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Author Topic: YET *EVEN* MORE things that made you happy today!  (Read 12023 times)
SeVeNeVeS
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« Reply #325 on: August 05, 2017, 07:23:33 pm »

After a serious coughing fit involving blood spat in the sink a month ago, I decided after nearly 30 years of chain smoking roll ups, it could be time to give up.

Purchased one of those vaping things and haven't had a ciggy for two weeks now.

My Big brother has flown over from Austin USA to sort out some of Dads death stuff, my God it's good to see him again, I have missed him.

That is what makes me happy ATM.
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« Reply #326 on: August 05, 2017, 11:16:37 pm »

After a serious coughing fit involving blood spat in the sink a month ago, I decided after nearly 30 years of chain smoking roll ups, it could be time to give up.

Purchased one of those vaping things and haven't had a ciggy for two weeks now.

My Big brother has flown over from Austin USA to sort out some of Dads death stuff, my God it's good to see him again, I have missed him.

That is what makes me happy ATM.

That is something that is a bit of a silver lining when we lose a family member... I'm in Austin, BTW...
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« Reply #327 on: August 06, 2017, 09:26:36 am »

We have a little daughter (born August 2nd, 10:32 pm)!!!!!!!!!!!
4 weeks ahead of schedule but mother and baby are well.
Cannot remember when I last slept...
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« Reply #328 on: August 06, 2017, 07:03:19 pm »

We have a little daughter (born August 2nd, 10:32 pm)!!!!!!!!!!!
4 weeks ahead of schedule but mother and baby are well.
Cannot remember when I last slept...
Congratulations!

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Cannot remember when I last slept...
Get used to it, your next long night's sleep is a long way away... ;-)


And SeVeNeVeS: congrats to you too. An excellent way to stop as it's the tactile habit as much as anything that keep you smoking.
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« Reply #329 on: August 06, 2017, 09:08:08 pm »

We have a little daughter (born August 2nd, 10:32 pm)!!!!!!!!!!!
4 weeks ahead of schedule but mother and baby are well.
Cannot remember when I last slept...
Congratulations!

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Cannot remember when I last slept...
Get used to it, your next long night's sleep is a long way away... ;-)


And SeVeNeVeS: congrats to you too. An excellent way to stop as it's the tactile habit as much as anything that keep you smoking.
Congratulations Mr Bullet, yep, kiss goodbye to sleeping well for quite a while  Grin

Still not smoking, I found the batteries don't last long. so bought another, one on charge and primed, one in use. 
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« Reply #330 on: August 06, 2017, 10:48:45 pm »

Congratulations to you and your good lady, Mr Bullet!
Just 25 years of fiscal responsibility landing on your doorstep, as well as all the rest of the stuff that goes with babies. Friends of mine have twin girls, plus a 3 yr old - sigh!
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« Reply #331 on: August 07, 2017, 02:56:32 am »

Acquired a hard case for five of my harps (harmonicas); The five "enthusiast" grade harps that came with it are OK, but rather quiet (they would not do well in an acoustic jam), and they're kind of a bit too "hissy" from leaking air to be much use with a mic either. But, they are nice to practice quietly with, and the case holds five of my good harps securely, so it's all good so far.
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« Reply #332 on: August 07, 2017, 02:30:34 pm »

My nephew got married last Saturday and I'm still feeling very happy about that.
In his wedding speech he said "It's not marrying the person you want to live with, but marrying the person you can't live without."
Happy tears.
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« Reply #333 on: August 20, 2017, 05:20:23 am »

Beer. Beer made me happy today. Not many things make me happy as of late. But at least that one does.
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« Reply #334 on: August 23, 2017, 04:43:43 pm »

Spent some time in the workshop.
The new panel for my lab is almost ready.
Wooden wall-mounted box, 130 cm wide, containing old indicators.
All are of similar construction, square housing 14.5 by 14.5 cm
Starting from the left:
voltage, Amperes, Kilowatts, cos phi, frequency and clock.
The clock is something special. I had another voltage indicator (beyond repair), took the housing off and installed a dcf clock.
All but the cos phi indicator work.
That one still needs a minor repair.
This one will look great just above my lab.

I had the same thing some time ago with only voltage, amperes and frequency but I wanted MORE....

