Well, there I was basking in the warmth that was the TI-99/4A AtariAge forum. I felt comfortable, I was among friends (some of whom I wouldn’t like in real life, I think, but at least civil people).
However, I forgot rule one for non-Americans: don’t point out the decline of the American civilization to Americans, even if you are or used to be one. It never ends well.
So, to avoid more bloodshed, I’ve withdrawn from AA. I’m pretty turned off on the whole TI-99/4A scene at the moment; if I do any more hardware work on this machine, I will post here rather than AA.
Sorry, Ksarul/IM/Tursi/ralphb. You guys are okay. I don’t much care for the country that two of you live in (three, if we count China), but that doesn’t (or, rather, shouldn’t) affect our friendship.
Your cohorts at AA, however … I don’t care to associate with people like that.
You guys can always reach me here, or via email.