User talk:Pierpont

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Welcome!

Hi Pierpont, thanks again for your addition. I belatedly signed it for you, which is helpful to keep track of who said what on the talk pages (and this one is quite chaotic). But no must, one can always keep track over the history feature. To sign, second button from right in the edit window, or four times ~. For a bit more basic formatting, see the How to contribute page. Looking forward to your input, --CE (talk) 01:57, 10 September 2013 (UTC)

Pierpont, welcome! We're always curious but not nosey about new contributors. Feel free to introduce yourself, or not, here or on your user page. I hope you don't mind others talking to each other on your talk page. Thanks, CE. There's so much going on I didn't even see another contributor arrive until I saw an unfamiliar signature. --Caustic Logic (talk) 09:24, 10 September 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for the welcome. Sorry about botching the signature -- wasn't sure where to place it.

BTW I tried to add comments to the thread about my server getting hit w/ DNS attack after uploading the Open Letter to Congress. I had a link to Scribd where I put up a safe copy. But those comments got filtered. Is Scribd on your blacklist? Pierpont (talk) 05:27, 11 September 2013 (UTC) Pierpont

Are you the author of the open letter? -- Petri Krohn (talk) 05:36, 11 September 2013 (UTC)
This is a wiki farm, I don't know if Scribd is blocked. Not on our level. I worked on the formatting help, should be more useful now. See here. --CE (talk) 11:04, 20 September 2013 (UTC)
I've had problems with it being blocked before, just like youtu.be and other such domains are blocked.

Pierpont, you asked about a photo in an e-mail. I'm having problems responding (and might need to switch services for the first time in 7 years). If you see this, that picture and others can be found here and on pages before and after that. --Caustic Logic (talk) 08:56, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

Obituary

Denis O'Brien, PhD, author of Murder in the SunMorgue and more, aka ACLOS member Pierpont, died suddenly on April 18, 2017, according to his obituary. It had seemed that way from around then, but I for one wasn't eager to find out. In his very last days, he had been pursuing the details of the Khan Sheikhoun incident, able to get this online the day before he died, after a couple of earlier pieces (I think). He was in California at the time, not sure why. His death was sudden, by the obituary, with no mention of it being unnatural, and presumably it was natural (age, prior conditions, and stressing about a CW attack in a warmer-than-usual climate could do it...).

An amazing guy, proud to have known him. For reference, his first appearance on the world stage was taking his Ghouta concerns 2 places: the US congress then debating war, and to ACLOS for the public. --Caustic Logic (talk) 13:46, 9 March 2018 (UTC)