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Hogfather
Posts: 17097
Location: Cairns, Queensland

This is my eLeaving post. There are many like it but this one is mine. If you're super tricksy sneaky Hobbitses you'll probably be able to find even cringier (no s***!) eLeaving posts of mine around here. I'm almost certain I've come and gone at least once. This forum is ancient, stone-faced and hoary. There is lingering wisdom and folly alike on these dusty shelves.

As you should know by now, I have Multiple Sclerosis. I've had it for a long time. In trog's Winding up QGL post, he made reference to a donation made on my behalf to the MS Society of Queensland. Thank you guys. I'm actually all misty again thinking about that, but mistiness isn't that hard to cause today. Still counts.

Over the years my condition has deteriorated. Its f***ed right now. Heaps f***ed. Its getting harder for me to be articulate without writing formal essays. I don't get around that much now, although (un?) luckily the rot is evenly spread across my mind and body so I'm a stick user rather than a wheelie man. There is no luck here though, only gradual creeping numbness. Its gentle, at least. Unfortunately I have developed some RUOK problems lately so its time for me to retire from the online life pretty much. If you know where to look though, you'll find me :)

My wife -- the famous chef! -- begins to morph into my power of attorney (enduring and otherwise) this week, a situation that will likely become legal early next year. Its time to say goodbye guys, its been f***en hyuge. I miss Mav and I didn't erven get to meet him :(

SO ANYWAY I meant to sign off forever with my simple 'GG' post in that Winding up QGL thread but here we are. I got sucked into the Political Thread a couple times on the way out and I need to make it stick this time. I don't have a lot of energy these days and don't want to 'waste' it arguing with you f***wits! Speaking of segues I want to slip in an apology here somewhere. We'll make it quick like a bandaid; I've always prided myself on playing the game with a close eye to not making personal attacks and instead focus on the substance of the argument. Technically that's an apology I think.

Sorry again if this doesn't make a lot of sense, I think it looks straight now.

[TLDR]: Hogfather has left the game (17097 not out).
[TLDR]: EOF
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Spook
Posts: 41532
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
wow hoggy, that is terrible mate.

you dint really mention your deteriorating condition, so didnt realise it was that bad.

wishing you all the best mate with whatever comes!

infi
Posts: 24794
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

that is very sad to hear and I hope you are able to enjoy life for a long time to come despite the condition.
PornoPete
Posts: 4281
Location: Melbourne, Victoria

I don't have a lot of energy these days and don't want to 'waste' it arguing with you f***wits!


Probably sound.

I'm sorry to hear you are getting worse, and I hope it works out as well as it can.

I apologize if I got up your nose.
dais
Posts: 12355
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Best wishes Hogfather.
paveway
Posts: 21606
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Goodbye Hogbrother
Strik3r
Posts: 2203
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
All the best Hoggy. Farewell.
trog
AGN Admin
Posts: 40076
Location: Other International

Really sorry to hear it Hoggy and you will be greatly missed around these parts. It has been great having you as part of the community for such a long time. Best of luck and hope you can enjoy some quality gaming fun with great people (or failing that, some Dota).
fpot
Posts: 27280
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

Really sorry to hear that Hog, and best of luck to you and Mrs Hog.
trillion
Posts: 4494
Location: Ballarat, Victoria
wait what, when are you releasing your RPG ?
bargain
Posts: 2064
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Oh mate, really sorry to hear about your condition :( Really hope you can get the best treatment, and wishing you the best possible quality of life.



I only popped back here recently, but it'll be a shame not to see your posts mate. All the best.
Steve Farrelly
AusGamers Editor
Posts: 8729
Location: Sydney, New South Wales

This is my eLeaving post. There are many like it but this one is mine. If you're super tricksy sneaky Hobbitses you'll probably be able to find even cringier (no s***!) eLeaving posts of mine around here. I'm almost certain I've come and gone at least once. This forum is ancient, stone-faced and hoary. There is lingering wisdom and folly alike on these dusty shelves.

As you should know by now, I have Multiple Sclerosis. I've had it for a long time. In trog's Winding up QGL post, he made reference to a donation made on my behalf to the MS Society of Queensland. Thank you guys. I'm actually all misty again thinking about that, but mistiness isn't that hard to cause today. Still counts.

Over the years my condition has deteriorated. Its f***ed right now. Heaps f***ed. Its getting harder for me to be articulate without writing formal essays. I don't get around that much now, although (un?) luckily the rot is evenly spread across my mind and body so I'm a stick user rather than a wheelie man. There is no luck here though, only gradual creeping numbness. Its gentle, at least. Unfortunately I have developed some RUOK problems lately so its time for me to retire from the online life pretty much. If you know where to look though, you'll find me :)

My wife -- the famous chef! -- begins to morph into my power of attorney (enduring and otherwise) this week, a situation that will likely become legal early next year. Its time to say goodbye guys, its been f***en hyuge. I miss Mav and I didn't erven get to meet him :(

SO ANYWAY I meant to sign off forever with my simple 'GG' post in that Winding up QGL thread but here we are. I got sucked into the Political Thread a couple times on the way out and I need to make it stick this time. I don't have a lot of energy these days and don't want to 'waste' it arguing with you f***wits! Speaking of segues I want to slip in an apology here somewhere. We'll make it quick like a bandaid; I've always prided myself on playing the game with a close eye to not making personal attacks and instead focus on the substance of the argument. Technically that's an apology I think.

