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#2945 - 09/05/09 02:24 AM Just dropped by...
pingopuck Offline


Registered: 09/05/09
Loc: Belgium
Just dropped by to say "Hi". Glad to find so many familiar (virtual) faces around this place.
My life has changed quite a bit since my early retirement (April 2008); instead of getting more time, I seem to find less time every day. Still on Mac, though (nowadays a 24" Intel iMac 2.8GHz, running 10.5.8), whilst my wife, who just recently retired, is using a 17" MBP 2.8GHz, also on 10.5.8). Our most popular program: Photoshop CS3, though we're still both amateurs, who just recently started taking a course for "seniors". Not that we feel ourselves so old at 59!

I'll try to stop by regularly, and you may also expect some questions, e.g. about Photoshop. I'm sure there'll be someone around to help.
Keep up the good work, guys and girls.
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#2946 - 09/05/09 03:15 AM Re: Just dropped by... [Re: pingopuck]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Nice to see you, pingo, although "New Users" is hardly the forum in which I'd expect to find you.

Sounds like you're enjoying your retirement; keep up the good work! grin
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#2948 - 09/05/09 03:38 AM Re: Just dropped by... [Re: pingopuck]
jchuzi Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
Welcome back, Pingo! Youth is wasted on the young and retirement is wasted on the old so enjoy your retirement because (at least by my standards), you're not old yet. grin

Photoshop is formidable and I'm an expert at maybe 2% of it. If you have any questions, either post in these forums or email me privately.
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#2960 - 09/05/09 05:37 AM Re: Just dropped by... [Re: pingopuck]
roger Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Vermont
welcome home pingo!!
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#2965 - 09/05/09 06:22 AM Re: Just dropped by... [Re: pingopuck]
dkmarsh Offline
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Registered: 08/04/09
Thread moved from New Users to the Lounge.

Originally Posted By: pingopuck
...just recently started taking a course for "seniors". Not that we feel ourselves so old at 59!

Hi, pingo. smile

You may want to compare notes with Paul Dickinson; he and his wife are now enjoying movies as "seniors".

Originally Posted By: jchuzi
...or email me privately.

Jon, you know better than to use these forums to offer private help with issues which can perfectly well be addressed right here and thereby benefit other current and future users.


Edited by dkmarsh (09/05/09 06:32 AM)
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#2967 - 09/05/09 07:02 AM Re: Just dropped by... [Re: dkmarsh]
jchuzi Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
Originally Posted By: dkmarsh
Jon, you know better than to use these forums to offer private help with issues which can perfectly well be addressed right here and thereby benefit other current and future users.
Yep, you're right. Sorry about that!
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#2974 - 09/05/09 07:32 AM Re: Just dropped by... [Re: pingopuck]
joemikeb Offline
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
Glad to "see" you Pingopuck and a heart felt welcome to FineTunedMac! I'm not surprised to hear you are failing retirement. I know my wife and I did.
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#2975 - 09/05/09 07:41 AM Re: Just dropped by... [Re: pingopuck]
Pendragon Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Georgetown, Texas, USA
And indeed I am pleased to see you as well. Ah, what a welcome sight you are!
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#2991 - 09/05/09 11:25 AM Re: Just dropped by... [Re: Pendragon]
pingopuck Offline


Registered: 09/05/09
Loc: Belgium
Hey, what a lot of warm welcomes, and glad to see you're all still around. Sorry, my fault to post in New Users... As a Mac-user since 1987, I can hardly consider myself new. Nowadays, however, with all this new (Intel) equipment and sophisticated software, I do have more questions than answers, especially since I feel I have focussed a bit too much on other stuff (such as photography) during the last year and a half. You will find me around from time to time, just looking for ideas or solutions, and (hopefully) offering some suggestions of my own.

