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Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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Hedge-Cow Sunday greetin’s, GN!

Inexplicably -- but happily -- TehSqueak is accessible today.

SackO’SugarK was appreciative of the birfday wishes; alas, no Capodimonte gifts this year. (Which is probably good, given teh ammo shortages…) 👿

dv8 --

Cheers for your thumb-typing suggestions; was already doing them save for using a Bluetooth keyboard. Which doesn’t negate their value or your kindness in sharing them. 🙂

It’s weird that with all of the amazing things smartphones can do, so many folks use ’em for what I tend to think of as high-tech telegrams. Sure, text is handy when supplying phone numbers, addresses, materials lists and the like -- which is generally how I use it.

Smartphones are also great for sending / responding to emails when I’m “in the field” and a prompt response is required.

Text’s a nice option to have, but I don’t understand the allure of using it as much as some people do vs. placing a phone call. Perhaps I’m some weird sort of neo-Luddite.

Got a bit of the JimCo BS unsnarled the past week, but there’s still more to deal with. I truly resent having to waste so much time and energy on scumbags who are trying to get “something for nothing”.

[misanthropy.increases.gif]

BBL…assuming I can connect.

Last edited 24 days ago by Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
dv8 - something whimsical but not grim
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dv8 - something whimsical but not grim
24 days ago

Yer welcome, Fatwa, I’m trying to help as much as I can. I wish I could do more.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
24 days ago

Welcome home, Fatwa!

Happy Sunday, GN!!

Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
24 days ago

A blessed Sabbath, Gerbil Nation!
Cow-abunga. Fatwa, and Sven!

I should hedge my bets and stop with the puns at this point.

It’s going to be a hot one today in Sonoma -- mid 80’s -- which is a good reminder to Mrs. Paddy that she doesn’t really want to live here -- it gets well over 100 °F for a lot of the summer and early fall.

Fatwa -- in re: texting -- I’ve found a lot of younger people have gotten so used to texting as a means of communication that they don’t like making phone calls and will make efforts to avoid them.

Teh Younger moved the majority of his worldly possessions via a UHaul pod/crate thing. It was supposed to be delivered to the storage facility he’s renting last Friday -- they gave him a 2-hr window. Half-way through that window he called to make sure it was coming. Sure is, they lied. When it didn’t show up, the manager apologized long and hard and said he’d deliver it himself, yesterday, between 10-2. When it didn’t show up at 2, they promised it by 4. It finally arrived at 4:15. The storage facility closes at 4:30, so he’ll unload everything today. Every time he talked with them, the story changed. They promised a discount, or a refund of one of the fees -- we’ll see. I’m not counting on it.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
24 days ago

The vendor will probably use the “there’s a pandemic, dontcha know” excuse

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
24 days ago

Reading the “news” today, I’m wondering if America is really header towards the crapper or if it’s just all media/elites bullshit -- hard to tell anymore -- and I don’t know if it makes much difference.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
24 days ago

Some upbeat thoughts for an ugh week ahead.

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2021/04/18/president-donald-trump-has-dinner-with-florida-governor-ron-desantis/#more-211070

“…If you find the assembly of these words familiar to your current sense, first understand YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Second, understand there is nothing wrong with you. This blanket of anxiety is laying across our entire nation, and we are all sensing a various level of this ‘ugh’ with some familiarity. However, that said, it is important to know this is transitional. We will not be in this place long. This too shall pass.”

dv8 - something whimsical but not grim
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dv8 - something whimsical but not grim
24 days ago

AAAaaaaaaaaaannnd….. once again I’m using TOR. I feel like the issue _must_ be a mis-set TTL value on the part of the Wheel’s authoritative DNS host. I don’t know what exactly happened, whether the current TTL (Time To Live) was always the same but the IP changes more often now than before, or if the TTL was somehow changed.

I have a feeling that shortening the TTL would fix the issues. Often, using bind--the default unix DNS server--the default TTL, if unspecified, is 100,000 seconds, --which is approximately 27 hours,

(Note that some hosts defaultt to 12 hours (43200 seconds) or 24 hours (86400 seconds) )

And… honestly … 27 hours kinda feels like the length of some of the outages we have been having. Not sayin’ I know for sure, but this kinda feels like what is happening.

I’m not sure how the wheel is hosted, but if it is home hosted, an oft-changing IP would be a hazzard which could get worse as the ISP changed its policies, and/or shuffles things around from time to time.

Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
24 days ago

Teh Wheel is hosted in Jerry’s basement, routed through his attic, then “trumpeted” out his upstairs bathroom window for his neighbors to enjoy. Except when the HOA complains, then he parks Teh Wheel in front of the HOA president’s house and Jerry dials the amp up to eleven. On those days he works on his car in his driveway and drops parts and/or the vehicle on himself then explores the panoply of profanities in as many languages he is familiar with, plus three more.

dv8 - something whimsical but not grim
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dv8 - something whimsical but not grim
24 days ago

Also Harper said: Give everyone my love.