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    Good morning all from rain soaked N.E. Indiana. It's 54f and clear with 72f later. The coffee urn is READY with Thermite Welded blend today. The special is a Western omelet, Texas toast, grits, and sausage patties. Other bev...and oatmeal pot at the end of the line.

    Continued internet issues are very frustrating.

    With 'the cloud' based software, work is just as hectic as can be. 4 outages yesterday, and I just quit trying to get anything done. It's obviously 'up' right now, but I don't trust it.

    Too wet to do anything out in the yard today, so it looks like pencil and paper will be the tools of the day. Maybe a trip to COSTCO to get a chicken later.

    Have a Super day!

    Jim
    Take the red pill

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    Good morning from wet dreary So. Central Wisconsin. The rain is supposed to stay with us until Sunday and it’s fairy windy. I have not looked at the weather app this morning my wind gauge, the blue spruce out the cave door, is telling me it’s windy with strong gusts.

    Thanks Jim for breakfast, I will be over there at the table. Sorry about your internet issues. I ended up switching providers after 20+ years here and up in Central Wisconsin. I think I miss the difference in speeds of 400 versus 1000 MB’s but we weren’t getting the high speeds anyway that we were paying for.

    It is Friday which is house cleaning day. Big news, Terry is in the air right now heading home. She will be here a few days and then both of us will head back to Maui. No trains yesterday or most likely today.

    Enjoy your day

    TomO

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    • #3
      Good morning, Jim, Tom and crew. We have showers in the forecast too. I have bags of mulch in the back of the pickup to empty before the rain comes.

      I changed gears and spent some time working on making a scale drawing of an area on my switching layout. I need that to determine the shape and size of the brewery I plan to build for the spot. A lot of measuring, drawing printing, adjusting the drawing, printing and so on. I got it right on the third try.

      Have a good day.

      George
      Flying is the 2nd greatest thrill known to man. Landing is the first.

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      • #4
        Good morning, crew. It’s 59F here in northern West Virginia with cloudy skies and no rain. We got some welcome rain overnight.

        I made progress installing glass in windows yesterday and hope to complete that today. I managed to mow the back yard yesterday. With the earth nice and soft after the rain perhaps I’ll do some weeding.

        Have a great day, everyone!

        Mike
        _________________________________________________

        Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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        • #5
          Good morning folks

          Temperature is 49 at the moment. High will be 61. There is a 40% of showers so I’ll need to keep an eye on the sky and cover the front patio furniture if necessary.

          The wife survived her first day back in the school building. Her biggest problem was where they had her located there were no nearby outlets for her computer. She just made it through the day before her battery died. Today she is home as Fridays are all virtual days.

          Painted the keystones, capstones, and other bric-a-brac on the Engine House walls. They will need a second coat. Then I will seal them, weather, and seal again. I am at a stand still on the layout more or less due to the undelivered switches.

          My trip to the local hobby shop was a waste. Their website said they had code 100 PECO turnouts. They did not. This was the first time I have been in there in over ten years. Place was better organized but still full of junk.

          The weekend depends on the weather. I have some outside work that needs to be done. On the modeling front I would like to work on the Engine House and continue working on the yard track layout which is dependent on the overdue switches arriving in the mail.

          I hope everybody has a good day.

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          • #6
            Jim, you're "discovering" the problem with cloud computing, it's totally dependent on good quality (high bandwidth/low packet loss) comms. TomPM's wife has 'discovered' the other problem with computing, "The attention span of the computer is the length of its power cord." Both of these are examples where the IT community has not thought through the impact of their directives on those who have to live with them. The only 'cloud' I trust is the one at the other end of my ethernet cable :-)

            I'll start putting some things back together after the backdrop work.

            dave
            Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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            • #7
              Good morning Jim and the rest of the crew. We had rain over night, but the sun is out now and we should break 70 later today. Rain come back after supper.

              I have a bunch of things to get done today as our 12-day road trip starts tomorrow. Visiting family for the first time in over a year is the main goal.

              Have a great day!
              Bruce

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              • #8
                Through the miracle of Advil I am upright and pseudo-functional....

                Small projects in the shop to distract me and article editing to do, and if up to it a drive by the bank and library. :crazy:

                Dreary and damp after early morning rain here so it's an indoor day anyway until further notice.

                The biggest problem with cloud computing is that it rains at the most inopportune times.
                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.

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                • #9
                  quote:


                  Originally posted by mwbpequod


                  ...

                  The biggest problem with cloud computing is that it rains at the most inopportune times.


                  That's the secret "Urgency of Need" sensor located in most modern electronics. It's used to decide if now is the worst time to crash :erm:

                  dave
                  Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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                  • #10
                    quote:


                    Originally posted by deemery


                    quote:


                    Originally posted by mwbpequod


                    ...

                    The biggest problem with cloud computing is that it rains at the most inopportune times.


                    That's the secret "Urgency of Need" sensor located in most modern electronics. It's used to decide if now is the worst time to crash :erm:

                    dave


                    Actually well thought out scheme to stop the rampant 'stealing of software' by the general public that could not adhere to software licensing agreements, and believed that they were 'entitled' to the work of others.

                    Then, the epiphany of making 'boatloads' of $$$ by renting their software products, with the ability to "pull the plug on the infidels was even a better way of controlling the masses. Adobe and Apple led the way on this. Sounds almost political, doesn't it?

                    Jim
                    Take the red pill

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                    • #11
                      Early sun to the East is now grey and the black to the West didn’t turn to rain, yet, but is breezy and 50ish. Seems cool after the 70-80 days we had mid week. Rain yesterday did perk up the green grass more.

                      I took a great cab ride in an F-16 last evening...full screen and Crank it Up! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IY8BHSPhv90. Take your anti-vert

                      Need to go for a postal run, Rx pickup and get a new door latch handle and guts for the basement door sometime today. Then, bench time? Maybe, I have more basswood I could rip up and splinter...

                      Everyone have a fine day, TomO, enjoy your reunion. Maybe candle light dinner? Jim’s getting the chicken.
                      Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

                      Cedar Swamp
                      SW of Manistique, MI

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