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the SAS Hangar => The Lounge => Topic started by: farang65 on May 19, 2020, 07:21:39 PM

Title: Hi Ya'll, Ye Old Farang65 is Back What the ... Oh My God!
Post by: farang65 on May 19, 2020, 07:21:39 PM
Well, well, well,

I haven't been near the SAS for such a long time::(
Way too much work coaching English to software engineers
Very little time off a few days or so for border runs and an annual 5-day holiday to Laos for a visa (so short)
My wife's coffee and cake shop going strong as usual. 
Then COVID 19 engulfed the planet
She had to shut her shop for a while. She has just opened up now for cake only 1 customer at a time hand cleaner masks and social distancing
We started building a house last year see pics below.
I have a very funky area for work/models and cats  :D
Very surprised that the builders are building it but they did give us a 200-day contract  ;)

I have caught up now with all BAT installs up to PEGASUS and the updates.  ;D
I found a working 4.12 with some maps still kicking around on it.  ;)

Maps of interest still mostly unfinished but very workable and doable all in different stages

Bangkok to Laos Air America
Laos Vietnam Ho Chi Min Trail
Taiwan/China Sino China?Japanese War W W 2 and Just after the Chinese Civil War P38 P51 vs Mig 15s
Morotai and Halmahera (Japanese fortress island) plus more islands WW 2 Pacific
Peru/Ecuador A short war near WW 2 Peru used a lot of Italian aircraft. They also made the first parachute jump for combat

Night and Day pics of the house Getting very close to Lock Up stage now  8)

(https://i.postimg.cc/V6KC9K6y/S-10658380.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/KkgjxrBQ)

(https://i.postimg.cc/k5c69TWV/S-10715208.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/2q187Fcm)

It feels great to be back  ;D

I sure hope everyone here is safe and sound regarding the current world situation

Cheers,
Kirby

Title: Re: Hi Ya'll, Ye Old Farang65 is Back What the ... Oh My God!
Post by: Hans-Joachim Marseille on May 19, 2020, 09:26:36 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNbBDrceCy8
Title: Re: Hi Ya'll, Ye Old Farang65 is Back What the ... Oh My God!
Post by: farang65 on May 19, 2020, 09:32:00 PM
Ha Ha  :D

I go way back near the beginning almost when admin was just Cirx, Malone, Bombsaway and some others

Although was just a modder map maker back then  :D

Started off with a SAS modact 4.09 version then later DBW  :D

The below maps are mine

My last uploaded map
https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,59693.0.html (https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,59693.0.html)
An earlier map
https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,24554.0.html (https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,24554.0.html)



Cheers,
Kirby
Title: Re: Hi Ya'll, Ye Old Farang65 is Back What the ... Oh My God!
Post by: Pivoyvo on May 20, 2020, 02:16:19 AM
Fine, that you are back. Hope you feel a little like coming Home.
Title: Re: Hi Ya'll, Ye Old Farang65 is Back What the ... Oh My God!
Post by: Gaston on May 20, 2020, 04:03:02 AM
Glad to see you back ! You have a nice house ! Where is this ???
Title: Re: Hi Ya'll, Ye Old Farang65 is Back What the ... Oh My God!
Post by: cgagan on May 20, 2020, 04:21:55 AM
Welcome back mate!!!! It's always inspiring to see "old faces" again! 8)
Title: Re: Hi Ya'll, Ye Old Farang65 is Back What the ... Oh My God!
Post by: farang65 on May 20, 2020, 06:07:05 AM
For Gaston  :D ;)

In Thailand where we live about 10 minutes away. It is more in a country area, not a main street  8)
Rice paddies are flooded now but before very lime green
This is a view from work/model/cats area  8)

(https://i.postimg.cc/0rg75VXm/7487.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/RJRWXLBV)

Good to see you too cgagan  ;D :D

Cheers,
Kirby
Title: Re: Hi Ya'll, Ye Old Farang65 is Back What the ... Oh My God!
Post by: vonofterdingen on May 20, 2020, 09:36:54 AM
Great to have you back Kirby. I am a long-time fan of your maps.
Title: Re: Hi Ya'll, Ye Old Farang65 is Back What the ... Oh My God!
Post by: Piotrek1 on May 20, 2020, 10:16:29 AM
I'm glad you came back Kirby, and I'm glad to hear that you and your family are safe, house is beautiful and I hope you will finish it soon.

