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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Happy Cone of Shame Thursday, GN!

Woke up at 6:00; power went out at 6:07 and was out for about 2.5 hours; bah!

Waiting for coffee to finish brewing; sure wish we had a gas cooktop. (Could have made it the old-fashioned way.) 🙂

BBIAB.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Sven --

Perhaps this guy can help you apprehend Vesuvianite:

mouse cop.jpg
Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

If he’s available in Ventura County, I’ll give him/her/it a call.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

Happy Thursday, GN! Good morning, Fatwa!

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

Looks like a full day of rain here.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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G’mornin’, Sven!

Do you and Mrs. Sven have face masks for going into L.A.?

Criminy; I think Mayor Garcetti’s more of an asshoe than his Dad.

We got a few small HOA repairs done yesterday; Jim did them without prior authorization (thought it was stupid to let more interior damage occur) and then charged them each about $250 less than our usual minimum service charge.

That was well-received by some favored property managers; good PR move.

(I was tempted to invoice them for our standard amount and then provide a line-item “Pandemic Courtesy Discount” backing-out the difference.) 👿

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

I still have my fire evac box in my truck has an N95 mask, so if I venture into that territory I should be OK.

Good that Jim is still getting some work done. This is the rainiest April that I can recall.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  Sven 2-0

Glad you’ve got L.A. PPE needs covered.

This has been a good winter for JimCo.

It appears we’ll be awarded a $273K bid which we really didn’t think we’d get (as I know we weren’t the low bidder). Apparently, we were deemed the “best value” out of six contractors.

Allegedly, we should get a signed contract in the next couple of days. Not gonna hold my breath, but that would be a very welcome “win”. 🙂

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
1 year ago

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

Sven -- it looks like a full day of rain here, as well. It looks like the state may come close to a normal rain year (some areas below normal, some above).

Fatwa -- good for JimCo! I also like your idea! Good luck on the large bid! Help! My exclamation points have gotten stuck!

Teh Older really wants to get out to his experimental plots to gather data for his study, but they’re in a state park and the trails are closed for a couple of days after any rain event. With all the rain we’ve had lately, there has been no way for him to get out.

dv8
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dv8
1 year ago

Good morning Gerbils!

Fatwa: don’t wanna Jinx it, so, tentative Congrats condolences on teh contract.

Sven: Be careful venturing deep into those filthy dirty cities.

Why: can’t I make myself do at least one short 5 -- 10 minute piano stream every day? Still have to force myself. Thing is, when I get started doing anything at all, I’m fine doing it. At least I have a job. I look forward to going now.

Dreds: are still around 33% done, although I did a few more of them. It’s not a bad stuck at home project, really. I have enough of them now, where I can attest that they are much lighter weight than the old ones I had before.

Harper: swears I play better when I have more hair. Doesn’t really make sense, though. Maybe it cuts out distractions? An ADD thing? I don’t know.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago
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Think Samson.

dv8
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dv8
1 year ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

That’s as good an explanation as any….

dv8
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dv8
1 year ago

Baby names:

George
Sam
Dave
Vesuvianite ?

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago
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Is Miss Harper preg…no, that can’t be it, right? But…

dv8
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dv8
1 year ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

heh….

dv8
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dv8
1 year ago

I was lamenting that TehSqueak doesn’t have a Dark Mode. So I thought: “Duh… There’s probably a Dark Mode addon. In Firefox, and Chrome, I got the most popular one called: “Dark Reader.” Its default settings work fine on our site.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/darkreader/

dv8
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dv8
1 year ago
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Confirmed: It’s settings are fine for the autorefresh color also. It does a pretty smart recolor. Very well done. Plus it has some settings you can tweak if it doesn’t work as well with a particular website.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
1 year ago

Please excuse me for not thinking of this late yesterday: Chag Pesach Sameach!

dv8
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dv8
1 year ago

That sounds like a demonic invocation. Did I miss the post(s) to which the above is referring?

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
1 year ago
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Last evening was the start of Passover.

dv8
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dv8
1 year ago

Oh!! I’m so dumb. Now I see that that was Hebrew. Thanks : )

dv8
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dv8
1 year ago

It’s about noon here. I feel like the thread pic is directed at me. Not deliberately maybe, but I have a hard time remembering such things. So I do a lot of hand washing at work.

dv8
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dv8
1 year ago
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We got two suggestions re cartoons. Metalocalypse and Mike Tyson Mysteries. While Metalocalypse made me laugh a few times -- it’s good heavy metal humor -- I think we’re both enjoying Mike Tyson Mysteries much more.

I mean it even has Norm MacDonald as a guy who was turned into a pigeon by his ex wife.

dv8
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dv8
1 year ago

Watching videos and working on dreds while I wait for time to go to work. I think I’ll get three done today. That’s a lot!

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
1 year ago

A blessed and reflective Passover and Maundy Thursday, Gerbil Nation.