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TICT No Longer Active
Posted by Nathan on 21 April 2001, 07:49 GMT

In a shocking and saddening update, Thomas Nussbaumer announced that he will no longer have time to work on projects for the TI-89 and TI-92 Plus, and that TICT is no longer active. Citing as his reason for quitting "an opportunity which will change my life completely (in the positive way!)," he wishes everyone the best.

The programmer for such immensely popular and compatible projects such as TI-Chess, the eBook Reader, the TIGCC Tools Suite, tutorials, and many other programs, Tom will be sorely missed, and we here at ticalc.org wish him all the best as he embarks on a new opportunity.

 


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Re: TICT No Longer Active
Nathan Haines  Account Info
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I would personally like to thank Tom for all his hard work. Thanks for going the extra mile to give us stable, univerally compatible programs. I'll miss you, but luckily your programs are not full of bugs, so they'll continue to serve for a long time to come.

Best wishes!

     21 April 2001, 07:53 GMT

mario likes thomas nussbamer
zak vargas
(Web Page)

so do i man. right when i got my 92 plus too. oh well. theres always other russia folk

     21 April 2001, 18:53 GMT

Farewell Tom.
James Gragg  Account Info

As a long-time beta tester of TICT, I would like to say farewell to such a great person and programmer of TI's. His smooth attitude and great ideas made him one if not the most popular and best author around. I wish he wasn't leaving of course, but all good things must come to a close (sad, yes, but true). He inspired so many people to make programs and he has made so many wonderful projects. He set the standard for quality and excellence. I wish him good luck on his future opportunities.
Farewell and good luck Thomas Nussbaumer, you will be missed.

     21 April 2001, 21:26 GMT


Re: Re: TICT No Longer Active
no_one_2000

so do i

     27 April 2001, 20:36 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TICT No Longer Active
esweecoo  Account Info
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hey i think this is no_one_2000_'s first post!

     7 May 2002, 23:21 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: TICT No Longer Active
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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DAMN! You found my evil past! This is when all the posts were on-topic, and I didn't have a clue about ANYTHING about calculators. Then, I changed to no_one_2000_, and that's how people know me today as the PARADER and so on... Oh yes, and I DO know stuff about calculators now... and I program too.

     19 July 2002, 02:56 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TICT No Longer Active
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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*makes a post three years later*

God, I was such a n00b, it's really disturbing. This is why I think kids under 13 shouldn't post, lol. See what it did for me? "so do i" Wow. Pathetic.

     2 September 2004, 14:25 GMT

Re: TICT No Longer Active
PureHylian  Account Info

I enjoyed Thomas Nussbaumer's programs so much. This is very sad news. I will miss Thomas Nussbaumer's presence in the TI world very much. He has accomplished so much. I would like to thank Thomas Nussbaumer for all his efforts and developments.

     21 April 2001, 07:58 GMT


Re: Re: TICT No Longer Active
Samuel Stearley  Account Info
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Yes but did you ever email him and tell him personally?

I forsee a lot of messages like this by people who have never thanked Thomas personally. Sort of hipocritica

     21 April 2001, 15:56 GMT

Re: Re: Re: TICT No Longer Active
Dylan Moreland  Account Info
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perhaps. i was on the TICTEX beta team and Tom ran everything well, and i think we all thanked him for his great work at some time. one hopes he'll be back...

     21 April 2001, 19:29 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TICT No Longer Active
Zog  Account Info

It's true that a lot of people probably didn't personally thank Tom, but there's nothing wrong with showing some respect for all of his work, even if you never did send him a postcard. He ran TICT for free (I assume) because he enjoyed it, enjoyed programming, and enjoed helping the community. I'm sure he also appreciated the personal feedback he recieved, and I'm sure it helped to motivate him, but I doubt it was why he started TICT in the first place. So, what's wrong with posting about how much you appreciated Tom's work? Perhaps more people should hvae sent him emails are whatever, but there's nothing hypocritical about the last post.

Anyone who knows Tom better is free to correct me if necesarry =)

     23 April 2001, 23:12 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: TICT No Longer Active
Robert Snyder  Account Info

Ok, now if everyone here, that Loved to see programs come out from tom, were to email him, how many emails would that total up to? Lets see, we have the entire TI community. There's a nice little thing to open up to. open up your email account. Tom you have LOTS of new messages. He'd probably think someone bombed his email, that would suck. So it's easier just to post it up here so everyone knows what you feel and besideds there isn't anything that is not too impersonal about sending a message on here. I'd do it. I am doing it. Thanx Tom for makeing such awesome, and useful, programs for the TI community.

