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9 minutes ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

Second gen has some weird key placement choices, and a bad system for handing off from the keyboard battery to the internal leading to a problem with accidental power loss. Also it has an issue with the touch screen.

 

Still my favorite laptop of the last decade.

All I remember was it was... Painfully difficult to type on if you were used to a full sized keyboard. 

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Just now, WhiteWulfe said:

All I remember was it was... Painfully difficult to type on if you were used to a full sized keyboard. 

my typing is not great, so that didn't bug me. but it has a few buttons that need to be accessed via FN that are in shortcuts I need.

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5 hours ago, Kangaroorex said:

@Dicey  Wow!  that is some busy activity.  I am heartened to hear you were able to save your most precious things.  I am a little surprised the flooring didn't survive, I have seen some survive pretty bad spots but never had experience with full submersion.

 

It was only a few inches. The exact amount is fuzzy, but it was throughout the whole house. Our friends in Harvey who flooded went through way, way worse. We helped them gut their houses, but it's different when its your own. Our 1958 hardwoods were on screeds and it was the absolute right call to take them out. Still breaks my heart, but seeing the water still pooled underneath in places 6 days after the flood when they were being ripped out, even with dehumidifiers and fans running for days, was a wake-up call. They might have flattened out eventually (they were cupped quite badly), but who knows what would have been growing in that space. Mold remediation is way more expensive than replacing floors.

 

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27 minutes ago, Dicey said:

 

It was only a few inches. The exact amount is fuzzy, but it was throughout the whole house. Our friends in Harvey who flooded went through way, way worse. We helped them gut their houses, but it's different when its your own. Our 1958 hardwoods were on screeds and it was the absolute right call to take them out. Still breaks my heart, but seeing the water still pooled underneath in places 6 days after the flood when they were being ripped out, even with dehumidifiers and fans running for days, was a wake-up call. They might have flattened out eventually (they were cupped quite badly), but who knows what would have been growing in that space. Mold remediation is way more expensive than replacing floors.

 

that makes sense, especially if you found water under the floorboards after that time.  where I have lived the houses are either set on crawlspaces, basements, or directly on the pads.  I had not seen a joisted floor right against a pad before.  that would make it really difficult to dry out!  sorry to see them pulled but I agree that you made the right choice!  Mold infiltration is never a fun thing and even if you think you got it, you never really do...

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@Kangaroorex It's black asbestos mastic tar that's underneath the floor screeds. Yay for the 1950s.

 

Edit: It's mostly safe as long as we leave it alone. Don't sand it or disturb it or release the fibers into the air. Covering it up will make it safest. There is no good/safe way to remove the tar.

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Well, I got a playpen for sephy to be in, but a) there’s no where to set it up long term, and b) she doesn’t like it. It’s going to take a little work getting her used to it.

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20 hours ago, Unruly said:

 

I may be a furball that runs riot in the neighborhood, but I'm not anyone's possession!

 

 

The problem with that is that noise ordinances are usually in effect at 3am, and not when they're likely to be working on the bike(ours goes into effect at 10pm). Which means a call to the cops, and now you've got them knocking on your door telling you to turn it down. Which means that the neighbor wins that fight, and they don't even have to be who calls. And repeated attempts, with repeated calls to the cops, will make it so you REALLY lose because you'll start getting cited for noise violations.

 

It's one of the reasons I can't complain about my neighbors all mowing their lawns when I'm trying to sleep, but they could easily do it if I turned the tables on them.

Ah but here's the thing.

At 3:00 Am you don't have to play it as loud as during the day in order for it to have a very piercing effect, especially if the wind is blowing from your house toward their house.

You can acquire a sound measuring meter for less than $20, closer to $10 if you really dig down on e-bay.  This will allow you to not only log the time and decibel level from the annoying neighbor but also to demonstrate to the cops that ~your~ early morning serenade is well within the permissible limits as specified in the local ordinance.  What's that you say, the local ordinance doesn't specify in decibels what constitutes a violation?  Then the ordinance is defective and unenforceable ~on any parties~.

GEM

The thing with bagpipes is that they have a sound that carries far and is annoying to most of the people that think that bass [or country music {of which I am a fan}}is all there is without tripping the specified limits for most noise ordinances.

