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So on July 11th, I met AaroneusTheGreat in person.
« on: July 26, 2009, 04:01:00 pm »
Contrary to what some people might think, when I left Omnimaga a few weeks ago, something good actually happened the weekend after (not related). I think this event might have helped me a bit feeling better at the time, as I have been waiting for this for a long while. On July 11th, I actually met AaroneusTheGreat (from TI-Freakware and Revsoft) in person, about 3-4 miles North of where I live. over 1 year ago, his french class started planning a trip in a french speaking area. At first, it was gonna be France, but they were unsure, due to the travel costs, so Montréal, Québec, Canada, became an option. Finally, last Summer, Aaron told me it would be Montréal. Then he said during weekends they would be allowed to do what they want or almost, so he could do a small trip in Quebec city, where it would be the easiest place where we could meet. I didn't knew the exact date, but when he left for MTL earlier this month, we started planning via AIM chat, and eventually set a meeting point in the upper part of Old Quebec City. Unfortunately since this month began, I had a very demanding work schedule and my vacations were starting the day his french class trip was ending (today), so we could only meet late during Saturday July 11th evening. However we still got able to meet during 3 and half an hour and it was amazing. I was a bit surprised because I haven't spoken english during more than 30 seconds for over 4 years prior that and I still managed to do well after a while, and his french was extremly good, so much that despite having planned to speak our native languages, as he understands french well and I understand english relatively well, we ended up doing the opposite during almost the entire time. He was speaking french and I was speaking english most of the time. For a while, we talked about calculators, obviously XD. In our case, he was talking about DOA (see TI-Freakware) latest progress, and I talked about what remained to be done in Illusiat. He forgot his TI-89 in Montreal but I brought my old TI-83+ and he got the first person (besides my bro) to see one of my calc project in action directly in person in over 6 years. The last people to have seen one of my game under developpement in action directly on the calc it's being worked on were back in my hi school days, when I was working on The Reign Of Legends 2.

But yeah it was amazing. I wish I had my work vacations sooner or that the trip occured two weeks later, I would probably have got to meet him during weekend, but yeah, life is life, and it was still cool, as I never met anyone from the internet in real life before.

And contrary to what people must think after reading this, I didn't rickroll aaroneusthegreat during this meeting. :P

Hopefully maybe one day I'll get enough money and vacations to do a trip to the South and/or the West to meet  more people. :D


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Re: So on July 11th, I met AaroneusTheGreat in person.
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2009, 04:33:51 pm »
Did you take any pictures  :)?
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Re: So on July 11th, I met AaroneusTheGreat in person.
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2009, 06:47:20 pm »
wow, that sounds fun! hmm, I should find a way to get to Quebec too....
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Re: So on July 11th, I met AaroneusTheGreat in person.
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2012, 03:34:56 am »
Hmm that reminds me... I never actually posted pics anywhere... I wonder if aaron would mind if I posted a pic of when we met in the private matters section

Also I agree Eeems. Maybe one day if Aaron can come here at the same time as you and Juju is available. It would probably work best in the middle of the Summer, though, since that's usually when I take two of my vacation weeks. In Early July it's usually a major PITA for me to do anything D:.
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Re: So on July 11th, I met AaroneusTheGreat in person.
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2012, 09:21:53 am »
Canada is just north of Ohio! If you ever come south, Binder News, Thunder Magnet, and I would love to meet up :)
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Re: So on July 11th, I met AaroneusTheGreat in person.
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2012, 05:22:13 am »
Hmm that reminds me... I never actually posted pics anywhere... I wonder if aaron would mind if I posted a pic of when we met in the private matters section

Also I agree Eeems. Maybe one day if Aaron can come here at the same time as you and Juju is available. It would probably work best in the middle of the Summer, though, since that's usually when I take two of my vacation weeks. In Early July it's usually a major PITA for me to do anything D:.

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Re: So on July 11th, I met AaroneusTheGreat in person.
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2012, 09:43:33 pm »
Yeah, most people live in the US, you would just get a car and road trip around North America and there you go you met nearly everyone. Then you could move in Europe.

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Re: So on July 11th, I met AaroneusTheGreat in person.
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2012, 10:27:21 pm »
Canada is just north of Ohio! If you ever come south, Binder News, Thunder Magnet, and I would love to meet up :)
Quebec is far east of it, though. :P Also note that I do not have a car nor a driving permit so if anyone ever came here and we went out, we would most likely do everything via city bus. :P


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Re: So on July 11th, I met AaroneusTheGreat in person.
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2012, 10:34:56 pm »
No driving licence either, even though we're old enough to get one. (No worries my mom don't have one either.) The city bus service is pretty nice, actually.

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Re: So on July 11th, I met AaroneusTheGreat in person.
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2012, 04:44:09 am »
No driving licence either, even though we're old enough to get one. (No worries my mom don't have one either.) The city bus service is pretty nice, actually.
Interesting. I was already meant to get my Learners a year ago and I still haven't.
But the public transport here on the Gold Coast is terrible. The light rail will make it better somewhat.
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Re: So on July 11th, I met AaroneusTheGreat in person.
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2012, 04:55:22 am »
It's just too expensive for where I go I guess. We live close to many stuff and often wherever we want to go we can use public transportation as long as it's prior 11 PM or so. For new drivers I heard insurances which you are forced to get are $2000-3000 for the first year because they don't trust you as much, then license plates, paying the car (if you get an old, cheap one, be prepared to shell away hundred of dollars every few month on repairs) and getting the driving license in the first place. If I decided to get a car I would most likely be forced to cut in every other activity like going to theater or even restaurant.


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Re: So on July 11th, I met AaroneusTheGreat in person.
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2012, 04:58:43 am »
True, true and petrol prices aren't set to fall anytime soon...
But here in Australia the need for a car is greater I guess.
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Re: So on July 11th, I met AaroneusTheGreat in person.
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2012, 03:08:17 pm »
Cool! You must take a lot of pictures... (and post them here :P )
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Re: So on July 11th, I met AaroneusTheGreat in person.
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2012, 03:39:17 pm »
Lol I wish, it would be nice actually. Plus we could meet jim and possibly a few others I guess, since France is nearby. :D