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1 minute ago, Pegazus said:

 

I guess I can hope that Hersey's may follow suit with the Reese's peanut butter cups. They used to be paper wrappers and it's odd to miss it so.

 

Taking today off work to hobby and *mumble, mumble*. Made an entire list of what I hope to accomplish today.

 

I would be cool if more companies would follow.

 

Going Home!!!

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4 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Among all the doom and gloom I would like to share some good news

 

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I prefer the better preservation provided by plastic wrappers.

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1 minute ago, Doug Sundseth said:

 

I prefer the better preservation provided by plastic wrappers.

I think I like the idea of going back to paper wrappers. Plastics are becoming such a huge environmental problem.

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39 minutes ago, Doug Sundseth said:

 

I prefer the better preservation provided by plastic wrappers.

 

Obviously your Kit Kat's survive longer than the ones that make it into our house...  :;):

 

Seriously, though, decent supply chain management helps eliminate the need to preserve chocolate.  Japan likely doesn't have stores with boxes of chocolate bars sitting around for months.

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1 minute ago, LittleBluberry said:

 

Obviously your Kit Kat's survive longer than the ones that make it into our house...  :;):

 

Seriously, though, decent supply chain management helps eliminate the need to preserve chocolate.  Japan likely doesn't have stores with boxes of chocolate bars sitting around for months.

 

I'm not so worried about after the candy bar gets to my house (and I don't actually much like Kit Kats, come to that). But I've worked in retail grocery and I know that boxes can get stocked out of order. And oxidized chocolate isn't very good.

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Woke up to the sound of tapping at my window.

It seems the Fat Little Birds decided that it serves as a food ordering station/ dining area. This was the same window the neighbor's cat was using for the same purpose a couple of months ago. So there seems to be some manner of inter species discussion going on. 

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1 hour ago, Pegazus said:

 

I guess I can hope that Hersey's may follow suit with the Reese's peanut butter cups. They used to be paper wrappers and it's odd to miss it so.

 

Taking today off work to hobby and *mumble, mumble*. Made an entire list of what I hope to accomplish today.

Facebonk sent me a picture of a Peanut Butter Cup Smore.

 

It managed to look disgusting and delicious at the same time.

 

Well done, Peanut Butter Cup Smore, well done.

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1 hour ago, Doug Sundseth said:

 

I'm not so worried about after the candy bar gets to my house (and I don't actually much like Kit Kats, come to that). But I've worked in retail grocery and I know that boxes can get stocked out of order. And oxidized chocolate isn't very good.

 

You should try the 'Kvikklunsj' sold here i Norway. 

Nestle has been trying to kill it off for years, but so far, they haven't gotten anywhere. 

It was declared the best one by the Englishmen who tried it...  

 

Tomorrow, when I get to the office I'll have to get straight into the IT-mobile (VW Caddy) and drive an hour out to one of our offices and fix something that someone else elfed uproyally.   

We have some 'kiosks' controlled by Raspberry Pis, and one of those is no longer working.   

I got the ticket early on monday, and did some remote diagnosing. (Tried to PING it, it didn't respond. Talked a user through rebooting the elfed thing. No change)   

Unfortunately, I got told that 'fixing the kiosk' is done by a different group... Not even an IT group....   

So I sent them the ticket. 

And got it back today, at just before closing.   

They claim that they could reach it, and that the reason it's not working is that a HDMI to VGA adapter has failed. 

I suspect that they diagnosed a unit in the wrong town...   

(There are two towns with similar names; Kristiansund and Kristiansand...   )

 

No, I don't have spares. someone thought that 'these are so robust that it won't be necessary'...   

And now the RPi3 is discontinued... The RPi4 doesn't have a regulard HDMI, and the power connector has been changed to USB C.  

So a RPi4 won't physically fit in the casing inside the kiosk. 

 

I'll probably end up bringing one of my private spares....

 

But most likely, it's the uSD card that has been corrupted. The thing is taking lots of pictures(using a very expensive Nikon digital SLR, so big files) and temporarily storing them on the uSD card. 

And the uSD card has some sort of Linux distro on i, and they won't give me access to the disk image so that I can prep a card  in advance. 

 

I may need to bring my 'problem solver' for this...   

(4lbs sledgehammer)

 

 

In other news, my brother hits the big 50 this weekend, and I'm going to visit to annoy him. At the same time I'm considering stopping by a little MiniCon in Oslo, Kanoncon. I don't expect there to be anything particularly interesting, but who knows.

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17 hours ago, redambrosia said:

Couldn’t one of the ninjas just go hold down a job while the rest of the ninjas hobbied? :ik_oops:

Yes, but then we'd only be six ninjas in a trenchcoat, and the last time we were left understaffed...

*shudders*

Let's just say that our lawyers, the National Library Council, and the Red Tailed Hawk Sanctuary have all been working overtime to remedy that day....

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12 minutes ago, 7Ninjasinatrenchcoat said:

Yes, but then we'd only be six ninjas in a trenchcoat, and the last time we were left understaffed...

*shudders*

Let's just say that our lawyers, the National Library Council, and the Red Tailed Hawk Sanctuary have all been working overtime to remedy that day....

Is that the regular Red-Tailed Hawk Sanctuary, or the one with the secret underground shinobi training facility?

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4 minutes ago, Pezler the Polychromatic said:

Is that the regular Red-Tailed Hawk Sanctuary, or the one with the secret underground shinobi training facility?

Are you with those pesky FBI Agents? You'll get nothing out of me, you No-goodnik!

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