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  • Birthday 11/30/1999

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  1. Hey y'all! Just necro posting in 2019 and checking in at the same time. Me and LadyZ are doing fine, and we not too long ago heard from vonM who's also doing fine. LZ and I were in fact just wondering what happened to Mane Raptor, among others (e.g., Gunny). 😁 Glad to see the forum is still alive and kicking! Take care, Z
  2. Heya CJ! Yeah we're still up in the Great White Canuckistan. ELF2001 was indeed awesome. Lots of fond memories.
  3. Thanks guys. Things are going fine at Casa Del Z, and I've passed along your greetz to LZ. Funnily enough, I picked up a nice Saitek AV8R joystick at a local thrift shop for something like $8 last month, and fired up IL-2 (which I bought off of gog.com for something like $5) for the first time in eons. Was fun to get in the cockpit again, and the muscle memory of years of EAW dogfighting kicked in pretty fast. Regrettably it looks like nothing ever really deposed IL-2, which itself was inferior to EAW IMHO (it's purtier graphics-wise, to be sure, but the *experience* just ain't there). Truth be told, I'm spending most of my joystick time being a space trucker in X:Beyond the Frontier (bought off Steam for something like $2 -- ain't computer games *CHEAP* these days?). My rig is just a low-profile Acer desktop with a sucky Core i3 processor and a jury-rigged GEForce GT520 (shouldn't actually fit in the case since it's not low profile, but some 'surgery' fixed that). Still, it's more than powerful enought to smoothly play the old stuff like X:BTF, but it kinda creaks and groans when trying the X3 titles or ArmA2 (although I've had a blast revisiting OFP, which I think they're now calling ArmA: Cold War Crisis). Iv'e ordered a Core i5 CPU that I'm going to slap in there, but the crappy PSU (220W) prevents me from upgrading the graphics card (GT 520 is low power sipper). The case is atypical (called Flex ATX or Mini ITX), so replacement PSUs are hard to come by -- I did find one 400W unit that more or less has the right dimensions, and I'm toying with the idea of getting it so that I can run a HD 6670 card in there, but then I pinch myself and ease off on the crazy pills a bit. We'll see.
  5. Zhukov

    Ten hut!

    Happy New Year to you and Lottie, Donnie! And, Sulla, is that you? You guys all changed you handles at some point. Beaucoup confusing!
  6. Zhukov

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    Happy New Year to you, CJ! Very sorry to hear about your Mom. My condolences to you and your family.
  7. Zhukov

    Ten hut!

    Stans, I just bumped it up to 50,000. Now, drop and give me 25!
  8. Zhukov

    Ten hut!

    It's going to be a long year.
  9. Zhukov

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    Heya OG! LZ sends her regards (and does the 'wow - blast from the past' thing too). Just read a book I think you'd enjoy - 'The Drowning Pool' by Ross Mcdonald. You ever read any of those Lew Archer novels?
  10. Zhukov

    Ten hut!

    The mere fact that you did that calculation means that you're seriously thinking about it.
  11. Zhukov

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    Um, Stans..you do realize that you have 35,497 posts, right? Nothing less than 45,000 in 2011! :thumbsup:
  12. Zhukov

    Ten hut!

    Heya Kbar. Life is good here at Casa von Zhukov. LadyZ sez heya, too!
  13. LadyZ sez, that she recalls that night filled with fireflies in Maine.
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