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Old 10-07-2017, 09:16 PM
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We've had this stupid sea of river rock right that you have to walk across to get to the back yard for, like, ever.

It's stupid and a pain, but I was able to ignore it until recently, when it seemed to start bothering Zsa Zsa more. So I made a quick and dirty walkpath with concrete pavers and some extraneous edging logs we had in the backyard. It's pretty half assed, and I'm probably going to pull it apart and upgrade/re-do at a later date, but it's supposed to snow in the next couple days so I wanted to get it done before then. (It's like 80F today, though.)

Anyway, janky and half assed as it is, the dogs love it. They love it so much they're wanting to go outside every ten minutes or so.
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Old 10-12-2017, 10:43 PM
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An update to Windows 10 on my MacBook Air stuck at 19% for the better part of a day, and nothing--shutting down the Internet, quitting "Settings," quitting Windows, restarting the entire computer--could dislodge it. So I googled how to fix Windows Update, downloaded a troubleshooting app from Windows Support, ran that (which uninstalled the most recent update, and fixed a few things), and then started to download the new update again. It stuck at "100% downloaded," this time, and stayed that way overnight. In the office this morning, I ran the troubleshooting app one more time, and this time, the update downloaded and installed without a problem.
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Old 10-13-2017, 06:55 PM
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An update to Windows 10 on my MacBook Air stuck at 19% for the better part of a day, and nothing--shutting down the Internet, quitting "Settings," quitting Windows, restarting the entire computer--could dislodge it. So I googled how to fix Windows Update, downloaded a troubleshooting app from Windows Support, ran that (which uninstalled the most recent update, and fixed a few things), and then started to download the new update again. It stuck at "100% downloaded," this time, and stayed that way overnight. In the office this morning, I ran the troubleshooting app one more time, and this time, the update downloaded and installed without a problem.
I'd blame the Windows 10 (on by default) peer-to-peer update process.
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Old 10-27-2017, 10:51 PM
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Old 11-28-2017, 11:44 AM
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I upgraded my old Eee PC 701 so it would work with a modern distro. Scary stuff as I had to take it completely to pieces and solder some components inside to expand the amount of RAM and SSD available. The pads I had to solder to are about 32 to the inch so I needed a magnifying glass. I also added a wireless mouse/keyboard receiver for a proper mouse and a full size keyboard when I want one. USB stick and mouse for scale. It's now running Xubuntu 16.04 and the latest Firefox browser.
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Yeah, that's not petty. That's actual rocket surgery.
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Old 11-30-2017, 10:48 PM
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Yeah, that's not petty.
I read that as "not pretty". Checks out.

Still awesome, though!
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I sold an item on Redbubble. I have sold one sticker, and there's at least a 75% chance someone bought it for me specifically, but I have sold an item to a person who is not me.
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What is Redbubble?
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Old 12-06-2017, 05:39 PM
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I managed to harass and stalk enough customers to have 31 of them attend an event at my work last night. 37 RSVP'd and 31 showed which is really an accomplishment considering it's December and dark as fuck out at 4:30pm and that no one was really interested.
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Old 12-06-2017, 06:10 PM
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What is Redbubble?
One of those sites that you can buy custom artwork for phone cases, stickers, cards, clothes. etc.

I posted some photos to a couple of these sites so I can make some items with my pictures on them. For example, my current phone case is one of my evaporated whiskey photos.
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Old 02-16-2018, 05:31 PM
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My little red Honda Civic that I bought new in 2006 just rolled over 200,000 miles last weekend. Not petty for her, but I will be petty and call it my own accomplishment.

I bought it about 4 months before I started hooking up with bey, and the three of us have been through a lot together in the last 12 years.

She's still going strong, too. When we were car shopping, I was kind of sad about trading up, but then we bought that totally impractical classic Camaro instead of anything sensible, so now we are justified to keep a backup car. :wriggle:

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Old 02-16-2018, 06:02 PM
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I hope you never know my incredible sadness with the loss of your li'l red honder. That model was such a good car.
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Old 02-19-2018, 06:23 AM
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I fixed the drawer in the kid's bathroom. It's probably been broken since we moved in, but my son never bothered to tell me. I discovered this on my own a while back, but kept on forgetting about it until this weekend.

I'm also in the process of replacing a HDD on my PC - the "data" drive is reporting some kind of an error, so I bought a replacement this weekend, and I'm copying the data right now.

I also forced my son to play pool with me. One game of straight pool and one game of 9-ball.
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I managed to listen to our CEO for 15 minutes before leaving the presentation! Is that still petty? Maybe not.
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Since you probably had to leave the country to get out of earshot, not petty.
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That tiny boot is soooo cute. :aww:
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I finally uploaded a presentation I did last year onto Slideshare.
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Some Jehovah's Witnesses, looked like a mother and daughter, just came to my door, and I told them I wasn't interested in being involved with a group that has been actively protecting and enabling pedophiles. The mom said she hoped I'd come to know Jesus some day, and I said I hoped they would be able to get themselves away from that predatory cult someday.

I'm kind of proud because that's the sort of thing I usually just wish I'd said like 20 minutes later.
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I stayed on the phone with a tech rep from Dell for an hour and a quarter while we corrected the warranty dates for a couple of refurbished computers I bought from Woot last November and December. (For some reason, the computer I'd bought for our granddaughter to use for school last November showed a one-year warranty commencing in July, 2017.) Good thing I'd never deleted the order confirmations from Woot; they didn't seem excited about screen captures of my order history from that site.

And they're sending me a mailing box to return my granddaughter's machine for replacement of what has tentatively been diagnosed as a failed motherboard.
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. . . and neither one of us expressed any frustration with the other! (I did laugh at how long it took her to receive, and download, two png files (pictures of my order confirmations) totaling fewer than 200KB in size. Made me wonder how often Dell upgrades the systems its customer support techs use.)
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Sending the pictures to dell@aol.com should have been your first clue.
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Old 04-11-2018, 04:20 PM
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I finally finished reading the A Song of Ice and Fire series.

I started almost 2 years ago, when I took A Game of Thrones with me to read at the pool over the July 4th holiday. I don’t even remember when I started carrying A Dance with Dragons around with me, but it was a while ago.

Those books are dense! :gah:
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WHOA. Ensign Steve reads!


Good for you. I have not been able to read anything in about 6 months. Unless you count tax code and I totally don't. I skimmed that.
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