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Topic: PVC Artillery Reprise

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Author: Seth Dillingham

Date:3/7/2005

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# 4601

PVC Artillery Reprise

Rightly or wrongly, Sean's original story about his home-made cannon is -- to my mind, at least -- the quintessential "Sean McMains." When he worked for me at Macrobyte, that story was how I saw him: a Texan programmer with more than just talent at the keyboard and skill with notes, but also the only man I knew with his own cannon.

The cannon is back:

Today I was rooting around in the shed and noticed The Amazing Pneumatic Cannon leaning up against the wall. I've not had it out since we moved to San Marcos, and when I determined that Liam had no memory of it whatsoever, decided that the time to exhume it had come.

Very cool. The cannon has been the source of many jokes on the internal macrobyte mailing lists (of the "don't pick on Sean, he has his own cannon..." ilk).

(Note that, later, the story of the Head Fairy became just as significant, if not more so, as the cannon.)

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Author: Sean McMains

Date:3/8/2005

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Re: PVC Artillery Reprise

Eek! I've been reading TW via RSS for a while -- this was the first time I'd seen the HTML redesign, and it threw me for a minute.

Thanks both for the link and the kind words! You're fortunate that I haven't managed to scale the cannon up enough to allow me to shoot at Connecticut, or I'd be sending demands for some of Corrine's much-vaunted cooking on threat of bombardment. :)

Sean

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Author: Seth Dillingham

Date:3/8/2005

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RE: PVC Artillery Reprise

On 3/8/05, Sean McMains said:

>Eek! I've been reading TW via RSS for a while -- this was the first
>time I'd seen the HTML redesign, and it threw me for a minute.

Hmm... it's not that different, really. Was there something in particular that you didn't like? (Corinne has pointed out that she really dislikes the shadowed headlines on the home page, in Safari, so is there anything other than that?)

>Thanks both for the link and the kind words! You're fortunate that
>I haven't managed to scale the cannon up enough to allow me to
>shoot at Connecticut, or I'd be sending demands for some of
>Corrine's much-vaunted cooking on threat of bombardment. :)

"Thanks for being so nice, but you're lucky I can't shoot you from here."

Sheesh. ;-)

Seth

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Author: Sean McMains

Date:3/8/2005

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Re: RE: PVC Artillery Reprise

I didn't mean to express dislike -- just surprise. It looks fine; no complaints. (I use the safari drop-shadows as well, so I certainly can't complain about that!)

Sean

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