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whatcha doing?

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Bigshankhank
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Re: whatcha doing?

Post by Bigshankhank » Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:50 pm

Always good to see an old familiar face step back in to the fold, welcome.

As for me, I am currently suffering through this big storm that is blowing down in the SE states, making work a bitch and soaking everything in sight.


It's time for Humankind to ditch the imaginary friends of our species' childhood and grow the fuck up.
-Davros

"Lasse mich deine Seele dem Herrscher der Finsternis opfern"

Let me sacrifice your soul to the ruler of darkness

Always carry a bottle of whiskey when you travel in case of a snakebite. Futhermore, always carry a small snake.

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Re: whatcha doing?

Post by problemaddict » Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:04 pm

I should be preparing the house for the influx of family and dogs that are incoming on Sunday. But instead I'm imbibing and reading the board.
I hate the lead up to hosting Xmas. Once everyone is here and settled in, it's fine, but this wrapping presents grocery shopping clean everything oh fuckk what did forget stage is fucking annoying.

So, to answer "whatcha doing?". I'm bitching & whining.

Hail Satan & happy solstice, everyone!
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Bigshankhank
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Re: whatcha doing?

Post by Bigshankhank » Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:28 am

problemaddict wrote:I should be preparing the house for the influx of family and dogs that are incoming on Sunday. But instead I'm imbibing and reading the board.
I hate the lead up to hosting Xmas. Once everyone is here and settled in, it's fine, but this wrapping presents grocery shopping clean everything oh fuckk what did forget stage is fucking annoying.

So, to answer "whatcha doing?". I'm bitching & whining.

Hail Satan & happy solstice, everyone!
Hail Satan indeed. I think I have that same set of bourbon glasses.
It's time for Humankind to ditch the imaginary friends of our species' childhood and grow the fuck up.
-Davros

"Lasse mich deine Seele dem Herrscher der Finsternis opfern"

Let me sacrifice your soul to the ruler of darkness

Always carry a bottle of whiskey when you travel in case of a snakebite. Futhermore, always carry a small snake.

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wyckedsin
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Re: whatcha doing?

Post by wyckedsin » Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:16 am

testing back and forth regarding the pick up of my Kawasaki by it's new owner.
Sanity has left the building

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0l4fderstout
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Location: Grand Rapids, MI

Re: whatcha doing?

Post by 0l4fderstout » Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:44 pm

recovering from Physical Therapy.. They're done half assing it and going full bore. (yeowch!)

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Jaeger
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Re: whatcha doing?

Post by Jaeger » Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:26 am

0l4fderstout wrote:recovering from Physical Therapy.. They're done half assing it and going full bore. (yeowch!)
PT Sucks. A lot. :shock:

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0l4fderstout
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Re: whatcha doing?

Post by 0l4fderstout » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:54 am

It's not bad, just yesterday we went hard. I pushed myself to a fast walk on the treadmill, (3mph) and he really cranked it around after that. I'm *still* sore in spots. This is good pain, it means healing and strengthening.

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wyckedsin
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Re: whatcha doing?

Post by wyckedsin » Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:33 pm

Making a Mexican Inspired Pork Stew
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Bigshankhank
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Re: whatcha doing?

Post by Bigshankhank » Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:23 pm

wyckedsin wrote:Making a Mexican Inspired Pork Stew
Who is the Mexican that inspired you to make the stew?
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-Davros

"Lasse mich deine Seele dem Herrscher der Finsternis opfern"

Let me sacrifice your soul to the ruler of darkness

Always carry a bottle of whiskey when you travel in case of a snakebite. Futhermore, always carry a small snake.

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Bo_9
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Re: whatcha doing?

Post by Bo_9 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:08 pm

Catching up on the forum in a 40 degree shop wondering why I don't have legit heat up in this barn yet.
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wyckedsin
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Re: whatcha doing?

