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Where's Neil?
« on: April 04, 2019, 12:04:02 PM »
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  • Neal Obstat hasn't been here since early March. Weird, considering he is such an ...ummm... steady? contributor to CI. Hope you're ok Neil and just taking a break for Lent.

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    Re: Where's Neil?
    « Reply #1 on: April 04, 2019, 12:36:01 PM »
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  • Yes, this is giving me a chance to close ground on overtaking him as the #2 all-time most prolific poster on CI ...

    https://www.cathinfo.com/mlist/?sort=posts;start=0;desc

    I'll never catch Matthew of course.

    ... unless I were to write a program that would create 5-10 automated spam posts every day, kind of like poche does manually (he's right behind me on the list and closing quickly).

    I do enjoy being called a "Hero Member"  :laugh1:.


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    Re: Where's Neil?
    « Reply #2 on: April 04, 2019, 12:50:18 PM »
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  • And there was no dramatic farewell post (in which case he would have been back long ago).

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    Re: Where's Neil?
    « Reply #3 on: April 04, 2019, 12:54:53 PM »
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  • Hope he's well.  :pray:

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    Re: Where's Neil?
    « Reply #4 on: April 04, 2019, 03:49:39 PM »
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  • Lord have mercy.


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    Re: Where's Neil?
    « Reply #5 on: April 04, 2019, 10:59:02 PM »
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    Re: Where's Neil?
    « Reply #6 on: April 04, 2019, 11:56:00 PM »
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  • And there was no dramatic farewell post (in which case he would have been back long ago).
    Maybe abstaining from Cathinfo was a Lenten offering? :pray:
    "Some preachers will keep silence about the truth, and others will trample it underfoot and deny it. Sanctity of life will be held in derision even by those who outwardly profess it, for in those days Our Lord Jesus Christ will send them not a true Pastor but a destroyer."  St. Francis of Assisi

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    Re: Where's Neil?
    « Reply #7 on: April 05, 2019, 06:25:34 AM »
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  • I can say he seemed fine via PM on March 5th. I think he likes to take time off from CI now and then, likely thought Lent was as good a time as any.
    For a small gain they travel far; for eternal life many will scarcely lift a foot from the ground. - Thomas A Kempis


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    Re: Where's Neil?
    « Reply #8 on: April 24, 2019, 09:36:44 PM »
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  • Nice to see ya you're back, Neil! Where's ya bin?

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    Re: Where's Neil?
    « Reply #9 on: April 25, 2019, 01:28:57 PM »
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  • He did pop in for a second.
    For a small gain they travel far; for eternal life many will scarcely lift a foot from the ground. - Thomas A Kempis

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    Not merely Lent/Re: Where's Neil?
    « Reply #10 on: May 13, 2019, 06:00:20 PM »
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  • Maybe abstaining from Cathinfo was a Lenten offering?

    Speculation that seemed quite plausible at the time.  But unless I zigged when I should've zagged in checking his CathInfo profile, Neil has posted only once since Septuagesima Sunday (i.e., February 17), that being on Easter Wednesday (i.e., April 24):

    Quote from: Neil Obstat

    General Discussion / Re: 3 Churches bombed in Sri Lanka today
    April 24, 2019, 20:48:47

    Such an isolated date is not auspicious.  So prayers for his good health might be in order more than anyone in CathInfo knows.  It wouldn't be the first time that minor physical annoyances while, um, gaining seniority in years, were revealed to be merely subtle indicators of major health problems.

    Or perhaps the only major failure he suffered was in a machine in which he placed too much trust as his "ol' reliable" Internet-connected p.c.[#].

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    Note #: Imagine!  Altho' the apple and *nix universes needn't care, Windows XP was released 16 or 17 years ago (2002|2003--no!  I refuse to look it up), and MS yanked its support 5 years ago.


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    Re: Where's Neil?
    « Reply #11 on: May 14, 2019, 03:46:01 PM »
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  • Hope you're ok Neil.  :pray: :pray: :pray:

     

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