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Re: Fantastic!

Postby Robin Garr » Fri Mar 24, 2006 2:04 pm

Bonnie in Holland wrote:Robin, this is a super step forward!


Sort of forward, sort of back, Bonnie. We're trying to restore the comfortable home and family we've had for years, but do it in a new place ... and maybe, just maybe, learn a few useful lessons from our experiences along the way.

Glad you are here!

Hey! Holland? My friend Karen was there last night ... did you see her? :lol:
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What took you so long?

Postby Gregg G » Fri Mar 24, 2006 6:38 pm

Thanks for the invite. Let's just say, it feels more like home now. Congratulations.
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Re: What took you so long?

Postby Robin Garr » Fri Mar 24, 2006 7:13 pm

Gregg G wrote:Thanks for the invite. Let's just say, it feels more like home now. Congratulations.


Glad you're back, Gregg ... erm ... did you have to take your shoes off? :wink:
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Postby tomazk » Sat Mar 25, 2006 12:34 pm

glad to see this discussion group... much more cosy than the netscape project. feels like home already
Greetings from Maribor!
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Postby Robin Garr » Sat Mar 25, 2006 1:03 pm

Tomaz K wrote:feels like home already


Indeed it does! Good to see you here, Tom!
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So, I'm here too.

Postby Anders Källberg » Sun Mar 26, 2006 11:51 am

I heard the call from the wilderness and here I am.
I hope the feeling in this place will become something of the old WLDG. Still missing the tree structure of the old site though...
I look forward to meeting old and new friends here.
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Postby tomazk » Sun Mar 26, 2006 12:30 pm

Robin Garr wrote:
Tomaz K wrote:feels like home already


Indeed it does! Good to see you here, Tom!


always in the neighbourhood... lurking...
Greetings from Maribor!
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Postby joshua albert » Sun Mar 26, 2006 9:46 pm

Robin,

Thank-you for sending me the notification about and invitation to this 'new' forum. It's always nice to be invited to something.

I have to admit that I never got set up on the Netscape incarnation/community. I found the initial set up a little confusing, the presentation cluterred and the software somewhat slow. (Only this week have I bitten the bullet and installed a high speed internet connection.)

I commend you for being able to take a step back from a decision and be able to assess whether all of your objectives and goals were being met. I can attest from my work in the IT and consulting fields that the original objectives behind a decision are often forgotten.

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Postby OWHolmes » Wed Mar 29, 2006 6:26 pm

Hello, everyone. I was never able to consistently get on the Netscape site, and really missed the old one. So this is great.
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Postby OWHolmes » Wed Mar 29, 2006 6:26 pm

By the way, Robin, this was a great Birthday present. I am 65 today.
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Postby Robin Garr » Wed Mar 29, 2006 7:02 pm

OWHolmes wrote:By the way, Robin, this was a great Birthday present. I am 65 today.


Happy birthday, OW! Many happy returns, and may you enjoy many, many more.
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Postby Bob Henrick » Wed Mar 29, 2006 7:25 pm

OWHolmes wrote:By the way, Robin, this was a great Birthday present. I am 65 today.


Happy birthday Bill, You really are getting to be an Old Willy aren't you? :twisted:
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OK, I made!!!

Postby Gary Barlettano » Wed Mar 29, 2006 7:37 pm

... and I just wanted to see what it looked like.

Greetings to all!!
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Re: OK, I made!!!

Postby Robin Garr » Wed Mar 29, 2006 7:38 pm

Gary Barlettano wrote:Greetings to all!!


Glad you made it, Gary!
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Postby Marc D » Wed Mar 29, 2006 7:53 pm

Hi Robin and all.

The new place looks great. Nice to see so many names I recognize already.
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Postby Robin Garr » Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:00 pm

Marc D wrote:The new place looks great. Nice to see so many names I recognize already.


Hi, Marc ... glad you made it. It's like old home week indeed!
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Re: OK, I made!!!

Postby Bob Henrick » Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:01 pm

Gary Barlettano wrote:... and I just wanted to see what it looked like.

