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So long...


Craig Sawyers <c.sawyers@...>
 

Hi all



I've been thinking about this for quite a while. But I think after 18 years on Tekscopes it is
finally time to sign off. In part it is because I think I have said all there is that I can possibly
say on Tekscopes, and in part because I just figured out that I have posted over 4,600 times - an
exceptionally depressing number, even more so when it represents 14% of all posts to Tekscopes ever.
That is one in every seven posts, heaven help us all, that I reckon to be over 800 hours of typing,
not counting the thinking time.



So to the many people who are on this list who have helped me to figure out problems in my stable of
Tektronix gear - my heartfelt thanks. There have been notable assistance above and beyond the call -
as an example, while describing a particular fault in my 7854, one of the list members disconnected
the sampling bridge in his own unit to mimic the fault! And yes, my vertical sampling bridge was
indeed toast. You have all been an inspiration, and I hope that some of you think of me as a friend.
I also hope that over the years I have been able to contribute something to others.



Anyhow - cheers all



Signing off



Craig Sawyers


Vince Vielhaber
 

You will be missed.

Vince.

On 11/05/2019 07:51 PM, Craig Sawyers wrote:
Hi all



I've been thinking about this for quite a while. But I think after 18 years on Tekscopes it is
finally time to sign off. In part it is because I think I have said all there is that I can possibly
say on Tekscopes, and in part because I just figured out that I have posted over 4,600 times - an
exceptionally depressing number, even more so when it represents 14% of all posts to Tekscopes ever.
That is one in every seven posts, heaven help us all, that I reckon to be over 800 hours of typing,
not counting the thinking time.



So to the many people who are on this list who have helped me to figure out problems in my stable of
Tektronix gear - my heartfelt thanks. There have been notable assistance above and beyond the call -
as an example, while describing a particular fault in my 7854, one of the list members disconnected
the sampling bridge in his own unit to mimic the fault! And yes, my vertical sampling bridge was
indeed toast. You have all been an inspiration, and I hope that some of you think of me as a friend.
I also hope that over the years I have been able to contribute something to others.



Anyhow - cheers all



Signing off



Craig Sawyers







Mlynch001
 

Craig,

Hate to see you go, but I also understand your reason for leaving. I have enjoyed reading your comments and learning from you.

Best of luck going forward.
--
Michael Lynch
Dardanelle, AR


John Griessen
 

On 11/5/19 6:51 PM, Craig Sawyers wrote:
it is
finally time to sign off.
OK, but come back if you miss the conversation.


Dave Daniel
 

Seconded.

DaveD

Sent from a small flat thingy

On Nov 5, 2019, at 21:40, John Griessen <@jgriessen> wrote:

On 11/5/19 6:51 PM, Craig Sawyers wrote:
it is
finally time to sign off.
OK, but come back if you miss the conversation.



Dave Seiter
 

We've all appreciated your input! Cheers and happy trails!
-Dave

On Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 04:51:50 PM PST, Craig Sawyers <c.sawyers@...> wrote:

Hi all



I've been thinking about this for quite a while. But I think after 18 years on Tekscopes it is
finally time to sign off. In part it is because I think I have said all there is that I can possibly
say on Tekscopes, and in part because I just figured out that I have posted over 4,600 times - an
exceptionally depressing number, even more so when it represents 14% of all posts to Tekscopes ever.
That is one in every seven posts, heaven help us all, that I reckon to be over 800 hours of typing,
not counting the thinking time.



So to the many people who are on this list who have helped me to figure out problems in my stable of
Tektronix gear - my heartfelt thanks. There have been notable assistance above and beyond the call -
as an example, while describing a particular fault in my 7854, one of the list members disconnected
the sampling bridge in his own unit to mimic the fault! And yes, my vertical sampling bridge was
indeed toast. You have all been an inspiration, and I hope that some of you think of me as a friend.
I also hope that over the years I have been able to contribute something to others.



