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Clodfobble 03-12-2020 12:57 PM

Remember this post from 3.5 years ago?

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Originally Posted by Clodfobble
He said yes.


Can't say who just yet. But this place being what it is, at least a few of you will very much recognize the name. I am beside myself. Still keep questioning whether the phone call even really happened. In a few days I get to pitch the already-sanctioned ghostwritten memoir of a really cool dude. And there is absolutely no way they will say no.

So, uh, the book's finally been announced. I'm happy. :)

www.sidmeiersmemoir.com

limey 03-12-2020 01:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Clodfobble (Post 1048328)
Remember this post from 3.5 years ago?



So, uh, the book's finally been announced. I'm happy. :)

www.sidmeiersmemoir.com

WOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

BigV 03-12-2020 01:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Clodfobble (Post 1048328)
Remember this post from 3.5 years ago?



So, uh, the book's finally been announced. I'm happy. :)

www.sidmeiersmemoir.com

BRAVA!

You were right, they didn't say no.

Congratulations!!!!

glatt 03-12-2020 01:32 PM

So wait. You used to work in video games, didn't you? Did you know him?

Griff 03-12-2020 01:59 PM

Nice!

Griff 03-12-2020 02:00 PM

I turned off the virus news and turned on some Guy Clark. :)

xoxoxoBruce 03-19-2020 12:36 PM

Got an email from Billy in China this morning, said he's doing fine.
What prompted him was he just got my Christmas card, guess it went on a slow boat to China.

monster 03-19-2020 07:28 PM

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Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 1048818)
Got an email from Billy in China this morning, said he's doing fine.
What prompted him was he just got my Christmas card, guess it went on a slow boat to China.


i just received a christmas card from the UK. It was one I had sent in a timely fashion, but apparently Beest's cousin had moved and "return to sender" is not airmail. They might have been on ships that passed in the night.

footfootfoot 03-20-2020 09:07 PM

Bezos can suck it.

I ordered a $75 accessory for a particular $425 saw the other day and it arrived, along with the saw.

I was only charged for what I ordered.

Now I have two saws: one that plugs into the wall and one that batteries plug into.


That's probably too many saws.

BigV 03-20-2020 09:17 PM

TL;DR
I saw what you did there.

************************


ha!

likely you can process the "return" of the least desirable saw and they'll say, "OK, just keep it, we don't want to pay for the return".



maybe.

BigV 03-20-2020 09:18 PM

new post, side now.

It's good to see you back here my friend.

sexobon 03-20-2020 11:30 PM

I finally saw something move on the International Space Station (ISS) in real time. What looked like a projecting instrument array was retracted back through a portal and a hatch closed behind it. I've been dropping in on the ISS sporadically via the live link; but, hadn't by chance seen anything moving faster than solar panels tracking the sun at an imperceptibly slow speed.

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/live-iss-stream

Griff 03-21-2020 08:25 AM

Watching the ISS is a great idea, thanks.

footfootfoot 03-21-2020 09:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Griff (Post 1048954)
Watching the ISS is a great idea, thanks.

Is it the 21st century version of watching paint dry? Because nothing beats imperceptible slowness in my book.

footfootfoot 03-21-2020 09:10 AM

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Originally Posted by BigV (Post 1048919)
new post, side now.

It's good to see you back here my friend.

it's nice to be back. thanks.

Griff 03-21-2020 10:01 AM

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Originally Posted by footfootfoot (Post 1048956)
Is it the 21st century version of watching paint dry? Because nothing beats imperceptible slowness in my book.

Well, you could join a Sangha for the same effect but we're practicing social-distancing.

Griff 03-21-2020 10:03 AM

Getting audio now...

sexobon 03-21-2020 10:48 AM

The old High Definition Earth Viewing (HDEV) experiment's term of service expired and the Live Feed cameras are being used to fill the void. The HDEV link is still active though and carries the Live Feed video image (lower definition) too. What's best about it is that the ISS Tracker is still working and appears below the video when you click on the ISS Tracker icon. It's nice to still be able to see where the ISS is over the Earth. I usually keep a couple of windows open to see both the ISS and follow its relative location:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/iss-hdev-payload

Diaphone Jim 04-03-2020 11:43 AM

It is making me happy just at dark to see Venus visiting with her mythic sisters. Subaru owners take note.

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap200402.html

Diaphone Jim 04-03-2020 11:47 AM

Forgot to suggest binoculars.

BigV 04-03-2020 11:56 AM

lovely!

xoxoxoBruce 04-04-2020 12:52 AM

Nonsense, I looked at the sky and didn't see one of those labels... not one. :p:

monster 04-04-2020 01:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Diaphone Jim (Post 1050093)
It is making me happy just at dark to see Venus visiting with her mythic sisters. Subaru owners take note.

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap200402.html

I saw it! with beest's binoculars and with the telescope we got Bajaboi for $20 from Salvation Army thrift store. I also saw craters on the moon :D

and I got chilly

Diaphone Jim 04-04-2020 11:29 AM

No labels

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap200404.html

Griff 04-04-2020 11:40 AM

purdy

Carruthers 04-04-2020 11:50 AM

It's been quite a display recently.

Having missed the first pass of the ISS last night I went out to look for its second appearance.

Cloud in the SW put paid to that but Venus was an admirable stand in.

Griff 04-04-2020 12:00 PM

Our sky has been amazing.

Undertoad 04-04-2020 12:14 PM

Venus crossed in front of the Pleiades last night

I had cloud cover :(

Clodfobble 04-08-2020 09:21 PM

Our orthodontist sent an email several weeks ago letting us know that in addition to canceling/rescheduling all normal appointments, emergency repairs were not considered essential medical treatments under the shutdown orders. Any broken brackets, popped wires, etc. would just have to stay broken until this is all over.

Of course, I knew it was only a matter of time. Minifobette pops her wire out of its socket every couple of months. The first time it happened, I didn't really understand what was broken, and it was about a week before we got in to get it repaired. During that time, the wire tip and its spring were pressing into the soft tissue behind her molar, which grew up around it by several millimeters and ultimately required minor surgery and a lot of pain to have it cut loose again. The second time, I understood that it had to go back in immediately, but in the process of trying to just bend it gently enough to slip it back into place, I popped a whole bracket off her tooth--again, very painful, and again requiring more extensive repairs. Ever since then, the minute her wire pops out we go straight to the orthodontist and just sit in the waiting room until they can fit us in for a repair.

Anyway, sure enough, her wire popped out last night. Fortunately, it turns out that YouTube has lots of good videos about how to open different bracket styles and do a proper repair. And I did it! I opened all four lower brackets with a little tooth-cleaning hook, slid the wire out, slid it back into place on her molar, and closed all the brackets again.

I'm a certified orthodontist now!

glatt 04-08-2020 09:49 PM

That’s freaking awesome! Great job. Seriously.

xoxoxoBruce 04-09-2020 01:35 AM

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And I did it! I opened all four lower brackets with a little tooth-cleaning hook,...


Griff 04-09-2020 11:32 AM

Ha! Brilliant!

fargon 04-09-2020 12:44 PM

Awesome!!!

BigV 04-09-2020 04:28 PM

I love YouTube.

It's like the Holiday Inn Express, but actually makes you smarter.

glatt 04-11-2020 03:44 PM

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I cut my son's hair this afternoon.

I gained the confidence to do so by watching Youtube videos. I see minor flaws in the haircut, but that's as it should be. We should have a reason to pay the pros to do it. He's happy though, and so am I. I used a pair of old dull clippers my dad used to cut my hair with when I was a kid, and a brand new barber's pair of scissors I drove an hour to purchase from a curbside pickup hair supply place.
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BigV 04-11-2020 04:39 PM

That's a good lookin young man; haircut's nice too Dad.

Well done!

Griff 04-11-2020 05:54 PM

That's a really nice job!

monster 04-11-2020 06:02 PM

Nice one!

I'm happy because the replacement circuit board seems to have fixed bajaboi's welder

Clodfobble 04-11-2020 07:08 PM

Looking good!

glatt 04-11-2020 10:05 PM

https://youtu.be/GcjrLdHeHxQ

Undertoad 04-11-2020 10:26 PM

It worked! Well done and you didn't even have to use the fire extinguisher. :D

sexobon 04-12-2020 07:09 AM

Nice work. Those old fashioned clippers sound like a buzz saw. OSHA may require everyone in the room to have hearing protection. They probably zip right through the heavy layers though.