Best regards,
Piotrek
Title: Re: Hi Ya'll, Ye Old Farang65 is Back What the ... Oh My God!
Post by: Gaston on May 20, 2020, 12:01:34 PM
For Gaston  :D ;)

In Thailand where we live about 10 minutes away. It is more in a country area, not a main street  8)
Rice paddies are flooded now but before very lime green
This is a view from work/model/cats area  8)

Good to see you too cgagan  ;D :D

Cheers,
Kirby


In Thailand ? So nice for you ! In which city ???

Do you know... I retire from work in 4 years (a bit more), and with my wife (Asian, but not Thai), we plan to leave Switzerland, and go to live in Thailand ! I have visited a bit, and from what I know until now, my choice would be Kanchanaburi, because I am interested in history, and there is plenty there !!!

This year, I have booked to go to Chiang Mai a few days in September. There, I will make something I never did in Thailand until now : driving ! Plan to rent a motorcycle, to see how I go along with traffic (motorcycle easier than car : even if they drive "on the wrong side", my angles of view will not change with a motorcycle, and to have more concentration on the traffic, will rent same model as I have home, so I take something I perfectly know). Just hope it will be possible now, with this stupid pandemic...

I better not say all that I think about this pandemic... but the most important for me is the social aspect (especially unemployment) now, because hundreds of millions of peoples have been thrown into misery, often in touristic countries without social protection : no tourists, no income source for the population (even saw few weeks ago in an online Thai newspaper that COVID pandemic has caused many suicides in Thailand, caused by economic despair... which are making more deathes than the virus...)... so sad ! for many peoples, actual situation must be terrible in countries like Thailand, I guess... and probably more terrible than the pandemic itself !!! This is why I think that the world urgently needs to reopen completely, with deplacement and travel complete liberty. If actual situation continues, misery will cause much more deathes than the pandemic... this is why I can say that I am not afraid of the virus, but I am terrorized by the consequences of the closure of international economies and borders which cause general misery and can have desastrous consequences, much more desastrous than the virus itself.
Title: Re: Hi Ya'll, Ye Old Farang65 is Back What the ... Oh My God!
Post by: David Prosser on May 20, 2020, 05:41:22 PM
I'm glad things are going well. You make good maps, the Darwin one comes to mind.


cheers



David
Title: Re: Hi Ya'll, Ye Old Farang65 is Back What the ... Oh My God!
Post by: farang65 on May 20, 2020, 05:43:08 PM
 Wow! Thanks for the compliment vonofterdingen  ;) :)

For Gaston

I live in Lamphun near Chiangmai about 40 minutes away
Be careful driving Thailand has one of the worlds worst road accident/injury/death rate in the world
Regarding COVID
My wife built up her business over 14 years She had an excellent customer following. She had to shut shop for a couple of months just recently.
Customers always still wanting cake but no cake.
She reopened just for cake no coffee too many issues with social distancing
She is getting back to normal slowly but 1 customer at a time hand gel and face mask
The government for married foreigners gave us a 3-month amnesty during the emergency decree
Will go to Chiang Mai immigration and extend old visa around July 31st
So that tells you how long the government is planning for an emergency decree,
September should be fine regarding smoke
Google Chiang Mai smoke season but now it is most of the year except for the rainy season and a little bit of winter.
Check this newspaper link for news about Thailand/COVID

https://www.bangkokpost.com/ (https://www.bangkokpost.com/)

Cheers,
Kirby
 
Title: Re: Hi Ya'll, Ye Old Farang65 is Back What the ... Oh My God!
Post by: farang65 on May 20, 2020, 05:58:15 PM
Hi, David Great to hear from you  :D ;)

Yes, I do remember you talking about the Darwin map some time ago.

