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dv8
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dv8
1 year ago

Good morning Gerbil Nation! I seem to have been successful in my attempt to flip my schedule to daytime for the weekend. It’ll make Church and some visiting much easier.

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dv8
1 year ago
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I wonder if I should change my profile pic? I was like 40 somethin’ when that was taken, or maybe late 30ies. Not sure. But I’m pushing 60 at this point so…. I look more than a bit different, especially if I don’t color my beard and hair--which usually I’m too lazy to do.

Sometimes, when I stream I put some temp color on because I think a bit of contrast looks better on the stream.

I had long dreds for a while a few years back, but I cut ’em off one day.

Why am I telling All Y’all this? I don’t really know. Just sharing stuff from ordinary life.

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dv8
1 year ago
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Ya know, I think my daughter took this picture so probably, I was not quite forty. Funny thing is I can’t find any more copies of this picture on the cloud except this very small low res one that I made for thumbnail/profile pics all those years ago. Not sure why I never uploaded a regular copy onto the cloud somewhere, but it appears I didn’t.

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dv8
1 year ago
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That was so nice of you. Thank you : )

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dv8
1 year ago

Mac: Very cute Doggos

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Happy Caturday But With Doggos, GN!

Hi, dv8!

Teh yay for flipping your schedule.

I dyed my facial hair for a lot of years, mostly as my head-hair obstinately refused to go gray at all and I didn’t like the “mix”. At 63, still kinda mixed up top; I was hoping I’d go completely white-haired in my late ’50s like Dad did. Oh well…

You’re growing a mullet??

The last time I got anything resembling a haircut was a trim right before SackO’SugarK and I got hitched more than nine years ago. (And I’d been letting my hair grow at least a year before that august event.)

Catching-up on JimCo paperwork this morning; BBL.

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dv8
1 year ago

I’m really too lazy to dye my hair, but, as I often say on my streams:

I’m not particularly vain about it, but I do think that since I’m so pale, that touching up my hair and beard adds some much needed contrast, particularly when I use a green screen which can wash you out further.

Plus, my lighting setup isn’t very good. I really hate lights in my eyes, so I just have 4 walmart LED lamps shining at the wall in front of me which (barely) provide enough light to light the green screen.

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dv8
1 year ago

This makes me think of the “Mullets rule” t shirt in the movie “Blood Lock.”

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dv8
1 year ago
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Harper loved these pictures. Thank you Mac!

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dv8
1 year ago
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Here’s mine, sorry for the mess.

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dv8
1 year ago
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I understand all too well.

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dv8
1 year ago
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The Roland MIDI keyboard is not as nice looking, but more functional with a software based piano sound (mathematically modeled “pianoteq”) but I also have this now.

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dv8
1 year ago
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Oh, it’s a Weber baby grand by the way,. It has lovely tone and action. The little light on the right of the keyboard is a climate control system which helps keep the piano in tune and in good condition in the strange Arizona climate.

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dv8
1 year ago
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You seem quite slender now. Looks good. I’ve slimmed down a lot also. Much easier on the old bones, I find.

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dv8
1 year ago
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Thanks for posing the pics, Mac Nice to see you working at your desk.

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dv8
1 year ago
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neato. It looks like a comfortable office. Mine is a bit cramped. Owing partially to my Yamaha Digital (the one that you saw me play in Portland) which I do not really have room for.

I want to give it to a young man who lives in Idaho who is currently on a Mission for 2 years, I’ve been spending some time trying to fine someone who might be going that way who can get it to his Dad. His Dad told me he can meet someone halfway in Utah, for example, but so far I haven’t come up with anything yet, and it is a bit too big and heavy to ship commercially.

But I digress, as per usual.

Anyway, I have this bunk bed desk (like a college student might have) and lots of shelves. The bed itself I use for storage unless someone comes to visit. Which happened fairly recently when an old high school friend of ours came out for a visit. Normally, it has the Costco stash sitting on a board on top of the mattress.

ThePlagueFairy
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1 year ago
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Good day, fair gerbils!

I brought with us the movies that you so kindly sent to me. Thanks again for that thoughtful gift, Gentle Mac

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1 year ago
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David went through a Dickies phase and I was amazed by how easy they were to care for! Completely dry after 10 min. In the dryer with no wrinkles and perfect creases in the trousers. I think his chefs coat is a Dickies. I never thought to replace it from Amazon, thanks! You do look great in the pictures, my friend. I’d sure like a portrait of you and your sweet wife for the new house.

ThePlagueFairy
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1 year ago

Speaking of the new house, maybe I could get Little Mouse to venture out here for a visit if I mention that we have a grand piano in the living room. SQueAk! If your health would hold up for a trip we would love to see you again. I’d even dust teh living room!

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Paddy O'Furnijur
1 year ago

Happy Caturday, Gerbil Nation!
Good day, dv8, Mac, and Fatwa!

I come to you courtesy of a new laptop. Yesterday morning, I got a notice that my hard drive was failing. I prepped an external hard drive to receive the back-up, but by time that was done, my computer crashed, then would not boot. I spend my spare time yesterday researching laptops that I could pick up today. I really hate rushed research. I know I could have picked up a new hard drive for my laptop -- Teh Older has a copy of Windows 7 -- but the laptop is 8 years old and has been slowing down and support for Win7 will halt in a week or so (or less).

My bookmarks and passwords have been restored, courtesy of Google, but my email and documents are probably lost. I bought an enclosure for the hard drive I removed from the old laptop, but the new laptop doesn’t recognize the old drive -- says I need to format it. I’ve put it in the freezer, in hopes of getting it to work long enough to pull off some data.

Yes, I’ve neglected proper back-ups [hangs head in shame]. I’m thinking I now need to set up some system to back up the whole family’s worth of computers. Mac -- I know you’ve got quite an extensive back-up system, what can you recommend?

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Paddy O'Furnijur
1 year ago
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Thanks, Mac. I’ll look into the Windows back-up utility. I got the old hard drive to work for a bit, but ran into permissions problems that I wasn’t able to fix before the drive went TU. So it’s back in the freezer and I’ll see if I can copy things over, then deal with the permissions problem.

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dv8
1 year ago

Good luck with the freezer gambit. I’ve been lazy about backups since cloud storage.

There is also this open distributed cloud thing that I’ve been looking into. I can tell you more about it once I study it some more.