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  • Jim Farrer
    Our Dearest Dye, How many times do we have to tell you NOT tob bite your fingernails off so durned close???? Jim and the List, wishing you a speedy recovery.
    Message 1 of 4 , Sep 30 8:20 PM
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      Our Dearest Dye,

      How many times do we have to tell you NOT tob bite your fingernails off so
      durned close????

      Jim and the List, wishing you a speedy recovery.

      coexusa wrote:

      > From: "coexusa" <coexusa@...>
      >
      > Dear Larry:
      >
      > Sorry for the late reply. I almost cut/crushed off my finger and I have
      > been recovering. Thanks for the nice email. Yeah... we all get frustrated
      > at silly email's, flame mail, etc. This is the price we all pay for the
      > "freedom" of the internet.
      >
      > Anyway... I think you will find that most the people on this list have a
      > good sense of humor and I am glad to hear that you do. Have a great
      > weekend.
      >
      > Cheers,
      >
      > Dye Hawley
      >
      > >From: Larry Plato <ljp+onelist@...>
      > >
      > >Hi Dye,
      > >
      > >OK, I'll try to lighten up. You cannot see me everyday, so it's
      > >hard for you to know when I am angry, when I am laughing, or when
      > >I am joking. That is, IMO, the great weakness of email. I mention
      > >this because I can see how someone would interpret this reply to
      > >you as angry. I am not angry, I am tired. I am tired of SPAM,
      > >tired of trying to teach netiquette to the waves of new people,
      > >tired of flame wars started mostly because people did not
      > >succeed in getting there point across through email.
      > >
      > >I am also tired of having to explain every comment I make, because
      > >after reading the above paragraph I wrote, it sounds to me like
      > >I was trying to lecture you, and I really did not mean to.
      > >
      > >So then I feel the need to explain what I meant by my explanation...
      > >
      > >And of course, I sometimes get in a hurry and do the very things
      > >that so annoy me when others do them... sigh... Such is life.
      > >
      > >There is nothing wrong with a joke.
      > >
      > >I did not realize Don was subscribed to the list. I saw a post
      > >that was mostly a religious diatribe, followed by a joke.
      > >I figured it was spam to the list. Just like Robert LaVelle's
      > >endless SPAM, and all of the other get rich quick scams. Just like the
      > >message from electromcbeth@.... It is essentially
      > >an advertisement.
      > >
      > >I get over 300 emails a day, of which 250 are related to work,
      > >and 50 or so are "SPAM". If I have to spend 30 seconds looking at
      > >a message to decide if it's SPAM, it wastes almost an hour of
      > >my day. I use procmail to filter as much of this as possible.
      > >
      > >But I wish folks would understand that time is a valuable commodity.
      > >
      > >I would also hope people would think of other view points. For
      > >example, many folks in my family have email, and they get maybe
      > >5-10 emails a day, and they think it is great. They recieve a
      > >copy of some silly thing, for example, the "virtual snowball fight"
      > >email and they forward it to me. They are too lazy to even edit out
      > >the > on the left edge. I told my dad that if I was not worth the
      > >effort of putting in a comment to never send me email. If you care
      > >about someone, take the time to include a note, "Hey son, I saw
      > >this silly snowball thing and thought oh you, blamm... you're it!"
      > >
      > >Now how long did that take?
      > >
      > >Instead, I see plain text that has been quoted so many times as to
      > >be unreadable, I have to wade through HTML, or worse yet, because
      > >some brain dead email program specfied CHARSET ISO-8859-1 (even
      > >though they used none of the superset characters, like � or �)
      > >I have to spawn an xterm to display the ISO-8859-1, but since I am reading
      > >email over an international connection, I have to wait 90 seconds
      > >to read one line of plain text in some crummy font. And of course,
      > >since most people use cruddy email programs, they add an extra MIME
      > >section for each forward, so some of these emails have 30 sections,
      > >and even after editing my configs to not bring up xterms for the
      > >extra sections, I still have to press a q<return> to go to the
      > >next section. (Remember when I said I got a lot of this stuff?).
      > >Al for what someone thought was a cure piece of ASCII art...
      > >
      > >Of course I can fix this, and I have put in quite a bit of time
      > >doing just that, but my point, is that even though I have explained
      > >this to people, they still insist of using stupid email programs.
      > >
      > >99% of the jokes out there I have already read, since one of my
      > >hundreds of friends and associates with email already have sent it
      > >to me...
      > >
      > >Anyhow, Dye. I figured I would at least explain why I felt that way.
      > >
      > >Cheers :-)
      > >
      > >Plato
      > >
      > >On 24 Sep 1999 10:32:24 -0000 usa-tesla@onelist.com wrote:
      > >,--
      > >| Message: 17
      > >| Date: Thu, 23 Sep 1999 23:14:06 -0700
      > >| From: "coexusa" <coexusa@...>
      > >| Subject: Re: Digest Number 207
      > >|
      > >| Dear Don:
      > >|
      > >| Ha Ha.... LOL. Larry... you have got to loosen up. We are usually a
      > >| friendly group here. An occasional joke is appreciated by me!!
      > >|
      > >| Cheers,
      > >|
      > >| Dye Hawley
      > >|
      > >|
      > >| >From: Don Allen <dona@...>
      > >| >
      > >| >At 11:24 AM 09/23/1999 +0000, Larry Plato wrote:
      > >| >>From: Larry Plato <ljp+onelist@...>
      > >| >
      > >| >
      > >| >>| >fortune teller's gaze, steadied her voice, and asked her
      > >| >>| >question:
      > >| >>| >
      > >| >>| >"Will I be acquitted?"
      > >| >>
      > >| >>Don,
      > >| >>
      > >| >>What does this have to do with Tesla, or anything technical?
      > >| >>Please save this for some other list,
      > >| >
      > >| >Dear Larry,
      > >| >
      > >| >I'm so sorry that you don't have a sense of humor or appreciate same.
      > >| >A little levity is a good thing, you should try it once in a while.
      > >| >
      > >| >Regards,
      > >| >
      > >| >Don
      > >| >
      > >| >
      > >| >http://www.fwpd.net/dona/tesla/teslacoil.htm
      > >| >
      > >| >>
      > >|
      > >| >
      > >`--
      > >
      > >>
      >
      >
    • coexusa
      Dear Jim: Thank you for your kind words and consideration. I wish it was only biting my fingernails!!! I was removing a cinder block from under an 8 x 12
      Message 2 of 4 , Oct 1, 1999
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        Dear Jim:

        Thank you for your kind words and consideration. I wish it was only biting
        my fingernails!!! I was removing a cinder block from under an 8' x 12'
        Utility Shed (1500 lbs) when the corner of the shed slipped off the pry bar
        that my friend was lifting the corner with!!! Ouch. (and other cuss words).
        Anyway, the good news is that the Specialist (Hand Surgeon) told me today
        that there was no major nerve damage and the the Emergency Room Doctor did a
        great job of sewing the finger back on. I was just lucky that my entire
        hand wasn't crushed.

        Cheers,

        Dye Hawley

        From: Jim Farrer <jfarrer@...>

        Our Dearest Dye,

        How many times do we have to tell you NOT tob bite your fingernails off so
        durned close????

        Jim and the List, wishing you a speedy recovery.

        coexusa wrote:

        From: "coexusa" <coexusa@...>

        Dear Larry:

        Sorry for the late reply. I almost cut/crushed off my finger and I have
        been recovering. Thanks for the nice email. Yeah... we all get frustrated
        at silly email's, flame mail, etc. This is the price we all pay for the
        "freedom" of the internet.

        Anyway... I think you will find that most the people on this list have a
        good sense of humor and I am glad to hear that you do. Have a great
        weekend.

        Cheers,

        Dye Hawley
      • Andy Cleary
        Boy, that injury sounds terrible! I had an injury once while working on my Tesla Coil, although probably not that severe. I was carrying out a large Neon
        Message 3 of 4 , Oct 5, 1999
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          Boy, that injury sounds terrible! I had an injury once while working on my
          Tesla Coil, although probably not that severe. I was carrying out a large
          Neon Sign Transformer, with a big case on it. I forgot that I had unscrewed
          the top of the case the day before, and the NST fell onto my left big toe.
          That sure hurt. The toe was bleeding for 3 days straight, and even longer
          after that if it was bumped. It is now about 5 months later, and the toe
          still hasn't recovered! The old toe nail is still connected on one side of
          the toe, and then there is a new nail growing in underneath. I won't go
          into details, however. On the topic of injury, one time my dad stuck his
          hand under the lawnmower while it was running, to remove a grass clog. He
          was lucky that we never sharpen the blades, or else he may be one digit
          short. Get well soon!

