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#23494 - 09/23/12 02:47 AM Hal Itosis?
jchuzi Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
A couple of months ago, Pendragon sent me an email asking about Hal Itosis because Hal hadn't been seen here for awhile. I replied that Hal usually goes away for a bit at this time of year. By this time, I expected him to return. Does anyone know anything about him?
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#23495 - 09/23/12 03:01 AM Re: Hal Itosis? [Re: jchuzi]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
I, too, have been wondering about Hal - for a while - because if he was on his regular summer hiatus, he's long past due.

If you recall, though, the last time he posted, back in April I think it was, long before his hiatus regularly started, he was, well, pretty darned grumpy.

I reeeally hope he's OK!
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#23496 - 09/23/12 03:05 AM Re: Hal Itosis? [Re: jchuzi]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Y'know, on second thought, I think his hiatus used to run late, possibly even into October...fingers crossed.
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#23498 - 09/23/12 08:08 AM Re: Hal Itosis? [Re: artie505]
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Originally Posted By: artie505
I think his hiatus used to run late, possibly even into October

Some time ago I set out to answer that very question, simply by going back and registering the beginning and end dates of his hiatus. In the 5 years before 2012 he invariably left late June, to return (variably) in September:

2012, left 03/29, returned 09/??
2011, left 06/29, returned 09/13
2010, left 06/28, returned 09/03
2009, left 06/27, returned 09/03 (MFIF closed on 08/04, Hal registered @ FTMF on 09/03)
2008, left 06/27, returned 09/08?* We're all doomed! [Lounge, Page #7]
2007, left 06/26, returned 09/12 Belgian Pale Ales [Lounge, Page #14]
2006, left 07/12, returned 09/22 Who's Hot? Who's Cool? [Lounge, Page #20]

Hal uses his handle elsewhere too, but so far his hiatuses there have matched the ones at FineTunedMac and MacFixIt. This year's starting date was 3 months early, and I hope his return will not be 3 months late as well. Most importantly, I hope he's well, and not too discombobulated with our attention here...

*) the MFIF Archive search function seems limited to 200 returns; shows last post listed in Summer.
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#23792 - 10/16/12 12:32 PM Re: Hal Itosis? [Re: alternaut]
jchuzi Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
It's now Oct. 16 and no word from Hal. Does anyone know his real name and how to contact him? Do the mods have his email address?
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#23795 - 10/17/12 04:12 AM Re: Hal Itosis? [Re: jchuzi]
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I sent him an email this morning.
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#23796 - 10/17/12 04:35 AM Re: Hal Itosis? [Re: cyn]
jchuzi Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
Thanks, Cyn. Please keep us informed.
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#23813 - 10/17/12 07:29 PM Re: Hal Itosis? [Re: jchuzi]
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Hal is alive and well. Sounds like we could see him back here some time in November.
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#23816 - 10/17/12 10:46 PM Re: Hal Itosis? [Re: cyn]
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Loc: Okanagan Valley
Good to hear. Thanks for checking.
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#23817 - 10/18/12 02:35 AM Re: Hal Itosis? [Re: cyn]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
Wonderful news! I'm looking forward to having him around again.
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#23880 - 10/21/12 08:48 PM Re: Hal Itosis? [Re: jchuzi]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Originally Posted By: jchuzi
Wonderful news! I'm looking forward to having him around again.

Ditto!
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#23886 - 10/22/12 03:45 PM Re: Hal Itosis? [Re: artie505]
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That is a relief.

It was one of Hal's postings in the original, now un-nameable forums that gave me the courage to use Terminal for the first time.
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#23915 - 10/24/12 10:26 AM Re: Hal Itosis? [Re: artie505]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Iowa
Originally Posted By: artie505
Ditto!

-rsrc
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#23916 - 10/24/12 10:30 AM Re: Hal Itosis? [Re: Virtual1]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Originally Posted By: Virtual1
-rsrc

confused
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#24378 - 12/08/12 11:07 AM Re: Hal Itosis? [Re: artie505]
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A bit late but perhaps still helpful: how about .rsrc? tongue
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#24380 - 12/08/12 12:18 PM Re: Hal Itosis? [Re: alternaut]
jchuzi Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
Are you saying that Hal's real name is Tony Smith?
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#24381 - 12/08/12 12:39 PM Re: Hal Itosis? [Re: jchuzi]
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Loc: Okanagan Valley
Or Bruce Horn?.......or, he's the storage of system-related data in a format that requires the rest of us to have less memory?
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#24382 - 12/08/12 01:16 PM Re: Hal Itosis? [Re: ryck]
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You guys look way too far. Let me spell it out: Hal's (like) a resource. laugh
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#24383 - 12/08/12 02:38 PM Re: Hal Itosis? [Re: alternaut]
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Whew! I was afraid you were suggesting that Hal's a forked resource.
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#24385 - 12/08/12 03:01 PM Re: Hal Itosis? [Re: artie505]
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No, but he may look the part lately... shocked
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#24386 - 12/08/12 03:30 PM Re: Hal Itosis? [Re: alternaut]
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Originally Posted By: alternaut
A bit late but perhaps still helpful: how about .rsrc? tongue

Although Virtual's post referenced the Terminal command ditto's -rsrc option, not the .rsrc file extension...
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#24387 - 12/08/12 05:24 PM Re: Hal Itosis? [Re: dkmarsh]
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While you're clearly right about the correct provenance of -rsrc, I believe that the result of preserving the resource fork in question is the same (or close enough) as the one I offered above. tongue
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#24389 - 12/09/12 08:10 AM Re: Hal Itosis? [Re: alternaut]
jchuzi Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
Originally Posted By: alternaut
No, but he may look the part lately... shocked
I hope that you don't mean that anything bad has happened...
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#24397 - 12/10/12 10:39 AM Re: Hal Itosis? [Re: jchuzi]
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No, I didn't mean anything of the sort, if only because I have no information at all about Hal's whereabouts or condition. Cyn's post above is all I know.
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#24842 - 01/26/13 04:48 PM Re: Hal Itosis? [Re: alternaut]
jchuzi Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
I'm bumping this thread to the top. Does anybody have any information about Hal?
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