And... if there are any questions about Belgium in general, or Belgian beers in particular, I might come in handy! wink
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#2992 - 09/05/09 11:31 AM Re: Just dropped by... [Re: jchuzi]
pingopuck Offline


Registered: 09/05/09
Loc: Belgium
Originally Posted By: jchuzi
Welcome back, Pingo! Youth is wasted on the young and retirement is wasted on the old so enjoy your retirement because (at least by my standards), you're not old yet. grin

Photoshop is formidable and I'm an expert at maybe 2% of it. If you have any questions, either post in these forums or email me privately.


Thanks, Jon, for your wise words and your kind offer re PS. A "forum animal" myself, I must agree with DK on this one, be it for the reason that a forum benefits more people than just you and me. That's what forum life is all about. smile
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#2993 - 09/05/09 11:33 AM Re: Just dropped by... [Re: artie505]
pingopuck Offline


Registered: 09/05/09
Loc: Belgium
As an ex-chemist myself, I love your avatar, Artie. Quite opposite to the old alchemists! Good to see you're still going strong.
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#3014 - 09/05/09 05:13 PM Re: Just dropped by... [Re: pingopuck]
bob82xrp Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Tucson
Welcome back, pingopuck, your avatar was always one of my favorites; it's good to see it again!

Like Jon, I am quite competent with about 2% of Photoshop, but it might be a different 2%, which is another reason to keep troubleshooting questions public! Of course, I'm still using Photoshop CS . . . blush
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#3023 - 09/05/09 06:32 PM Re: Just dropped by... [Re: bob82xrp]
kiwichris Offline


Registered: 08/05/09
Loc: New Zealand
Hi Pingo smile

I hope that the 2% photoshop experts around use a different 2% than my meagre 1% grin

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#3042 - 09/06/09 01:29 AM Re: Just dropped by... [Re: kiwichris]
freelance Offline


Registered: 08/05/09
Loc: London, UK
Hi pingo, hi Chris. It's a small world, huh?
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#3043 - 09/06/09 01:41 AM Re: Just dropped by... [Re: freelance]
pingopuck Offline


Registered: 09/05/09
Loc: Belgium
Just mention the word "Photoshop" and my favourite photographers pop up immediately. Seen Chris somewhere else recently grin , but it's quite some time since I saw you, Freelance. Still doing fine, I hope. I remember your beautiful pics of London pub interiors. (Well... if it's beer, I'm always interested cool )


Edited by pingopuck (09/06/09 01:42 AM)
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#3045 - 09/06/09 02:14 AM Re: Just dropped by... [Re: pingopuck]
freelance Offline


Registered: 08/05/09
Loc: London, UK
Yeah. I'm still trying to work out how to turn the bottom of a pint glass into a lens. grin Discovered Karmeliet Triple in a Bruges hostelry recently. Lovely.
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#3062 - 09/06/09 07:32 AM Re: Just dropped by... [Re: pingopuck]
donikatz Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Gotham
Welcome back Pingo! My favorite time of year is when the pucks start dropping...
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#3116 - 09/06/09 04:53 PM Re: Just dropped by... [Re: freelance]
kiwichris Offline


Registered: 08/05/09
Loc: New Zealand
Sure is and nice to see you again Freelance. I still have a pic of you and your bike and some kids on my 'puter smile

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#3165 - 09/07/09 04:01 AM Re: Just dropped by... [Re: freelance]
pingopuck Offline


Registered: 09/05/09
Loc: Belgium
Originally Posted By: freelance
Discovered Karmeliet Triple in a Bruges hostelry recently. Lovely.


Now that's indeed a great beer!
I know that gentlemen prefer blond, but I prefer the dark (double) trappist and abbey beers, as opposed to the blod (triple) ones.

So glad to see how many of us "survived"!
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#3169 - 09/07/09 04:32 AM Re: Just dropped by... [Re: pingopuck]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
One of my bartender friends recently turned me on to Palm draught, pingo...very enjoyable beer.

Bearing in mind that there are not all that many draught Belgian beers available in your average NYC hoisting spot, how does it compare?

Thanks.

> As an ex-chemist myself, I love your avatar, Artie. Quite opposite to the old alchemists!