Pics to follow when finished.
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« Reply #335 on: September 01, 2017, 05:22:36 pm »

http://www.gcrailway.co.uk/unify/

It is rather satisfying that something I've been a supporter of for the last four or five years is about to be accomplished.  Or part of it is, at least. 
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« Reply #336 on: September 01, 2017, 08:07:30 pm »

Cosmos is on twitch https://www.twitch.tv/cosmos
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« Reply #337 on: September 02, 2017, 01:05:51 am »

I'm not dead....(see the gah thread)
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« Reply #338 on: September 02, 2017, 03:54:22 am »

Nice to know, ForestB!

I am about to head into town for my nephew's 21st Birthday dinner - nice!!
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« Reply #339 on: September 05, 2017, 06:31:00 pm »

After weeks of frustration and lots of people (even engineers) telling me it cannot be done I finally got the cos phi gauge for my lab working.
Now the panel "only" needs to be bolted to the wall.
Imagine a box, 25cm high, 1.3 metres wide.
The front contains six of the old style analogue meters.
Volts, Amperes, kilowatts, cos Phi, reed frequency meter and a clock.
Everything is working now.
The panel shows the values of my lab.

Pics to follow when it is up.
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« Reply #340 on: September 07, 2017, 01:05:47 pm »

Just a little happiness today.
Too early for 'Tactile', but it's an entertaining little beginning.

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My new prescription lenses in a set of round frames, with a newly fitted set of clip-on/flip-up sunshades made from a costume set.
Eminently practical despite being mechanically more complex than necessary, so it probably needs a few Adheso-Cogs TM or broken watch parts...
Or mayhap an equally practical set of add-on magnifying loupes for counting the aforementioned gearworks?
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« Reply #341 on: September 07, 2017, 08:24:25 pm »

Power panel up and running:




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« Reply #342 on: September 08, 2017, 01:43:10 am »

Looks grand, Bullet!
Well done, sir!

Nice specs, Fairley!
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« Reply #343 on: September 09, 2017, 06:18:24 am »

New phone! New phone! New phone! You know what that means, don't you?  A new Steampunked case, of course. Let's see if I haven't lost my magic... It's about 1 cm longer than the iPhone 6 and a couple of mm wider.

Also go a pair of Bluetooth headphones for $7 and I'm planning to modify the Victorian Boombox to work off Bluetooth signals.
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« Reply #344 on: September 14, 2017, 03:28:32 pm »

I am making something that resembles progress with my third year stuff for uni! I go back on Tuesday and was just told to 'rock up with some research and stuff for dissertation too' so let's hope!
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« Reply #345 on: September 14, 2017, 06:42:18 pm »

I am making something that resembles progress with my third year stuff for uni! I go back on Tuesday and was just told to 'rock up with some research and stuff for dissertation too' so let's hope!

Go get 'em!
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« Reply #346 on: September 14, 2017, 06:48:28 pm »

Go Lady Ava!

Also.... Snow Leopards taken off the endangered species list

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-41270646
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« Reply #347 on: September 17, 2017, 03:48:40 am »

I played with craft chemistry. One of the other people in our maker space was doing rust removal on steel truck frames by putting it in a huge plastic tub and filling it with vinegar. as i helped him with this project over the last week he mentioned he had to figure out what he was going to do with the rusty vinegar when he was done. Off the top of my head I figured the result would have to be an iron acetate, and tried figuring out what use it might have. Turns out it's a mordant for fabrics, and a stain for woods.

So today I finally did some experiments with it. Brushed it on some pine and maple and was a bit underwhelmed by it, then brushed it on some oak because I knew the tannins should react with it to turn it black with a few coats... in less than five minutes of brushing the oak with a paper towel dipped in the solution the whole area brush turned super black. and as it dried it became a more mat black with purple tones to it. then I found a scrap of cherry and tried some samples with oak tannins, without, diluted with tannins and dilutued without. I got four degrees of browns with red tones starting from an almost black rosey toned brown to a slightly rosey oak like color.
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« Reply #348 on: September 20, 2017, 01:59:28 pm »

Mushrooms, lots of mushrooms - Armillaria mellea.

Mushroom soup and fried mushrooms. Very tasty.

Today took fried mushrooms to work.
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« Reply #349 on: September 23, 2017, 09:26:20 am »

Although I have lived in South Africa for nearly a decade I am an American citizen (guess that makes me an American African ;-) ). Things have recently worked out for me to be with my family in Southern California for the Christmas season for the first time in many years.   
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