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    Good morning all, from 57f and Sunny N.E. Indiana. The coffee urn is READY with Steam Dome blend. The special is Strawberry and cream cheese stuffed waffles, and 2 smokie links. NO seconds on the special! If you're still hungry, there is plenty of oatmeal in the pot. All other beverages are at the end of the line.

    Well, that box of electronic parts turned out to be pain to catalog the contents. 327 line items added to the database., took me most of yesterday to enter all that stuff in. I did mention it was a large box, right? The kicker was that it was just strictly semiconductors. There was a CK722 Germanium transistor in the original package (probably belongs in a museum )
    I'm glad I finished that project up, and will get back to looking for the original item (I forgot what it was) that I was after. I'm sure I'll remember what it was by tonight.

    The CFO already has me scheduled for some work details for today. Maybe some modeling time later.

    Have a Super day!

    Take the red pill

  • #2
    Good morning everyone.

    Jim, thanks for the coffee and breakfast.

    Sunny, with a high near 88.

    I'm back in Jersey.
    No begins the process of moving into the van.
    Also doing research in mobile internet options.
    If anyone has any suggestions on this topic I'd love to hear it.

    Have a great day everyone.
    Follow along as my dog and I travel the country in our van.
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    • BurleyJim
      BurleyJim commented
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      If it's a GM prroduct, (only?) you can get mobile internet for $25 a month through Onstar. i 've had it for about 3 years, No problems. I believe they use the AT&T network, so it's good coast to coast. It's separate from an Onstar subscription, so you really only pay $25.

    • Rick
      Rick commented
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      Thanks Jim. It's a Mercedes Sprinter. MB also offers internet service but it only works while the motor is running.

    • k9wrangler
      k9wrangler commented
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      I can use internet from my AT&T cellular unlimited and know that =Verizon has “mobile Hot Spot” but know nothing about it. When I was on Sprint, I had a SIM card in this iPad I’m using and had excellent internet speed. WHEN and IF I was in their service area. I’m sure this pad is only 4g capable as I had it well before 5.g came along.but I’m sure the wizards of Cupertino have updated their offering$ iPadPro is a huge disappointment as a computer but as a cellular phone and internet communication device it’s terrific.
      Last edited by k9wrangler; 07-30-2022, 10:56 AM. Reason: Adding bs to the stack.

  • #3
    Morning Jim, Rick and others,

    High today is 96 with no rain. I guess I'll be staying in the train shed and the AC.

    Have a great day ya'll.

    The difference between the almost right word and the right is the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.


    • #4
      Good morning Jim and the rest of the crew. 58 and heading to 82 under sunny skies here in S.E. Michigan.

      Some mowing, reading and modeling are the plans for today. Then again, plans tend to change.

      Have a great day!


      • #5
        Good morning, Jim and crew. It looks like Tidewater Virginia is staying in the 80"s today.

        Jim, this is what a negative covid test looks like.
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        I no longer have an excuse about doing yard work, so I'll be doing some this morning. Later, I want to get back to my computer to work on building drawings. It's going slowly but fun.

        With sufficient thrust pigs fly just fine.


        • BurleyJim
          BurleyJim commented
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          Cool! The "C" and "T" must have some hidden meaning. Maybe "GO" , "NO GO" would have more meaningful.

        • George_D
          George_D commented
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          Jim, I don't know what "C" or "T" means. I don't have the code book. I think your plain text "GO" or "NO GO" would be better.

      • #6
        Not it's painting time.

        Did sneak in some yard work yesterday and some tomato harvesting action.

        Writing and NMRA stuff (sigh....) today in between paint drying, and projects in the shop.

        So it goes...
        In a time like ours seemings and portents signify. Ours is a generation when dogs howl and the skin crawls on the skull with its beast's foreboding.


        • #7
          Good morning Guys, and all incoming crew. Thanks for opening up the lounge Jim. Coffee, it is the best way as we all know to start off the day.

          76 degrees, and partly cloudy here in Rhode Island today. Got a very small amount of rain last night. Going to get warmer as the day goes forward.

          My photographers critter is drying in the paint booth at the moment. Now thinking of how to paint the photographer logo on the side of the critter.

          Not sure what today will bring for me. I'll have to play it by ear. Maybe some more work on the Photo critter. It's in the paint booth now.

          Everyone have a great, safe and healthy day. I'll see you all on the RR-L Forum.

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          Louis L&R Western Railroad
          Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast


          • #8
            Just about to post and I,m getting “the Look”
            Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

            Cedar Swamp
            SW of Manistique, MI

            Avatar image by Savannah Lyn Burgess 7-15-2022


            • #9
              Good morning Crew. Jim thanks for opening.

              Rick, I thought you ordered a Mercedes. If you did, use the Mercedes’ Connect in the vehicle. It has WiFi built in. Terry has it and I like being able to ignore Miss Speed Demon when I am in the passenger seat on my IPadPro.

              The Son in Law uses AT&T in his SUV when he out with clients and says it is very reliable. I have no WiFi in my VW.

              Karl, if you got the “look” you did the right thing by signing out



              • Rick
                Rick commented
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                Thanks Tom, but unfortunately it only works while the engine is running. Not good when I'm parked at night and want to stream something or just tour the web.

              • k9wrangler
                k9wrangler commented
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                Adding to my comment above. We streamed all the time with the Doll’s cellular before we got internet, as I was also did u -tube on the cellular too.

            • #10
              Engine running or just he ignition key "ON"? If it's just powering the modem, seems like you could do/get a workaround as long as you didn't wear down your battery. GM system just requires Ignition key be in ACCessory position.
              Take the red pill