Old Sig Fragments

Here are some of my old sig files. In the early days of the internet before the web was a gleam in Tim's eye and teradytals roamed the skies free of cell phone towers, email contained tiny little quotes at the bottom. These were called 'sigs' (not to be confused with the abbreviated form of cigarettes ) and here were some of mine.

!*''#                Waka waka bang splat tick tick hash,          |
    | ^@`$$-                 Caret at back-tick dollar dollar dash,        |
    | !*'$_                  Bang splat tick dollar under-score,           |
    | %*<>#4                 Percent splat waka waka number four,          |
    | &)../                  Ampersand right-paren dot dot slash,          |
    | |{~~SYSTEM HALTED"      Vertical-bar curly-bracket tilde tilde CRASH.|
    |                                                                      |
    + _____________________________________________________________________+

+_________________________________-+_______________________________________+
|  Mitch Fincher                   | "You are helplessly hypnotized.  You  |
|     mitch@lgc.com                |  will believe everything I tell you.  |
|                                  |  This message does not exist."        |
+_________________________________-+_______________________________________+

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                mitch@lgc.com     

 'For every thousand people hacking at the leaves of evil,
  there is one striking at the root'
                                - Thoreau

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     Mitch Fincher           mitch@issi.com       

"And all the science I don't understand,
 Its just my job five days a week."
                               -Elton John, *Rocket Man*

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     Mitch Fincher           mitch@issi.com       
"We feel that even when *all possible* scientific questions have been
answered, the problems of life remain completely untouched."
(Ludwig Wittgenstein, "Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus," 6.52)
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Mitch Fincher                        | Real men don't set their Phasers
mitch@issi.com                       | on stun...
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     Mitch Fincher           mitch@issi.com       
"The opinions expressed here are not necessarily those of my employer,
although they should be."
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     Mitch Fincher           mitch@issi.com       

"Information wants to be free."

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     Mitch Fincher              mitch@lgc.com       

NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE:
The compassion of the IRS, the efficiency of the Post Office, with the
price of a Pentagon procurement. 
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____________veni vidi nuclei deceiri - I came, I saw, I dumped core____________

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     Mitch Fincher              mitch@lgc.com       

"One test result is worth one thousand expert opinions" - Wernher Von Braun
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     Mitch Fincher           mitch@issi.com       

All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in the rain.  
                                                     - BladeRunner.
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     Mitch Fincher              mitch@lgc.com         "Every \item command in
 Landmark Graphics Corp.     ph: 512/292-2236         item_list must have an
 Systems Incorporated        fax: 512/292-2220        optional argument".
     Austin Texas 78745                                   -Leslie Lamport, LaTeX

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 \_      \_     \_\_\_\_\_     Mitch Fincher              mitch@lgc.com     
  \_\_  \_\_     \_            Landmark Graphics Corp. ph: 512/292-2236      
   \_ \_\_ \_     \_                                   fax: 512/292-2220
    \_  \_  \_     \_\_\_      Austin Texas, 78745      
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     Mitch Fincher              mitch@lgc.com       

        "Given jet engines and lawn mowers, it's just a matter of
        time till someone puts the two together."
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      _/    _/_/       _/_/        _/ | Mitch Fincher - Project Manager
     _/   _/    _/   _/    _/     _/  | Landmark Graphics Corp.
    _/   _/         _/           _/   | 220 Foremost Dr.
   _/      _/_/       _/_/      _/    | Austin, TX 78745                    
  _/           _/         _/   _/     | 
 _/    _/     _/  _/     _/   _/      | Off:512-292-2236 Fax:512-292-2220
_/       _/_/       _/_/     _/       | Internet:    mitch@lgc.com     
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          You know you are a red-neck when:
            - Your momma keeps a spit cup on the ironing board          
            - Your two year old has more teeth than you do
            - You have an above ground swimming pool in the back yard
                you use for fishing
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     Mitch Fincher           fincher@tradewave.com  

"Whatever will build in this life is composed of a thousand bricks."
                                            -Jim Huddleston
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     Mitch Fincher           mitch@issi.com       

"Being a software engineer means always having to say you're sorry."
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     Mitch Fincher           mitch@issi.com       

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  /|\    |     /\   ___\o   \o    |    o/    o/__   /\     |    /|\
  / \   / \   | \  /)  |    ( \  /o\  / )    |  (\  / |   / \   / \
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     Mitch Fincher              mitch@lgc.com       

If you make people think they're thinking, 
  they'll love you; 
but if you really make them think,
  they'll hate you.
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("there is a difference, you know, between DEL and DIR...")

."Laugh-a while you can-a, monkey boy."    ___Emilio Lizardo/Jon Warfin

I had a .sig, but it was recalled.


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|                              mitch@lgc.com                              |
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>|> >||    BUNGEE SIDEWAYS!                              o   )))
>|> >||                                                 /- ///
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>|> >||       mitch@lgc.com                                        ((( (_)T(_)
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                              mitch@lgc.com                               

If my boss knew I was saying this, she'd probably unplug my compu~}`~~
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Landmark Graphics Corp.                       ||=+===================\o/=+=||
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Austin Tx 78745                               ||=== o ======(o)=======/\===||
mitch@lgc.com                                 ||    M\o      J        \ \  ||
Phone:  512/292-2236   FAX:  512/292-2220     ||   / >      ( )            ||


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                              mitch@lgc.com                               

                          [ugly sig deleted]
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                           mitch@issi.com                               

             "Did the Corinthians ever write back?"
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                           fincher@tradewave.com                          
     Just remember.  Wherever you go, there you are.
                                      --Buckaroo Banzai
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                              mitch@lgc.com                               
If my employer thinks my opinions are of no consequence, why should you?
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                              mitch@lgc.com                               
"Black holes are where God divided by zero!" - Gerald J. Jurrens N2GJ
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                           mitch@issi.com                               
"If the truth were self-evident, eloquence would be unnecessary."

			-Cicero, De Oritare
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"The only really happy folk are married women and single men." 
                                                 - H.L.  Mencken
                          mitch@issi.com                               
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   "I think people worry too much...and this really concerns me."
                              mitch@lgc.com                               
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     "Three Rings for the Elven Kings under the sky,
      Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
      Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
      One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne.

      In the Land of Mordor, where the Shadows Lie."
        - "Lord of the Rings," J.R.R. Tolkien

                              mitch@lgc.com                               
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                              mitch@lgc.com                               
"The Creation of the Universe was made possible by a grant from Texas
Instruments." - PBS
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                         (the_wind)fate;
                     casting fate to the wind.
                           fincher@tradewave.com                          
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                There is no future in time travel.
                             mitch@lgc.com                               
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               ___- Dyslexics of the World: Untie! ___-
                              mitch@lgc.com                               
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"It took some users a while to come to grips with the intuitive way 
Windows works".   -Australia computer magazine.
                              mitch@lgc.com                               
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Fincher's First Law of Entertainment: "If you've seen one episode of
a TV show 9 months ago and you just happen to be home in time to see
the show again - it will be the same episode."

                              mitch@lgc.com                               
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Fincher's First Law of Retail Efficiency: "Customer wait time skyrockets 
when the number of store employees start to outnumber the customers."






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 88(_  `8b d8'     d8)          d88'      never an accident.
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        (8V8'     d8P         d88'     result of high
        (88)     (8P         d88'     intentions, sincere
        d8P      88'        d88'     effort, intelligent
       ,88'     ,88        d88'     direction and skilful
       d8)      ]8[       d88'     execution.  It repres-
      ,88       ]8(      d88'     ents the wise choice
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     d8P         `Y8888Y' 

                              mitch@lgc.com                               
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Be warned about 
              "prayers that Heaven in enormous vengence grants"
                                                    -Horace
                           mitch@issi.com                               
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Some of the more environmentally aware dinosaurs were worried about the
consequences of an accident with the new Iridium enriched fusion reactor.
"If it goes off only the cockroaches and mammals will survive..." they said.
                                                         -Derek Tearne
                              mitch@lgc.com                               
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"A man's own folly ruins his life, yet his heart rages against
 the Lord." - Proverbs 19:3

                              mitch@lgc.com                               
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"Perseus wore a magic cap that the monsters he hunted down might not
see him.  We draw the magic cap down over eyes and ears as a make
believe that there are no monsters."  -Das Kapital, preface, Karl Marx
                           mitch@issi.com                               
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"As Christians, we spend too much time trying to make others like us,
  and not enough time *really* loving others."     -mitch fincher

                           mitch@issi.com                               
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  This .signature has been stolen!  Reward offered for its safe return.

                              mitch@lgc.com                               
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"However, one-level objects often play the role of classes to take advantage of
sharing and often instances will simply delegate to parents to access methods
or shared state, otherwise idiosyncratic objects, a powerful and natural
concept, will result."  -comp.object FAQ            
                    mitch@lgc.com        (ps: What does that mean?)
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#include	
#include	
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                              mitch@lgc.com                               
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                              mitch@lgc.com                               
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We care. We care about people.  Deeply.  Vaguely.  Many parts of the
world are not very nice.  We want to help.  Help us find out which
parts they are.  Or whatever.  You know.
                 AMNESIA
              INTERNATIONAL
      PO Box either 207, or 702, or 027,

                              mitch@lgc.com                               
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       ragre 'ge n-mN-M a-mn-zA-MN-Z' 
                              mitch@lgc.com                               
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"In relation to coal and oil, the world's annual consumption has become
so enormous that we are now actually within measurable distance of the
end of the supply." - Alexander Graham Bell   February 1, 1917.
                              mitch@lgc.com                               
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TheEncyclopedia c2300. United States of America: A fairly shortlived
empire, (see also Great Britain), now remembered mainly as the Internet's 
birth place.
                              mitch@lgc.com                               
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"Success is the only distinguisher between right and wrong."
                                       Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf
                           mitch@issi.com                               
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"Communists believed there was a price for an object other than what 
people were willing to pay for it."                         
                                     ~PJ O'Rourke    _Give War A Chance_
                              mitch@lgc.com                               
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 shaped the electrons to say:

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"He's dead, Jim!"
"Will you stop saying that? Bones, you're a doctor not a record player!"
                              mitch@lgc.com                               
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"vi is like camping - something everyone should know how to do, just in
case you need it - but hardly appropriate for everyday living." -Mitch Fincer
                           mitch@issi.com                               
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   If you're against killing endangered species - don't kill any!
                             mitch@lgc.com                               
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           "Very funny, Scotty... now beam down my clothes."
                           mitch@issi.com                               
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"... then the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was
more painful than the risk it took to blossom." - Anais Nin
                              mitch@lgc.com                               
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It's not a 'black and white' monitor, it's just 'chromatically challenged'.
                              mitch@lgc.com                               
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State Trooper to Heisenberg: "Do you realise how fast you were going?"
Heisenberg to State Trooper: "Yes, but I have no idea where I am!"
                              mitch@lgc.com                               
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     Mitch Fincher 
                          mitch@lgc.com                               
  Also researching anderson barksdale belk bonneau calhoun casady
 chastain davis ewing fincher hunter kane kedmann killough montgomery
   pickens pike satterfield steele thomas young and wallace
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	 Mitch Fincher 
			       mitch@lgc.com     
                    http://w3.zycor.lgc.com/~mitch
		    http://www.emcee.com/~mfincher
  "And may each day find us better prepared for death, judgement and
 eternity." Diary of Mary Pickens Anderson, my ggggmother
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Opinions expressed herein are my own and no sillier than yours.
              mitch@issi.com                               
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"And if I had a boat, I'd go out on the ocean.
And if I had a pony, I'd ride him on my boat.
And we would all together,go out on the ocean.
Me up on my pony on my boat." - Lyle Lovett
                 mitch@lgc.com                               
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"A thing is not necessarily true because badly uttered, nor false
	because spoken magnificently. -St. Augustine"
                 mitch@lgc.com                               
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"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
George Santayana (1863-1952),  American philosopher and poet.
                 mitch@lgc.com                               
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"Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum viditur." 
(Anything sounds profound in Latin).

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This message was brought to you by the letter 'S' and the symbol '@'.
                 mitch@lgc.com                               
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	Who has saved us and called us to a holy life - 
     not because of anything we have done
     but because of his own purpose and grace.
				II Timothy 1:9


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" Some people can tell what time it is by looking at the sun,
         but I have never been able to make out the numbers." --Forrest Gump
                             mitch@lgc.com                               
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"Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons." -Popular Mechanics,
forecasting the relentless march of science, 1949
            http://chevy.zycor.lgc.com:1600/~mitch/home.html
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sigs:
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Forget chasing rainbows...   ...it doesn't work. If you want rainbows, chase storms.  
_______________________________________________________________________David P. Burdette 

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# Mitch Fincher            mitch@issi.com             512/292-2236 #
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# "Love is a snowmobile racing across the tundra.                    #
#  The vehicle suddenly flips, pinning you underneath.               #
#  At night, the ice weasels come."                                  #
#                              ~ attributed to Nietzsche.            #
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Cheers,
Mitch

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