I got tired of going to the barber for just a trim around the ears and cleaning up the back of the neck; so, I bought some full size clippers (not trimmers). I've been doing that myself using the medicine cabinet mirror in conjunction with a large rectangular handheld mirror to see what I'm doing. Works great! I don't have to make a trip to the barber's so often. I still have a head full of thick hair and it keeps it from looking ragged.

FWIW, I did my homework and researched the various models of clippers offered by the major brands. I settled on one and after 4 years of use I can highly recommend it: https://www.amazon.com/Oster-Speed-P...687333&sr=8-1& (industrial strength, made in USA).

glatt 04-12-2020 07:28 AM

I tried to buy new clippers, but amazon wasn't shipping any until late May or June. So I looked up a local beauty supply chain called Sally's and was checking out what they had. There's a Whal Peanut model with hundreds of really good reviews for $50 or so. The stores are only doing curb-side pickup.

None of them were answering their phones except one over half an hour away. And they didn't have the clippers or scissors I wanted in stock. I had selected a $20 pair of scissors (highly rated) but they only had a $60 pair left in stock. So I tripled my budget on that one. And the $50 clippers were not in stock either. Only a $125 cordless variety.

I decided to make do with the dull old clippers instead of paying the $125 extra.

I just wanted a haircut, not to spend almost $200. Our barber does a good job and charges $14. I can't wait for him to reopen.

Griff 04-14-2020 09:25 PM

I was bragging on glatt’s work to Pete just now, along with his raising a kid who’d let dad at his hair. She loved the results.

sexobon 04-14-2020 10:19 PM

How do you like that, the hair clippers I linked to in my previous post are all gone.

monster 04-15-2020 01:21 AM

My hair doesn't grow evenly and it's starting to resemble a game of Whack-a-Mole with weird long bits suddenly popping up

Clodfobble 04-15-2020 08:31 AM

Minifob's does that, though it's localized--the top-back of his hair (where his samurai knot would go, if he had one) grows about twice as fast as the rest. He has to alternate haircuts with the whole head, and just that portion.

sexobon 04-15-2020 10:00 AM

What's old is new again.


glatt 04-15-2020 10:08 AM

My wife was telling me yesterday that she heard on some podcast that America is going through different stages of purchases in this quarantine.

First there was the toilet paper purchases,
then the flour and egg purchases,
then home office supplies and school supplies purchases,
and now it's hair coloring and clippers purchases

We need to figure out what the next step is going to be so we can buy that shit before supplies run out.

What's next?

Please don't say urns.

fargon 04-15-2020 10:12 AM

Bacon is the next shortage.

Clodfobble 04-15-2020 11:22 AM

Lawn sprinklers, garden hoses, inflatable pools, patio grills, and general backyard summer toys.

fargon 04-15-2020 11:51 AM

Then I had better get my Ladder Golf set soon. And buy a pick up load of charcoal.

footfootfoot 04-15-2020 01:51 PM

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Originally Posted by sexobon (Post 1050930)
How do you like that, the hair clippers I linked to in my previous post are all gone.


Cynically, I thought that was one of your criteria for recommending them.

Don’t mind me, I’ve been listening to too much news.


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sexobon 04-15-2020 02:04 PM

They were available when I posted the link. :(

xoxoxoBruce 04-15-2020 02:52 PM

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We need to figure out what the next step is going to be so we can buy that shit before supplies run out.

What's next?

Please don't say urns.

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But if you have a warehouse full you can't even give away, just start a rumor it's sold out.

footfootfoot 04-15-2020 04:00 PM

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Originally Posted by sexobon (Post 1050966)
They were available when I posted the link. :(

I figured. I am just in my very dark humor mode.

glatt 04-15-2020 04:52 PM

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Originally Posted by monster (Post 1050694)
I'm happy because the replacement circuit board seems to have fixed bajaboi's welder

I just saw this. That's great news. No 500 pound boxes to ship!

Griff 04-15-2020 04:54 PM

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Originally Posted by fargon (Post 1050954)
Bacon is the next shortage.

All the meats...

fargon 04-15-2020 05:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Griff (Post 1050979)
All the meats...

NOOOOO!!!

lumberjim 04-16-2020 01:54 AM

Nice job there glatt. What was the actual clock time? Results are good, regardless....


I'm about 2 weeks past where I would have gotten it cut. If this goes another 6 weeks, I may have to let it grow out. Maybe there will be some kind of movement. I can pretend I give a shit about some cause as an excuse to have long hair again.

Or not, whatevr.


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