• All, You may notice that the site looks a bit different. This evening I performed a major software update which improves some things and has the opposite effect on some others. The old software version will no longer be supported so it was not really a choice. One down-side is that the new release breaks most of the Add-Ins and style sheets which will have to be reinstalled (and repurchased in many cases). The biggest loss is that the feature to receive all new posts by email is no longer supported. I will likely implement another option which will let users subscribe to either a daily or weekly digest. You will notice enhanced support for attachments, ability to bookmark posts and a more mobile friendly experience. If you do discover something that is not working as it should, please let me know. I did have to switch to some new anti-spam components and am keeping fingers crossed that they are as effective as the old ones without blocking legitimate users. Keeping the balance is kind of like trying to design a car that both drives and swims! Thanks, Mike

Board - not bored...

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Amphipoda@yahoo.com

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Board - not bored...
It's fair to guess we Amphi owners are not
of the Nintendo generation. However some
of our younger friends and perhaps children
are. Our schools now downloaded data into
student skulls like a merry-go-round of trash
compactors. Most of these young people can
endure the fact that Cyberspace is just some
privately-owned unreal-estate. However some
of these youthful individuals become hackers or
digital pirates and some hackers have learned to
steal, and some thieves have learned to hack...
but I digress. Whether you are of the Nintendo
generation or a Hippie, Yippie, Gen-X'er, Baby
Boomer, or a Depression Era Contemporary -
you have managed to overcome the phobia of
the Internet and join onto this Amphi-Lovers
Bulletin Board (ABB). Congratulations and
welcome! Also a hearty "THANK YOU" to
the sysop(s) (systems operators & administrators)
who devote countless hours to maintaining this
FREE forum for our benefit and enjoyment.
Unsung heros if there ever were any (our prez.
Marc S., the board of directors and specifically
Bilgemaster), some of which we don't even
know and still others yet to be recognized.
Praise and honors for the sysop aside, it is we,
the users of the ABB that make it an asset to
our organization. It goes without saying, but
I'll say it anyway - the posting of technical tips
have saved us all many hours of experimentation
and expen$e. The issues of insurance, lubricants,
leaks, brakes, steering, and body work have been
well documented and archived for all to reference.
The stories of fellow Amphicar owner adventures,
our joys and triumphs and even our occasional
mishaps are also most worthy of sharing. I can
think of few things sadder than a formerly
flourishing bulletin board where no one posts
any longer, and the dead conversations of vanished
users lie about gathering digital dust. It's important
that you not only read from the ABB, but that you
also contribute by submitting your technical tips,
discoveries, stories, and perspectives.
We all learn, we all benefit.
United we float - divided we sink.

Amphipoda
`64 Turquoise
San Diego, CA
 
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Bill Connelly

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[...snip!] Also a hearty "THANK YOU" to
the sysop(s) (systems operators & administrators)
who devote countless hours to maintaining this
FREE forum for our benefit and enjoyment.
Unsung heros if there ever were any (our prez.
Marc S., the board of directors and specifically
Bilgemaster), some of which we don't even
know and still others yet to be recognized. [snip!...]

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Thanx for the kudos Amphipoda. It's nice to have a warm fussy stroke from
time to time, but I'm not convinced I deserve that extra "and specifically"
boost. If you really want to talk about the prime mover in all of this
extraordinary development, then the fellow most responsible for actually
jump starting it all is MIKE ISRAEL. Mike was the one who got this
Amphicar-Lovers List off of the ground out of his own pocket back in '98.
Without Mike's generous and gentle hand on the helm, guiding the List
through complex changes in servers and domains and all the rest of it
without undue fanfare, you know what would have happened? Probably not
much:...No List Archives that are now perhaps the preeminent source of
Amphicar Info, nor Amphicar.net, nor a Member-elected and Member-run
Club...None of it. Who deserves his "tip of the cap" in all caps? Not
me...MIKE ISRAEL.

Now, as for your earlier question to the List concerning suitable flora to
grow in your bilge, I've been giving this matter some serious thought. Have
you considered rigging up some sort of solar-powered grow light and then
planting in a bit of "Amphicarpum Kunth"? As a close examination of the
species' entry in L. Watson and M. J. Dallwitz' "Grass Genera of the World"
will illustrate, your "Amphicarpums" are suitably "flexible" in their
attributes to be reflective of the well-rounded Amphibian Way. For more
information on this species, please refer to
http://biodiversity.uno.edu/delta/grass/www/amphicar.htm . Or, if you might
also be considering one day introducing some fauna into your flora in the
bilge, you could lay in a nice stand of the related Amphicarpum
muhlenbergianum (Blue maidencane), say over in the back forty near the
tranny mounts. Deer and other herbivores love to feast on its crisp tasty
herbiage. More info on this particular sub-species can be found at
http://aquat1.ifas.ufl.edu/ampmuh.html . I dare say that within a few
seasons, you could have a rolling, swimming transportable ecosystem, with
your drainage pipes thundering with the hooves of roaming herds of
multifariously albino or even phosphorescent pygmy herbivores. (Actually
that last bit sounds a little like one of those Middle Eastern "May your..."
curses.)

~Bilgemonster~
 

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