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by Bookworm
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: * cricket * cricket *
Replies: 14
Views: 117

Re: * cricket * cricket *

I'm dealing with the wife and kid being in Detroit to clean up after my FIL's death, trying to build a new server to move all the hosting to, and a variety of needy customers - as well as trying to get people to pay me :) Baseball bats are great for that last one, if you’re not too scrupulous. :P C...
by Bookworm
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: * cricket * cricket *
Replies: 14
Views: 117

Re: * cricket * cricket *

I'm dealing with the wife and kid being in Detroit to clean up after my FIL's death, trying to build a new server to move all the hosting to, and a variety of needy customers - as well as trying to get people to pay me :)
by Bookworm
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Anyone Want Some Grapefruit?
Replies: 170
Views: 18592

Re: Anyone Want Some Grapefruit?

Orange tree is gone, and stump ground down. Grapefruit tree was trimmed back, and yard sprayed. Best of all, though, was the palm tree. It got shaved back to the trunk and the fronds were cut back. It looks frickin awesome . So, you're saying you had to _shave your palm_? What HAVE you been doing?
by Bookworm
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5253
Views: 664881

Re: More Stuff

Lots of divided highways in Texas. I grew up off of one of them. There's another north of Nashville heading for Kentucky. Amazing how with the enormous distance between the sides, an accident on one can STILL slow the other side down.
by Bookworm
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5253
Views: 664881

Re: More Stuff

I'll take your word for it. I don't live in California.

Here, TXDoT sort of insists that the roads be even.
by Bookworm
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5253
Views: 664881

Re: More Stuff

High speed to a dead end intersection, ran the red light, and kept going straight. Someone was either asleep or intosticated. Under the affluence of inkahol, or similar. But what did they use for a ramp? {I haven't watched the video yet} ================ Now i have watched it. Who was driving that ...
by Bookworm
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5253
Views: 664881

Re: More Stuff

High speed to a dead end intersection, ran the red light, and kept going straight. Someone was either asleep or intosticated. Under the affluence of inkahol, or similar.
by Bookworm
Sun May 26, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: A Passing
Replies: 9
Views: 147

Re: A Passing

I understand some of the feeling. My FIL passed away at 4:30 AM on Good Friday, which left my wife (designated to take care of things) in a tizzy. a four day visit to him in the hospital became two weeks of heck.
by Bookworm
Sat May 25, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Schtupid Email Scams
Replies: 175
Views: 22205

Re: Schtupid Email Scams

I'm not quite sure, but I think the same is true with a d20. There's certain kinds of dice where that doesn't hold true, though. We used to have some six-sided dice where, if you picked the correct two of the four, you were guaranteed to always roll 7 or 11. On one of those two the opposite-sides t...
by Bookworm
Fri May 17, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Bad Jokes II
Replies: 230
Views: 45220

Re: Bad Jokes II

The "J" is putting up with inner-loop life in Houston the best she can. Her previous life at the Casa de Inundación was rather different. it's been a year since we moved and she has accepted her current lot in life- as long as rawhide chews are on hand. The area we have available for walks consists...
by Bookworm
Wed May 15, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Bad Jokes II
Replies: 230
Views: 45220

Re: Bad Jokes II

The "J" is putting up with inner-loop life in Houston the best she can. Her previous life at the Casa de Inundación was rather different. it's been a year since we moved and she has accepted her current lot in life- as long as rawhide chews are on hand. The area we have available for walks consists...
by Bookworm
Thu May 02, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Schtupid Email Scams
Replies: 175
Views: 22205

Re: Schtupid Email Scams

Got a call today - from myself! according to Caller ID. No message on the recording. I wonder why they think anybody is going to believe a call that is an obvious lie from the initial contact.... Sounds like luck of the draw. They try to match the first 6 digits to make you think “wow, that’s a loc...
by Bookworm
Wed May 01, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Ubuntu Studio 19.04 (Linux OS)
Replies: 12
Views: 195

Re: Ubuntu Studio 19.04 (Linux OS)

What to do after installing any linux. Install ssh install vim-nox (which, stupidly enough, now requires _ruby_ of all things) dpkg-reconfigure dash, to put bash _back_ as the shell of choice install thunderbird, firefox, chrome remote desktop, anydesk install proftpd Copy over all settings from old...
by Bookworm
Wed May 01, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: I've been enjoying Game of Thrones
Replies: 21
Views: 341

Re: I've been enjoying Game of Thrones

Catawampus wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:59 pm
So now it's on to the spin-offs:

Game of Thrones Babies!
Game of Thrones, the Musical!
Game of Thrones in Space!
The Game of Thrones Cooking Challenge!
Where in there is "Game of Thrones! Learning to Act!"
by Bookworm
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: I've been enjoying Game of Thrones
Replies: 21
Views: 341

Re: I've been enjoying Game of Thrones

E. E. "Doc" Smith's Subspace Safari was similar to that. It was originally written as a single book, and offered up for publication. There was a bunch of back and forth, and he started rewriting it as _two_ books - Subspace Explorers, and Subspace Encounters. He never finished them. Eventually, the ...
by Bookworm
Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: I've been enjoying Game of Thrones
Replies: 21
Views: 341

Re: I've been enjoying Game of Thrones

15 years and the author dying, with the last book finished off by someone else, is a bit of a turn off. Conan, anybody? Not quite the same. That's more simply taking a series character and writing more with the character. The Wizard of Oz series was that way, as were Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, and in ...
by Bookworm
Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5253
Views: 664881

Re: More Stuff

This is why Islam exists as a large scale religion. The Monophysite christians were abused by the Orthodox churge to the point that they pretty much migrated to Islam en-masse. That was almost all of the population of Egypt at the time. That's a large part of the reason why a small group of poorly-...
by Bookworm
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: I've been enjoying Game of Thrones
Replies: 21
Views: 341

Re: I've been enjoying Game of Thrones

I liked Wild Cards, but I've never been tempted to pick up Game of Thrones.

For one thing, after the Wheel of Time series, I won't pick up a heavy extended series until it's done. 15 years and the author dying, with the last book finished off by someone else, is a bit of a turn off.
by Bookworm
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5253
Views: 664881

Re: More Stuff

Yeah, Judas has provided some rather difficult problems in the history of theology, in regards to everything from predestination to the nature of Jesus' sacrifice. Which mainstream religious authorities generally resolved by simply ignoring the problems when possible, silencing dissenters, and refu...
by Bookworm
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Schtupid Email Scams
Replies: 175
Views: 22205

Re: Schtupid Email Scams

So I got a new used car yesterday and I just now I got a call from a robot saying my warranty may expire soon. I let it go to a human, and the (Indian accented) guy asked me for the year, make, and model of my car. I asked them if they could confirm what company was providing the warranty. *click* ...