Some context, pingo...

You weren't around when it happened, so you're unaware that my avatar was my reaction to my attaining "Mac Wizard" status on that other board. (It kinda loses something without that title appearing directly above it, doesn't it?)
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#3176 - 09/07/09 06:24 AM Re: Just dropped by... [Re: pingopuck]
donikatz Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Gotham
Quote:
I know that gentlemen prefer blond, but I prefer the dark (double) trappist and abbey beers, as opposed to the blond (triple) ones.


Hear, hear! Tripel Karmeliet is an excellent beer (I even have a glass for it), but I'll choose a Westmalle Dubbel or a Westvleteren 8 (or Westvleteren 12 Quad!) over it any day. And while not a trappist, one of my favorite Belgian standbys is always a Corsendonk Pater. But of course there's plenty of love for all kinds! smile
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#3373 - 09/09/09 04:14 AM Re: Just dropped by... [Re: donikatz]
pingopuck Offline


Registered: 09/05/09
Loc: Belgium
Hi, Doni, I was waiting for you to show up! grin
As a matter of fact, Corsendonck is brewed not far from where we live (but then, nothing is far in Belgium in comparison with the US). It's one of the few I like the least, as I find it a bit too sticky. But tastes may vary... Since it is brewed quite closeby, it is almost omnipresent in the local pubs.
You should try to get hold of a Chimay Blue. I have heard it is available in the US. But if you have heard of Westmalle (again, brewed in our region - in fact, we are located half way between the Westmalle and Corsendonck breweries), or Westvleteren, you know what a REALLY good trappist should taste like.
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#3374 - 09/09/09 04:19 AM Re: Just dropped by... [Re: artie505]
pingopuck Offline


Registered: 09/05/09
Loc: Belgium
Originally Posted By: artie505
One of my bartender friends recently turned me on to Palm draught, pingo...very enjoyable beer.

Bearing in mind that there are not all that many draught Belgian beers available in your average NYC hoisting spot, how does it compare?

Thanks.

> As an ex-chemist myself, I love your avatar, Artie. Quite opposite to the old alchemists!

Some context, pingo...

You weren't around when it happened, so you're unaware that my avatar was my reaction to my attaining "Mac Wizard" status on that other board. (It kinda loses something without that title appearing directly above it, doesn't it?)


grin Now I understand...

As regards Palm: not bad at all, amber-coloured and a bit more bitter than the darker beers I personally prefer. Quite well marketed actually and definitely more present in the pubs than De Koninck, which is its Antwerp competitor. I prefer the latter, but will have a Palm on occasion.
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#3376 - 09/09/09 04:39 AM Re: Just dropped by... [Re: pingopuck]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Gotham
Yessir, outside of Stella & Hoegaarden, Chimay may be the most widely-available Belgian brand in the US (AB brands don't count, sorry InBev). In fact, Chimay Blue was the first Trappist I ever had way back when. I think because it's so common here my mind wanders to brews that are a little less so, but you're right, I definitely have to put it high on the list. Excellent!

As for hard to find beer in the US, for my birthday a couple of months ago my wife found a specialty importer downtown and bought me a dozen Belgian ales and a few glasses to compliment. Did I mention I love my wife? grin
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#3377 - 09/09/09 04:55 AM Re: Just dropped by... [Re: donikatz]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Gotham
Speaking of beer, not to rah rah USA or anything, but in the last decade the craft beer movement has really exploded here (NYC Craft Beer Week starts this weekend!) so it's exciting to no longer have to go across the pond to find amazing and interesting brews. Sadly for my wallet, I just discovered a great craft beer bar opened last year around the corner from my office; I intend to lose a lot of money there in the future.

That said, beer never tasted as good as when I was in Brussels last year. Especially the Gueuze (!), which is surprisingly hard to find Stateside, despite fruit lambics being very popular. In fact, Lindemans probably rivals Chimay in popularity here. Another brand that seems to be making a big marketing push is Leffe, even before the AB-InBev merger. Meh.
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