• virus stuff

    From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Sun Aug 9 07:11:00 2020

    Hi Daryl!

    Years ago, a former Sysop and his wife (both are dead and gone
    now) were "about to get frisky", when a telemarketer called. Not
    to lose anything on the moment, they "let it all hang out" <G>.
    The telemarketer was so embarrassed, that he hung up!! He
    probably thought he had dialed a porn line!! <BG>
    Yours is more interesting than my phone call!
    Well, it wasn't mine...but I had to laugh when told about it.

    I have to admire people who are fast to think of 'counteractivties' like
    that!


    There's a franchise in central Arkansas called "David's
    Burgers", at www.davidsburgers.com -- if you order a combo, you
    get unlimited french fries.
    Sounds good! ...Wonder how they do the unlimited French fries with to
    go and delivery orders?!
    That I'm not sure of. Right now, dining rooms are limited to
    67% capacity...and the best time to go is after the lunch rush is
    over.

    That's called 'early dinner'! <g> Unless we don't have a choice we try
    to avoid the various rush hours: less crowded, usually better service.




    When I was on dial-up, I used a door from Sunrise Doors
    Software, called CID Check. It took the number from the modem,
    and that was the equivalent of a telnet email verifier on today's
    BBS's.
    It would seem the phone companies could do the same.
    I remember paying for the Caller ID when I had the landline.
    But, after the way AT&T did my late Mom and myself, I'm never
    going back. Besides, their phone lines are likely VoIP instead of
    analog, anyway...and I've already got that with T-Mobile...and at
    least half the cost.

    When I removed DSL I was surprised how much cost was going to be left of
    the bill for just telephone service. The service charge itself isn't
    all that bad, all those little add-on charges add up: recovery fees
    (what are they recovering?), this fee, that fee, plus of course the taxes
    -- which are fine as help run the various governments.


    Mine can; just one less intreruption. More convenient for me to check their app on the phone.
    My pharmacy doesn't have an app, but they have a Facebook page.

    Hmm: they post for all to see your prescription is ready for pick up?!


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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Wed Aug 12 16:50:00 2020
    Barry,

    I have to admire people who are fast to think of 'counteractivties'
    like that!

    I've spent much of the day redoing the "naming conventions" on the
    square dance organization websites. I did the "original version", going
    over each link and PDF file to rename things, but I'm hoping to finish
    the "updated site" before I update the changes. It'll be transparent to
    users, but the PDF files will be longer. For the filenames, I have put
    in underscores where there are spaces between the words in the HTM or
    PDF files.

    That's called 'early dinner'! <g> Unless we don't have a choice we
    try to avoid the various rush hours: less crowded, usually better
    service.

    Unfortunately, at times, I'm in a hurry...or so hungry, that I can't
    wait to get the grub.

    When I removed DSL I was surprised how much cost was going to be left
    of the bill for just telephone service. The service charge itself
    isn't all that bad, all those little add-on charges add up: recovery
    fees (what are they recovering?), this fee, that fee, plus of course
    the taxes -- which are fine as help run the various governments.

    Recovering what they lost otherwise?? <G>

    Hmm: they post for all to see your prescription is ready for pick up?!

    At least some medicines aren't "out in the open". You may not want
    certain folks to know you have certain medical conditions.

    Speaking of which, I had undergone that laparoscopic hernia surgery
    2 months ago. But, the other day, I had gone out to pick up a couple
    of letters from the Post Office Box, and didn't wear the supporting binder/girdle. On the way home, I got into a hellacious sneezing and
    coughing fit, which lasted 15 minutes. I'm amazed I didn't mess the
    pants (TMI), but the spasms either made the diaphragm sore, or they
    aggravated the surgery. I'm to see the surgeon next week...so, I
    might need more surgery. :( Yet, I thought 2 months afterwards, all
    would be OK.

    Daryl

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Sat Aug 15 19:44:00 2020

    Hi Daryl!

    I have to admire people who are fast to think of 'counteractivties'
    like that!
    I've spent much of the day redoing the "naming conventions" on
    the square dance organization websites. I did the "original
    version", going over each link and PDF file to rename things, but
    I'm hoping to finish the "updated site" before I update the
    changes. It'll be transparent to users, but the PDF files will be
    longer. For the filenames, I have put in underscores where there
    are spaces between the words in the HTM or PDF files.

    Yes - some systems allow spaces and some don't. And though can be
    tiring and boring sometimes better to do one process all at once so is consistent.