     24 April 2001, 05:16 GMT

Re: TICT No Longer Active
MasterVegand  Account Info
(Web Page)

wow...that kinda sucks...i just downloaded the new FAT engine and was so amazed by how good the program was. Tom, you have such a wonderful talent, and it will be missed. Good luck!

     21 April 2001, 08:25 GMT

Re: TICT No Longer Active
Samir Ribic  Account Info
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If I understood well it seems that Thomas is moving from Austria to USA?

     21 April 2001, 10:00 GMT

Re: Re: TICT No Longer Active
nova Account Info
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hrm, it seems so...
well, if he is, then i dont think he will be back for a while. i mean, it a lot of time to get settled in a new country, assuming you have no relatives or friends to help you.

     21 April 2001, 10:10 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TICT No Longer Active
Jason Ho  Account Info
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Live at my house then!

     21 April 2001, 15:07 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: TICT No Longer Active
Will Roche  Account Info

yeah:

will roche
145 saddlerun ct
macon GA 31210

don't anyone send me a mail bomb plz ... you're welcome any time thomas

     21 April 2001, 18:13 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TICT No Longer Active
Nathan Buda  Account Info
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     22 April 2001, 05:49 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TICT No Longer Active
Deepak Ramesh  Account Info

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     23 April 2001, 17:08 GMT


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Robert Snyder  Account Info

ok, now that was funny. heheh.. us nerds have too much fun with stuff like that. or is it we nerds.. well us sounds better. Stupid english. Has anyone seen windows xp work yet, i finally got a taste of 2000, and well it's ok. they have it at the college. I just use it to play games.

     24 April 2001, 05:23 GMT


Re: Blah
Nathan Buda  Account Info
(Web Page)

Games?! Windows 2000 isn't meant for games! =) Seriously. It isn't meant for games, but XP will be. I've been everywhere I could be to find out about XP. If anyone has the preveiw program, I'd gladly buy a copy of it. Yes. It's we nerds, but, like you said, "us nerds" sounds better. :) It sounds more nerdy. Windows 2000 is the best OS until XP. Then I'll change my taste a bit! Yay! I'm so excited!!! I'm going crazy, not having that preveiw program. :P

--Nathan Buda

     24 April 2001, 23:40 GMT


Re: Re: Blah
Donovan Smith  Account Info
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How come nobody ever told me Windows 2000 wasn't for games :-P I don't play many games on my computer, but when I do almost all of the ones I run work fine. Plus I run a web server on this machine (but my DSL connection is down :( ), mail server, and do all of my other computing tasks on here. All on a little Celery 500 with 192MB of RAM. Oh yeah, I also have Office XP Corporate Preview Beta (a.k.a. RC1) since I was a beta tester for Office.

From what I've seen about Windows XP, I see no reason to upgrade to it. Just because it handles multimedia better in the OS itself than Windows 2000 doesn't make it all that much better. Windows XP uses the exact same core as Windows 2000, even using the same drivers. And compared to Windows XP, Windows 2000 is lean and fast. My 192MB of RAM will barely be enough for Windows XP.

Just my $0.02

     26 April 2001, 14:33 GMT

Windows XP
Nathan Buda  Account Info
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There's more to Windows XP than that. I have a list of upgrades and improvements here:
1)Improved kernal (moreso than 2000 and increased software support
2)Enhanced TV support
3)Improved gaming platform
4)Internet connection Sharring (ICS)
5)Microsoft Internet Explorer 6
6)Built in CD burning
7)Windows Media Player 8
8)Dynamic Updates
9)A ton of new wizards
10)Automatic System Recovery
11)Group policy enhancements
12)Built in Internet connection firewall
13)Remote Desktop
14)Roaming user profiles
15)Windows Netmeeting 3
16)Uses larger, softer-looking, more modern looking icons and interface
17)New compatibility mode (enables support for older Windows programs)
18)More driver support than any other previous Windows version

I think 192 megs of ram is ample for XP. In fact, you can run XP with 64 megs of ram. Here are the minimum system requirements:
233 Mhz Pentium 2 processor or compatible processor (300 Mhz suggested)
64 megs of ram (128 suggested)
2 Giga bytes of free hard drive space
SVGA plug&play monitor
Mouse
12x CD-ROM or DVD-Rom drive

Those are just a few of the cool new features.

