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Postby dodecahedron on Sat Apr 19, 2003 11:53 pm

well.

i guess progress and technology eventually reach an old coot (as cfitz would say) like me, who lives in the hinterlands of modern society... :o

just made my first online purchase :D :D :D

if anyone's curious: a Support license for CDCheck.
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Postby cfitz on Sun Apr 20, 2003 12:25 am

First, congratulations! :D

Second, what the heck took you so long? :-?

Third, when did I ever call anyone, let alone you in particular, an old coot?? :wink: :lol:

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Postby dodecahedron on Sun Apr 20, 2003 12:52 am

cfitz wrote:First, congratulations! :D

Second, what the heck took you so long? :-?

Third, when did I ever call anyone, let alone you in particular, an old coot?? :wink: :lol:

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first, thanks! :D
second, hey it's free! it's not like i have to pay the license fee.
but since i use it a lot, and also beta test a lot and correspond with the author a lot, i thought i might as well...
third, it wasn't me in particular...you mentioned a general, inlusive "us old coots..." once. and hey, what can i do, it applies to me too, at least by CDRLabs standards.
for example, if i were one of the old-timers around here who joined in 1970, i still couldn't say i started posting before i was born :o
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Postby cfitz on Sun Apr 20, 2003 1:07 am

dodecahedron wrote:third, it wasn't me in particular...you mentioned a general, inlusive "us old coots..." once. and hey, what can i do, it applies to me too, at least by CDRLabs standards.
for example, if i were one of the old-timers around here who joined in 1970, i still couldn't say i started posting before i was born :o

Okay, fair enough. Now that you mention it I do seem to recall something like that. Didn't aviationwiz get me started by telling me something like "you must be old" or something? :lol: I can't remember... I'm too much of an old coot! :wink:

By the way, I meant what took you so long to make your first online purchase in general, not what took you so long to purchase a CDCheck support license in particular. But, since you are an enthusiastic supporter of CDCheck, I guess I could have asked the same question about that. :wink:

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Postby CDRecorder on Sun Apr 20, 2003 1:37 am

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Postby aviationwiz on Sun Apr 20, 2003 2:29 am

cfitz wrote:
dodecahedron wrote:third, it wasn't me in particular...you mentioned a general, inlusive "us old coots..." once. and hey, what can i do, it applies to me too, at least by CDRLabs standards.
for example, if i were one of the old-timers around here who joined in 1970, i still couldn't say i started posting before i was born :o

Okay, fair enough. Now that you mention it I do seem to recall something like that. Didn't aviationwiz get me started by telling me something like "you must be old" or something? :lol: I can't remember... I'm too much of an old coot! :wink:

By the way, I meant what took you so long to make your first online purchase in general, not what took you so long to purchase a CDCheck support license in particular. But, since you are an enthusiastic supporter of CDCheck, I guess I could have asked the same question about that. :wink:

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Postby aviationwiz on Sun Apr 20, 2003 2:33 am

1. Congragulations.

2. What in heavens name took you so long? The internet has been around for so long.

Just this weekend, Friday, and Saturday. I have made 4 online orders. I plan on making another order tomorrow.

1. Audio Book (audible.com)
2. Pictures from airliners.net (trying out thier new service)
3. Pre-Order Book from Amazon
4. Anothe Pre-Order Book from Amazon

Later today, I plan on getting:
2 or 3 books that are in-stock at Amazon

This month I have made a total of 8 online orders, planning on that 9th.

Wow.
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Postby Action Jackson on Sun Apr 20, 2003 2:43 am

It's about time.

My first online purchase was a Win98 update CD.
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Postby BuddhaTB on Sun Apr 20, 2003 2:55 am

Congrats!!! :D

Online shopping has done wonders for me.
I've made a few large orders this weekend online too. I also plan to finally win a HP ink cartridge from eBay, if everything works out in my favor.


