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Kirk Meyer Retires
Posted by Nathan on 20 July 1999, 02:14 GMT

Kirk Meyer, who has been a news editor, our newsletter editor, and our reviews editor, has decided to retire from those positions. He is entering his senior year in high school and will not have time to maintain these areas of ticalc.org. We are grateful for all the effort he has given us during his time in those positions.

Kirk will continue to handle miscellaneous programming tasks as we continue to improve our site. Watch for some new improvements in the future.

 


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Re: Kirk Meyer Retires
James Rubingh
(Web Page)

Kirk should program something instead. He has MAD skills.

By the way, I still LOVE sim community, it's always on my calculator, even though i never have anything on it any more...

     20 July 1999, 02:22 GMT


Re: Re: Kirk Meyer Retires
Kirk Meyer
(Web Page)

Hehe, if you will visit my web page, you will note that I am working on Commander Keen for the 86.

     20 July 1999, 02:28 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Kirk Meyer Retires
Alamo

Ooh...now that I see you're working on Commander Keen for the 86, I can honestly say, I'm glad you're programming again (we'll get to witness for ourselves your great programming skills).

Hope ticalc.org manages fine without you (:-)...you seemed to be the "Big Kahuna" around here; no disrespect for other staff members meant.

So, ticalc guys...you gonna look for someone else to replace Kirk? You take resumes?...:-)

     20 July 1999, 08:26 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Kirk Meyer Retires
Nihilist9

It's about time someone is making a Commander Keen (and it is one of the best games on the PC). And anyway, good bye and good luck!

     20 July 1999, 15:31 GMT


calc games suck
hammy
(Web Page)

Calculators are for math
Gameboys are for games
If you must program something, make math programs; I do!!!

     21 July 1999, 15:15 GMT

Re: calc games suck
Mike

Not to be rude...but why does TI continually add features and functions to their calculators. Of course on reason is people want the latest-and-gretest, but i also think becuase many (its quite sad thuogh) people buy them for games. In fact i know at least 5 kids this year that have done that! Plus, what do us people do without games? Many schools dont permit game boys, and they do permit TI's if not encourage them.

     24 July 1999, 00:46 GMT


Re: Re: calc games suck
Joey

I know that my calc has helped me survive through the completely boring and mindless math classes. Whether I'm playing PlaneJumper with my eyes closed (always on level 4) or I'm plaing Dr. Mario, *it's been there for me*. Either that, or I'm adding my own programms to automate the mindlessly repeatable questions we have to do on our homework. Oh well, such is life.

     5 August 1999, 06:07 GMT


Re: calc games suck
SmartGamer  Account Info

You've gotta be kidding! Calc games are free, game boy games are not. Simple as that.Also, your math teacher will let you have a calculator in class... but not a game boy... (he he)

     22 August 1999, 00:26 GMT

Re: Kirk Meyer Retires
SPUI

not to anger anyone or any shiot like that, but doesnt it just seem a little weird that this "young upstart that stole bryan rabelers position" is now leaving? hmmmmmmmmmmmm.... i really dont know what to think. but good luck kirk!!!

gotta get back to that thing ive heard about called real life.... nah, just gonna stay online

     20 July 1999, 04:40 GMT

Thanx
Abraham Kim
(Web Page)

I think we should recognize Kirk for what he did, not what he did not do. We shouldn't criticize him but show a great thankfulness to him for all his work toward this site and other tasks.

I JUST WANT TO SAY!! THANX!

     20 July 1999, 05:45 GMT


Re: Thanx
<}=-/

Hmmm... Your Only Regrets Are the Things You Leave Undone.... But Then again, You're Right >};->

     20 July 1999, 07:22 GMT

Re: Kirk Meyer Retires
Wingman

Hmmmmm.... Maybe now ticalc.org should hire Bryan Rabler back.... :) just a thought.

     20 July 1999, 16:21 GMT

Re: Re: Kirk Meyer Retires
danny
(Web Page)

I'm pretty sure bryan wouldn't come back wing :)

     20 July 1999, 21:33 GMT


Re: Re: Kirk Meyer Retires
George Limpert
(Web Page)

Bryan Rabeler wouldn't go back to ticalc if they offered him a job. He's moved on and he's starting his own site. It's been in the news recently (even though it's not up yet) and it'll be at www.tiuser.org.

     28 July 1999, 16:19 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Kirk Meyer Retires
minoux

May this future site be what ticalc.org used to be...

     30 July 1999, 08:42 GMT

Re: Kirk Meyer Retires
Sam Heald
(Web Page)

Who are taking over the role of review editor and newsletter editor?

     20 July 1999, 17:57 GMT


Re: Re: Kirk Meyer Retires
Nathan Haines
(Web Page)

Well, we're still working all of that out, although I'll be one of the people helping with this next month's newsletter, and I'll do small contributions to future ones if needed.

Don't worry, we have over a month to decide. Everything will be very smooth. :)

     20 July 1999, 22:13 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Kirk Meyer Retires
Matt Peresie

A think a reviews section is a good thing. I was once a member of the ticalc.org review staff. I like how regular people just like you and I can read reviews on programs so we know if they are good or not. It also gives programs an idea of wether somebody liked their program or not by what is was rated. I hope that somebody will take over the position as review editor.

     21 July 1999, 06:55 GMT

Re: Kirk Meyer Retires
ADAM

id be sorry, but he'll be back just like the 3 other times he retired

DOES ANYONE ELSE SEE THAT?