          -Andy C

          -Was the injury on your dominant hand? Either way it is bad.

          > -----Original Message-----
          > From: coexusa [mailto:coexusa@...]
          > Sent: Friday, October 01, 1999 3:05 AM
          > To: usa-tesla@onelist.com
          > Subject: Re: [usa-tesla] Digest Number 208
          >
          >
          > From: "coexusa" <coexusa@...>
          >
          > Dear Jim:
          >
          > Thank you for your kind words and consideration. I wish it was
          > only biting
          > my fingernails!!! I was removing a cinder block from under an 8' x 12'
          > Utility Shed (1500 lbs) when the corner of the shed slipped off
          > the pry bar
          > that my friend was lifting the corner with!!! Ouch. (and other
          > cuss words).
          > Anyway, the good news is that the Specialist (Hand Surgeon) told me today
          > that there was no major nerve damage and the the Emergency Room
          > Doctor did a
          > great job of sewing the finger back on. I was just lucky that my entire
          > hand wasn't crushed.
          >
          > Cheers,
          >
          > Dye Hawley
          >
          > From: Jim Farrer <jfarrer@...>
          >
          > Our Dearest Dye,
          >
          > How many times do we have to tell you NOT tob bite your fingernails off so
          > durned close????
          >
          > Jim and the List, wishing you a speedy recovery.
          >
          > coexusa wrote:
          >
          > From: "coexusa" <coexusa@...>
          >
          > Dear Larry:
          >
          > Sorry for the late reply. I almost cut/crushed off my finger and I have
          > been recovering. Thanks for the nice email. Yeah... we all get
          > frustrated
          > at silly email's, flame mail, etc. This is the price we all pay for the
          > "freedom" of the internet.
          >
          > Anyway... I think you will find that most the people on this list have a
          > good sense of humor and I am glad to hear that you do. Have a great
          > weekend.
          >
          > Cheers,
          >
          > Dye Hawley
          >
          > >
        • coexusa
          Dear Andy: Thanks for your kind words. Yes.. this was to my left pinky and I write left-handed. What amazes me is how quickly I have adapted. I usually
          Message 4 of 4 , Oct 5, 1999
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            Dear Andy:

            Thanks for your kind words. Yes.. this was to my left "pinky" and I write
            left-handed. What amazes me is how quickly I have adapted. I usually type
            at 80 wpm. Now, I have to use the finger next to my left pinky to strike
            the "Q","Z" and "A" keys on the keyboard. Even though I have to backspace
            more to correct error's... it amazes me that I can still cruise along at
            40-45 wpm. I thought that I would be severely handicapped...but everything
            seems to be working out OK. You notice other things... like: Hard or
            impossible to change diapers on my 1 1/2 year old. Washing your hair in a
            shower. Tying shoes. Bathing children. Can't catch a ball from my 5 year
            old. Can't wear glove on my left hand. The list goes on... and some things
            are quite funny.

            The human being adapts and I somehow manage to get around all these. After
            working for years with the blind and deaf... this little injury makes me
            appreciate all 10 of my digits. Also, I have an even greater appreciation
            for my deaf and blind friends who sail through life without much trouble...
            in spite of their lack of one or two senses.

            Cheers,

            Dye Hawley

            >From: "Andy Cleary" <gemware2@...>
            >
            > Boy, that injury sounds terrible! I had an injury once while working on
            my
            >Tesla Coil, although probably not that severe. I was carrying out a large
            >Neon Sign Transformer, with a big case on it. I forgot that I had
            unscrewed
            >the top of the case the day before, and the NST fell onto my left big toe.
            >That sure hurt. The toe was bleeding for 3 days straight, and even longer
            >after that if it was bumped. It is now about 5 months later, and the toe
            >still hasn't recovered! The old toe nail is still connected on one side of
            >the toe, and then there is a new nail growing in underneath. I won't go
            >into details, however. On the topic of injury, one time my dad stuck his
            >hand under the lawnmower while it was running, to remove a grass clog. He
            >was lucky that we never sharpen the blades, or else he may be one digit
            >short. Get well soon!
            >
            >-Andy C
            >
            >-Was the injury on your dominant hand? Either way it is bad.
            >
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