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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Sunday greetin’s, GN!

Excellent thread pic, Mac. (Olive that whole series of photos.)

Sven --

Hope you and teh missus (and your old friend) have fun at the wagering parlour and an uneventful commute both ways.

Gonna go preheat the oven for the traditional CasaK Sunday morning TJ’s chocolate croissants; BBL.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
2 years ago

Happy Sunday, GN! We are off!

Poof

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
2 years ago

A blessed Sabbath, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, and Sven!

Our porch light went out a couple of days ago. Well, actually, it started behaving strangely. I’ve got a smart switch on it that I use to set the switch to turn on or off at certain hours. Anyway, I tried turning the light on and nothing happened. I tried again later, and it worked. It’s worked consistently until last night, when it wouldn’t turn on. Normally I’d just put in a new bulb and see if that was the problem (it’s a compact fluorescent), but this is one of those California Compliant lighting fixture that requires a GU 24 bulb. That’s one with two pins on the base, instead of the normal screw base. Gotta make sure the proles use energy-efficient light bulbs! Anyway, I don’t keep a bunch of those lying around, so I’ll need to check if power is getting to the fixture, which probably means taking the fixture apart. Thanks, Gov. Moonbeam!

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Hiya, Sven and Paddy!

Mr. O’. --

Hope you can easily diagnose / repair your porch light; criminy!

Shortly after I moved here in ’08, I replaced our front porch light (the one the developer installed finally rusted-out).

Brenda got an inexpensive fixture at Lowe’s or Home Depot with a photo cell and motion sensor; IIRC, it was well under $20. Installed it properly the first time (yay) and put the max. 100w bulb in it.

Turns on and off by itself and when on, normally “idles” at about 25w; if the motion sensor gets triggered, it goes to the full 100W for about 60 seconds then back to idle. Despite the fact passing pedestrians / vehicles set off the motion sensor, even cheap foreign incandescents (which we really stocked-up on before they were banned) last 2–3 years.

That’s plenty energy-efficient for me.

I sure don’t miss the Kindly, Karing Kommissars of the Golden State.

I will spare you my rant about the always-increasing stupid gummint carp which affects JimCo. (And makes what we do significantly more expensive for our clients every damned year.)

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
2 years ago

The same regulations that require new porch lights to use GU 24 bulbs requires the same for bathroom light fixtures. That probably explains why I found GU 24 to screw-in (E26/E27) adapters for sale in multi-packs.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Criminy…fark the totalitarian goons who run CA. With white-hot pokers.

A couple of months ago, we ran out of 40w incandescents (my fault for not laying-in a larger stash; they’re only used in the range hood). All I could find at Waddlemart were LED bulbs, which cost about four times what I was paying for incandescents and I hate the color temperature.

I’m skeptical they’ll last four times as long.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
2 years ago

Fortunately, it was only the bulb that went out. CFL are advertised as lasting up to 9 years -- this one lasted about 2, and it isn’t used every day, nor for that long when it is used. I went to my local chain hardware store and bought another one, but this time with a higher color temperature.

I will often buy bulbs from 1000bulbs.com -- they have a good selection, including a wide range of color temperatures. If you buy enough to sufficiently amortize the shipping costs, the prices are excellent.

dv8
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dv8
2 years ago

I just made a long comment about light bulbs. Some of the new ones are pretty long lasting. I don’t feel like going over it all again. Evidently, I forgot to post it.

Oh well…

I miss the Lazarus Plugin, it used to auto-save text you were typing into text fields in Firefox. But when Firefox updated their security rules, such plugins were disallowed. Too bad, it really was Harper’s saving grace a lot of times. Mine too.

I guess it’s back to ctrl a ctrl c — a poor substitute..

dv8
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dv8
2 years ago

Hello Sunday Gerbils! We spent the day saying farewell to a church friend who is moving away to be with her extended family. Hope everyone is having a nice Sunday.

dv8
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dv8
2 years ago
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And here is a nice Sundae:

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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  dv8

Hi, DV8!

I see teh cherry already appears to be gone. (Sorry, not sorry.) 👿

dv8
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dv8
2 years ago

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