Are you still teaching English? Online?

I am having a month off this month Long deserved holiday  ;D

Was coaching software engineers for getting close to nearly 3 years.

Have been out of touch with the current online English ESL activity

Thinking about going independent

Cheers,
Kirby
Title: Re: Hi Ya'll, Ye Old Farang65 is Back What the ... Oh My God!
Post by: Mission_bug on May 21, 2020, 02:22:46 AM
Hello Kirby, great to have you back around the old place, it is nice when folks you think have gone for good all of a sudden
come home. 8)

Take care and be safe.

Wishing you all the very best, Pete. ;D
Title: Re: Hi Ya'll, Ye Old Farang65 is Back What the ... Oh My God!
Post by: farang65 on May 21, 2020, 02:36:53 AM
Great to hear from you Pete  :D ;)

I am just starting to mess around in a map now Remembering how to do things again  :-[
I just relearned how to copy and paste one of my airfields from another map of mine  ;D
Have to relearn flattening an airfield
Then mess around with rivers again
Also changing angles using the number key and good old ALT

Again, Great to hear from you Pete  :D ;)

Cheers,
Kirby
Title: Re: Hi Ya'll, Ye Old Farang65 is Back What the ... Oh My God!
Post by: Gaston on May 21, 2020, 05:56:51 AM
Be careful driving Thailand has one of the worlds worst road accident/injury/death rate in the world

This I know... heard too many peoples driving drunk... but sincerely, it does not scare me : after all, aren't we supposed to die some day ? so this, or something else... just hoping it to happen the latest as possible !

(https://i.postimg.cc/xCXmFZbT/45005973-2238337823110245-7642814751847743488-n.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/dkKDh4Bz)

Get my meaning ???
Title: Re: Hi Ya'll, Ye Old Farang65 is Back What the ... Oh My God!
Post by: Knochenlutscher on May 22, 2020, 05:33:10 AM
Hi Kirby,

Good to see you back. I remember you on topic with Rivers and some cool Maps that
are now part of my BAT 3.8.3 here.
That Home you built over there is looking good.

Wishing you good luck on your projects and have fun again

Tobias
Title: Re: Hi Ya'll, Ye Old Farang65 is Back What the ... Oh My God!
Post by: Squashman on May 22, 2020, 05:58:08 AM
Welcome back Kirby
You were one of the first to help me when I posted my first map a few years ago
Thanks Pal


ps it's hard work building houses - here's one I did earlier
(https://i.postimg.cc/rsq4pThz/Capture12.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/S2tRZBbp)

and hard to get land in the UK

cheers
Mike

Title: Re: Hi Ya'll, Ye Old Farang65 is Back What the ... Oh My God!
Post by: farang65 on May 22, 2020, 05:59:21 PM
Hi there Knochenlutscher Great to hear from you  :D ;)

Which maps did you have to install in BAT out of curiosity?
We'll be able to move in another couple of months or so.  ;)
My wife got a really good builder and crew
The other day the builder's crew 4 and 4 others doing tiles but all social distancing in different rooms ;D 

Great to hear from you too Squashman ;D  :)
I recall I think the last map you did before I left was Java from memory  ;D
You built that yourself Pretty amazing  :)  ;D
We have a builder and crew doing it all for us.

Still relearning how to do stuff for maps. How do you do that again Where is thinking about everything Even Gimp compression off or on? haha


Cheers,
Kirby

Title: Re: Hi Ya'll, Ye Old Farang65 is Back What the ... Oh My God!
Post by: Squashman on May 23, 2020, 12:35:29 PM
According to a rough calculation I once did, the average detached house in the UK involves handling about 1000 tons of materials - I project-managed the build, including design, planning and building regulations, but also did contribute a lot of hands-on work, including most of the plumbing and a lot of the carpentry. A very enjoyable period of my life, and rewarding - on completion the house was worth double what it cost!
Your house looks very nice and very spacious - in the UK building land is very expensive.

Great to have you back on board - and looking forward maybe, to your next map.

Best regards  ;D