Communication with future you with a message board

Kaveh kaveh at
Wed Dec 22 12:48:37 EST 2021

I have done exactly the same thing several times where my past self has
been the only one asking exactly the question I need. But this is not
limited to LiveCode forums. Yesterday I was scratching my head regarding a
regex pattern. I was overjoyed when I found someone asking precisely the
question I needed around 2 years back on StackExchange. It was my former

On Wed, 22 Dec 2021 at 17:42, Martin Koob via use-livecode <
use-livecode at> wrote:

> Hi all
> I have been reading Alex Hughson’s thread "New user” renamed "Serial
> Communication with an I/O board (New user)” by Curry Kenworthy to make it
> easier for future users to find.
> It makes me think of something that happened a few times with me.  I am
> trying to do something in LiveCode and I come up against a blocker.  I
> start searching the use-livecode list, the LiveCode Forums, and also
> general web searches.  Finally I find my answer — exactly what I wanted.
> Then I look at the author asking the original question or answering…
> Martin Koob.
> 🤦🏻‍♂️😳
> So I am curious — am I the only one whose mind is going or have others run
> this mental recursive documentation loop?
> Anyway  now when I am typing a question or a suggested answer I think I
> should put the salutation “Dear Future me.”.  In any case once the problem
> is solved I do a final email summarizing what the final solution was and I
> do make sure there are some good keywords in the text that I would probably
> search for in the future when I have forgotten ever even working on this
> problem this let alone how to solve it.
> Martin Koob
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