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dv8 - something whimsical but not grim
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Sunday is cuddle day?

Hey, why not!

So in 2014 I bought a laser printer with a starter cartridge. It’s just now getting low like six years later.

Okay, I didn’t really print all that much, but enough, I guess.

Anyway, I just got the following package which is a bottle of toner. And an amazing little kit to not only refill the cartridge, but also change the electronics of it so it becomes a regular full capacity cartridge.

I have done this kind of thing once before on a Samsung laser printer I used to have. This printer is a Brother.

I wish it had an attached scanner, but it doesn’t and I left my scanner in Portland. along with lots of other junk.

Anyway, I haven’t tried the kit yet, so…

Wish me luck, I guess.

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dv8 - something whimsical but not grim
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PS. I’m supposed to go to Church this morning but… I’m once again resisting going to sleep.

I think it’s partially because once I go to sleep, I want to stay asleep, and once I get up, I want to stay awake.

Even though I know I can go to sleep whenever I want, my psychology is keeping me up (or down. depending.)

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

A blessed Palm Sunday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, dv8!

Give my greeting to your lovely bride, as well.

Good luck with refilling the toner cartridge. I’ve never tried that before and would probably end up with toner scattered as a fine dust all over the house.

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It’s a pretty good solution and saves lots of money. The kit comes with everyone you need. And once your cartridge is refilled, you just have to buy a bottle of toner every once in a while. Until the cartridge finally wears out, Some of them can be filled more than 10 times and still work fine. Although I’ll probably never have to refill this cartridge again due to how seldom I print anything.

Also: I miss my old Parallel Port Scanner. The first one I ever bought, was a parallel port scanner that was letter sized, so, not so big on the desk. Also its door was hinged along the long side of the scanner, so it was easier to operate when it was against a wall.

It had pretty good support software so it really did better scans than much more expensive scanners I had later on.

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

I remember having a parallel port scanner, although it was larger. It did a great job, the software had tons of flexibility, and the included OCR software was fairly decent. I’ve got a multifunction printer/scanner/copier/fax and the scanner only goes to 600dpi vs the 1200dpi of my older scanner.

The toner cartridge has been telling me it needs to be replaced for about 2 years now. When the degradation is noticeable, I’ll put in the cartridge I bought quite a few years ago (a 2-pack, where the first one replaced the starter cartridge).

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And I forward your greetings to Harper.

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

Just an FYI -- Fatwa is unable to get on Teh Wheel. He hasn’t fallen off the face of the earth.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 month ago

I was thinking maybe they got a bad batch of lamb’s blood this year, and you know…

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If he is unable due to DNS issues like me, then he can use the TOR browser until it straightens itself out. Or use a phone with wifi turned off. When the phone’s not using your local wifi, then it’s using a different set of DNS servers.

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PS, I’m working on my own DNS solution. I’m gonna maybe install BIND, because it’s free. And my big machine is always on.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 month ago

Happy Saturday, boys.

Went to the VFW Hall yesterday for a fundraiser -- we actually won a nice American flag print on the raffle. Our friends that invited us, staunch Californians who were never going to leave the state, are now leaving the state and moving to Prescott AZ this year.

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Reply to  Sven 2-0

Prescott is a pretty nice place. And there’s a Costco : )

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 month ago
Reply to  Just Mac

My heavens, Mac: what happened? Can I help you with the appeal process? This MUST not stand!

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Reply to  Just Mac

unban………

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Regarding Old equipment I miss:

Another one is my Citizen dot matrix printer. Back when your “good” printer was your first inkjet printer, and you didn’t want to waste ink on bulls#!t prints, we had my old dot matrix printer as a second printer shared on the network. Those old ribbon ink cartridges would last for ever and you could even re-ink them. Even if you didn’t, the MapQuest’s or recipes or other BS that you would print, would be a bit faded, but you could still read them. And you could get that big 18″ high box of fanfold paper from Costco for a few bucks and it would last for a couple of years.

Another legacy thing I left in Portland. I’d had that printer since the early 90s. It even had a color kit and could do pretty decent color pictures considering the rudimentary tech. I printed a few photos out on it back in the day, it took forever but did a pretty decent job.

But once I got my first inkjet, then the Citizen became the go to printer for cheap print jobs. Recipes, directions, receipts, crap from the government you had to save, etc. I still have so many recipes in my recipe folder that were printed on that old workhorse.

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yeah, those were the days: the cheap paper and cheap re-ink-able ribbons.

Good times. Good times.

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

I’ve had a few inkjet printers and every one of them went from reliable to money pits in the blink of an eye. I don’t even know how many unopened ink cartridges I’ve disposed of when the printer they went with finally went tits up. Enough to make me swear off inkjet printers.