Anyhow - cheers all



Signing off



Craig Sawyers


tek_547
 

Many thanx for all your endless contributions in all those years Graig. And it will others giving a hard time to do the same at that level of always in detail trying to solve the problems.
Have a good time, René


Albert Otten
 

Thanks for your interesting contributions Craig!
Albert

[Perhaps I can provoke you to write one more message. The message counter shows about 161,400 messages. Then your 4,600 contributions form "only" 2.3%, not 14%. ;=) ]


Jim Ford
 

I'm going to miss your knowledge and insight, Craig.BTW, I didn't think your post was rude.  Perhaps my own "noise floor" is rather high? ;)Jim Ford Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------From: Craig Sawyers <c.sawyers@...> Date: 11/5/19 4:51 PM (GMT-08:00) To: TekScopes@groups.io Subject: [TekScopes] So long... Hi all I've been thinking about this for quite a while. But I think after 18 years on Tekscopes it isfinally time to sign off. In part it is because I think I have said all there is that I can possiblysay on Tekscopes, and in part because I just figured out that I have posted over 4,600 times - anexceptionally depressing number, even more so when it represents 14% of all posts to Tekscopes ever.That is one in every seven posts, heaven help us all, that I reckon to be over 800 hours of typing,not counting the thinking time. So to the many people who are on this list who have helped me to figure out problems in my stable ofTektronix gear - my heartfelt thanks. There have been notable assistance above and beyond the call -as an example, while describing a particular fault in my 7854, one of the list members disconnectedthe sampling bridge in his own unit to mimic the fault! And yes, my vertical sampling bridge wasindeed toast. You have all been an inspiration, and I hope that some of you think of me as a friend.I also hope that over the years I have been able to contribute something to others. Anyhow - cheers all Signing off Craig Sawyers


Robert Simpson
 

Craig,
Thank you for all your posts and the many times you have helped me.
Bob


bobkrassa
 

Craig, your breadth of knowledge of so many fields, and your willingness to explain your reasoning, have been very helpful to me and made our mutual interest in Tektronix and related areas of physics and engineering more enjoyable. I also have appreciated that you speak in a direct, straight forward way. That has largely gone out of style but used to be the way people who respect each other talk. I will miss your contributions to this forum.

Bob Krassa ACØJL


evan foss
 

On Wed, Nov 6, 2019 at 2:40 AM John Griessen <@jgriessen> wrote:

On 11/5/19 6:51 PM, Craig Sawyers wrote:
it is
finally time to sign off.
OK, but come back if you miss the conversation.
thirded
and thanks for all the posts. some of them have really helped me.



--
https://github.com/evanfoss

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Hugh Vartanian
 

Hi Craig,

I'm pretty much a newbie here, on and off for a couple of years, but
inspired by guys like you and Dennis to fuss with my test equipment.

Anyway, I am going to go out on a limb and take issue with the depressing
part of your so-long email. When I chat with friends and acquaintances
about teenagers, we always agree that the most important thing is that the
person has something they have deep passion and commitment to in their
lives. Indeed this applies to us all. In this light I support the idea
that your "work" in this community is something to be celebrated, rather
than to be depressed about.

My two cents, all the best to you.

Hugh Vartanian


magnustoelle
 

Dear Craig,




your expert advice, friendliness and humble attitude to stay on the subject will be missed.
Thank you for all these years of good company. Sad, final greetings from Upper Bavaria, Germany!
Cheers,
Magnus


widgethunter
 

Nothing is forever, and, I used to enjoy this group more in the past, myself.Though I am no fan of Facebook, I do enjoy our "Old Tekscopes" group, there.The visual interface is a nice alternative and less demanding to interact with, than composing novels in this text based environment.
Hope to see you there, Craig.Bernd Schroder

-----Original Message-----
From: Craig Sawyers <c.sawyers@...>
To: TekScopes <TekScopes@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Nov 5, 2019 4:51 pm
Subject: [TekScopes] So long...

Hi all



I've been thinking about this for quite a while. But I think after 18 years on Tekscopes it is
finally time to sign off. In part it is because I think I have said all there is that I can possibly
say on Tekscopes, and in part because I just figured out that I have posted over 4,600 times - an
exceptionally depressing number, even more so when it represents 14% of all posts to Tekscopes ever.
That is one in every seven posts, heaven help us all, that I reckon to be over 800 hours of typing,
not counting the thinking time.



So to the many people who are on this list who have helped me to figure out problems in my stable of
Tektronix gear - my heartfelt thanks. There have been notable assistance above and beyond the call -
as an example, while describing a particular fault in my 7854, one of the list members disconnected
the sampling bridge in his own unit to mimic the fault! And yes, my vertical sampling bridge was
indeed toast. You have all been an inspiration, and I hope that some of you think of me as a friend.
I also hope that over the years I have been able to contribute something to others.



Anyhow - cheers all



Signing off



Craig Sawyers