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Author Topic: Where the hell is Ralf Maximus?  (Read 7201 times)

Ralf Maximus

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Where the hell is Ralf Maximus?
« on: November 27, 2008, 06:34:29 AM »
Short answer: Here again.

After a long hiatus, I remembered how to spell DonationCoder.com and found this place once more.  FireFox even recalled my password for me, which is good, because I have *no* idea.

I haven't looked around, haven't read anything, haven't posted anything nor replied.  Yet.  But know this, my friends, I will.  Oh yes, I will.  Fear it.

For those of you who don't recognize the name, Hi.  My name is Ralf.  At one time I cluttered the hallowed bytes of DC with irreverence, Top 10 lists, and observations about my penis.  There was laughter, merriment, and more than one restraining order.  I've written some code, fawned over my gorgeous and talented spawn, and posted moderately interesting snippets of crap from the greater internet.

Those of you who DO recognize the name: I've missed you.  Lots of stuff has happened in my life, some bad, but mostly good.  I'm pretty much the same Ralf, but with fancy new battle scars and even more opinions to share about EVERYTHING, regardless of my level of knowledge on a particular subject.  If anyone really cares about the seedy underworld of Ralfland, feel free to drop me a line.  I have no secrets.  But I shan't post them here lest I scare the kids.

One thing I have been doing is writing.  Fiction, that is.  Mostly small doo-dads that amuse me, some science fiction, lots of horror.  I maintain a gallery of nonsense at DeviantArt where I hang out daily.  It's a fun crowd there, but not as tech-crazy as this place.  I miss the hardcore geek factor around here, the stench of burning midnight oil, the tangy flavor of new software reviews, the happy birth squeal of coding snacks being born.

If you'll have me back, I promise to behave.

But promises are made to be broken.  :)

PS... Special thanks to Cranioscopical for kicking me in the ass.  Thank you, friend.

PPS... Deepest regrets for dropping out on you, Nick.  No words are necessary, but please know I writhe in agony over the ball I dropped, and hope you are well.

PPPS... Anyone have a topic for a Top 10 list?

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Re: Where the hell is Ralf Maximus?
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2008, 06:38:20 AM »
Top Ten: Apologies and grovels?

Welcome back  :Thmbsup:

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Re: Where the hell is Ralf Maximus?
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2008, 06:42:12 AM »
Glad to see you back Ralf, we missed you



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Re: Where the hell is Ralf Maximus?
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2008, 07:05:55 AM »
nice to see you back Ralf. i hope it's not a fleeting visit. (the transportica door is still open to you.)

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Re: Where the hell is Ralf Maximus?
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2008, 07:54:46 AM »
Great to see you back here, Ralf  :Thmbsup: You have been missed  :-*
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Re: Where the hell is Ralf Maximus?
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2008, 09:30:42 AM »
Welcome back Ralf, you were indeed missed.

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Re: Where the hell is Ralf Maximus?
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2008, 09:55:56 AM »
Heeeyy, Ralph! Good to "see" you're back ! :)

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Re: Where the hell is Ralf Maximus?
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2008, 10:01:23 AM »
* mitzevo waves
The clock is running. Make the most of today. Time waits for no man. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That's why it is called the present.

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Re: Where the hell is Ralf Maximus?
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2008, 03:33:17 PM »
Good to have you back, Ralf!


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Re: Where the hell is Ralf Maximus?
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2008, 03:36:36 PM »
Nice to see you back Ralph!

Gee, I'd leave too if I thought I'd get a welcome back like you're enjoying  ;D

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Re: Where the hell is Ralf Maximus?
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2008, 03:37:43 PM »
Gee, I'd leave too if I thought I'd get a welcome back like you're enjoying  ;D

You'd probably get a good riddance the likes of which the world has never before seen. So that should count for something. ;) :P


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Re: Where the hell is Ralf Maximus?
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2008, 03:48:21 PM »
Welcome back Ralf - I love the pic/story on DeviantArt about your dachshund, Oscar. I've got a wiener dog, too.  Gets stuck in the holes he chews in blankets.  Makes me laugh, but no photos, yet.

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Re: Where the hell is Ralf Maximus?
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2008, 08:46:39 PM »
Welcome back Ralf - I love the pic/story on DeviantArt about your dachshund, Oscar..

I found the whole thing rather deviant...  :o
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Re: Where the hell is Ralf Maximus?
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2008, 09:34:17 PM »
Gee, I'd leave too if I thought I'd get a welcome back like you're enjoying  ;D

You'd probably get a good riddance the likes of which the world has never before seen. So that should count for something. ;) :P

That was my own assessment of the situation. Plus, I know I'd never get back in, so it'd be a grave mistake on my part.   :rip: