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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5650 on: May 07, 2019, 10:24:37 PM »
Got disgusted with Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Got disgusted with this piece of shit hybrid development environment I have to work in for a big update to a mobile app. Native code, folks. Native code.
Spent too much time on useless conference calls.
Walked away from all things work and administravia for a few hours because it was a shit day all around.
Spent a couple hours drawing and figuring lumber on an upcoming Autumn project that, realistically, I'll be lucky to get anywhere near before hard Winter.
Spent some time breaking down more bits from the donor bike, and found some damage I missed in the initial assessment.
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5651 on: May 09, 2019, 09:27:50 AM »
I took the lining out of my Darien 'stitch because it's supposed to be in the 80's for the next few days
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5652 on: May 09, 2019, 09:30:47 AM »
First day off since going back to Lowes, was planning on doing the yard work.  Thunderstorms destroyed that idea.  Guess I'll drink coffee and watch the rain thru the windows.
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5653 on: May 09, 2019, 01:31:23 PM »
Spent 3 hours trying to follow tech-support's suggestions to resolve problems with my media server. They were focused on trustee rights yet everything worked before last night's update.

Dropped back and punted by rolling back to a previous version and putting all the trustee settings back to the way they were and bingeaux.

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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5654 on: May 09, 2019, 01:38:21 PM »
drove back from The Lakes with toothache but in a record time. for me, anyway. pics will follow. of the bloodied tooth. possibly.
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5655 on: May 12, 2019, 01:29:02 PM »
Friday-Saturday fished the Detroit River targeting the world class walleye fishery.  A cold front came through Thursday night and slowed it down.  Wound up with 9 walleye, one nice largemouth bass, a white bass, a band-aid, a yellow dewrag, and a maxi pad.

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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5656 on: May 12, 2019, 03:55:00 PM »
I cleaned carpets,and yes I don't mind,I hate hardwood floors in bedrooms.
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5657 on: May 12, 2019, 10:25:01 PM »
The job for the day was to fix the A/C in the wife's car. The liquid line was obtained Saturday. Today I replaced the line, pulled a deep vacuum for quite a while (it was cool out) and charged they system. Dam thing will not turn the compressor on. Frack! Without a lot of time into it I think the control valve in the compressor is stuck, I got power to it and ground. Might be the A/C amplifier....  I'll check it out further Monday.
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5658 on: May 16, 2019, 06:28:33 AM »
The other day, office meetings, crunched deliverable dates that are.. just silly... then off to VA and DC for demos, after doing this same damned tour just a couple weeks ago. Or was it a week ago. Holy crap. It's all a big fog in my skull. Zipped over to Brandywine and up to Sugar Grove to check on the water repairs, and to meet a tree guy. I guess I'm a property manager now, too. :D Spent the majority of the work day banging away on code (after demo feedback) in Fox's Pizza in Brandywine. For being in the middle of nowhere, they have exceptional throughput. Drove home last night. Between flights and driving, I think I'm sitting on about 25,000 miles for the year already. For a guy who's supposed to be a coder. Something's wrong there.  :headscratch: 

Fell into bed and crashed hard, then up way too early this morning.

When your company says "We have an in at the department of defense, " run. Run hard. Run fast. But run. Your life is now demos and documentation, then reactive/defensive coding changes, then do it all again, ad infinitum.  :crazy: :nuts:

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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5659 on: May 16, 2019, 12:52:02 PM »
Hit milestone 1 on cleaning out my closet.

Yes that's a thing.

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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5660 on: May 16, 2019, 01:34:57 PM »
Interesting that original packaging is such a thing. I had a guy bail out on buying an iPhone last year (one of the dev-testing units) because I didn't have the box. :shrug:
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5661 on: May 17, 2019, 08:16:26 AM »
Spent six hours power washing( and probably the same today) off the deck.  Olympic stain w/ a 4 year warranty that was applied last year, sucks.  It hasn't been down a year, and looked like crap, after winter.
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5662 on: May 17, 2019, 12:43:33 PM »
I created ripples in the space-time continuum that will effect future generations in parallel universes and dimensions.
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5663 on: May 17, 2019, 03:11:13 PM »
I created ripples in the space-time continuum that will effect future generations in parallel universes and dimensions.

Well that'll teach 'em gad dammit!
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5664 on: May 17, 2019, 06:31:39 PM »
I created ripples in the space-time continuum that will effect future generations in parallel universes and dimensions.