--Nathan Buda

     26 April 2001, 19:52 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Blah
jeantrot  Account Info

I thought Windows XP was an upgrade for Win "Me". Will it be the be all end all of Windows??

My .02

     28 April 2001, 03:42 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Blah
Nathan Buda  Account Info
(Web Page)

You will have to upgrade from Windows 4.0 (with Service Pack) or Windows 2000 Proffessional. Windows Me won't upgrade. You'll have to make a clean install (erase your current OS) if you're using Windows 3.1 (obviously), Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition and Windows Me. You can upgrade to XP with 2000 because of the same (generally) kernal.

--Nathan Buda

     28 April 2001, 04:10 GMT


Re: Re: TICT No Longer Active
Baculo
(Web Page)

how do you get moving to the US from something that will change his life in a positive way??

     21 April 2001, 15:49 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TICT No Longer Active
Paulo Marques  Account Info
(Web Page)

No, wait... how is changing to the US a good thing?!?

     21 April 2001, 19:40 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: TICT No Longer Active
cajunguy  Account Info
(Web Page)

What's wrong with the US? Unless you can give me a good reason that the US is bad, then just shut up.

(PFC) Private First Class (E-3) Aaron Graves
United States Army

     21 April 2001, 21:39 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TICT No Longer Active
GundamMan69  Account Info
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Why is someone in the army affiliated with Ti-Calcs?,dont they have something better to do?,like kick the chinese's ass?

     21 April 2001, 21:46 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TICT No Longer Active
cajunguy  Account Info
(Web Page)

Well, first off, I am still in high school. That's right, you can be in the Army and still in school. Plus, I plan on going to college. Why is it that everyone assumes soldiers have nothing better to do than to kick someone's ass? Can't we learn more about the enemy first? :) (hence: spyplanes. nuff said)

     21 April 2001, 22:38 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TICT No Longer Active
Omicron  Account Info

Oh you are going down boy. You do not wanna start up the topic of the spy plane. OR ELSE....... something bad could happen to your cat....... or your dog....... or you (if you do not have a pet)......................

     22 April 2001, 03:34 GMT

While we are on the topic of China...
dkqwerty  Account Info
(Web Page)

That was THE single most idiotic thing I have ever seen posted on this site. Leave the man alone. If he wants to be in the armed forces, let him, and don't criticize him for it. Without people like him, we wouldn't have any defense. Hell, if I were ever drafted to the Army, I would run like mad for Canada. He has made a choice to defend what he believes in and that's what keeps our world working. And the whole spy plane crap is just one big joke. We got the crew back, so who the hell cares about the damn plane. Most of the high-tech stuff was destroyed any way. Every one is so concerned with defending the honor of the U.S. that no one would ever think about compromising with anyone. We have no respect for anyone other than ourselves. We think that we can solve all the problems of the world. Look at the Aswan Dam. We thought that we could help Egypt by making it. Instead we destroyed the Egyptian economy by wrecking the Nile Delta and making an infestation of parasites. The U.S. thinks it can solve problems that it can't even comprehend. Communism is another example. We thought that communism was the parasite of the Earth. We knew that there was no way a country could survive with it. So we tried to destroy it with war. If we knew it couldn't work, why didn't we just leave it alone and let it die by a sort of natural selection. It would have saved a lot of lives.

The only good thing about our country (well, maybe not the only thing) is that we have a constitution that allows for all people to have equal despite religion, sex, race, and everything else. But I find it a hypocritical form of law because we cannot escape discrimination and that is unfortunate.

Now, back to our real subject, Tom. Without his great work, the calculators would not be where they are now. He has made some great programs and I would like to thank him for all his hard work. His absence from the calculator world is a sad one, but it was inevitable. I mean, at least he didn't die or something!

     22 April 2001, 05:05 GMT

Re: While we are on the topic of China...
cajunguy  Account Info
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When the French were at the end of their rope, I believe it was the Americans that picked up where they left off, and finished construction of the Panama canal.

Combat Engineer is about the best military occupation in my opinion. If it needs to be built, we build it. If it needs to be destroyed, we destroy it. If it needs to be dead, we kill it. If it needs to be alive, well, I don't think we can help ya there.

The constitution amazes me. Although it has been ammended several times, it still remains intact after 200 years. Sure, other governments may have lasted longer, but all they have on us is a head start.