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Postby dodecahedron on Sun Apr 20, 2003 9:30 am

yeah..well..
online commerce is'nt quite as popular here as in the US.
and i guess old habits die hard (especially with old coots... :wink: )
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Postby dodecahedron on Sun Apr 20, 2003 9:33 am

what does "old coot" mean anyway?
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Postby cfitz on Sun Apr 20, 2003 1:39 pm

aviationwiz wrote:I don't remember anything.

My apologies, aviationwiz. :oops: It wasn't you, but rather aznjosh who called me "ancient":

http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic. ... 3896#53896

And TheWizard didn't call me old, but while trying to be supportive posted a message that indirectly implied I am old:

http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic. ... 5882#45882

I guess I blurred these two threads together in my head, combined the starting "a" from aznjosh with the "wiz" in TheWizard, and came up with "aviationwiz". You'll have to forgive me because, as I said, old coots like me can't remember very well... :lol:

dodecahedron wrote:what does "old coot" mean anyway?

A slow-witted, simple-minded old fellow. Apparently it comes from a bird named "coot" that is known for being stupid and slow flying, which can't be good because birds already have a reputation for being stupid (e.g. "bird brain"). :o

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Postby dodecahedron on Sun Apr 20, 2003 1:50 pm

cfitz wrote:Apparently it comes from a bird named "coot" that is known for being stupid and slow flying, which can't be good because birds already have a reputation for being stupid (e.g. "bird brain"). :o

interesting.
but i would'nt say birds are stupid. there are some very clever birds.
and definitely sayings such as "bird brain" are no proof of birds's stupidity!

surely, there are birds that are cleverer than some people :lol:
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Re: congrats! i just made my first online purchase!

Postby dodecahedron on Sun Apr 20, 2003 1:53 pm

dodecahedron wrote:...an old coot ... like me...

cfitz wrote:
dodecahedron wrote:what does "old coot" mean anyway?
A slow-witted, simple-minded old fellow. Apparently it comes from a bird named "coot" that is known for being stupid and slow flying, which can't be good because birds already have a reputation for being stupid (e.g. "bird brain"). :o

chirp, i say...chirp !
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Postby cfitz on Sun Apr 20, 2003 3:47 pm

Chirp chirp to you too, from one coot to another...

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(from http://ag.arizona.edu/btaevents/recentbirdsightings.htm)

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Re: congrats! i just made my first online purchase!

Postby dodecahedron on Wed Apr 23, 2003 11:33 am

dodecahedron wrote:just made my first online purchase...a Support license for CDCheck.

cfitz wrote:what the heck took you so long? :-?

dodecahedron wrote:hey it's free! it's not like i have to pay the license fee.
but since i use it a lot, and also beta test a lot and correspond with the author a lot, i thought i might as well...

cfitz wrote:I meant what took you so long to make your first online purchase in general, not what took you so long to purchase a CDCheck support license in particular. But, since you are an enthusiastic supporter of CDCheck, I guess I could have asked the same question about that. :wink:


OK, this is a reply i got from CDCheck's author:
Mitja Perko wrote:> just wanted to let you know that i just purchased a support license for CDCheck! :-)
> i certainly want to encourage the development of this wonderful product.
> while i believe that i did help development with my bug reports and
> various suggestions/remarks, this should not be instead of a support
> license fee, but in addition to it!
Thank you for purchasing the support license, but you needn't. I am
already more than happy with all your comments and beta testing.

:D :D :D :D :P
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Postby cfitz on Wed Apr 23, 2003 11:37 am

So are you getting a refund? Does this mean you haven't actually made your first online purchase? :wink: :D

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Postby dodecahedron on Wed Apr 23, 2003 12:43 pm

no.
at least not that i know of, i doubt he cancelled the financial transactions (probably a complicated thing to do...)
i got that email reply after i told him by email that i had already purchased it.

now my CDCheck window has the title: CDCheck 3.1.0.1 beta [Suport License] :D
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