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« on: April 20, 2015, 06:02:46 PM »

After the collapse of MTR I didn't really have any place to go, and then all the work I did on Clinched Highway Mapping makes me glad someone is thinking of carrying the torch.

I have remained active by myself, of course, although the past couple years haven't had as many road trips because of salary issues.

In 2010 I moved all my Iowa pages to a new domain, iowahighwayends.net, and also run a WordPress blog from there. I do NOT do social media, for personal and professional reasons.

I still have no creativity in user names. Besides, "TheFutureMrAnnaKendrick" is too long.

I do want to participate in the new CHM, whatever form that takes, and have all of my state files on my hard drive. I also have the updates and notes-for-updates that never got uploaded.

Also by being here I can finally find out what I need to do to get my 2008-present photos onto the Interstate Guide and ask if the clinched-interstate list on AARoads is still updatable (my FTP password doesn't work anymore).

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Re: Here by popular demand
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2015, 06:18:53 PM »

After the collapse of MTR I didn't really have any place to go, and then all the work I did on Clinched Highway Mapping makes me glad someone is thinking of carrying the torch.

I have remained active by myself, of course, although the past couple years haven't had as many road trips because of salary issues.

In 2010 I moved all my Iowa pages to a new domain, iowahighwayends.net, and also run a WordPress blog from there. I do NOT do social media, for personal and professional reasons.

I still have no creativity in user names. Besides, "TheFutureMrAnnaKendrick" is too long.

I do want to participate in the new CHM, whatever form that takes, and have all of my state files on my hard drive. I also have the updates and notes-for-updates that never got uploaded.

Also by being here I can finally find out what I need to do to get my 2008-present photos onto the Interstate Guide and ask if the clinched-interstate list on AARoads is still updatable (my FTP password doesn't work anymore).

Glad to have you aboard Jeff!

I neglected to respond to your email about FTP from a few months back before I finally killed off my old roaddog@aaroads email. Sorry about that.

That email degraded to the point to where it was receiving 300+ spam messages a day. With that I rarely checked it at the end due to frustration. Before I deleted it though, I saw your message, but my Thunderbird killed all of my roaddog emails before I could respond. The pages are still there, and they are still updated. I'll pm you further on it.

As for Interstate-Guide, it has only gotten attention from me adding entries for the newest interstates and occasionally updating I-49, I-69, etc. from Grzrd's valuable posts/research here. Most of the individual routes need a massive overhaul with new photography. I did at least add light box functionality to the pages last week.

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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2015, 07:02:35 PM »

Welcome from still-snowing-in-April Winnipeg!

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« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2015, 10:04:13 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2015, 05:24:06 AM »

Though my visits to Iowa are rare, I've enjoyed your site, Jeff.

Welcome aboard!

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« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2015, 09:10:22 AM »

Welcome to the forums from Huntsville, AL!
I have never been to Iowa before.
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« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2015, 08:47:18 PM »

I've enjoyed your site, especially the pages about road history within cities. Welcome aboard!
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« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2015, 12:58:59 AM »

Hey!
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« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2015, 11:56:53 AM »

Jeff:  did someone contact you directly regarding creating an account here?  I know there was mention of getting a hold of you since the "CHM 2.0 project" landed here recently.
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« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2015, 10:28:18 PM »

Jeff, I remember at the Marshalltown meet, you were mentioning not using social media for professional reasons. Just about every reporter I deal with now uses social media, both professionally and personally. Surprised your employer hasn't gotten on that bandwagon. I was in a meeting today with a television meteorologist who said all the reporters and on-air personalities at his station are required to use social media.
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« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2015, 11:53:17 PM »

Froggie: I got a PM after the Madison meet about it. I had been lurking here for a while but didn't create an account.

HB: I am not a reporter or on-air personality, so I am not in that group. (I got enough whiffs about enforced social media activity at my previous job to know I wanted no part of it.) However, I still have to remain outwardly objective, which means nothing political ("no bumper stickers"), and it is better not to be tempted at all. Besides, I don't need the time-sink.

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« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2015, 01:46:55 PM »

Welcome aboard Jeff!
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« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2015, 10:43:07 PM »

Welcome from the Beautiful Mohawk Valley!
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« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2015, 12:11:05 AM »

Welcome Jeff! Great to hear from you again and hope to see you in the various message threads here.
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« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2018, 12:39:48 PM »

UPDATE: I have changed my privacy policy. ;) At least, inasmuch as one can with the quoted material floating around.

I figure a post here will help clarify things.

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« Reply #15 on: June 05, 2018, 09:28:39 PM »

Welcome to the forum! :)

As for Anna Kendrick? I've never met her, but HAVE been in her home town many times: Portland, Maine. :)
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« Reply #16 on: June 06, 2018, 06:09:36 AM »

^ You realize he "rejoined" the forum three years ago, right?
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« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2018, 07:17:09 PM »

Actually, I hadn't noticed that bit of information. Thank you for the heads up! Now, on with the count down! 😳
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« Reply #18 on: June 12, 2018, 12:18:37 PM »

Oh sweet! You're the iowahighwayends guy!  Welcome!  I've definitely used your page for research before!

Also Anna Kendrick is excellence.  :cheers:
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