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by Bookworm
Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Bad Jokes II
Replies: 239
Views: 51135

Re: Bad Jokes II

I keep wondering why people insist on advertising to all drivers that their children are mentally handicapped. They keep saying "SLOW CHILDREN AT PLAY". Or how about advertising loose morals? I've seen signs that tell people to slow down, as the child they see might be theirs. Is that like "Fallen ...
by Bookworm
Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Apologies for downtime
Replies: 24
Views: 342

Re: Apologies for downtime

Ooooh, yes. Especially when you're dealing with putting patches into code. "Read from the laptop, type into the server.." Try it with an octal front panel sometime...and yes, I used to do it on PDP-11s... and 8s. And a few Sperry-Univac behemoths... :) I once talked with a man who once programmed u...
by Bookworm
Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Twilite at her ease
Replies: 4
Views: 60

Re: Twilite at her ease

jwhouk wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:47 am
Only question is, why is she laying on the outside of the AC unit, when that tends to be the hot part of the unit?
When it comes to cats, all you can say is "Because".
by Bookworm
Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Recent on-line ad
Replies: 12
Views: 74

Re: Recent on-line ad

We bought a Mazda 5 minivan. Yes, I know it's currently out of production, but there are a lot out there. Sliding rear doors, not a big as a minivan, four captains chairs plus a third row bench seat.
by Bookworm
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Apologies for downtime
Replies: 24
Views: 342

Re: Apologies for downtime

I can't remember how many words per minute I typed, back in high school, but I can attest to the reusability of the skill... It's so much easier (and faster) to touch type a long text than to hunt and peck... It's particularly useful when you are trying to either transcribe written material (i.e. a...
by Bookworm
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Apologies for downtime
Replies: 24
Views: 342

Re: Apologies for downtime

Typing was my worst subject in high school. Grades kept dropping, because I got up to 35 wpm (on a manual typewriter) and plateaued for the rest of the semester. Gods being the evil-minded jokers that they are, my doom was sealed. :twisted: That seems somewhat ironic, considering your username whic...
by Bookworm
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Bad Jokes II
Replies: 239
Views: 51135

Re: Bad Jokes II

Some of the information signs on the Pennsylvania Turnpike are inconsistent from section to section. Brother and I have been arguing for decades over whether it's really necessary to be a lert, or if it's sufficient to just keep one in the trunk. *Hits the gas toward the next exit.* :mrgreen: I kee...
by Bookworm
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Photo Album
Replies: 393
Views: 77875

Re: Photo Album

AnotherFairportfan wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:45 pm
sleepers.jpg
I've gotta chunky cat that likes to sleep on people also.
by Bookworm
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Apologies for downtime
Replies: 24
Views: 342

Re: Apologies for downtime

Well, I used to be able to do 30-40 words a min on an IBM Selectric... Slow. 90wpm for me, and my mother was about 30 wpm faster than that. Susan, my first wife, who did at least 120 wpm, used to watch me knocking out about 30 wpm, shake her head, and wander off muttering "Nobody should be as to ty...
by Bookworm
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Apologies for downtime
Replies: 24
Views: 342

Re: Apologies for downtime

TazManiac wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:06 pm
Well, I used to be able to do 30-40 words a min on an IBM Selectric...
Slow. 90wpm for me, and my mother was about 30 wpm faster than that.
by Bookworm
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5384
Views: 707313

Re: More Stuff

Well, everything I've read says it takes up to four hours for the DE to actually kill the bugs; it's a physical effect, after all. Not a neurotoxin.
by Bookworm
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Apologies for downtime
Replies: 24
Views: 342

Apologies for downtime

The power supply in the server went blooey, and then the boot drive went wonky. So, I had to scavenge parts from the new server I'm building, replace the power supply, and clone the boot drive to a good one. Everything should be okay now - might even be a wee bit faster on the newer drive. However, ...
by Bookworm
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5384
Views: 707313

Re: More Stuff

Has the DE been working for you at killing them?

I know the cockroach that I nailed yesterday was moving pretty slowly.
by Bookworm
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: The Galaxy is Bent and Twisted...
Replies: 9
Views: 450

Re: The Galaxy is Bent and Twisted...

jwhouk wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:32 am
...wasn't that last month?
Geologic time, historical eras, "normal" time, or government "We'll get to that soon" time?
by Bookworm
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5384
Views: 707313

Re: More Stuff

DDT, to me, has two specific locations where it would be beneficial.

In attics, and under houses. Both areas where animals are not wanted to be nesting anyway, and there is little to no weather movement.
by Bookworm
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5384
Views: 707313

Re: More Stuff

Remember, if they're in one room, they can be in other rooms as well.
by Bookworm
Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5384
Views: 707313

Re: More Stuff

Just remember that it can take the fleas over a day to actually drown in the water; often the "dead" fleas in water will revive after you've poured them out. So be sure to kill the carcasses extra dead. Flush them :) Won't that annoy the alligators in the sewers? No, our alligators live in the bayo...
by Bookworm
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5384
Views: 707313

Re: More Stuff

Take a large diameter pan (like a serving tray, or even better one that would go under a water heater), cover the bottom with quarter/half inch of water, put a couple or so drops of dishwashing soap in the water, swish it around to spread the soap, set the pan on the floor in middle of room, set up...
by Bookworm
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5384
Views: 707313

Re: More Stuff

You might find that a treatment with Precor might be helpful. It doesn't kill fleas directly, but it keeps the juvenile fleas from successfully maturing to adulthood... they fail to molt and they end up dying naturally without maturing to the biting stage. You can buy Precor as part of a combined f...
by Bookworm
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5384
Views: 707313

Re: More Stuff

The weird part? I've put out some basic dish soap and plate flea traps, mostly to identify which rooms have resident fleas. Nothing. nada. I'm only seeing about two to four a day hatching out. I suspect they're hatching, getting on the cats, and basically dropping dead. You might find that a treatm...