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Offline TwelvebyTwenty

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What happened to Six Point Socket II
« on: April 11, 2021, 05:35 PM »
As per the title - I'm 99% an occasional lurker but used to occasionally log on and look at his projects and tool porn posts. Then see he announced he was leaving... what gives?

Offline RustE

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Re: What happened to Six Point Socket II
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2021, 07:26 PM »
I thought of him earlier when fiddling around in the basement.  His home improvement thread is locked and his parting words were sparse.

I can only guess he got tired of  dealing with the current ‘internet culture’.  My basis is that several of my friends are considering the idea of leaving all social media platforms.

Offline Peter Halle

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Re: What happened to Six Point Socket II
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2021, 07:30 PM »
Oliver didn't give any details.  I have conversed with him in the past outside the forum, but have not tried after his post.

I would hope that members here would respect his past participation, his quality posts, his enthusiasm and will to make this forum more exciting and better, and also his decision to step away from the forum in addition to the internet.  He was not just leaving us here.

I would also hope that speculation of why he made his decision won't pop up here.  Only he has that answer, and because of my conversations with him away from the forum I know that he is more private than most know.

I hope one day I will read another of his posts in real time.

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Offline Bob D.

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Re: What happened to Six Point Socket II
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2021, 09:42 PM »
His presence will be missed, but his participation will not be forgotten.

I look forward to hearing from him again and wish him well until that day arrives.

Pass auf dich auf und wünsche dir alles Gute Oliver
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Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: What happened to Six Point Socket II
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2021, 11:13 PM »
Sad to find out Oliver has said goodbye.

He is in good company, Per Swenson did the same five years ago.

Offline Tinker

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Re: What happened to Six Point Socket II
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2021, 10:08 AM »
We will miss him
Tinker
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Online Alex

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Re: What happened to Six Point Socket II
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2021, 10:32 AM »
Yes, sad to see him go. [sad] I hope he changes his mind again.

Offline PeterJJames13

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Re: What happened to Six Point Socket II
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2021, 10:37 AM »
Looking forward to reading posts from Six Point Socket III one day....

Offline RKA

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Re: What happened to Six Point Socket II
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2021, 08:44 AM »
If anyone happens to have an email address for Oliver can you please PM it to me?  I wanted to check to see if things were okay with him.  I know he lives in the general area of the flooding, but that could be right in it or 150 miles away.  I hope he and his family are okay.
-Raj

Offline leakyroof

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Re: What happened to Six Point Socket II
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2021, 09:43 AM »
If anyone happens to have an email address for Oliver can you please PM it to me?  I wanted to check to see if things were okay with him.  I know he lives in the general area of the flooding, but that could be right in it or 150 miles away.  I hope he and his family are okay.
. Oh darn, I hadn’t thought about him being near the flooding while reading that news these past few days…. [eek] [eek]
Hopefully far enough away
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Offline SRSemenza

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Re: What happened to Six Point Socket II
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2021, 10:28 AM »
I am not sure about the flooding situation but other than that possibility I can tell you that he is fine. If anyone does have his email please do not post it or otherwise pass it along without checking with him first. He is quite confidential in that regard.

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Offline six-point socket II

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Re: What happened to Six Point Socket II
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2021, 05:36 PM »
Hi!

Thanks to the gentleman bringing this thread to my attention, you know who you are.

And thank you everyone for thinking of me/us! Please rest assured that thanks to God's grace we are safe and not affected by the flooding in our state/county or those bordering to ours.

It's not the time to speculate about why, how or what might/ might happen during future events.

It's the time to keep those in your prayers (if you do) that were and still are affected - by the hundreds - and not just in our state/county but also neighboring states/counties and countries! Many have lost their lives, lost loved ones and/or lost everything having to start all over from zero.

What goes a little unnoticed in most of the coverage, because of the overall severeness and unspeakable horrors present, are the - also hundreds - people who are completely on their own dealing with devastating damages while, at least, still having their lives and a roof over their heads, thankful for any help they can get right now while the professionals are, rightfully, tied to the most severely impacted areas trying to re-establish basic infrastructure.

The national emergency/disaster alert system, in our case app based, delivered warnings starting sometime during the day on Tuesday iirc. We had periods of incredible hard rain starting shortly after 00:00, once Wednesday broke. When it stopped we finally went to bed. Wednesday brought more rain, with pauses in between. About 1800 on Wednesday it started to rain again with what would be the worst downpours we have seen to date, they lasted until later that evening/night. Thursday was unspectacular and came Friday you wouldn't even believe what was going on the days prior. (Having to actually water the garden today surely felt unreal!)

