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On the subject of mugs

By Jay Garmon Contributor ·
Long ago, we promised all our TRIs a little thank-you gift for all their help. Well, our prize closet is about to get restocked, so that time has come. (This is not to say there won't be more gifts in the future, only that we're going to strike while the iron is hot, budget-wise).

However, many of you never submitted a delivery address, and those that did may have moved or prefer a different address now. In any case, those of you who are willing to pierce the veil of anonymity, simply send me a delivery address (yours, or a "care of" address that you prefer) via private message, and I'll have your TechRepublic "Smug Mug" shipped out next week.

Also, we've been dropping hints about a big prize contest for the last few days, and some of you may wonder whether earning a TRI mug will ban you from eligibility in that contest. Hardly. You are all eligible for the little birthday bash we're throwing in May, and that means the potential for more mugs or, possibly, a TR-iPod.

Hope to hear from you soon.


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Thanks Jay

by TheChas In reply to On the subject of mugs


I just sent you the requested information via the Private Message link.

Thanks for the offer.

Keep up the good work on the site improvements.


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Thanks Much

by TheChas In reply to Thanks Jay


Got my mug last week.

Just didn't get around to posting a thank you.

Now all I need to do is protect it.


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Chas at least you stand a chance

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Thanks Much

When the T-Shirt arrived I was rung up by the wife and told it was here and that she was coming over so did I want her to bring the T-Shirt so I could see it? :)

When I replied I can't see any harm in that she promptly wore it over just so I could see what it looked like. Now it's all stretched in the wrong places for me but fits her almost perfectly and after she's worn it a few more times it will no doubt be a perfect fit. I just hope it shrinks in the wash so I can wear it.

Col ]:)

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You'll get it sooner or later

by Oz_Media In reply to Chas at least you stand a ...

It will probably be when you start rummaging through old towels and stuff looking for clean rags, she'll hand you a slightly soiled t-shirt with a faded TR logo on it.

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Nah she would know I'd wear it

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to You'll get it sooner or l ...

She'll totally wear it out first. I went to a MS Meeting a couple of years ago and was given a T-Shirt by one of the Web Hosting places which she promptly snaffled and the only time I've ever seen it since is when she is wearing it.

It is a black one with what looks like a street sign on the back that reads "Increase Speed" She wore it to court when she had jury service and hoped that it would put the people off didn't work

What is it with women I will wear anything straight off the cloths line without a problem but she insists that I'm not dressed well enough and insists on ironing everything that I wear. Once when I refused to have the cloths ironed she attempted to iron them while they where on me and we have a press here not an Iron so I very quickly got them off and allowed her to iron them.

Col ]:)

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Absent for a month....

by house In reply to On the subject of mugs

...but I cannot pass up a TR mug.

I've been inactive due to the work load lately. On top of that, a few close friends have moved back to town, so I'm rolling with the old crew again.

Thanks folks.

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What do you mean, WORK load?

by Oz_Media In reply to Absent for a month....

Just sit your boss down and give him the goods.
"You must appreciate that while I decide to grace your office each day with my presence, it doesn't actually mean I wish to 'work' for you.

Take the 15 minutes of attention I give my work each day and think yourself lucky, the IT industry is BEGGING for skilled people like me to help them actually make something of themselves. If you don't appreciate it, there are millions in line who will!"

As for your friends, just tell them to get a TR membership so that they can also benefit from your friendship. OR do what I used to do, give them your login info for when your busy, it makes for some really interesting discussions and people will never really figure you out because it MAY not actually be YOU. It's funny to come back after a week of camping to see how many people they've PO'd or been nice to that you normally wouldn't. Then when you get back on, the shift takes place and you leave everyone scratching their heads.

Pretty funny really, but I pretty much hold my alias to myself these days.

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Cheers Jay

by Oz_Media In reply to On the subject of mugs

I resent my info.

But hope you realize I rib you about it all in fun of course.

Now I'll have to find something else I guess.

Where's my T-shirt?

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Second call for mugs

by Jay Garmon Contributor In reply to On the subject of mugs

The first batch of mugs should go out soon, and those of you who haven't sent me an address I've contacted privately (except Maxwell, whose privacy concerns are well documented).

Unfortunately, I have not reached these two TRIs

HAL 9000 (Colin, your mailbox is full)
sgt_schultz (Peer messaging disabled)

I don't feel comfortable abusing these members' login addresses without their consent, so if you see them around the forums, please pass the word--I'm tying to mug them.



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by Oz_Media In reply to Second call for mugs

HE's off on walkabout in the outback!

Actually I believe he's off to Melbourne for a week or two with the wife to pick up some parts, or so I am led to believe.

As for the Sgt. SCHULTZIE!!!!! SCHULTZIE!!!!!! He'll know!

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