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  1. Sean DonCarlos

    Not Yet Ready to Go On the Cart [NP]

    For the record, I'm not dead, nor did I abandon the forum. But I did need to take a short break to focus on family and business matters. I'm back now, and look forward to resuming regular posting soon. Bug service for the Master Issues Lists should also resume soon; I put BSD's up today.
  2. Sean DonCarlos

    On Scythes and Banning [NP]

    I seem to have missed a lot of drama in the El Dorado thread today. But for anyone who saw Eternal's final post before it was deleted, you should be aware that I've banned only 5 people from this forum for reasons other than spamming. Also, at the risk of insulting our members' intelligence...
  3. Sean DonCarlos

    Full Moon Fever [NP]

    OK, I realize there was a full moon yesterday and all. But does anyone know what has prompted this mass outbreak of lunacy on the forums lately, especially among our most senior members? In the course of 24 hours, I've had one member more or less call me a liar for making a statement from...
  4. Sean DonCarlos

    Regarding the Interruption in Service [NP]

    Regular readers of Lost in the Zone may have wondered what happened to the regularity of its writer, as there have been no updates for over a month. The Table Master Issues Lists have gone similarly neglected. The reason for this is that I injured my spine - I have no idea how, there was no...
  5. Sean DonCarlos

    Damn the Weather [NP]

    I've been silent for a while, but I have nothing really newsworthy in the pinball field to offer. So instead, one of my favorite summer drink recipes, for those of legal age: Damn the Weather 1-1/3 parts good gin (I use Bombay Sapphire, but your preference of quality gin will do just fine) 1...
  6. Sean DonCarlos

    The Invaders, Part II [NP]

    A regrettable milestone was passed today - I've issued my first ban that wasn't just a random spammer. So I made it 75 days...I guess that's pretty good for a forum as large and as populated as this one. But since we're here, a bit of musing on what it's like to be a moderator now that I've done...
  7. Sean DonCarlos

    A Year Is a Long Time to Put Up with Me [NP]

    But apparently you all have managed it. I was stumbling around my user profile and happened to read that I joined the TPA Fans forum on 03-17-2012...exactly one year ago. So it seemed appropriate to publicly thank Gord, our administrator and sheriff 'round these parts, Jeff Strong for moderating...
  8. Sean DonCarlos

    A Quick Note On A**holes [NP]

    (Since it's been a while since the last one, a reminder that the [NP] in the post title means it's not about pinball. This is your chance to skip it if you're not interested.) In 1986, the philosopher Harry Frankfurt first published the essay On Bullsh*t, which is as far as I can tell the first...
  9. Sean DonCarlos

    On Pride and Programming [NP]

    NOTE: Posts marked with [NP] (as in "Not Pinball") are posts on subjects other than pinball. I've marked them in this way so that those uninterested in such tangents can skip past them. - SDC A few passing comments on software development that aren't really relevant to the main forum. Some...

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