Now, back to the subject at hand. Thomas, you will be greatly missed. I really like the eBook reader, and I was looking forward to MuttRock3D on my TI-89. I hope you will consider releasing the source, and letting other people pick up where you left off. Sure, it won't be the same, but it will get done.

     22 April 2001, 05:40 GMT

Re: While we are on the topic of China...
Nathan Buda  Account Info
(Web Page)

I would have to agree with most of what you said. To tell you the truth, I'm proud of the people willing to go into th navy and army, etc. and risk their lives like the people aboard the plane (which is, as of now in China). Like you said, if we didn't have people like them, America wouldn't be. I solute you! :)

--Nathan Buda

     22 April 2001, 06:00 GMT

Re: While we are on the topic of China...
Samuel Stearley  Account Info
(Web Page)

>>Hell, if I were ever drafted to the Army, I would run like mad for Canada.

Mandatory participation insures a civilian army. This insures that they don't sit around, get bored and start wars. Case in point is the recent invasion of Kosovo.

     22 April 2001, 06:33 GMT

Re: While we are on the topic of China...
Omicron  Account Info

You pansy! "that was the most idiotic thing I have ever heard blah blah blah...." yeah thats great, but I do not want a nice, heavy paperweight so SUCKIT and don't talk so much. No one wants to go deaf from hearing ur crap.

     23 April 2001, 05:03 GMT


Re: Re: While we are on the topic of China...
dkqwerty  Account Info
(Web Page)

And no one wants to hear some dick with a computer talking about killing others pets or other people. And were three paragraphs too much for you? I'm sorry. Maybe if you were a little more educated you would have been able to read it without complaining.

     23 April 2001, 12:34 GMT


Re: Re: Re: While we are on the topic of China...
bob bingerman
(Web Page)

oh yeah, for all those other chinese folks out there like me... THE CHINESE RULE!!!!!!!! anyways, what china did does not represent us abc's (American Born Chinese). And how did u guys even get to this topic. and one more thing... CHINESE PEEPS RULE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! go chopsticks and rocket launchers

     24 April 2001, 02:54 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: While we are on the topic of China...
Nathan Buda  Account Info
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You are a losing fruit cake. You have a very Chineese name, Bob. Your last name even resembles Chineese a bit. Your web site has pointy-edged text (ohh, ahhh) with American music (retarded, at that). Quite frankly, you are a loser, Chineese and a fruit cake, all in one. Congradulations.

--Nathan Buda

     24 April 2001, 23:50 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: While we are on the topic of China...
Bobman  Account Info
(Web Page)

Oh shut up. You are SOOOO full of crap. I agree w/ that other reply to that extremely RETARDED remark you made.

     26 April 2001, 07:48 GMT


While we are on the topic of China...
XprO  Account Info

You suck real bad
You should stay in china and get stuffed with your chop sticks
There are too many chinese already
They should take their rocker launchers and kill themselves

     30 April 2001, 05:24 GMT


Re: While we are on the topic of China...
joe kooky  Account Info
(Web Page)

well said.

     26 July 2001, 15:57 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TICT No Longer Active
lord_nightrose Account Info

All your cat and dog are belong to Chinese restaurant.
They have no chance to survive make them tasty.

     26 April 2001, 03:25 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TICT No Longer Active
Bobman  Account Info
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Stereotypical ASS MASTER. Thats what you are.

     26 April 2001, 07:50 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TICT No Longer Active
Bobman  Account Info

I take offense to you saying, "...like kick the chinese's ass?", and I'm positive that you have offended many more people other than myself. People of Chinese descent living in the US should not be discriminated because of the spyplane incident, and I think that you should not sink to the level of those people. I personally am not for either side....i think that it is all pretty stupid, but those are just my opinions.

     26 April 2001, 07:45 GMT


ch
XprO  Account Info

I think chinese people SHOULD be discriminated, with the accident or without it
They should stay in their shitty country and not move into the civilized world

     30 April 2001, 05:30 GMT


Re: ch
dkqwerty  Account Info
(Web Page)

It's not like any of us belong here except the native americans. Maybe we should all go back to our shitty countries because this isn't really our home.

     30 April 2001, 12:37 GMT


Re: Re: ch
XprO  Account Info
(Web Page)

f*ck you

     17 May 2001, 08:49 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TICT No Longer Active
Paulo Marques  Account Info
(Web Page)

Like, everything?
Ok, not everything, it has to be better than Portugal... (I'm not on a very patriotic mood)

Seriously though... with a president like that need i really say anything at all?!?!?

     24 April 2001, 00:13 GMT

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