    That's called 'early dinner'! <g> Unless we don't have a choice we
    try to avoid the various rush hours: less crowded, usually better
    service.
    Unfortunately, at times, I'm in a hurry...or so hungry, that I
    can't wait to get the grub.

    "Here comes Daryl!" <orders, served> 'snarf-gulp-swallow' "There goes
    Daryl! 4.3 minutes! New record!!"


    When I removed DSL I was surprised how much cost was going to be left
    of the bill for just telephone service. The service charge itself
    isn't all that bad, all those little add-on charges add up: recovery
    fees (what are they recovering?), this fee, that fee, plus of course
    the taxes -- which are fine as help run the various governments.
    Recovering what they lost otherwise?? <G>

    Something! Hmmm: wonder if the "technology fee" Metronet (my fiber
    optic provider) is just a flat fee encompassing all those line-by-line
    fees? Still is cheaper (and better).


    Hmm: they post for all to see your prescription is ready for pick up?!
    At least some medicines aren't "out in the open". You may not
    want certain folks to know you have certain medical conditions.

    This last time mine got a little confused. The site said I had three prescriptions in progress, two of which were the same except for the identification number. Picked up the two (said 'ready', third [semi- duplicate] still on it's way to the store); commented to the Pharmacy
    Tech, who checked: nothing odd on her computer; updated and showed her
    what I was seeing -- <shrug> and would take care of any issues if it did
    come in.


    Speaking of which, I had undergone that laparoscopic hernia
    surgery 2 months ago. But, the other day, I had gone out to pick
    up a couple of letters from the Post Office Box, and didn't wear
    the supporting binder/girdle. On the way home, I got into a
    hellacious sneezing and coughing fit, which lasted 15 minutes.
    I'm amazed I didn't mess the pants (TMI), but the spasms either
    made the diaphragm sore, or they aggravated the surgery. I'm to
    see the surgeon next week...so, I might need more surgery. :(
    Yet, I thought 2 months afterwards, all would be OK.

    You're such a delicate puppy! <g> Hopefully nothing more than just a
    sore muscle but good to have it checked. Also would be checking out the sneezing/coughing episode: is something else going on?




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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Mon Aug 17 00:48:00 2020
    Barry,

    Yes - some systems allow spaces and some don't. And though can be
    tiring and boring sometimes better to do one process all at once so is consistent.

    The underscores are better for the filenames...beats trying to sort through all the %20 deals.

    "Here comes Daryl!" <orders, served> 'snarf-gulp-swallow' "There
    goes Daryl! 4.3 minutes! New record!!"

    Now, we'll see how fast it goes through me. <G>

    Something! Hmmm: wonder if the "technology fee" Metronet (my fiber
    optic provider) is just a flat fee encompassing all those line-by-line fees? Still is cheaper (and better).

    Don't know...I have no desire to get with AT&T ever again. I did figure
    out that I could put TeamViewer on the BBS computer and the laptop, then
    I could update everything from the laptop, without going into the back
    bedroom, unless it was to power down for thunderstorms, or to bring things
    back up afterwards.

    This last time mine got a little confused. The site said I had three prescriptions in progress, two of which were the same except for the identification number. Picked up the two (said 'ready', third [semi- duplicate] still on it's way to the store); commented to the Pharmacy Tech, who checked: nothing odd on her computer; updated and showed her what I was seeing -- <shrug> and would take care of any issues if it
    did come in.

    I had to get some masks the other day, as all of mine are in the wash.

    see the surgeon next week...so, I might need more surgery. :(
    Yet, I thought 2 months afterwards, all would be OK.

    You're such a delicate puppy! <g> Hopefully nothing more than just a
    sore muscle but good to have it checked. Also would be checking out
    the sneezing/coughing episode: is something else going on?

    Not sure. The coughing really flares after I eat, and right at bedtime. Strangely though, it doesn't flare when I lie down for an afternoon nap.

    Daryl

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Tue Aug 18 07:59:00 2020

    Hi Daryl!

    Yes - some systems allow spaces and some don't. And though can be
    tiring and boring sometimes better to do one process all at once so is consistent.
    The underscores are better for the filenames...beats trying to
    sort through all the %20 deals.

    That's true! Hmm: think of what happens with a file called "20 20"!!


    "Here comes Daryl!" <orders, served> 'snarf-gulp-swallow' "There
    goes Daryl! 4.3 minutes! New record!!"
    Now, we'll see how fast it goes through me. <G>

    Hopefully more than 4.3 minutes to give you time to get there and get comfortable!


