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The rain of the last few days has ceased. So while checking to see if it was dry enough to mow, I checked in on the garden patch and found this...

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 The seeds of last years pumpkin have sprouted. I wasn't sure if they would or not, and I have no idea which variety of pumpkin these will be. The pic only shows the largest cluster of them, there's several more scattered throughout the plot. 

Which means that with the current number of pumpkin seedlings in the window boxes, I'm looking at a far larger potential number than I originally expected. Granted this throws my idea of rotation out the window, and I'm going to have to do a lot more expanding than I planned...but it does show the Great Pumpkin's approval and the more grass I remove the less I have to mow...

 

Edit: counted over 40 seedlings in the plot just now, with the window boxes thrown in I have a little under 80 sprouting currently. 

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1 hour ago, WhiteWulfe said:

Whooooooo, phone call came through...  Both of us are negative, yay!

 

Now to sit on hold for hopefully not too too long while I find out whether I'm allowed to return to work tomorrow or not... :ph34r:

 

Awesome!

Good news!

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3 hours ago, NebulousMissy said:

The AC repair guy is here to fix our AC.

 

I have no idea why. I didn't call him. I don't know who did. We haven't run it yet on account of last week's frost.

 

Update on the wayward AC guy.

 

He realized once he was on the roof that he'd knocked on the wrong door. Our AC is fine tho. I expect we won't need it for awhile, after this weekend's random bout of entirely normal warm weather it's supposed to get pointlessly cold again. This isn't summer, it's San Francisco Summer.

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On 5/15/2020 at 9:26 AM, PaganMegan said:

Oh! We're getting a 3D printer! I wonder what Things have been done for Gorka Morka?

Where there's nerds with make boxes, there be orks!

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Warning - there is a lot of beautiful stuff out there that has never been test printed.  When looking for STLs to print, look for ones that have pictures of the test print.  Far too many of the stls w/ just renders look pretty, but are a pain to print right, if you can get them to print at all. 

 

15 hours ago, Xiwo Xerase said:

I lost all of my hobby time over this weekend to playing MoO 2.  (I already had the game.  I just don't play games much.)

 

I had fun.  It just wasn't productive.

Sounds like my weekend, only with Gal Civ III

 

15 hours ago, Pegazus said:

Y'all ever done something so incredibly stupid it confuses you how you could be so dense?

In my experience, any competent tech/mechanic has not only done this, they'll admit it. 

20 years of tech support has taught me to be wary of the people who get mad at you for suggesting the simple things like "is it plugged in" and yet will never admit it when it turns out it something simple. 
 

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1 hour ago, kristof65 said:

Warning - there is a lot of beautiful stuff out there that has never been test printed.  When looking for STLs to print, look for ones that have pictures of the test print.  Far too many of the stls w/ just renders look pretty, but are a pain to print right, if you can get them to print at all. 

 

Sounds like my weekend, only with Gal Civ III

 

In my experience, any competent tech/mechanic has not only done this, they'll admit it. 

20 years of tech support has taught me to be wary of the people who get mad at you for suggesting the simple things like "is it plugged in" and yet will never admit it when it turns out it something simple. 
 

When I was in the Navy attached to the West Coast RAG [Replacement Air Group] part of the group function was school for newly minted flight officers and RIOs [Radar Intercept Officers, the back seater who operated all the electronics] I couldn't even tell you the number of times we would get a new class of not yet dry behind the ears Ensigns who couldn't even perform the most basic system operations and would write up our equipment.  After spending an hour running a full diagnostic check the repair report would read: "Placed ON/OFF switch in ON position.  System Checks good."

I don't know what happened when these repair tickets rolled up the chain of command but it seems that the new classes improved their reporting skills rapidly after the first couple of tickets were dealt with.

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Not saying that M.E.O.W.  is responsible, but: 

 

Spoiler

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36 minutes ago, TripleH said:

Not saying that M.E.O.W.  is responsible, but: 

 

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Probably this floof:

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47 minutes ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

Probably this floof:

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GEM

 

Hey now. Quality Control needs to be thorough, or what even is the point?!

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1 hour ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

When I was in the Navy attached to the West Coast RAG [Replacement Air Group] part of the group function was school for newly minted flight officers and RIOs [Radar Intercept Officers, the back seater who operated all the electronics] I couldn't even tell you the number of times we would get a new class of not yet dry behind the ears Ensigns who couldn't even perform the most basic system operations and would write up our equipment.  After spending an hour running a full diagnostic check the repair report would read: "Placed ON/OFF switch in ON position.  System Checks good."

I don't know what happened when these repair tickets rolled up the chain of command but it seems that the new classes improved their reporting skills rapidly after the first couple of tickets were dealt with.

GEM

Reminds me of the time that I got a trouble call for a piece of equipment and i knew what the issue was from what I was told over the radio. I tried to explain what needed to be done to correct it,  and I was cut off  by the watch officer who said ' I'm here with the captain, we need this fixed immediately and that's your job. Now get up here and do it! '

 

I reported as ordered, walked up to the equipment, stopped,  looked them both right in the eyes, then reached out and turned a knob to the correct position. I smiled, said 'there you go, sir', and walked away.

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I know there's some fans here...  Dropkick Murphys are going to do another concert, streaming from Fenway on May 29, with Bruce Springsteen.  No links yet....

 

 

 

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13 minutes ago, Inarah said:

I know there's some fans here...  Dropkick Murphys are going to do another concert, streaming from Fenway on May 29, with Bruce Springsteen.  No links yet....

 

 

 

Their St. Paddy's Day Concert was quite enjoyable.   :bday: ::)::bday:

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Seriously, I love Kristoph’s power ballad in Frozen 2. That’s some quality cheese.

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Dinner is homemade ramen with pork belly and veggies. Itadakimasu!

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