at home and my servers are now in the basement at my wife's shop on high speed. What do you think???

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  • TECHSHOP
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    Looks like you have gone and done it now!

    Evan:

    Haven't had much time to keep up on the "news" here, but did notice that you were writing about retiring a while back. I think you will be more successful at retirement than I have been ("retired" twice, but I still need to work to cover the health insurance costs!). I have also wondered now that your biz is gone, will you still be on line 24/7?

    Oh, if you ever get your stuff sorted out, you truely are a better man than I am!

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  • SJorgensen
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    I would say do it. Don't compromise. Quit instead of compromise. Don't succumb.

    Now I ask you, WHO can resist those temptations that corporations offer? There are only a select few individuals that have the TWO necessary qualifications. First is a selflessness, and second is a personage that can be perfectly happy on his own, without those lures and the trappings of wealth that they screw people up with. I'm just saying that I think you could be pretty good. Benjamin Franklin had his own interests, yet he found the time to do something for the people. I love him for it.

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  • Evan
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    Thanks all for the kind wishes. I am looking forward to this. Even something such as this upcoming tribunal would have been very difficult for me to attend but now I shall have the time to spare. As I said, I cannot talk about the details but I am quite sure I can make a difference in this case and it may have national ramifications.

    Spence,

    There isn't a ghost of a chance that I would go into politics. It involves far too much compromise and that isn't my style.

    To quote Ronald Regan:

    "Politics is supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first."

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  • SJorgensen
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    Hi Evan,

    It is probably a good thing for you to get off of that treadmill that you had created for yourself. However there is no such thing as a retirement for you. I don't think that your system could stand it. There is nothing wrong with spending more of your time on your own interests, and in your own pursuits instead of helping others with their interests and pursuits. However I think that there is something that you are destined to contribute to mankind, I'm just not sure where or what it is. I think if you shaved your beard and ran for a public office in my part of the world, I would do everything that I could to get you elected. You seem to be interested in facts and the results and the world needs more of that right now.
    I just finished reading a book by James Bramford titled "A Pretext for War." I bought it on Amazon.com and it came from the Library of Palm Beach, Fl.. It was a never read copy and it was stamped "WITHDRAWN".
    Please read it and let me know what you think.

    Enjoy yourself. But there is no retirement for you. Just new challenges.

    Spence

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  • BadDog
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    Congrats on the retirement Evan, I hope you well and truly enjoy it for many years to come.

    Alas, I don't ever expect to be so fortunate. Men in my family tend to die young (invariably Cancer) and only a few make it to "retirement age". Add to that the damage caused by my tech biased stock investments a few years back, along with the US government sacking SS, and the outlook is not so good from that perspective either. I’ve resigned myself to working till I drop, but rather limiting my work effort/expenditure now instead of waiting for “retirement” so that I can enjoy things a bit before life starts to really go down the tubes for whatever reason. I still contribute to IRAs and what not, I just don't put much stock in it (pun intended).

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  • Dawai
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    I have been trying to figure out how to make a easily swapped out from Civic to Ranger to 41 truck laptop carrier, must swivel out of way, swivel to dash to read gps.

    I heard someone say all police cars have them.. not rode in one in a few years.. thank god.

    Yeah..

    My dad when he retired.. his wife almost worked him to death, he took a part time job to get away from the house.. and get this.. he took his wife with him.. the work was at and on the old house.

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  • Evan
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    Now you can start sleeping in to 7:30 AM. Gary P. Hansen
    You have no idea how much I wish that were true. I am often up at 4 or 5, no later than 6. Sleep is the enemy.

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  • garyphansen
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    Evan: Now you can start sleeping in to 7:30 AM. Gary P. Hansen

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  • Evan
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    Wayne,

    The arm for my wife's laptop is a commercial monitor arm. It works well and is very sturdy.



    Mine is a bit simpler and is just a piece of 1/2" cold rolled welded to a bracket and screwed to a piece of pine shelving. The support clamp is a cast metal clamp and not plastic. It is quite secure and I have used it for a long time.

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  • wierdscience
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    Friend has a bumper sticker"Watchout!I'm Retireded"

    Hope you enjoy your retirement,although 1,000 sq/ft isn't nearly enough.

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  • Wayne02
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    Originally posted by Evan
    We also each have a new laptop on a swivel arm at each of our chairs in the living room.
    Evan, when you get to feeling better maybe you could post a pic or a link (if the arm is commercial made) of this? I'd be interested in seeing something like this as an alternative to sitting in an office chair at traditional desk. I've just never been able to get comfortable with the whole balance the laptop on your legs while laying on the sofa or in bed deal. And, my 22", 70 pound CRT monitor is hell on my knees while sitting on the throne and computing.

    Best of luck with your retirement!

    Wayne

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  • Evan
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    My wife says "yeah, sure..."


    Okay, you made the leap, when do you start your "greeter" job at Wal Mart?
    They have to build one here first. It's in process but they recently found that the site they had selected is geotechnically unstable. I think I'll find something else to do although I do know half the people in this town.

    We have a big box grocery type store here, Great Canadian Wholesale Club and they have "reverse greeters" that are supposed to inspect your groceries and compare them to your receipt when you leave. I always just walk right by them without stopping and they have learned not to try either. Go ahead, make my day and try to accost me...

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  • old-biker-uk
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    Evan - Enjoy - Retirement is GREAT, wish I had done it years ago. Unfortunately I retired in August 2005 and broke my leg (motorcycle) in October 2005 (Very bad planning). 14 months on and I still don't feel able to attend the dance classes SWMBO would like us to share, so I just have to idle away the hours in the workshop (Such a shame, I would really like to learn how to dance !).
    Mark

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  • laddy
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    Wish I were retiring. Hope it is as great as I think it will be. Happy New Year. Fred

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