    Something! Hmmm: wonder if the "technology fee" Metronet (my fiber
    optic provider) is just a flat fee encompassing all those line-by-line fees? Still is cheaper (and better).
    Don't know...I have no desire to get with AT&T ever again. I
    did figure out that I could put TeamViewer on the BBS computer
    and the laptop, then I could update everything from the laptop,
    without going into the back bedroom, unless it was to power down
    for thunderstorms, or to bring things back up afterwards.

    That's easier then SneakerNet! I installed VNC here for remote access to
    a couple of computers. RealVNC.com if interested; I use the Linux and Raspberry Pi platforms; Windows, Android, others available.


    This last time mine got a little confused. The site said I had three prescriptions in progress, two of which were the same except for the identification number. Picked up the two (said 'ready', third [semi- duplicate] still on it's way to the store); commented to the Pharmacy Tech, who checked: nothing odd on her computer; updated and showed her what I was seeing -- <shrug> and would take care of any issues if it
    did come in.
    I had to get some masks the other day, as all of mine are in
    the wash.

    Borrowed one to go shopping as all of yours were being washed?!


    see the surgeon next week...so, I might need more surgery. :(
    Yet, I thought 2 months afterwards, all would be OK.
    You're such a delicate puppy! <g> Hopefully nothing more than just a
    sore muscle but good to have it checked. Also would be checking out
    the sneezing/coughing episode: is something else going on?
    Not sure. The coughing really flares after I eat, and right at
    bedtime. Strangely though, it doesn't flare when I lie down for
    an afternoon nap.

    That's odd! Would sort of make sense to have a coughing reaction from pressure on the diaphragm after eating or change of positioning, but I'm assuming nap and sleep are on a bed, unless you do something like I do
    where nap is 100% on my back and sleep starts on my back and then roll
    to my side.


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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Sun Aug 23 10:55:00 2020
    Barry,

    Never mind the name of the TV show, perfect vision, or this
    year. :P

    As I write this yesterday was August 20th, so August 20, 2020, or
    082020. or something like that!

    What was dangerous was that if you just noted the year on your
    checks as "20" instead of "2020", someone could put a different
    number after it...and you could be in big trouble for it.

    When I take citrate of magnesia, it hits within 10 minutes.

    Why am I thinking of a boxing match between snails? First one throws a punch, takes 10-15 minutes to make contact with the second.

    Sounds like playing a 78 rpm record at 16 rpm. :P

    What I wanted to do was get it up to $1, with the gas for $1.15 a
    gallon regular wise...then with the discount, get it for 15 cents
    a gallon, take a photo of it, and watch it go viral <G>.

    You are such a trouble-maker!

    Just in one of my devious nether moods. You can't tell me that you
    don't have them. I'm sure that Nancy Backus has these as well...like
    in response to my QWK Mail Tagline of "I took an IQ test, and the
    results were negative"...her response to it was "That explains a lot
    <g,d,r>". She said later "I hope you knew that was in fun", and I said "Yes"...I busted out laughing when I read it...but I was asking for
    it.

    That's the same situation when I said to my late wife that "My head
    is so far up my butt, that I can see my throat". Without missing a
    beat, she grinned wryly, and said "That's why your eyes are brown"!!


    Please pass the humble pie and salted crow, dear. :P

    Just remember not to do your SSTV (Slow Scan TV) while everything is in the laundry!

    Well, I decided to do laundry yesterday, instead of going to an area
    Train Show. Because of COVID-19, everyone had to wear masks, and there
    was no food or drink for sale. The Saturday show is bigger than the
    Sunday one, but I felt doing laundry was more important.

    Glad nothing was damaged. Maybe get into the habit of blowing your
    nose every so often to clear the sinuses? Or a small candy like a
    TicTac to keep your throat moistened when starting to feel an episode coming on?

    I go through throat losenges like they were candy. I bought 6 packs
    of 200 losenges from Walgreens last week.

    ... Bad cough? Take large dose of laxatives: will be afraid to cough.

    You got that right!!

    Or like a girl who had the hiccups after eating a certain food...she
    didn't want that food anymore, as it made her cough funny. :P

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Thu Aug 20 09:38:00 2020
    Barry,

    The underscores are better for the filenames...beats trying to
    sort through all the %20 deals.

    That's true! Hmm: think of what happens with a file called "20 20"!!

    Never mind the name of the TV show, perfect vision, or this year. :P

    "Here comes Daryl!" <orders, served> 'snarf-gulp-swallow' "There
    goes Daryl! 4.3 minutes! New record!!"
    Now, we'll see how fast it goes through me. <G>

    Hopefully more than 4.3 minutes to give you time to get there and get comfortable!