Sweet shit that's awesome!!

Should I be keeping an eye out for any specific anomilies in this dimension?
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5665 on: May 17, 2019, 09:15:51 PM »
My kids keep generating echo ripples that come back a generation...
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5666 on: May 18, 2019, 02:15:48 AM »
Reading the news-not a lot happened yesterday. That's nice.
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5667 on: May 18, 2019, 06:35:50 AM »
Reading the news-not a lot happened yesterday. That's nice.

Oh, Missouri just joined the anti-abortion band wagon. Welcome to our new morality police republic.

As for today, reporting on the future, today I'm rolling out the table saw and a few other goodies, and getting to work on a project the wife planned out and I need to finish or else. it's only a couple hours, but it keeps getting pushed to the back of the line, and it's preventing from finishing the painting and the overall completing putting the living room together. So yeah, I guess that's important. Then a garage organizing, then back to work on the garage project.

I'm straight up sick of all the work hours, all the work travel, all the work meetings.

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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5668 on: May 18, 2019, 11:36:17 AM »
Repaired the sport mowing machine.  While cutting the grass yesterday, I noticed the front wheels weren't tracking each other.  Pulled it out this morning, found a broken weld on the left front spindle where the tie rod mount attaches.  Tore it apart, ground out the old weld, cleaned up a good surface to MIG weld and laid a nice bead on it with a cheap Campbell Hausfeld 100A welder.  It's all back together and the toe in readjusted just because I was there already.  I love a project that goes as planned. 
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5669 on: May 18, 2019, 03:53:44 PM »
Went to my next-youngest grandson's Pre-K graduation.

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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5670 on: May 18, 2019, 04:35:49 PM »
Unplanned purchase #1 of the year. New mower. The local shop said that when Ariens went "mass produce" they went looking for a new line of well built mowers. They've been selling these for 3-4 years with good results. Hopefully it's the last mower I buy. Masport is the mfr, from New Zealand of all places.....Issue #1: gas cap doesn't create a tight seal (it's some kind of 1/4 turn cap.) so when you tip it over to clean out the swamp grass, gas spillage. Mows very nicely though
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5671 on: May 18, 2019, 06:03:52 PM »
You could try a cork like Burt Munroe's oil tank.
Keeps fluids in and adds lightness.
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5672 on: Yesterday at 08:18:00 AM »
Today I'm dropping off a bunch of my woodworking tools to my son, giving him a tutorial, hanging around long enough to make sure he doesn't kill himself, and remembers the basics (he used to help me in the garage/shop years ago)... he's building a bar cabinet thing in his basement family room. Then I'm coming back home to code up a "tech challenge" proffered up as part of a job application.

I can't deal with the non-corporate health care shit any more. I just can't. I'm going completely broke, I've wiped out savings, and I still ended up with no proper coverage because fuck health care et al, fuck the ACA, and fuck all the brokers. Sorry, I'm really pissed and disappointed in this whole mess. (sigh)

Anyway... job stuff. Yah.
On the upside, 9-5, 5 days, split time between office and WFH, NO one there works off hours (emergencies aside), limited travel, and when it is, I get to stay in nice places, and not wait 90 days to get 'bursed.
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5673 on: Yesterday at 10:43:10 AM »
I just gassed up my car for the first time since February.
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5674 on: Yesterday at 01:11:51 PM »
Hot, humid, rainy day?  Make chocolate chip cookies! 


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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5675 on: Yesterday at 07:10:23 PM »
I'm inching forward in the decision making process towards New Motorcycle Day.. I briefly thought about a Harley Davidson but discounted it just as quickly, never having cared for the taste of Kool-Aid. I discounted an ST1300 and kinda' discounted a Versys 1000 LT, Still kind of on the fence between a used Bandit or a new -in-the-crate 2017 CB 1100 EX

The Honda, quite frankly stirs me in somewhat vulgar ways, the idea of a back to the basics twin shock air cooled inline 4 UJM with decent EFI and ABS and without the annoyances of a 25+ year old bike is just really taking hold.

They have 3 of them, still in the crate for $9999 and no freight and set up. Should have one on the showroom next week. I guess we'll see what we see then.

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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5676 on: Today at 04:59:53 AM »
Saturday was The G's Graduation.

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Now I have to wonder how long it will be before these two knuckleheads get married.

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