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This day in history - September 16th...
#407238 09/16/14 05:04 AM
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This day in history.

09/16/1387 - Birth of Henry V, king of England (1413-22)
09/16/1620 - Mayflower departs England
09/16/1630 - The village of Shawmut changed its name to Boston
09/16/1702 - Emperor Leopold I declares war on France, Cologne & Bavaria
09/16/1795 - British capture Capetown South Africa
09/16/1830 - Oliver Wendell Holmes writes "Old Ironsides"
09/16/1858 - 1st overland mail for California
09/16/1873 - German troops leave France
09/16/1906 - Roald Amundsen discovers Magnetic South Pole
09/16/1908 – The General Motors Corporation is founded
09/16/1925 – Birth of B.B. King, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
09/16/1938 - George E T Eyston sets world auto speed record at 357.5 MPH
09/16/1952 – Birth of Mickey Rourke, American boxer, actor, and screenwriter
09/16/1956 - Birth of David Copperfield, [Kotkin], Metuchen, New Jersey, magician
09/16/1977 - 90 minute pilot of "Logan's Run" premieres on TV
09/16/1983 - Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes a US citizen
09/16/1984 - "Miami Vice" premieres
09/16/1997 - Mark McGwire signs with the St Louis Cardinals for $26M
09/16/2000 - Sammy Sosa becomes the second player to hit 50 or more home runs in three consecutive years
09/16/2004 - Thursday - 1st Axiom Audio Forum post by nickbuol

And for some random timeline pieces since then...

10/20/2004 - I made my purchase: M60 fronts, VP150 center, a pair of QS8s, and a SVS sub. Sub arrived in 2 days, but Axioms were 6 weeks out from shipping (down from the original 12 week estimate)... And so begins home theater V2.0 for me.

10/29/2004 - Nine days after my order, I actually heard my first Axiom system. Maybe I should have done that first, but the outcome was the same. I loved them.

09/16/2005 - Lord of the Rings (Extended Edition) movie marathon scheduled for 09/24/2005. Love those movies, but dang, that much time sitting takes its toll.

08/07/2006 - V3.0 of the theater is fully operational

03/01/2007 - Start the Pop thread. It was giving the Beer thread a run for its money in views... Not so much any more.

03/06/2007 - Gave my first Axiom audition. Not sure if the guy ever bought or not.

10/27/2008 - Bought my first blu-ray player. Dang you Sony. You know HD-DVD was the better product at the time and you killed it.

03/11/2011 - After 8 months sleeping on blow up mattresses in a tiny 1 bedroom apartment, our house finally sold and we were just 6 weeks from getting into the new place. Visions of home theater v4.0 danced through my head after not using V3.0 more than about 4 times in 2 years due to my job that had me 2 hours away from it.

08/17/2011 - First shipment from Monoprice (only 67 pounds) arrived with cables and connections for finishing the basement and V4.0

09/12/2011 - Ordered a second pair of QS8s. 7.1 surround, here I come.

09/16/2011 - Ordered the brand new model VP180. Nice 7 year Axiom Anniversary purchase. Still have no idea what to do with the VP150....

10/02/2011 - Start the "Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere" topic

05/26/2012 - v4.0 has its first viewing during my daughter's high school graduation party. It was a scramble just the day before to finish the screen. Still lots to do, but it was functional.

07/25/2012 - Start the Daily Gripe thread.

06/11/2013 - Got a coworker to buy a set of Axioms for his new house. Helped him install and finish it all too. He went with (2) M2 in-walls, (1) VP100 in-wall, (4) QS4s

09/11/2014 - Attend CEDIA and experience SOOO much awesomeness. Promise to do a post with pictures and answers to questions and still haven't done it.

09/16/2014 - 10 year anniversary of being an Axiom Forum Member. 10 years filled with great conversations, memories, and experiences. Met a couple Axiomites along the way.

It has been a great ride so far. I can't wait to see what the next 10 years holds.

Thanks to everyone at Axiom for products that I love, and for the forum members both past and present that make this a fun place to visit every day.


Hmmm... Here is an interesting oddity... This also marks my 4,444th post.



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Re: This day in history - September 16th...
nickbuol #407239 09/16/14 05:39 AM
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Glad to have you here, Nick. Stick around! Your posts are consistently valuable, and even if I don't comment on them all of the time, I appreciate them very much!

Re: This day in history - September 16th...
nickbuol #407244 09/16/14 10:47 AM
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Quote:
This also marks my 4,444th post.


Pffffft. Your post count could be SO much higher if you made snide comments unrelated to the main topic.


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Re: This day in history - September 16th...
nickbuol #407249 09/16/14 11:47 AM
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Who would do something like that anyways? How Rude!

It would be like that time I ate bacon while making a car analogy about bi-wiring speakers.


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nickbuol #407250 09/16/14 11:55 AM
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Did they "lift a veil" Murph? Did they? smile


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Re: This day in history - September 16th...
nickbuol #407251 09/16/14 11:57 AM
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Seriously, Nick, congratulations! Your posts ARE amazing while mine have become useless!