    When I take citrate of magnesia, it hits within 10 minutes.

    That's easier then SneakerNet! I installed VNC here for remote access
    to a couple of computers. RealVNC.com if interested; I use the Linux
    and Raspberry Pi platforms; Windows, Android, others available.

    I had forgotten about VNC...but the TeamViewer is doing the job.

    I had to get some masks the other day, as all of mine are in
    the wash.

    Borrowed one to go shopping as all of yours were being washed?!

    Well, I haven't had a chance to do laundry in a bit, and have been "stretching out the clothes". I have to go out today to get some more
    glue boards to trap more field rats (4 were dead on them yesterday,
    from a week's time), and more of the "block poison". With the VIP Fuel
    Points Plan from Kroger, for every $100 I spend, I get 20 cents a gallon
    off in fuel, up to $1 off. What I wanted to do was get it up to $1, with
    the gas for $1.15 a gallon regular wise...then with the discount, get it
    for 15 cents a gallon, take a photo of it, and watch it go viral <G>.

    I have to do a ham radio traffic net tomorrow (Friday), so I may go
    ahead and do laundry then. Since a lot of businesses (especially the
    doctors offices) close early on Friday, any bills that come in can
    wait until Monday. Labor Day is late this year (on Sept. 7).

    Not sure. The coughing really flares after I eat, and right at
    bedtime. Strangely though, it doesn't flare when I lie down for
    an afternoon nap.

    That's odd! Would sort of make sense to have a coughing reaction from pressure on the diaphragm after eating or change of positioning, but
    I'm assuming nap and sleep are on a bed, unless you do something like I
    do where nap is 100% on my back and sleep starts on my back and then
    roll to my side.

    Well, the surgeon said that aside from stretching it a bit, the mesh
    deal is firmly in place. It is rare that I get a sneezing fit, but I have
    the coughing fits more often, with the sinus drainage. As for the naps,
    I lie down in bed, as it's more comfortable.

    Daryl

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Fri Aug 21 07:34:00 2020

    Hi Daryl!

    The underscores are better for the filenames...beats trying to
    sort through all the %20 deals.
    That's true! Hmm: think of what happens with a file called "20 20"!!
    Never mind the name of the TV show, perfect vision, or this
    year. :P

    As I write this yesterday was August 20th, so August 20, 2020, or
    082020. or something like that!


    "Here comes Daryl!" <orders, served> 'snarf-gulp-swallow' "There
    goes Daryl! 4.3 minutes! New record!!"
    Now, we'll see how fast it goes through me. <G>
    Hopefully more than 4.3 minutes to give you time to get there and get comfortable!
    When I take citrate of magnesia, it hits within 10 minutes.

    Why am I thinking of a boxing match between snails? First one throws a
    punch, takes 10-15 minutes to make contact with the second.




    I had to get some masks the other day, as all of mine are in
    the wash.
    Borrowed one to go shopping as all of yours were being washed?!
    Well, I haven't had a chance to do laundry in a bit, and have
    been "stretching out the clothes". I have to go out today to get
    some more glue boards to trap more field rats (4 were dead on
    them yesterday, from a week's time), and more of the "block
    poison". With the VIP Fuel Points Plan from Kroger, for every
    $100 I spend, I get 20 cents a gallon off in fuel, up to $1 off.
    What I wanted to do was get it up to $1, with the gas for $1.15 a
    gallon regular wise...then with the discount, get it for 15 cents
    a gallon, take a photo of it, and watch it go viral <G>.

    You are such a trouble-maker!


    I have to do a ham radio traffic net tomorrow (Friday), so I
    may go ahead and do laundry then. Since a lot of businesses
    (especially the doctors offices) close early on Friday, any bills
    that come in can wait until Monday. Labor Day is late this year
    (on Sept. 7).

    Just remember not to do your SSTV (Slow Scan TV) while everything is in
    the laundry!


    Not sure. The coughing really flares after I eat, and right at
    bedtime. Strangely though, it doesn't flare when I lie down for
    an afternoon nap.
    That's odd! Would sort of make sense to have a coughing reaction from pressure on the diaphragm after eating or change of positioning, but
    I'm assuming nap and sleep are on a bed, unless you do something like I
    do where nap is 100% on my back and sleep starts on my back and then
    roll to my side.
    Well, the surgeon said that aside from stretching it a bit, the
    mesh deal is firmly in place. It is rare that I get a sneezing
    fit, but I have the coughing fits more often, with the sinus
    drainage. As for the naps, I lie down in bed, as it's more
    comfortable.

