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Old 07-24-2014, 05:54 PM   #24421
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Probably not the best time to bring up our refreshing 68 F then I guess
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Old 07-24-2014, 05:59 PM   #24422
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Yeah, no, probably not. Considering I just did the conversion, and 44.44C is 112 F !
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Old 07-24-2014, 06:03 PM   #24423
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Ouch. We're at 27C (80F) with the humidex around 32C (90F) and that is too hot for me. Of course, the thunderstorms with potential tornados are rolling through town within the next few hours and the temperature will be 10C cooler pretty quick.
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Yeah, no, probably not. Considering I just did the conversion, and 44.44C is 112 F !
Hearing these temperatures amazes me... I'm supposed to be the one living in ridiculously hot, steamy climes. It's a jungle, after all! But it's cooler here now than so many parts of the US, and this is Thailand's summer. Right now it's 28 degrees Centigrade... 82F! And there's a delightful breeze blowing through the apartment. I have a small fan on, blowing on the back of my computer tower just to keep that a bit cooler, but even the computer temps are reading in the comfort zone!

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Old 07-24-2014, 08:07 PM   #24425
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Yeah, no, probably not. Considering I just did the conversion, and 44.44C is 112 F !
Urghghghg. And I shouldn't complain--up here where I am, at the base of the mountains, is "cool." Down in the city, it's 118°-120°F. I mean, really. You haven't lived until you've puttered around when it's 122°F. I have (once had to take care of a barn full of horses at those temps. Lovely fun).

We have a place in the mountains in WYO, but the trip is a bitch (15 hours, you moronic writers for Longmire [Show], not 2!), the bandwidth available up there is TEEEENY (think dial-up days of yore), and the cats hate travelling. But on days like today...when getting INTO the car burns your hands; when trying to pump gas is literally painful...it's hard to deal with.

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Old 07-25-2014, 08:05 PM   #24426
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Lol! I was wondering if anyone else was picking up on the whirlwind t rips to Denver! While it is true that wyoming is a sub state to Colorado, those travel times ate a hoot
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Old 07-26-2014, 01:53 PM   #24427
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Lol! I was wondering if anyone else was picking up on the whirlwind t rips to Denver! While it is true that wyoming is a sub state to Colorado, those travel times ate a hoot
It's absurd. You can tell that the writers are in Hollywood, or some CA suburb, where their idea of a "long trip" is a 7-mile drive to the Valley. It would be 6.5 hours from my place in the Upper Hoback to Denver, one-way. As I mentioned, it's over 15 hours from WY to AZ, from one house to the other. And that's mostly driving autobahn speeds, not 55.

They had a map on the show at one point in time, when they were looking for somebody, that seemed to show that the fictional town/county is somewhere south/southeast of the Wind River Nation, which means that the bloody drive would be not less than 3.5 hours. Each way. Not undoable, but not 15 minutes down the road, either.

This is the American West, folks. Hell, I drive more than 30 miles RT to my closest, and I mean, closest real (grocery/pharmacy) store of any kind. It's 20miles to the nearest convenience store, RT. And I'm nearly "in town." When I lived back east, in 8 hours, you could drive through multiple states. Now, I would need to drive nearly that far just to get outside of Arizona. {shrug}.

The endless Longmire boneheaded mistakes--and, man, they make a lot--are something that got on my nerves so much that I bloody blogged about it--something I never do. It's just depressing. Good cast, lovely surroundings, super base material (the books) to work from...and I know Craig Johnson, the author, is a resident, so I'm sure he didn't write that silliness. The boneheaded boo-boos constantly jerk me out of the story.

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Old 07-26-2014, 03:15 PM   #24428
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I'm especially tickled at them using downtown Santa Fe as their local town
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Old 07-28-2014, 06:02 AM   #24429
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My Kobo is acting up, again.

I tried various things, including a factory reset and still the home button becomes unresponsive after a while (varies how long that takes to happen). It looked like hooking it up to the computer resolved the issue for a while, but that doesn't work anymore.

I'm tired of troubleshooting and fussing so I pulled out my trusty old Kindle 4 (non-touch, non-lighted) for now.

I love(d) my Kobo Aura HD; the screen, the options to adjust about anything. But I also like the stability of the Kindles. I've tried to see how much it costs to get a Paperwhite and case shipped to the Netherlands, but it's over $250. In September I'm going to Newcastle for a midweek, I might be tempted to get one then. However, usually around that time of the year the new Kindles are announced, so I might wait.
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Old 08-03-2014, 04:01 PM   #24430
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The Vent and Rant Thread

Well my MacBook is toast. Like an idiot I left a glass of water next to it, which Cassie knocked over. Fortunately I have insurance to replace it, though for the time being I have to deal with wretched Windows 8. (Which I just discovered doesn't even support the Ctrl+Q command!)

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Old 08-03-2014, 08:21 PM   #24431
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Arggh! As another Maccie, I feel for ya. (What does W8 do instead of ctrl-Q ?? )
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Best thing I ever did was supply no-spill water bottles for the household, and insist no open containers on device surfaces. Somehow my kid has survived to the age of 11 without giving any electronics a bath. Yet.
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Old 08-04-2014, 09:01 AM   #24433
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Arggh! As another Maccie, I feel for ya. (What does W8 do instead of ctrl-Q ?? )
Well the prevously redundant alt+F4 still works. Though this isn't much of a time saver given how long it takes to reposition my finger onto the funtion row.
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Well my MacBook is toast. Like an idiot I left a glass of water next to it, which Cassie knocked over. Fortunately I have insurance to replace it, though for the time being I have to deal with wretched Windows 8. (Which I just discovered doesn't even support the Ctrl+Q command!)
Ah, for Ye Olden Days of VMS, CPM, RSTS, WordStar, et.al. when ctrl-c would close ANYTHING; including the current session.
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I just wanted to update that 1/2 the dose of blood pressure med I was originally prescribed seems to be working with some lessening of the side-effects. My kitty also seems to be doing quite well. I see a cardiologist on the 28th and I am taking Cinder to the vet for a follow-up tomorrow.
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