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Fatwa Arbuckle
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Halloo Teh Nation!

I know Paddy has a bon mot he uses for Thursdays, but -- in the words of Curly Howard -- “I try to think, but nothin’ happens!”

Coffee has failed me this morning.

JimCo’s keeping me hopping again this week. The opportunity’s wonderful, but many folks have unrealistic expectations, despite our best attempts to manage them. Oh well…definitely beats trolling for work.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

BBL.

Fatwa Arbuckle
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Happy Larryville makes national news again!

[Warning -- Annoying autoplay video]

https://abcnews.go.com/US/police-search-man-broke-taco-bell-made-meal/story?id=68146174

Sven
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Sven

Customers with “unrealistic expectations”? In California?

Sven
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Sven

Good morning Fatwa and GN!

Fatwa Arbuckle
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Hi, Sven!

Hope you’re feeling better.

Customers with “unrealistic expectations”? In California?

Hard to believe, I know. 👿

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

Sure Happy It’s Thursday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, Mac, and Sven!

“Unrealistic Expectations” -- sounds like a name for a cover band.

Mac -- I understand the machining aspects of what you were describing (not that I could make such a thing), but then you added hand lapping while maintaining dimensional and flatness tolerances.

dv8
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Hi Everyone.

Mac: Nice to see you and hear about your engineering endeavors.

Fatwa: Did you see this:

Wednesday

It was some information for you not actually on the subject to which I was replying. Plus it was a daunting wall of text so you may have missed it.

But Harper and I wanted you to know about some software you might like and make use of.

ThePlagueFairy
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ThePlagueFairy

Hello, Friends, I got to see some of Gentle Mac’s beautiful machine work when he came up to visit us in Portland several years ago. One of the more endearing things I’ve ever been privileged to watch was how Mac’s Little Mouse lifted each piece out of the case and gently patted it as she set it onto the table. Then she quietly beamed at him as he told us about them before she carefully wrapped each piece again before putting it away. She was so proud of his work and so smitten with the man. She’s a lovely woman… Read more »

ThePlagueFairy
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ThePlagueFairy

Meeting you two was a real highlight for us, Gentle friend.

ThePlagueFairy
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ThePlagueFairy

This has been an interesting thread today, gentlemen.

Gentle Mac, do you have a picture handy of that neat machine you made?

ThePlagueFairy
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ThePlagueFairy

The one I had pictured in my head was the first one but will you tell me about them, please? If you have the time. I lost my pictures and information about them on a hard drive death three years ago.

dv8
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Well. I’m going to try to sleep a little so I’ll be fresh for work tonight.

See ya later Gerbilators

ThePlagueFairy
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ThePlagueFairy

Thank you, again, my friend. I really enjoyed seeing these machines and remembering about them. You’ve had a fascinating career.

I’m ready for a nice nap now. Please give my warmest regards to Little Mouse.

Fatwa Arbuckle
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Drive-by:

Goodness…I missed Harper again; DRAT! Y’all have been mighty chatty today.

dv8 --

I somehow missed that comment re MIDI Tapper yesterday; thanks so much for linking it today. Will check out when I’ve got a chance. (Still haven’t had time to finish your video from a couple of days ago, either.)

Glad tomorrow’s Friday…

*Poot!*

Sven
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Sven

Hmmmm. Lots of interesting stuff to read here today…

Sven
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Sven

From a news account of the Iranian shootdown that was really Trump’s fault: “The report from Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization said witnesses -- on the ground and among the crew of another flight in the vicinity -- reported seeing a fire while the Boeing 737-800 was still in the air, followed by an explosion when it slammed into a field near an amusement park.”

What I wonder is what kind of “amusement park” they could have in Iran? It must be one fun ride after another over there.