    Glad nothing was damaged. Maybe get into the habit of blowing your nose
    every so often to clear the sinuses? Or a small candy like a TicTac to
    keep your throat moistened when starting to feel an episode coming on?


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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Mon Aug 24 07:49:00 2020

    Hi Daryl!

    Never mind the name of the TV show, perfect vision, or this
    year. :P
    As I write this yesterday was August 20th, so August 20, 2020, or
    082020. or something like that!
    What was dangerous was that if you just noted the year on your
    checks as "20" instead of "2020", someone could put a different
    number after it...and you could be in big trouble for it.

    Possibly! Might be able to prove the forgery as the check was
    deposited out of sequence and the date was usually written with a two
    digit date rather than four. I use a dater stamp -- not to be fancy but
    a habit and convenience I got into when working at the college and most
    if not all of my documents had to be dated as to when I worked on them. Started getting into the habit of grabbing the stamp to date and in some
    case post the time. Eventually carried that to notes I did at home.


    When I take citrate of magnesia, it hits within 10 minutes.
    Why am I thinking of a boxing match between snails? First one throws a punch, takes 10-15 minutes to make contact with the second.
    Sounds like playing a 78 rpm record at 16 rpm. :P

    Just about! ...Reminded me of this: https://universes.art/en/specials/john-cage-organ-project-halberstadt

    ORGAN2/ASLSP, the slowest and longest music piece ever, is being
    performed for 639 years in Halberstadt (Germany). Next tone change: 5
    September 2020.

    Performance started in 2001 with a 17 month pause before the first note heard!!


    What I wanted to do was get it up to $1, with the gas for $1.15 a
    gallon regular wise...then with the discount, get it for 15 cents
    a gallon, take a photo of it, and watch it go viral <G>.
    You are such a trouble-maker!
    Just in one of my devious nether moods. You can't tell me that
    you don't have them. I'm sure that Nancy Backus has these as
    well...like in response to my QWK Mail Tagline of "I took an IQ
    test, and the results were negative"...her response to it was
    "That explains a lot <g,d,r>". She said later "I hope you knew
    that was in fun", and I said "Yes"...I busted out laughing when I
    read it...but I was asking for it.

    I must have missed that message when you requsted... -- oh, not
    literally. Nevermind!



    Just remember not to do your SSTV (Slow Scan TV) while everything is in the laundry!
    Well, I decided to do laundry yesterday, instead of going to an
    area Train Show. Because of COVID-19, everyone had to wear masks,
    and there was no food or drink for sale. The Saturday show is
    bigger than the Sunday one, but I felt doing laundry was more
    important.

    <sniff-sniff> Yes! <gg> So did you go on Sunday? Sometimes the smaller
    shows are just as good if not better than the big ones as less of a
    crowd and so a better opportunity to see up-close.



    Glad nothing was damaged. Maybe get into the habit of blowing your
    nose every so often to clear the sinuses? Or a small candy like a
    TicTac to keep your throat moistened when starting to feel an episode coming on?
    I go through throat losenges like they were candy. I bought 6
    packs of 200 losenges from Walgreens last week.

    Maybe vary amongst brands? More importantly formulations. Thinking
    maybe as often as your taking them your body is getting used to the
    anti-cough medication in one and so loosing effectiveness.



    Or like a girl who had the hiccups after eating a certain
    food...she didn't want that food anymore, as it made her cough
    funny. :P

    Plus she should have been havign she-cups as males get he-cups!


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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Fri Aug 28 23:21:00 2020
    Barry,

    What was dangerous was that if you just noted the year on your
    checks as "20" instead of "2020", someone could put a different
    number after it...and you could be in big trouble for it.

    Possibly! Might be able to prove the forgery as the check was
    deposited out of sequence and the date was usually written with a two digit date rather than four. I use a dater stamp -- not to be fancy
    but a habit and convenience I got into when working at the college and most if not all of my documents had to be dated as to when I worked on them. Started getting into the habit of grabbing the stamp to date and
    in some case post the time. Eventually carried that to notes I did at home.

    That's not a bad idea. I used to have one of those...but I prefer the
    self inking ones.

    Sounds like playing a 78 rpm record at 16 rpm. :P

    Just about! ...Reminded me of this: https://universes.art/en/specials/john-cage-organ-project-halberstadt

    ORGAN2/ASLSP, the slowest and longest music piece ever, is being
    performed for 639 years in Halberstadt (Germany). Next tone change:
    5
    September 2020.

    Performance started in 2001 with a 17 month pause before the first note heard!!

    Might as well order that 7 course meal. :P The musical terms Largo and
    Adagio I believe are for "slow". The 2 that comes to mind is the Largo by George Friedric Handel, and the Adagio from the Pathetique Sonata by
    Ludwig Von Beethoven. I used to be able to play the latter on the piano.

    well...like in response to my QWK Mail Tagline of "I took an IQ
    test, and the results were negative"...her response to it was
    "That explains a lot <g,d,r>". She said later "I hope you knew
    that was in fun", and I said "Yes"...I busted out laughing when I
    read it...but I was asking for it.

    I must have missed that message when you requsted... -- oh, not
    literally. Nevermind!

    I've slept since then. I was offline for a couple of days due to
    Laura. She blasted areas around Lake Charles, Louisiana, into
    oblivion. There were 47,000 people in Arkansas without power...and
    a church in northeast Arkansas was heavily damaged by a tornado.
    There were numerous flash flooding reports in western, central,
    and southern Arkansas...with numerous tornado warnings across eastern
    Arkansas.

    Well, I decided to do laundry yesterday, instead of going to an
    area Train Show. Because of COVID-19, everyone had to wear masks,
    and there was no food or drink for sale. The Saturday show is
    bigger than the Sunday one, but I felt doing laundry was more
    important.

    <sniff-sniff> Yes! <gg> So did you go on Sunday? Sometimes the
    smaller shows are just as good if not better than the big ones as less
    of a crowd and so a better opportunity to see up-close.

    No...I had to prepare for a ham radio traffic net that afternoon.
    Plus, I didn't feel like spending the gas and the money...finances
    tend to get tight around the end of the month.

    The "low oil warning" on the car went off, but the place where I
    normally get the car serviced wanted $70 for an oil change, and I
    didn't have that much money. They suggested going to O'Reilly's
    Auto Parts, and I found one in North Little Rock. I was just a bit
    under a quart low, but they put it in, and the total cost was under
    $5!! I was happy as a clam!!

    I go through throat losenges like they were candy. I bought 6
    packs of 200 losenges from Walgreens last week.

    Maybe vary amongst brands? More importantly formulations. Thinking
    maybe as often as your taking them your body is getting used to the anti-cough medication in one and so loosing effectiveness.

    Actually, I get more for the money at Walgreens than at either
    Kroger or Wal-Mart. As long as it cools the tickle in my throat,
    I'm happy. But, I can't take a DayQuil or a NyQuil after taking
    an Ibuprofen for arthritis pain, or I go under too deep.

    Or like a girl who had the hiccups after eating a certain
    food...she didn't want that food anymore, as it made her cough
    funny. :P

    Plus she should have been havign she-cups as males get he-cups!

    Reminds of the B.C. comic strip, where the "athletic cups" weren't
    being used properly (put on the head). :P

    ... Wearing holey underwear? No? Then how put your legs through them?

    As long as you don't wear them on your head. :P

    Daryl

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Sat Aug 29 09:04:00 2020

    Hi Daryl!

    What was dangerous was that if you just noted the year on your
    checks as "20" instead of "2020", someone could put a different
    number after it...and you could be in big trouble for it.
    Possibly! Might be able to prove the forgery as the check was
    deposited out of sequence and the date was usually written with a two digit date rather than four. I use a dater stamp -- not to be fancy
    but a habit and convenience I got into when working at the college and most if not all of my documents had to be dated as to when I worked on them. Started getting into the habit of grabbing the stamp to date and
    in some case post the time. Eventually carried that to notes I did at home.
    That's not a bad idea. I used to have one of those...but I
    prefer the self inking ones.

    Yes, I use a self-inking one also. _Much_ more convenient! I also use
    a blue ink: stands out from the usual black print.

    I've also gotten into the habit of dating project notes: helps to keep
    in sequence and more easily track down "two days ago" stuff. Have been applying the date stamp at a roughly 45 angle at the upper right of the
    sheet, which makes it stand out a little more but also gives me a space
    to put the page number in -- start over with '1' each day. (I 'and/also'
    make notes using LibreOffice if a computer is handy.)


    Sounds like playing a 78 rpm record at 16 rpm. :P
    Just about! ...Reminded me of this: https://universes.art/en/specials/john-cage-organ-project-halberstadt
    ORGAN2/ASLSP, the slowest and longest music piece ever, is being
    performed for 639 years in Halberstadt (Germany). Next tone change:
    5 September 2020.
    Performance started in 2001 with a 17 month pause before the first note heard!!
    Might as well order that 7 course meal. :P The musical terms
    Largo and Adagio I believe are for "slow". The 2 that comes to
    mind is the Largo by George Friedric Handel, and the Adagio from
    the Pathetique Sonata by Ludwig Von Beethoven. I used to be able
    to play the latter on the piano.

