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    Please join me in welcoming Web Design Forums.net's newest moderator: straight_up. He'll be joining our current moderator team in furthering the growth of WDF--now 3.5 years old.
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    I don't have a speech prepared :-P
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    congrats!! welcome aboard


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    There has to be a speech! Or at least a quick bio........
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    Well done!

    Dont know about the rest of you - but I have noticed straight_up's recent behaviour on the forums and I think he is a worthy mod

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    Congratulations ..Alan!!

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    Thanks, guys (and girls?).

    Quote Originally Posted by planetgman
    There has to be a speech! Or at least a quick bio........
    I was born in Macknash, Kansas in 1924. You have not heard of Macknash before. There is a reason for this. It is not supposed to have existed.

    I assure you that it did.

    The observant among you (that would be all of you, dear WDFers) will have noticed that 1924 was probably a typo -- I'm not really eighty-some years old. It wasn't. I was really born in 1924, even though I am at present 18 years old.

    Even the least observant of you are now sure that is not possible.

    I assure you that it is.

    You see, I was born the son of a widower -- well, the wife died in childbirth. My father, stung by the death of his wife, turned to science as a replacement; he was married to his research.

    And what research!

    Being so young, I didn't find it very unnatural at the time, but he was up at any and all hours of the day and night, in his makeshift basement lab, messing with various chemicals, assorted animals, and scientific papers. Eventually he did away with the papers, and moved from frogs and worms to squirrels and dogs.

    I spent a lot of time with my great-aunt Mary, as my father never parted with his work long enough to keep me properly fed, but as I grew old enough to read, write, and help with experiments, I began to help Dad out in the lab.

    I won't go into the exact nature of these experiments because they were not only wickedly brilliant, but also scandalously outrageous -- and amazingly dangerous.

    My poor father attempted to put me into an extreme hibernation of sorts he had developed. It worked, but apparently I became stuck in the underground hibernation chamber. Frantic not to lose his son, Dad tried to pry off the cover, forgetting about the deadly anti-tresspassing device he had installed. He died trying to get in.

    Luck would have it (though good luck or bad remains to be seen) that, when investigating, the police released a cloud of my father's chemical gases into the air; the entire town (more like a village, actually, due to its small size) was subjected to an early prototype of Dad's hibernating solution; they all died.

    The accident was probably not discovered for days, by which point the townspeople were probably in varying and abnormal states of decay. We can only guess what measures were taken, and by whom, but official record of Macknash, Kansas is not to be found. I believe the government has "unexisted" it, so to speak.

    I am here today because almost 8 years ago, the underground hibernation chamber was found. Poor dad had nothing to worry about; his experiment worked precisely as he wished, and I had aged only one month in my long decades of subterranian sleep. I was adopted -- then only 10 years old -- by my current parents in Pennsylvania.

    Imagine my extreme confusion in the progress of technology, especially when hibernation of any sort is still not possible for humans.

    But, being yet young and the son of a scientist, I caught up rather quickly and today you all know me as a frequent visitor of this fine web forum.

    Any questions?
    I am Alan Hogan (@alanhogan on Twitter). I like PHP, UI/UX design, and OS X.

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