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Posted: 02/01/19 05:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Considering the nature of online forums, I think they're trying to keep the man's personal business personal. I would imagine if you PM some of the posters that have written they have been in touch, they would give you what news they figure he wouldn't mind sharing. JMO of course.


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Posted: 02/01/19 06:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

He is not indigent or homeless
But his home is much further south, deeper in Mexico and on the coast
He has frequently mentioned Quick Silver, his converted bus, and his son in law the restaurant open air on the beach, and his SIL fishing, and the freezers used to keep the catch frozen

While staying near the U.S. Border , he residing in Mexico for the lower rent, and crossing the border for U.S. medical treatment, this does put an additional strain on his meager social security retirement

If I had to guess, I would say a power fluctuations caught him unaware and fried the pc and phone

Since that was the stated reason for being out of contract, and his back doesn't do well sitting in the hard seats at the internet cafe


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Posted: 02/09/19 08:35am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Gee I missed this thread somehow, just found it now. I've been wondering about Mex myself.

It shocks me that his S4 caught fire! That was my phone, I bought it new. I gave it to him and mailed it down to his US mailing address. He got the phone and it was working perfect. I wonder what happened.

Don, if you have a phone to send him, I have his address. I have an old laptop too. Not the best but it works ok. Even have a spare battery. I'd have to clean up the hard drive, format and reinstall the OS etc.


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I heard from Mex today, he lost names and passwords evidently when the laptop went south. He is tired and yet sounds like himself. He had a five hour exam by the neurologists and is very tired, he has has a couple of operations to have done somewhere down the line.

He is using a drill motor that was donated to replace his old one, rather his Mexico family is using it for him and he will soon have heat in is rental house now that they have the holes through the concrete walls. The temps have been to low for him to do bench work but he is looking forward to it. He is a Mad Scientist you know.[emoticon]

It was great to hear from him.

* This post was edited 02/12/19 10:51pm by D.E.Bishop *


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D.E.Bishop wrote:

I heard from Mex today, he lost names and passwords evidently when the laptop went south. He is tired and yet sounds like himself. He had a five hour exam by the neurologists and is very tired, he has has a couple of operations to have done somewhere down the line.

He is using a drill motor that was donated to replace his old one, rather his Mexico family is using it for him and he will soon have heat in is rental house now that they have the holes through the concrete walls. The temps have been to low for him to do bench work but he is looking forward to it. He is a Mad Scientist you know.[emoticon]

It was great to hear from him.
Just don't tell me he has started wearing a paisley tie, that would be too much to bear...[emoticon]

I hope someone can get him fitted up with a laptop. I have a few laying around but are old and cranky, some needing a hard drive or power supply work. It wouldn't be a fitting solution for Mex.

Hope old Mex can sort out the health issues and get back on the Forum. His insights into 12V systems is a treasure. Wishing for a speedy recovery.


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Glad to hear he is as well as can be. [emoticon]

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Posted: 02/13/19 08:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks to ADMINiSTRATOR for being reasonable.
My thoughts are with you MEX, and thanks for all the help.


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D.E.Bishop wrote:

I heard from Mex today, he lost names and passwords evidently when the laptop went south.

I wonder if it was the hard drive that died or the laptop itself, such as motherboard or something.

If the latter, the hard drive data can be pulled off easily. I have a hard drive docking station that I just plug the drive into and read it. From there you just move stuff off to wherever you want it, USB stick or whatever.

I mentioned earlier in this thread that I have an old laptop kicking around. Got to thinking, it was running hot and shutting down. Kinda forgot about that til now.
But I'm still willing to give it to him if he doesn't come up with one.

Glad you heard from him. My only connection was via PM here.

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Posted: 02/28/19 07:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Mex is not well and so the trip to pick up the phone has been delayed. I hope he gets better soon.


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