    Now which instrument do you use?!

    I only play the radio and turntable.


    well...like in response to my QWK Mail Tagline of "I took an IQ
    test, and the results were negative"...her response to it was
    "That explains a lot <g,d,r>". She said later "I hope you knew
    that was in fun", and I said "Yes"...I busted out laughing when I
    read it...but I was asking for it.
    I must have missed that message when you requested... -- oh, not literally. Nevermind!
    I've slept since then. I was offline for a couple of days due
    to Laura. She blasted areas around Lake Charles, Louisiana, into
    oblivion. There were 47,000 people in Arkansas without
    power...and a church in northeast Arkansas was heavily damaged by
    a tornado. There were numerous flash flooding reports in western,
    central, and southern Arkansas...with numerous tornado warnings
    across eastern Arkansas.

    Yes, saw some rather nasty news videos. Glad you're OK.

    Last night this area was supposed to be hit with a severe storm: high
    winds, large hail, etc., being forecast. After the derecho two weeks
    ago people (incuding us!) are a little paranoid when 'storm' said.
    Clinton county just north of here has increased the use of their storm
    sirens because of the derecho damage: some trees are unstable, ground
    damage, etc. Anyway, the storm system went south so nothing happened
    here. (Didn't hear a storm report.) Last night the sky did look a
    little strange with the system's clods and the greyness from the
    California fires.


    Well, I decided to do laundry yesterday, instead of going to an
    area Train Show. Because of COVID-19, everyone had to wear masks,
    and there was no food or drink for sale. The Saturday show is
    bigger than the Sunday one, but I felt doing laundry was more
    important.
    <sniff-sniff> Yes! <gg> So did you go on Sunday? Sometimes the
    smaller shows are just as good if not better than the big ones as less
    of a crowd and so a better opportunity to see up-close.
    No...I had to prepare for a ham radio traffic net that
    afternoon. Plus, I didn't feel like spending the gas and the money...finances tend to get tight around the end of the month.

    I spent a bunch of money yesterday on extended-life D batteries for the
    LED lanterns -- one set I can recharge from a 5v (USB) power pack. Also
    the little project I've been working on so one of the smaller TVs can be powered from a 12v UPS battery -- 12v to the TV and 5v to the Raspberry
    Pi for wireless access during non-emergency use outside. (We could then
    watch a recorded show outside on the porch.) With that extended power
    failure I decided to make a modification to the TV's "power pack" and
    add solar charging option. (The power pack uses the same battery as is
    in most of the UPSs I have here. The battery pack is not a UPS: up- converting from 12vDC to 120vAC in a UPS and then the wall wart's 120
    back to 12v wastes a lot of energy.)


    The "low oil warning" on the car went off, but the place where
    I normally get the car serviced wanted $70 for an oil change, and
    I didn't have that much money. They suggested going to O'Reilly's
    Auto Parts, and I found one in North Little Rock. I was just a
    bit under a quart low, but they put it in, and the total cost was
    under $5!! I was happy as a clam!!

    $70 seems rather high. ... Yeah: have an ad from CarX and they'll do it
    for $20 and $30 depending on the oil type. Never had them do a top-off
    so no idea on what they would charge. All you really needed was that
    quart. You should try to find where that quart went -- leaking or
    buring off some place. OTOH might be 'nothing' and just easier to learn
    how to use the dip stick and add oil every so often. My first car had a
    period of needing oil for a while -- started for no real reason, after a
    while didn't need to be topped off at all.



    I go through throat losenges like they were candy. I bought 6
    packs of 200 losenges from Walgreens last week.
    Maybe vary amongst brands? More importantly formulations. Thinking
    maybe as often as your taking them your body is getting used to the anti-cough medication in one and so loosing effectiveness.
    Actually, I get more for the money at Walgreens than at either
    Kroger or Wal-Mart. As long as it cools the tickle in my throat,
    I'm happy. But, I can't take a DayQuil or a NyQuil after taking
    an Ibuprofen for arthritis pain, or I go under too deep.

    No, don't want to knock yourself out. ...OTOH, would stop the
    coughing.... As for the consideration of changing brands was thinking
    of varying formulations: might be getting used to one and so no longer
    having the effectiveness it did. May be less expensive per cough drop
    but if not doing the job it was any longer.... (Not suggesting you to
    switch unless a reason.)


