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Thank you for your patience with the Photo galleries. We've got your galleries online!
We have finished writing a custom script to migrate the PhotoPlog to vBulletin5’s albums.

Unfortunately V-Bulletin killed the "Photoplogs" in their software upgrade which was unforeseen and we're the first development group to have written a script for getting the galleries back... that said, it took some time to reverse engineer the code and get the albums to move over seamlessly!

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My Pop always said......

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  • My Pop always said......

    "Leave well enough alone."

    Being almost 40 years old... I guess I haven't learned the lesson yet.

    So me being me.... I checked on my arch. You know to see if it had gotten strong.... Gave it a shake and .... crack..

    I ended up having to take it down.

    I guess I'll have to do it again.

    ho hum...
    My thread:
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    Re: My Pop always said......

    Eh, that 'listen to your old man' thing is overrated...

    "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." - Jim Elliot

    "Success isn't permanent and failure isn't fatal." -Mike Ditka


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      Re: My Pop always said......

      Originally posted by Archena View Post
      Eh, that 'listen to your old man' thing is overrated...


      Plus, it's always easier the second time..........
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      • #4
        Re: My Pop always said......

        I don’t think that the listening to the old man thing is the problem here. It’s the son being too hasty and "I know what I’m doing" thing the we sons do. Of course we learn as we go on, don’t we!



        • #5
          Re: My Pop always said......

          I love this quote from Mark Twain:

          When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.
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            Re: My Pop always said......


            I'd have to go with Mark Twain. My father was a shipwright and had really, really large tools (think of a six foot long wrench). He was very calm, not talkative, verging on taciturn. He knew much but said little. Like Uno, I was in awe of his abilities from about seven.

            "Made are tools, and born are hands"--William Blake, 1757-1827


            • #7
              Re: My Pop always said......

              I had a good Dad.

              I learned much from him. Examples of what works and plenty of examples of what did not. In many ways, I think I learned the most from our failures (and evenutal recovery).

              I miss him

              Last edited by christo; 10-04-2007, 06:14 PM.
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              • #8
                Re: My Pop always said......

                Christo, I couldn't describe my dad any better or differently.

                One thing has been with me since I was a small boy. Dad kind of took a no nonsense approach to rasing 5 boys. We knew early on the difference between right and wrong and treating people as you would expect to be treated.
                Being the youngest I had the pleasure of hearing most of his talks multiple times; by the time we each became teenagers the "talks" were simple and to the point - Go to jail, you'll stay in jail; damnit, you know better.
                Needless to say, only one of us has ever had a run in with the law, my second oldest brother while in college - for offering a cop a sip of his beer as he and his friends walked out of a bar (no open container law). My brother spent 2 nights in jail until one of his friends could get the cash to bail him out.....didn't call Dad for help, just my mom to let her know he wouldn't be home for a day or two.