You and I came along here at virtually the same time I remember!


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MarkSJohnson #407255 09/16/14 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
Seriously, Nick, congratulations! Your posts ARE amazing while mine have become useless!


+1

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Re: This day in history - September 16th...
nickbuol #407259 09/16/14 05:25 PM
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I gave myself a "10 Years" avatar. I will keep it for 10 days I guess.

Useless post just got me to 4,445


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Re: This day in history - September 16th...
nickbuol #407416 09/24/14 05:01 PM
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Originally Posted By: nickbuol
This day in history.

09/16/1387 - Birth of Henry V, king of England (1413-22)
09/16/1620 - Mayflower departs England
09/16/1630 - The village of Shawmut changed its name to Boston
09/16/1702 - Emperor Leopold I declares war on France, Cologne & Bavaria
09/16/1795 - British capture Capetown South Africa
09/16/1830 - Oliver Wendell Holmes writes "Old Ironsides"
09/16/1858 - 1st overland mail for California
09/16/1873 - German troops leave France
09/16/1906 - Roald Amundsen discovers Magnetic South Pole
09/16/1908 – The General Motors Corporation is founded
09/16/1925 – Birth of B.B. King, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
09/16/1938 - George E T Eyston sets world auto speed record at 357.5 MPH
09/16/1952 – Birth of Mickey Rourke, American boxer, actor, and screenwriter
09/16/1956 - Birth of David Copperfield, [Kotkin], Metuchen, New Jersey, magician
09/16/1977 - 90 minute pilot of "Logan's Run" premieres on TV
09/16/1983 - Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes a US citizen
09/16/1984 - "Miami Vice" premieres
09/16/1997 - Mark McGwire signs with the St Louis Cardinals for $26M
09/16/2000 - Sammy Sosa becomes the second player to hit 50 or more home runs in three consecutive years
09/16/2004 - Thursday - 1st Axiom Audio Forum post by nickbuol

And for some random timeline pieces since then...

10/20/2004 - I made my purchase: M60 fronts, VP150 center, a pair of QS8s, and a SVS sub. Sub arrived in 2 days, but Axioms were 6 weeks out from shipping (down from the original 12 week estimate)... And so begins home theater V2.0 for me.

10/29/2004 - Nine days after my order, I actually heard my first Axiom system. Maybe I should have done that first, but the outcome was the same. I loved them.

09/16/2005 - Lord of the Rings (Extended Edition) movie marathon scheduled for 09/24/2005. Love those movies, but dang, that much time sitting takes its toll.

08/07/2006 - V3.0 of the theater is fully operational

03/01/2007 - Start the Pop thread. It was giving the Beer thread a run for its money in views... Not so much any more.

03/06/2007 - Gave my first Axiom audition. Not sure if the guy ever bought or not.

10/27/2008 - Bought my first blu-ray player. Dang you Sony. You know HD-DVD was the better product at the time and you killed it.

03/11/2011 - After 8 months sleeping on blow up mattresses in a tiny 1 bedroom apartment, our house finally sold and we were just 6 weeks from getting into the new place. Visions of home theater v4.0 danced through my head after not using V3.0 more than about 4 times in 2 years due to my job that had me 2 hours away from it.

08/17/2011 - First shipment from Monoprice (only 67 pounds) arrived with cables and connections for finishing the basement and V4.0

09/12/2011 - Ordered a second pair of QS8s. 7.1 surround, here I come.

09/16/2011 - Ordered the brand new model VP180. Nice 7 year Axiom Anniversary purchase. Still have no idea what to do with the VP150....

10/02/2011 - Start the "Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere" topic

05/26/2012 - v4.0 has its first viewing during my daughter's high school graduation party. It was a scramble just the day before to finish the screen. Still lots to do, but it was functional.

07/25/2012 - Start the Daily Gripe thread.

06/11/2013 - Got a coworker to buy a set of Axioms for his new house. Helped him install and finish it all too. He went with (2) M2 in-walls, (1) VP100 in-wall, (4) QS4s

09/11/2014 - Attend CEDIA and experience SOOO much awesomeness. Promise to do a post with pictures and answers to questions and still haven't done it.

09/16/2014 - 10 year anniversary of being an Axiom Forum Member. 10 years filled with great conversations, memories, and experiences. Met a couple Axiomites along the way.

It has been a great ride so far. I can't wait to see what the next 10 years holds.

Thanks to everyone at Axiom for products that I love, and for the forum members both past and present that make this a fun place to visit every day.


Hmmm... Here is an interesting oddity... This also marks my 4,444th post.



I don't get here as often these days. Sorry I missed this. Usually autobiographies this long give ghostwriter credit. Fess up.


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Re: This day in history - September 16th...
nickbuol #407417 09/24/14 07:12 PM
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Crap. You know, you are right. I should look up where I got the "this day in history" information at the top and give proper credit.

There were 5 sites...
www.thepeoplehistory.com
www.infoplease.com/dayinhistory
www.history.com/this-day-in-history
www.on-this-day.com
www.historyorb.com


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