Sorry again if this doesn't make a lot of sense, I think it looks straight now.

[TLDR]: Hogfather has left the game (17097 not out).
[TLDR]: EOF


Epic mate. Sad to not only see you go, but hear about this forever transition in your life. Thanks for all the posts and support over the years. Can't say much more than you'll be missed, but not forgotten.
Sir Redhat
Posts: 2370
Location: Sydney, New South Wales

Sad to hear pogfather
arkter
Posts: 1909
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

You were always a pillar of the community here. Godspeed.
E.T.
Posts: 5203
Location: Queensland

I'm at a loss for words Hoggy. QGL just got that much emptier :(
I wish only good things for you.
BladeRunner
Posts: 3056
Location: Queensland

I'm sorry to hear that, mate. Do what you can and enjoy what you can.
Denominator
Posts: 993
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Please don't go until we hold an office party. We all want cake.

All the best buddy spend you time with family.
notgreazy
Posts: 1013
Location: Other International

f***ing hell. It's 1.30am here in melbourne, decided to check the ol' QGL and what do I see.

Good bye Hogfather.
Ross
Posts: 2487
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
CYA DUDE!
Agamemnon
Posts: 1158
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Sorry to hear you're not doing great mate :(

You're a champion bloke, I'll miss you and your considered responses

Just reminiscing about the old aus-1 server... sigh

If you get bored, happy to chat :)
Dodgymon
Posts: 2854
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
first time on this forum in ages but there is only really one thing I can say.
BLBK.

Hogfather
Posts: 17099
Location: Cairns, Queensland

The welcome execution of the Politics threads means that my exit from this community is no longer necessary.

I f***ing love you trog.
E.T.
Posts: 5204
Location: Queensland

The welcome execution of the Politics threads means that my exit from this community is no longer necessary.

I f***ing love you trog.



:)
`ViPER`
Posts: 4211
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
We havent spoken in a long time, but you might remember when you did some work for a company I was working at over 7 years ago, you helped setup a payment gateway for us. Many hours spent getting this working, but you got it sorted profesionnaly and for a good price.

Sucks about the MS. My ex wife has it and I wouldnt wish it on anyone.

Getting offline is probably a good idea, take it back to the simple stuff, family and friends.

All the best.
Hogfather
Posts: 17106
Location: Cairns, Queensland

We havent spoken in a long time, but you might remember when you did some work for a company I was working at over 7 years ago, you helped setup a payment gateway for us. Many hours spent getting this working, but you got it sorted profesionnaly and for a good price.

I do remember that job!

Unfortunately after you left they got a bit silly about paying invoices for maintenance so it all went a bit south.
HeardY
Gaelic newb
Posts: 21554
Location: Sydney, New South Wales

Hey man, I don't check this forum nearly as often as I should.

Good luck with the MS, my cousins wife has it and it sucks that there isn't a cure.

Reading the above seems you now may hang about, here's hoping 👍
Pinky
Posts: 13956
Location: Melbourne, Victoria

Hey Hogfather, I eLeft this forum some time ago, maybe you remember me, maybe not. I only find myself back here thanks to reviewing password strength in my p/w manager.

All the best to you and your family with your condition. My best mate's wife has MS but nothing like yours (yet). I hope that you're getting the support you need from our social services, and if you're not, that's bulls***, and I always think of people like yourself and my voice is heard when I vote in consideration of social support issues.
Hogfather
Posts: 17110
Location: Cairns, Queensland

I need to eLeave more often, all these rad people coming out of the woodwork!

My last few years has been a struggle to say the least. I re-entered full time employment after I ceased trading with my business, thinking a simple 9 to 5 would be easier to manage than a business. It was a nightmare.

I also had a dark period dealing with the Australian Government Department of Health trying to transition off employment and onto support. Anyone who claims that this process is too easy and encourages bludgers hasn't tried it anytime recently. Mental health problems are essentially a given for people with MS, and the outright malevolence of the Department did nothing to help and caused me a great deal of harm.

This harm caused by employers, Human Resources Managers and the Department took me a long time to recover from and was part of my original decision to drop out of QGL. I found that I couldn't visit without falling into the politics thread black hole, which was unhealthy. On the same note please don't turn my remarks here into a political discussion I'm not interested in, I'm just reporting my personal experience.

Selling my web hosting/dev business and dealing with insurance agencies was in contrast super easy which is ludicrous.

Fortunately my in laws helped us out a lot and eventually it all worked out in the end; I'm in a pretty good spot now. I've had time, space and support to get my s*** in order and I'm working as I can on my game to maybe one day get off the pension for a while before actual retirement.
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