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4 hours ago, kristof65 said:

Just had a call from a site owner who complained that he can't get decent service from his distributor.  

 

This is a site owner who has done things like curse at our receptionist, failed to return swap parts to us and then failed to pay for them, attempted to cheat on warranty parts, lied to his distributors by claiming I've said things I haven't, pissed off one distributor so bad we had to find him another and then pissed off the new distributor,  just to name a few.  No one I've talked to in this industry likes the guy.

I spent half the call listening to his complaints, fighting the urge to tell him "Dude, it's not them, it's you."     

I won't tell you about the other half of the call, only that it was worse. 

Sounds like somebody to put on a "Do Not Respond To" list.

Edit:  I read your later post and the apropriate response if it ever happens again is:  "Sorry, wrong number."

If he wants to burn his bridges you can't stop him but you don't have to serve as his unappreciated water boy by carrying his gas cans.

If his reputation is as bad as you represent then the distributors are going to ice him out of the business by refusing to deal with him.

GEM

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Spent the morning measuring and staking our new homesite. It's about 4.77 acres of sagebrushand scrub, mostly level but with gopher holes where you least expect them so every step is a new adventure.   I'm pooped.

Back and forth through knee high sagebrush then trying to clear space for right of way and positioning stakes was not a whole lot of fun.

But the well guy and I are on the same page, the blue painted stake for where the well will be drilled has been hammered in and the location for the machinery shed, which will probably be one corner of a two car garage, has been determined.

Next up:  "Fun" with Septic Systems.

GEM

But first, Son in Laws Parents 50th Anniversary Party.

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Lol got somebody trying to troll me for having too specific a mini on my wishlist in the KS comment section.

 

Not gonna lie, I'm having fun.

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1 hour ago, redambrosia said:

Well, I got a playpen for sephy to be in, but a) there’s no where to set it up long term, and b) she doesn’t like it. It’s going to take a little work getting her used to it.

Be warned - if she has the Escape Artist gene then she will be getting out of the pen both sooner and more often than you expect. (Baby Brigid proved that we really are descended from monkeys - and not that far descended.)

 

Pizza break early - Megan wrapped a short scenario just a couple of minutes ago. ::): My call for a Thai peanut chicken pizza was brutally shot down.

 

The Auld Grump

 

In my game they are having their first meeting with The Old Fish.

 

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39 minutes ago, Marvin said:

Lol got somebody trying to troll me for having too specific a mini on my wishlist in the KS comment section.

 

Not gonna lie, I'm having fun.

 

 Sorry, Marv, but naked punk rock vampire ogres in chaps waving giant pickles just isn't going to become a thing, no matter how hard you try to make it one...

 

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44 minutes ago, Mad Jack said:

 

 Sorry, Marv, but naked punk rock vampire ogres in chaps waving giant pickles just isn't going to become a thing, no matter how hard you try to make it one...

 

 

Pickles, you say.

 

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2 hours ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

 

The thing with bagpipes is that they have a sound that carries far and is annoying to most of the people that think that bass [or country music {of which I am a fan}}is all there is without tripping the specified limits for most noise ordinances.

 

Both sides of my family are fairly heavily involved in the competitive Pipe Band scene, so I'm somewhat immune to the sounds of well played bagpipes. Badly played pipes really grate on my nerves though. We get a lot of really awful piping buskers in these parties, and they give the good musicians a bad name.

 

Anyone interested in good piping should check out these fellows,The Red Hot Chilli Pipers. They're even better live ::D:

 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Wq7BzsNg260

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2 hours ago, Mad Jack said:

 

 Sorry, Marv, but naked punk rock vampire ogres in chaps waving giant pickles just isn't going to become a thing, no matter how hard you try to make it one...

 

I think somebody else already got the rights to GWAR miniatures.

 

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Good game tonight, in my area at least.

 

From Megan's area I could hear at least two voices yelling 'Kill it! Kill it now!'

 

So I am guessing that her game is going well too. :devil:

 

The Auld Grump - and Megan yelled 'Crash!' a few minutes before that....

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