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What'd I miss?

Hello - miss me?

For those who are wondering what happened to me:
So - many years ago, I kinda faded into the background and then disappeared altogether from here.
Went back to school to get my MBA - that took up a ton of time. Then I sold my my 944S2 - it was getting a bit too long in the tooth to play with on the track. My wife and I decided to move a couple of towns over in Northern NJ. You may also remember I was working for Mercedes-Benz USA HQ. They moved to Georgia, and I chose not to migrate south just yet. So for the past few years, I've been working for one of the big four audit firms. Still a computer geek - working with enterprise storage - something like 20-30 PB of the stuff.

A couple of years ago, I purchased a Mini Cooper S Coupe, The MIN isn't a sports car, but for a FWD car, it has go-kart handling for the twisty roads in my area. Since it would be like bringing a knife to a gun fight, it isn't well suited for track use, so that prevented me from over-spending to make it into something it isn't. It is a really fun car to drive on the street... but it was always a gap car until I got back into a Porsche or another sports car. It is for sale now.

So - after a bit of research, I purchased a 2010 Cayman S with lots of suspension and track upgrades. Looking forward to getting back into all things Porsche, which for me includes Pelican Parts forums.

My life got rather busy over the past years, and chatting with my "imaginary online friends" (my wife's term for you all), fell by the wayside.

I believe I'm still a moderator here - will have to see if I still have those powers, or if they want to me to moderate again. I can check my powers -- anyone want to get banned?

Now - what did I miss? Any good controversies? Is TABS still taking care of Mother? Any new Spoon collections out there? Nostatic still keeping everyone in line?

I'm back!
-Z-man.

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Old 12-10-2020, 01:20 PM
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Welcome back Zeke.
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Old 12-10-2020, 01:24 PM
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Welcome back Zman. Yea, we missed ya. And please help out Daniel as moderator. I always thought you did great as a moderator.

The old ad from Porsche said it best, Porsche, there is no substitute. The mini is a fun car but a Cayman S is lots more fun.
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ban someone for old times sake!!
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Welcome back to the world of Pcar ownership!

Mods have been doing well lately, PARF is a **** show as always.

I'm loving my 2010 water pumper Porsche so I bet you will too.

if you still have your mod powers can you find the "Chest" thread and bring it back to life, I miss that one
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Someone just needs to call him a poopy head!
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Someone just needs to call him a poopy head!
Is that grounds for banning? I forget....
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Kind of like the Hotel California around here.
You can checkout any time you like....
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Now - what did I miss?
Well, since you bought another Porsche, you still have to disassemble 3 things to get at the one thing you wanted to work on, and then replace half of the 3 things you first took off because of the "while you're in there" thing.

Also;
There was a protest in Portland.
We had a pandemic.
A private U.S. company sent astronauts to the International Space Station on a commercial flight.
Sean Connery died (I know, right?).
There was a presidential election or something.
Apparently, it is now OK to say f**k on television now.
The Mayan Calendar expired (nothing happened).

Wait...how long were you gone?
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Once a poopie-head ... always a poopie-head.

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We sure missed you, but I will bet with practice,our aim will improve. :

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I believe I'm still a moderator here - will have to see if I still have those powers, or if they want to me to moderate again. I can check my powers -- anyone want to get banned?
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For a test, can you unlock the Grid Girls thread?
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Hey Z-Man. Much has changed but much remains the same. Nostatic was last seen enjoying life with his lovely wife and precocious son so much that's he's dropped off of PPOT and the Board is the worse for the loss. Periodic reports are that he is doing well.

TAB's is still the Board's Oracle. He doesn't invoke MOTHER quite so often, and his prophecy has taken a definite doom and gloom turn, but he still stops by with some regularity.

The spoon threads remain a frequent topic, often curated by the inimitable Mr. Higgins, with helpful input from the Board's deep bench of resident scholars.

PARF has proven a blessing to the OT Board, although life is much less spicy here on the OT Board with the strict separation of the secular and religious boards. PARF has actually become more fun to visit and is now an easier place to have a reasonable debate or trade observations, after a purge of some of the worst offenders of the informal civility rule.

Much of the original PPOT crew has moved on, but if you watch a while you'll still see posts from Zeke, Superman, Paul and Paul, and you'll find the youngsters with less than a decade of experience on the Board are keeping the Brain Trust functioning up to speed and generally making PPOT a great place to be. You'll find that pool, mustangs, the rise and fall of the stock market and continuing signs of our impending doom remain well documented and debated with fun spirit.

Welcome back!
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Welcome back Z.
Just a quick heads up.......don't go to PARF.

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