    Or like a girl who had the hiccups after eating a certain
    food...she didn't want that food anymore, as it made her cough
    funny. :P
    Plus she should have been having she-cups as males get he-cups!
    Reminds of the B.C. comic strip, where the "athletic cups"
    weren't being used properly (put on the head). :P

    Would have been the same as wearing them as socks because had athlete's
    foot!



    BarryMartin3@
    @MyMetronet.NET

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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Mon Aug 31 14:16:00 2020
    Barry,

    Yes, I use a self-inking one also. _Much_ more convenient! I also use
    a blue ink: stands out from the usual black print.

    Interesting about the blue ink. I know that folks prefer one signs things
    in blue or black ink...but at one time, there were also red and green pens (remember the Bic 4 color pen??).

    I've also gotten into the habit of dating project notes: helps to keep
    in sequence and more easily track down "two days ago" stuff. Have been applying the date stamp at a roughly 45 angle at the upper right of
    the sheet, which makes it stand out a little more but also gives me a space to put the page number in -- start over with '1' each day. (I 'and/also' make notes using LibreOffice if a computer is handy.)

    I'm glad there are free alternatives to the Microsoft big bucks products. With my ham radio hobby, I originally used OpenOffice, but now use the LibreOffice program to create PDF files and PowerPoint Presentations. But, doing a list of "nets" for a particular mode" got to be too much work in
    the PDF format...as the "full" and "compact" lists were too big. In
    contrast, the Excel Spreadsheet right now is only 18K in size...the PDF
    files were 3x or more that in size.

    Might as well order that 7 course meal. :P The musical terms
    Largo and Adagio I believe are for "slow". The 2 that comes to
    mind is the Largo by George Friedric Handel, and the Adagio from
    the Pathetique Sonata by Ludwig Von Beethoven. I used to be able
    to play the latter on the piano.

    Now which instrument do you use?!

    I only play the radio and turntable.

    I have an old Story And Clark Piano here at the house, but it hasn't
    been played in ages...I'm sure it's out of tune. I have a small rotary turntable for LP records, but rarely use it. My late parents left behind
    a large amount of LP records, and books...especially those by Clive
    Cussler. I wish I knew some place that would take these...even free...
    as I have no use for them. But, with COVID-19, folks are really picky
    on what they get now.

    Yes, saw some rather nasty news videos. Glad you're OK.

    We still have a risk of severe weather through Thursday...and Arkansas
    also has a fall severe weather season...which sometimes, is worse than
    what we had in the spring. In August, 2020, portions of southwestern
    Arkansas have had nearly 2 feet of rain.

    I spent a bunch of money yesterday on extended-life D batteries for the LED lanterns -- one set I can recharge from a 5v (USB) power pack.

    I have a whole slew of AA, AAA, C, and D batteries here.

    Also the little project I've been working on so one of the smaller TVs
    can be powered from a 12v UPS battery -- 12v to the TV and 5v to the Raspberry Pi for wireless access during non-emergency use outside.

    You'd have to have "rabbit ears" or something similar, as most of the
    TV stations now can only be reached via "cable".

    $70 seems rather high. ... Yeah: have an ad from CarX and they'll do
    it for $20 and $30 depending on the oil type. Never had them do a
    top-off so no idea on what they would charge. All you really needed
    was that quart. You should try to find where that quart went --
    leaking or buring off some place. OTOH might be 'nothing' and just
    easier to learn how to use the dip stick and add oil every so often.

    It had been several months since it was changed last.

    No, don't want to knock yourself out. ...OTOH, would stop the coughing.... As for the consideration of changing brands was thinking
    of varying formulations: might be getting used to one and so no longer having the effectiveness it did. May be less expensive per cough drop
    but if not doing the job it was any longer.... (Not suggesting you to switch unless a reason.)

    As I noted in another message, if I took a laxative instead of cough medicine, I'd be terrified to cough. :P

    Reminds of the B.C. comic strip, where the "athletic cups"
    weren't being used properly (put on the head). :P

    Would have been the same as wearing them as socks because had athlete's foot!

    Basically, yes.

    Daryl

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  • From Ky Moffet@454:1/1 to Barry Martin on Fri Sep 4 19:02:00 2020
    BARRY MARTIN wrote:
    Hi Daryl!

    DS> What was dangerous was that if you just noted the year on your
    DS> checks as "20" instead of "2020", someone could put a different
    DS> number after it...and you could be in big trouble for it.

    Except that if they did, it would have to be 2019 or before... and no
    bank will cash a check dated that old anyway.
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