Post by wyckedsin » Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:59 pm

Bigshankhank wrote:
wyckedsin wrote:Making a Mexican Inspired Pork Stew
Who is the Mexican that inspired you to make the stew?
The guy I buy my Tamales from of course.
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0l4fderstout
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Re: whatcha doing?

Post by 0l4fderstout » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:04 am

Trying to figure out how to get past the fatigue of a week of class and Physical Therapy to do some homework. I just want to sleep, but there's a pile of shit to do and it takes forever to do some of it at half hobble speed. (that said, the ankle is incrementally better every day, but it's not doing it quietly.)

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jae
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Re: whatcha doing?

Post by jae » Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:17 am

I can't wait to get home from work. It's been a while since I've been so invested in actually fabricating something, and am really enjoying it.

Guess I'm not technically doing it right now, but spent a good part of the last 3-4 days on the headlight/steering damper and aux. light bar mount setup
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0l4fderstout
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Re: whatcha doing?

Post by 0l4fderstout » Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:48 pm

Today I learned to cut with Oxy Acetylene. Last week I learned to braze weld. It's the cat's ass. Need more practice though.

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DerGolgo
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Location: Potato

Re: whatcha doing?

Post by DerGolgo » Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:47 am

Lesson I learned today about fixing my cracked vegetable crisper:
Don't.
If there were absolutely anything to be afraid of, don't you think I would have worn pants?

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DerGolgo
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Re: whatcha doing?

Post by DerGolgo » Wed Jun 01, 2022 12:54 pm

I'm doing what I've been waiting three damn weeks to do.
Doing interetting and stuff, and not at the speed of Hewlett Potato.

Yes, The Beast™ is hooked up and running, ha!
21 days since the motherboard died. 13 days since the disloyal leftover PC did a died, too.
13 days of being limited to a computer that couldn't generally keep up with my typing, would take most of a minute to open a context menu, and restricting background edutainment to whatever I could run on my tiny tablet. And that I then had to operate via the bloody touchscreen.

Now, I've got my big screen back. Yes, when your half blind ass, and your half blind eyes, need the app and text zoom factor of 225%, having a 32" screen is vastly superior to 24". Not to mention being able to stop and start youtube videos by mouse, not having to fumble with that crowded touchscreen (seriously, youtubte, your app's interface is like trying to operate the control panel of a nuclear plant with a broomstick tied to another broomstick). Oh bliss! Bliss and heaven! Oh, it's gorgeousness and gorgeousity made flesh!

The Beast™ is yet to be fully restored. It's sitting on a rolling tea-tray thing right now, all case panels taken off, only one of two massive radiators present (the one for the CPU), and the graphics getting handled not by my still fancy watercooled card but by the conventionally aspirated card I viscerated from the disloyal leftover PC.

And the restoration yet needs some bits. You know how it is.
Biggest problem are o-rings. After three years of sterling service, they have become set in their shape, they're not giving it up now. Elasticity zero.
Being a space nut, o-ring elasticity is something I'm very careful with. But can I just buy a bag of loose o-rings at the nearest o-ring store?
Not those non-metric 1/4" rings I can't.
Online, I kept finding only two options.
Option one, don't buy new rings. Buy complete new, pricey fittings, each coming with one single o-ring.
Option two, buying loose o-rings from a "domestic" seller. Amazon or Ebay, those "domestic" sellers would "ship domestic" in only 2+ weeks. :x

But where do I finally find loose o-rings, at a reasonable price, and due to arrive before Pentecost?
The same store that had saved my bacon with the unobtanium motherboard. You better believe I've bookmarked them.

So now, after doing some backups and updates, I'm gonna set up my new SSD to be mirrored on the buggy old SSD. Still gonna backup stuff elsewhere, too. But while it's still there, even if it won't boot reliably any longer, might as well.
If there were absolutely anything to be afraid of, don't you think I would have worn pants?

I said I have a big stick.

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