     20 July 1999, 22:26 GMT

Re: Re: Kirk Meyer Retires
Wolf

my thoughts in no consecutive order:

1. yes, i see what you mean

2. kirk, no disrespect, but have you ever read "the boy who cried wolf"? (i see the irony with the name, don't remind me), you've "retired" three times, gonna come back again?

3. get an idea and stay with it! who here remembers TI-94, aka. Cymbol?

4. ticalc, it's good you put up these notices, but i am *bored* with you having news about everything except new programs we should try

5. KAKE, where are you this time? i always check on the messages and you're one of the first to put anything up

6. got to get myself a life, too obsessed with TI-86, i've already put several bookmarks on this place.

well, that's about it, wanna hear more ramblings of an insane teen, you got my email.

Wolf

     20 July 1999, 23:00 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Kirk Meyer Retires
Adam Berlinsky-Schine
(Web Page)

This is just a response to your point #4, and also Kirk's comment below:

If ticalc.org HADN'T posted this article then when people email newsletter@ticalc.org (or whatever it is) or recieve a newsletter NOT written by Kirk, they will panic and start accusing ticalc of hiding some conspiracy or something. Better that they tell everyone rather than wait until people get confused and start whining about it.

     21 July 1999, 02:56 GMT


me
KAKE
(Web Page)

well, i've sorta got a job and making money, and realized that the only reason i was so into these things was that i didn't have a job and didn't have any money and stuff like that. anyway, i'm trying to realize my life long dream of owning a car and i go to bed at ten and get up at six and work hard which leaves very little time for fun.

so, essentially, don't look much for me.

---------

as for Kirk, good luck man. i know what it's like. i'm taking senior year twice to get some extra classes and stuff in (get MCSE certified for free, etc), so busy i understand. have fun with your new-found freedom ]:-)

-KAKE
IP ()

     21 July 1999, 06:55 GMT


Re: me
PrattBratt

What kind of school do you goto that you can get MCSE certification, and do you really think it's worth the extra year. When I graduated in class of 98, I got a job with a big coorpartation called Vanstar. I started as a software technician at Pratt&Whittney for 29k a year. I had no formal experience or education(or even good grades in HS). Since then they paid for my A+, MCSE, and Dell certs. The last year has been much beter then HS, it really makes you grow up fast(plus I have many moneys).

     23 July 1999, 19:43 GMT


believe
KAKE
(Web Page)

A good school ]:-) I'm not just there for MCSE either. I don't have enough credits (and my grades are pretty low too, like a 3.56 or so) so I figured instead of busting my balls doing extra hours of school work and summer school just take another year. Heck, I've got a DSL line and my parents are in Germany, so it's not that bad.

-KAKE
IP (:fort knox:)

     23 July 1999, 23:10 GMT

Re: Re: Kirk Meyer Retires
SPUI

yeah d00d - i totally forgot about the other times!!!
I WANT MY TI-94!!!
Hopefully Kirk will find something to stick with - good luck.

     20 July 1999, 23:12 GMT


Re: Re: Kirk Meyer Retires
Kirk Meyer
(Web Page)

Heh. Now it is true, that I 'retired' and came back and programmed some stuff later. However, I'm not sure what your other two retirements refer to. Now Cymbol was really a wonderful project, until HP-49 came out. When you think about it, HP-49 is *everything* that it was supposed to be... and it even has a crappy screen like the 86 does =)

The main reason that I have these kinds of things posted is because I think that some people *might* like to know. Like for example, when the newsletter editor changes this next month, they might like to know why. However, I always seem to fight a losing battle on these message boards, so I don't even know why I do it... :/

     21 July 1999, 02:37 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Kirk Meyer Retires
danny
(Web Page)

Maybe that is so about cymbol. Cept we have to pay for it and get a whole nother calc...sorry for the hick talk.

     21 July 1999, 06:13 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Kirk Meyer Retires
Miquel Burns
(Web Page)

I wish that someone could release something similar to cymbol for the 86 because I don't want to buy one that is 5x the price just so I could have that fancy print (which the only time I seen it was on a 92+).
If you said the HP-49 did everything you wanted your program to do, why did you not say anything about the 89/92(+) calcs?

     22 July 1999, 21:29 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Kirk Meyer Retires
Kirk Meyer
(Web Page)

5x the cost? Um, you're a bit misinformed... I purchased my TI-89 for $90. Which is less than you find an 86 for most places. And it has pretty print too.

     22 July 1999, 22:09 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Kirk Meyer Retires
Alamo

Wow, where'd you get a sweet deal like that? I've only seen 89's selling for $150 (which is about the cost of a PlayStation plus a $20 game, just to give you something to think about).

     22 July 1999, 23:42 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Kirk Meyer Retires
NickD
(Web Page)

I got my 89 for $133+$5 shipping at www.calculatorsinc.com about two days after it came out, if it should concern you.

--blue

     25 July 1999, 17:40 GMT


I live near Calculatorsinc
akromix

I am 2 miles away!!! :P

     25 July 1999, 22:40 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Kirk Meyer Retires
Kirk Meyer
(Web Page)

I got my 89 at the educator's price ($90) because I had my math teacher buy one for me. It has the little viewscreen plug on the back, but on the 89 it's unobtrusive... so it was worth saving $43 + shipping for it.

     25 July 1999, 20:41 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Kirk Meyer Retires
Evan

Try E-bay, last time I checked there was an 89 for ~US$50

     30 July 1999, 21:39 GMT

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