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Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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Oh boy…the end of another calendar year; got my 2020 Franklin Planner ready to rawk! 😉

Just noticed the quote from Sven in the left sidebar; buwahahahahahaha!

dv8 --

I believe one of the biggest reason so many people assault Jews is that we’re a numerically tiny minority who rarely fight back. If those “black hats” (a disparaging term used by an Orthodox client of my brother’s who doesn’t “dress funny” and loves him some booze and baseball) weren’t such wimps, perhaps they’d be attacked less. They make a pawthetic joke of “never again”.

Which, given my background, infuriates me to no end.

BBL.

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dv8 - something whimsical but not grim
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Fatwa: is this a traditional PAPER Franklin like I trained on in the 80ies and 90ies? Or a more modern thing like a franklin, running on a smartphone or web platform?

Either way, Franklin is the best of the time management systems.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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Hi, dv8 --

Traditional paper; Classic. JimCo started using Franklin in the mid-nineties; the paper version works better for us when we’re out in the field for a lot o’ reasons. Especially if we take a couple of minutes every day to index stuff.

(Got 25 years worth of them, mostly in document boxes in my office closet. When we were fraudulently sued 15 years ago, all of the written notes I’d made about weird doings were exceedingly valuable and pretty easy to find.)

dv8 - something whimsical but not grim
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Good Morning Gerbils! New years eve day is here. 2020 is just around the corner. I’ve been home for a a few hours (just got home from work and then went to the pharmacy and grocery shopping)

Now, I don’t need to go drive around with drunks for the next two days. I’m off work until Thursday night.

I’m supposed to be testing out my new vlogging camera, but I’m dragging my heels, because I know next to nothing about video. I also got a cheap new webcam, which I bought mostly out of curiosity, which I’m also supposed to be testing. This may become my “Snow Cam” if it ever snows again up here.

dv8 - something whimsical but not grim
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I’m supposed to be doing what I said above, but what I actually AM doing, is fixing my 1.5 year old skyrim savegame. Lvl 252, all talents maxed, but lots of loose scripts to be purged from the nearly 10,000th save.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
1 year ago

Happy New Year’s Day, Gerbil Nation!
Hello Fatwa and dv8!

We finished up the float a little before 2:00 a.m. and got to bed by 3:15 this morning. Some of the other floats still had work to be done when we left. Float judging was at 9:00 a.m. this morning, but there was no way we were driving back to watch that. It really is a spectacular sight, though. Some of the floats are pulled out of the warehouse, all of the animation is running, and the music is playing.

Here are a few shots. In the first, Mrs. Paddy is doing some touch-up on a decorative tree. Next, Teh Older and Teh Younger are applying crushed, dried parsley to the roof of a building. The last is my view of the float building from the top of the scaffolding.

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Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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Now, I don’t need to go drive around with drunks for the next two days.

Teh yay! Have fun with your new cameras (whenever you get around to fussing with them); good luck with the Skyrim savegame. 🙂

Paddy --

Glad you finished the float early this morning; best of luck re the judging!

Criminy…the JimCo stuff hasn’t let-up for a minute today. (Okay -- not entirely true; I unloaded coffee a couple of times, but still…)

BBL.

dv8 - something whimsical but not grim
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Teh Skyrim save is mostly fixed. I’ve lately been thinking of writing a mod or two. I’ll work on that tomorrow.

I tested the cheap webcam, It looks cheap but it works. Kinda lower res. It would be good as a snow cam. No control software, but I discovered that Windows 10 has a generic one for generic webcams.

On the “good” camera, I got as far as reading the manuals for the lens and camera. I think I need an SD card for some functionality, which I may or may not have. It has wifi for some reason. And can function as a webcam. Wireless maybe. Two batteries but no external charger. Three lenses. Hdmi and USB and a mic input. Under $100 from some faceless Chinese company. Also a rather large screen that you can flip forward to use as a monitor.

ThePlagueFairy
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1 year ago

Greetings and salutations, my fair gerbils! Just squeaking by to wish you all a healthy and prosperous New Year!

Wish I could stay but I am very sleepy.

Zzzzzzzzzz…….poof!

dv8 - something whimsical but not grim
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Reply to  Machinist

I was falling asleep when Harper was saying hi. It gave me nice dreams.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
1 year ago
Reply to  ThePlagueFairy

What Mac said!

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

Hey! I’m famous! TSW sidebarrer of the last day of 2019!

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

What I didn’t see in those beautiful pictures, Paddy, was any of those kids hard at work.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
1 year ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

Amazing, isn’t it?

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

Short day today, thankfully. Got home and went to bed. If i don’t see”see” you guys later, happy new year, friends.