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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Happy Gooooood Puppeh Tuesday, GN!

Mac --

Hope your stress test outcome is positive today. And that you get an extra good coffee afterwards.

Also glad you were able to get a helpful refi!

I’m still getting adjusted to having two “active” computers. After moving my desktop / studio upstairs to my office, I started using the laptop I bought ~3.5 years ago downstairs so I can be near BrendaK. (Acquired the laptop primarily for trips to SoCal as I got tired of using Jim’s ill-maintained and cluttered PC when I was out there for stuff exceeding the capabilities of my old Android tablet.)

The desktop’s still my “main” machine and has a built-in backup. Plus, I do a further weekly backup to a portable 1T drive that I can (hopefully) “grab and go” if need be. (I probably ought to get some offsite storage for critical business and music files, too.)

Thinking about installing SSDs in both machines (which would also permit a second drive in the laptop for automated backup). But since I’ve got plenty of storage for my needs on both machines and boot/access times aren’t a significant issue, it’ll probably be a while.

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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Hiya, Mac!

SSDs are finally getting to a price point I’m willing to pay for them. 😉

But they’re a lower priority for me right now than some major purchases I would like to make next year, so we’ll have to see what happens with 2021 JimCo income.

Or lottery winnings. 🙂

(Many years ago, my Kentucky-bred audio engineering mentor referred to lottery tickets as his “Hillbilly Retirement Plan”.)

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

Happy Wednesday, GN. Echoing others: good luck on test outcomes, Mac and Paddy, and congrats on the refi, Mac -- that’s a real goodness.

How’d the job in Simi go, Fatwa?

Once again we are under a power shutoff/fire weather warning beginning today.

I’ve thought abut it often, but have never done it -- building a computer. Mac, you inspire me to at least thin about doing it again.

The swamp is still the swamp: how do you even cobble together a 6,000 page bill for anything? Stupid times indeed.

Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
1 year ago

Happy Puppeh Tuesday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, Mac, and Sven!

Mac -- good luck today! I hope you studied sufficiently!

The COVID test for Mrs. Paddy’s coworker came back negative, so that’s a blessing. Thank you for all of your thoughts and prayers.

I helped Teh Younger build a computer a few years ago and he’s already looking at upgrades. Unfortunately he’ll need to swap out motherboards as he currently is running an Intel processor and AMD now holds all the top spots for both performance and price. I remember when it looked like AMD wouldn’t survive the processor wars.

Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
1 year ago
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Teh yay!
Drink until you get the jitters!

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Drive-by:

Howdy, Sven and Paddy!

Mac --

Happy caffeine-guzzling.

Drink until you get the jitters!

Har!

How’d the job in Simi go, Fatwa?

Went fine; it was mostly annual roof maintenance (cleaning debris off flat and tile roofs, clearing gutters / downspouts, replacing broken tiles and refreshing sealants around all of the penetrations) and removing some abandoned satellite dishes.

We also repaired one small tile roof section. (All of the tile roofing was installed improperly at this place when it was built in the ’80s and we’ve repaired a lot of leaks on them since we started servicing the property around five years ago.)