In March of this year, I got a call to get home in a hurry if I wanted to see my father before it was too late. I managed an immediate flight and the nightmare trip began. The trip was so quick, there was no time to plan transportation for the 5 hr drive from the airport to my parents home. There was no lodging and no local transportation when I managed to get home. I still had to get the regional hospital yet another 35 minutes away. The weather was horrible with snow, freezing rain, whipping wind and bouts of mixed precipitation...seemingly to ensure no barrier to travel was left to waste. I spent 12 pain filled sleepless days with my father. Thankfully he was stable when I came back to where I live. But he remains in danger on a day to day basis. His lungs contain massive amounts of calcified asbestos and he can barely breathe. He nearly died twice for lack of blood oxygen before he was diagnosed.
I got back exhausted, strung out and in intense physical and emotional pain (I am a disabled veteran - no pity plea - strictly for clarity). I logged into OC.net to catch up and take my mind off things. That is where everything went wrong. I was such a waste case, I forgot the most important rules of Online community interaction.
 Don't feed the trolls.
 Don't engage the trolls.
 Ignore the trolls, lest you become a troll.
 See items 1 - 3 again
Quickly catching up on everything tech around the Web (really more like breezing through stuff), I posted what I honestly thought might be beneficial to someone. It was done with the best of intentions, though it was ill-received by a few. Had I not been so wrung out, allowing my judgement to fail so miserably, getting pulled in to a Troll war would not have happened. It ended up with me typing a scathing email to Admin asking them to ban my account, something, anything to keep me from being wound up that kind of mess again. To be clear, I didn't blame Admin, it just wasn't a nice message and looking back, definitely not a proud moment for me.
Our first grandchild is here safely and healthy and other coexisting concerns have been either realized or solved. A valuable lesson learned, I thought it to be about time to get back on the horse.
~ On Topic
I started revamping my last project to make it easier for me to complete. Thank goodness for EK - ZMT! The stuff works great with both XSPC and Bitspower compression fittings. Realizing the project will not be as I prefer... with acrylic tube everywhere, using a few more fittings (rather than bending so much acrylic tube) and the ZMT has really brought the project forth much faster.
There is nothing earth shattering here, thought I would share a couple pics of some fabricated case parts made to solve the problem of running the tube. CaseLabs does not make the Merlin ST10 anymore, so I didn't want to cut and drill the backplate as I did the previous one (replaced it with a new part before support expired).Edited by Questors - 8/12/16 at 3:54pm