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  1. Contemplating my own mortality - but not because of Covid (at least not directly)

    As discussed in anther thread, I am working at various small jobs around the house.

    Yesterday I was sorting a cupboard in my office, moving office supplies to another shelf. As I worked, I...
  2. Thread: 8 months today

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    Re: 8 months today

    Lovely! congrats and I presume social distancing is killing Grandma?
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    Day 11 - Cabin Fever

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  4. Thread: Sound of Covid

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    Re: Sound of Covid

    Brilliant!
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    Re: What you getting done?

    BTDT - checking and double checking! Also not terribly important stuff if I'm honest :grin:
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    Re: What you getting done?

    That's most of what I am doing - big box for (eventual) shredding as I scan old documents. As mentioned elsewhere scanning DVDs on a separate computer. Hope to move to books soon.

    And now that my...
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    Three-legged pig

    A man is driving down a deserted country road when he has a blowout. Not having a spare he finally finds a house and asks the lady if he can use her phone to call for a tow-truck. As she opens the...
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    Re: One day in the library

    Literally just got this from my sister:

    A linguist dies. At the funeral, a fellow academic asks the wife, “Do you mind if I say a word?” She nods. He stands and says “Plethora”, and immediately...
  9. Re: Distancing Task #2 - organizing car stuff.

    Sorry I said it wrong - it fits a 3 ring perfectly - and is in one now. Back in the day the binders the old time parts stores had on the counter with parts numbers typicall had 5 - 2 extra. So, it is...
  10. Distancing Task #2 - organizing car stuff.

    I have a binder full of original colour chips from back in the day. Each page is punched with a 5 hole punch. However the binder has only 3 rings. This would not be a problem except some of the...
  11. Distancing task #1 - anyone know about ripping DVDs?

    For years I have planned to rip all my DVD's onto an NAS drive and I am part way through. But of course I have questions.

    1. I am using MakeMKV to rip the DVDs. - so far so good.

    2....
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    Re: On the road again

    looks great! well done
  13. Thread: Battery problem

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    Re: Battery problem

    you should test the other - you might find you have a 50/50 chance
  14. Re: This just came up from the You Tube rabbit hole.

    +1 We were there last year and loved it! Great deal 5 pounds for standing in front of the stage - we paid up for seats. Merry Wives of Windsor. I didn't understand most of it but still so much fun....
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    Re: On the road again

    Congrats! that's wonderful, but I would be remiss if I didn't point out :grin:

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    Re: Social Distancing and granddaughters..

    and let me also say congrats! No grandkids here yet - just grandkitties - but know a lot of grandparents going through grandbaby withdrawal.
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    Re: Social Distancing and granddaughters..

    Windows 10 would fix that right up - or even better a nice Macbook :devilgrin: (runs and hides)
  18. Thread: in other news

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    Re: in other news

    actually ended up selling it to the son of my mechanic (who is also a mechanic) he says he found an engine for $1500 and will install it on his own time. Literally no incentive to look for something...
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    Re: Windows 10 Problem

    Simon's Cat - one of my favourites


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dl2G0tay4Wc
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    Re: Windows 10 Problem

    :grin: :cheers:

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    Re: Windows 10 Problem

    Pretty sure the original post had nothing to do with actual literal windows software.

    Hint #1 - there is another virus present

    Hint #2 - It might have been better posted in the humour section....
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    Re: Windows 10 Problem

    groan
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    Re: Grampa, what did you do during...

    And ignored by the Spridget crowd who are out driving because they have cars that actually work :grin:
  24. Re: Things to Do While You are Sheltering in Place

    I wonder though whether the contagious factor is going to be a buzzkill? :rolleyes:

    We have been doing a bunch of work related stuff (we work from home anyway - so lots of Zoom) Lots of organizing...
  25. Thread: Moonshine?

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    Re: Moonshine?

    Depends :devilgrin:
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