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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.
Built a hangin' rig for the recipient bike to lift the frame back up off the engine and finish remounting the secondary bits of the drive train.
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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: May 19, 2019, 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: May 19, 2019, 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: May 19, 2019, 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: May 19, 2019, 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: May 20, 2019, 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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« Reply #5677 on: May 20, 2019, 09:02:12 AM »
Nice!

What's up with the random head in the background??? Weird!
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5678 on: May 20, 2019, 10:12:59 AM »
After decades of chasing it, I finally nabbed The Trifecta.

The first was a WW1 1916, DWM war-contract built Luger P08. The first pistol I ever shot was my Dad's P08 when I was around 5. We used to go pinking at a dump right outside of town.

Next was a .45 Colt 1873 Single Action Army "Peacemaker" (gen 3).

This weekend was the last piece. A mid-WW2 (1943-ish) Mauser (byf) P38.

These are prime examples of craftsmanship as art. 2 nearing, or more than, 100 years old, and all designs of past centuries. Y'know, like a Ural but good. I've had many 6-shooters, from different makers, over the years but none of them have the precision function that you can feel in the Peacemaker. The other 2 are so iconic that they hardly need to be explained.

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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5679 on: May 20, 2019, 12:13:22 PM »
Saturday was The G's Graduation.

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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5680 on: May 20, 2019, 04:49:23 PM »
"We have constructed pyramids, in honour of our escaping." - Jim Morrison
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5681 on: May 20, 2019, 09:49:45 PM »
Rebuilding my kid's Windows machine. Fuckin' Windows.

Running fine. Turned it off. Next day, no OS found. Weeks-old Dell. This is the kind of thing that drove me to macOS.

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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5682 on: May 21, 2019, 07:44:20 AM »
I wrote the following in a message to a friend, "Interscalene muscle blocks can predict a positive response to surgical decompression...without being inherently invasive themselves...why wouldn't I try it?"

To which my friend responded, "OMG, you're a nerd. Are you reading research papers again?"



In my defense, I have two surgeons and one doctor telling me three different things. Forewarned is forearmed...which is better than numb-armed, which is what I am now.
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5683 on: May 21, 2019, 10:17:33 AM »
Fingers crossed on your solution. Mine was this:

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« Reply #5684 on: May 21, 2019, 01:16:55 PM »
That is Option #1 - C5/C6 and C6/C7 fusion with cadaveric bone. Already been discussed, deliberated, and all I have to do is call and schedule it. 

Option #2 is a first rib resection. That's what the interscalene muscle block could potentially indicate as a real possibility.

Option #3 is the conservative approach. Trouble is, I've already been doing PT for about six months with no real relief. I tried Gabapentin, but it royally effed me up (insatiably tired). I'm tired of the conservative stuff.

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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5685 on: May 22, 2019, 10:28:49 AM »
I did non-invasive mitigation for about 10 years. It got to the point that I had lost feeling in the hand and arm/grip strength in the dominate arm; more than once had the hand contracting over into a claw that I had to press the palm of my hand down onto a table top to flex back open. C5, C6, C7 which is why both sides of the hand were numb. The nerves for half the hand come out between C5 and C6 while the other half is C6 and C7.

Your option 1 was my solution. At the time artificial discs were about 5 years out so that might be worth asking about. Once healed with #1 there is some range-of-motion loss and about a 2 year recovery. I did the 2003 IBR 18 months afterwards and one of the huge hurdles was the fire running down my spine which started around day 3 and extended down to the lumbar region as the rally progressed.

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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5686 on: May 22, 2019, 11:32:53 AM »
I'm hugging my spine and nerve bundles right now.  Feel for youz guyz.
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5687 on: May 23, 2019, 09:50:51 PM »
Gave the unit test on Human Reproduction to my 8th graders.

It continues to be the highest test average of the year.   :bigsmile:
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5688 on: May 24, 2019, 08:21:52 AM »
I'm hugging my spine and nerve bundles right now.  Feel for youz guyz.

Do take care of your softer bits. Four herniated discs in my low back, had both knees replaced due to soft wear and damage, had a shoulder rebuilt, which didn't go so well, due to soft bit damage, one fusion in my neck due to soft bit damage, and a wickedly, horribly arthritic ankle which is the result of a full break-and-reseat from when I was only a few days old after being born with horribly clubbed feet.

