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Offline ashort

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« on: Sun, 08 June 2008, 08:30:57 »
iMav, administrator of this site, has higher priorities right now.  

His house was one of many that was flooded this weekend in Wisconsin due to massive amounts of rain.  He's been offline for about 12 hours now; I haven't heard from him since Saturday night.

Lest anyone feels that he has "disappeared", please expect that he will, at least for a short while, until he gets his life right-side up again.  All of the computers were upstairs (the one that hosts geekhack.org is secured in a data center out of state); I don't expect the computing environment was harmed except for a loss of power.  

Please be patient as we all wait for his return.
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Offline xsphat

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« Reply #1 on: Sun, 08 June 2008, 12:07:17 »
That really sucks for iMav. I hope the damage isn't too bad ...

Offline Freyth

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« Reply #2 on: Sun, 08 June 2008, 12:22:18 »
Hope everything's okay.

Offline Eclairz

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« Reply #3 on: Sun, 08 June 2008, 12:31:06 »
I hope his stuff survives, and no precious keyboards are lost to the floods
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Offline iMav

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« Reply #4 on: Sun, 08 June 2008, 21:23:20 »
Most of my computer stuff has survived.  I still need to check the workshop out back...that got flooded real good.

Everyone is fine...but I'm probably going to be spending a good $20-30k this year that I hadn't planned on (or budgeted).  :(

Offline karlito

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« Reply #5 on: Sun, 08 June 2008, 21:28:57 »
insurance companies are such crapola. i remember when i got my house insurance policy i saw by default they dont cover flood damage but i didnt care since i lived in colorado springs... and then i found out things like broken pipes constitute flood damage... BS!

oh well pretty crappy man. sorry to hear your house got flooded but glad the computer stuff is alive... cause lets be honest that's all that really matters :)

Offline iMav

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« Reply #6 on: Sun, 08 June 2008, 21:36:25 »
Quote from: karlito;5250
insurance companies are such crapola.

No kidding.  I'd be much better off (financially) simply torching the place.

That's just ridiculous.

Offline Waves77

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« Reply #7 on: Sun, 08 June 2008, 22:23:25 »
Hey iMav, sorry to hear about all the damage, I'm glad that at least you guys are OK!
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« Reply #8 on: Mon, 09 June 2008, 01:01:29 »
Dito, that sucks balls. Glad you and yours are safe. Computers are replaceable, family members aren't.