Seeing what happened on the news, starting with cities only 15 to 20 miles from us, surely was a reality check/ putting everything - we have seen in our lives/ have had happening to us during earlier, carefully/mildly comparable, downpours - into perspective. It's entirely insignificant when you see the havoc this caused to hundreds and hundreds of people within actually pretty close vicinity.

Again, thank you very much for thinking of me/us, I'm deeply moved by this, but again, rest assured we are totally fine and surely our town had a guardian Angel putting in a lot of extra hours.

Last, I'd like to use this one time occurrence of me "re-emerging" and posting to briefly touch the subject of this thread, my absence.

As some of you know I have been struggling with myself over how to utilize the "internet" in an ever, and faster than ever before, changing world. I've had phases of "online detox" before anyone knew how to spell that - or even knew it existed - and surely well before it was "a thing" to do.

My final decision to quit active participation on "the internet" had nothing to do with the FOG, the many amazing people on here that I was fortunate to meet and still converse with - or Festool itself. Just to make that very clear. I e-mailed with someone at Festool as recently as a few weeks ago, and was on the phone with someone from customer care/service only a few days ago. I'm as convinced about using Festool tools as I was on the day I bought my first Festool tool.

Now the intention behind my, as RustE put it, sparse parting words was that the FOG will always be bigger and more important than a single contributor who made a personal decision that to explain in detail would totally and entirely drift away from the core topic of this great place and, in my opinion, ruin a thread that was meant to simply show my deep passion & love for DIY projects and Festool. That is also why I asked for that thread to be locked, and I'm very grateful that my wish was fulfilled/respected.

Knowing how unimportant I am and that the world, both real and "online", will keep on turning just as good without me posting stuff, kept me from starting a goodbye thread explaining myself. Knowing that it would only result in further off-topic discussion, maybe even arguments - because obviously we all have, rightfully, different opinions/views on the current, overall, state of affairs, concerning "the internet". And that, overall, wouldn't have added any good to this place or that thread in particular.

So again, RustE got it right:

I can only guess he got tired of  dealing with the current ‘internet culture’.  My basis is that several of my friends are considering the idea of leaving all social media platforms.


Raj, I will send you a PM with my e-mail after turning private messaging back on - and after that turn private messaging back off.

To whom it may concern: This is not because I don't like conversing with you guys, but because I intend to keep absent & logged out. Since notifications never really worked for me on here, I wouldn't even know that I got a message.

That said I'd like to wish everyone well.

I know that religion is a hot topic, but please bear with me for this - truly - last post, there is an Irish prayer/ song that I have always deeply loved while I was still an active participant of our church, and even still love these days. Please believe me, it is not harmful no matter in who you believe, you address your prayers to/ in who's name you pray or if religion/this is totally and entirely not your cup of tea.

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May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

May God be with you and bless you:
May you see your children's children.
May you be poor in misfortune,
Rich in blessings.
May you know nothing but happiness
From this day forward.

May the road rise up to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the warm rays of sun fall upon your home
And may the hand of a friend always be near.

May green be the grass you walk on,
May blue be the skies above you,
May pure be the joys that surround you,
May true be the hearts that love you.


Kind regards & goodbye,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

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Offline pixelated

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Re: What happened to Six Point Socket II
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2021, 09:59 AM »
It is good to hear you are safe Oliver.
All the best.

Online Alex

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Re: What happened to Six Point Socket II
« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2021, 10:34 AM »
Nice to hear from you Oliver, glad to see you're not troubled by all the water.

Mach's gut und bleib weit entfernt von das Internet wen das ist was du am liebsten wollt!  [smile]

Offline Alanbach

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Re: What happened to Six Point Socket II
« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2021, 03:51 PM »
Likewise, so pleased to hear that you are Ok in the flood and good tidings on your continued Internet sabbatical! I am from Houston, Texas so I know a bit about excessive storms and flash flooding. I hope that you stay high and dry! I also know that if you volunteer to help some family or families in your area with post-flood home repairs that they would be lucky to have you. I cannot tell you how much wallboard, insulation, flooring, etc. I helped people remove after hurricane Harvey. In that storm my area got approximately 55 inches of rain in 36 hours. Unfortunately not entirely uncommon in my area.

Offline Tinker

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Re: What happened to Six Point Socket II
« Reply #15 on: July 20, 2021, 05:34 AM »
May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

May God be with you and bless you:
May you see your children's children.
May you be poor in misfortune,
Rich in blessings.
May you know nothing but happiness
From this day forward.

May the road rise up to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the warm rays of sun fall upon your home
And may the hand of a friend always be near.

May green be the grass you walk on,
May blue be the skies above you,
May pure be the joys that surround you,
May true be the hearts that love you.



Reciprocity Oliver

Tinker
Wayne H. Tinker