Take care of your soft bits.

Sometimes, lifting that thing that can wait for a coworker to help is really, really stupid. Sometimes putting in a full day at work then coming home to put another full day of work into a basement finishing job is stupid. Sometimes, working out too hard to just get that extra rep is really, really, REALLY stupid.

Take care of your soft bits. :\
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5689 on: May 24, 2019, 09:36:41 AM »
Wow. I just realized that, for an old guy I'm in much better shape than I thought. I still have all of my original parts and for the most part, they work as they should. Back on subject: this morning it was clean out the pool filter again, that was cleaned two days ago, and dug two big holes to plant two big trees. I think it's nap time.
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5690 on: May 24, 2019, 10:42:02 AM »
Sent my first gun safe (Canon) off to a new home today. It was more like a heavy duty steel cabinet that uses those cylinder keys for the locks.  Now have the computer room closet completely empty and ready to move some stuff from the garage into its final resting place. One step closer to getting the garage cleaned out.

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What did you do today Non moto

The last couple days, I'm teaching myself mobile app development in Flutter because the Trigger.IO platform we were using (I inherited it with this job) is a pile of ass filled with monkeys filled with ass.

I want to do the app in native code (Swift on iOS) but we don't have an android developer on staff, and I won't be doing any Android development any time soon because developing for that platform is a bucket of ass filled with scorpions that are filled with ass.

So much ass.
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5692 on: May 26, 2019, 12:38:39 AM »
Pulled the auto trans out of my dodge diesel, and installed a MV5600 (6 speed manual). SHIFTS SMOOTH AS BUTTER  ;D  More power and feels like a truck.
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5693 on: May 27, 2019, 10:32:33 AM »
Went to the long distance range. I'd previously qualified at 200 yards so hit the 250-1000 range and qualified at 500 to go out to 1000. Details on the "what did we learn today" thread.

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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5694 on: May 27, 2019, 11:47:56 AM »
I applied weed-n-feed for the last time in my life!  We've retired and are moving to a condo as soon as the old manse sells.  Yea, condominiums! 

My wife hasn't quite figured out what she wants to do now that we're retired. But I'm working on a plan.  I'm going to become a curmudgeon.  I already have a cushy lounge chair suitable for afternoon naps and a cardigan sweater, so I'm prepared.   However, I'll be sad if this requires me to trade my Little Red Ninja for a cruiser.
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5695 on: May 27, 2019, 01:37:05 PM »
Don't do it!  You will be overdressed wearing a cardigan on the cruiser.   ;) :lol:
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5696 on: May 27, 2019, 04:29:03 PM »
We took a picnic lunch up to Parker Dam State Park. After lunch, we took a leisurely stroll around the park, including through the campground to scout sites for our long weekend camping trip with our 6 YO niece in August. We took her for a weekend last year in a tent; we promised to get the camper put back together (needs a new floor) for this year's trip. Nothing like booking the trip to light a fire under our arses, LOL!

We hit up the concession stand for some ice cream after our walk...then we visited Rural King and Lowe's on Clearfield on the way home. Noticed that the old, skeevy Days Inn of "Burger Runs Past" is now a Red Roof Inn and it actually looked quite decent! Between that and the nice Holiday Inn Express across the street, perhaps we're due for another Burger Run?!?

Oh, I also came home to log in and check my status for federal jury duty (been on call the entire month) and I'm THRILLED to report that I made it the entire month without getting plucked!!! Status: COMPLETED!!!
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5697 on: May 27, 2019, 05:02:09 PM »
For the last few days I've been pulling the invasive weeds out of the pond. Got as much as I can get from the shore. Have to get in the kayak to get the last bit in the center out.

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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5698 on: May 27, 2019, 08:24:53 PM »
9 yards of bark around the yard.  My dear wife decided we needed to switch to black bark.  So, remove some of the old stuff, bring in bark.  Also powerwashed the concrete around the pool.

NOW the pool is open.
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #5699 on: May 28, 2019, 06:09:29 AM »
Spent the day shopping for and planting perennial plants in our freshened front bed.


Blue Bells along the stone border, red cone flowers as fill in the center and white Shasta daisies along the walkway.



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