Greetings to all!!


It's good to see you here Gary B, we will also be in chat same as always but the portal is still through the WLC.
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Re: OK, I made!!!

Postby Bob Parsons Alberta » Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:06 pm

Gary Barlettano wrote:... and I just wanted to see what it looked like.

Greetings to all!!


Great to see you here Gary, hows the birding?
2nd question. Are you familar with this setup? I have no hair left here, my eyebrows are singed...need I go on!
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Re: OK, I made!!!

Postby Bob Henrick » Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:13 pm

Bob Parsons Alberta. wrote:Great to see you here Gary, hows the birding? 2nd question. Are you familar with this setup? I have no hair left here, my eyebrows are singed...need I go on!


Bob, please download ICQ and have your GF set it up for you. then email me to let me know and we will start some realtime talk about getting you squared away in the forum. Look here:

http://www.icq.com
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Postby Ed Draves » Thu Mar 30, 2006 7:43 am

I've made it. Feels good to be back to something a bit more "normal" but to tell the truth, I was starting to adjust to compuserve.
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Re: OK, I made!!!

Postby Bob Parsons Alberta » Thu Mar 30, 2006 8:13 am

Bob Henrick wrote:
Bob Parsons Alberta. wrote:Great to see you here Gary, hows the birding? 2nd question. Are you familar with this setup? I have no hair left here, my eyebrows are singed...need I go on!


Bob, please download ICQ and have your GF set it up for you. then email me to let me know and we will start some realtime talk about getting you squared away in the forum. Look here:

http://www.icq.com


Thanks Bob H...I will look at it after my visit to the dog-team up in Athasbasca today. Roads are clear and need to pay a visit.
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Postby Robin Garr » Thu Mar 30, 2006 9:05 am

Ed Draves wrote:I've made it. Feels good to be back to something a bit more "normal" but to tell the truth, I was starting to adjust to compuserve.


Glad you're here, Ed, and glad you're there, too! The plan is definitely to keep both forums alive and let each seek its own level. It seems reasonable to assume that this WLDG will become the wine-geek home base and will frankly be a more appropriate venue for good, "serious" wine discussions from the apprentice to advanced professional levels. But I see no reason why the CompuServe forum can't thrive as a wine-education center and welcoming place for newbies. My instinct, for instance, is to leave WT101 and WineFAQs there, and to assume (and hope) that a lot of you who feel a commitment to wine education will be willing to spend at least a little time over there.

All this is subject to change as we go, but it feels right as a general plan of action.
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Re: OK, I made!!!

Postby Gary Barlettano » Thu Mar 30, 2006 11:21 am

Bob Henrick wrote: It's good to see you here Gary B, we will also be in chat same as always but the portal is still through the WLC.


"I'll be back." That's a MacArthur/Schwarzenegger mixed quote. Between getting a new job, moving, and starting a new "dating" life, I've been tied up in knots. And now I'm going to be on the road for the next two weeks ... Philly, Chicago, Milwaukee, Dallas ... with no "me time" in there. Sometimes I think I should have taken the Army's offer of going to engineering school. I'd have retired an O-6 about six years ago!!
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Re: OK, I made!!!

Postby Gary Barlettano » Thu Mar 30, 2006 11:29 am

Bob Parsons Alberta. wrote:
Gary Barlettano wrote:... and I just wanted to see what it looked like.

Greetings to all!!


Great to see you here Gary, hows the birding?
2nd question. Are you familar with this setup? I have no hair left here, my eyebrows are singed...need I go on!


I've moved to a slighty different part of my neck of the woods. From my office I have a view of the tops of some redwoods and some conifers I don't know the names of. I've been here less than a week, but I did get the hummingbird feeder out. One or two hummers have taken the invite. And I have seen a couple of finches which weren't in my last yard. My deck is a good "blind" for taking pictures. We'll see what I can come up with (when I'm actually home).

As to this software ... I'm learning ... it's kinda like with new-fangled corkscrews. In the end you get the bottle open because of the prize inside.
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