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Author Topic: YET *EVEN* MORE things that made you happy today!  (Read 13295 times)
Banfili
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Australia Australia



« Reply #375 on: December 22, 2017, 09:29:08 pm »

Good news, indeed, Xenos!

Have a friend visiting for Christmas - very nice!
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Cora Courcelle
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England England



« Reply #376 on: December 24, 2017, 06:26:19 pm »

After a horrible few weeks, with bereavement and the sad job of clearing mother-in-laws flat and sorting out the many different bits of paperwork, it is good to be back here.
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You have to tread a fine line between avant-garde surrealism and getting yourself sectioned...
Xenos
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Sudan Sudan


Capt of the "AO Victoria," Cdr of the Aeronauts!


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« Reply #377 on: December 31, 2017, 08:12:18 pm »

First week at work down. Holy SH*T. Been a wild ride, but good pay. First check is Thursday, will be short than the regular will be because it's the FIRST check, but is enough to cover our bills for the half month.
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Don't let these shakes go on, it's time we had a break from it. Send me to the rear! Where the Tides of Madness swell, and men sliding into Hell...

Oh please don't let these shakes go on...
Banfili
Zeppelin Captain
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Australia Australia



« Reply #378 on: December 31, 2017, 10:58:10 pm »

New cousin born 27th Dec - little boy called Eric!

Congratulations, Xenos!

Commiserations and sympathy Ms Courcelle. A tough time and a tough job, made a little worse, I would suppose, by the time of year.
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Synistor 303
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Australia Australia


Zenyna Ironbracker


« Reply #379 on: January 01, 2018, 10:43:15 am »

Almost missed Christmas, but after three years of struggling, I was diagnosed with chronic asthma! I am overjoyed, as now I can do something to vastly improve the uptake of oxygen! (And I can stay alive and stuff...) Getting better already.
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Cora Courcelle
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« Reply #380 on: January 05, 2018, 08:33:56 pm »

Thank you Banfili.  We are looking forward now and hopefully 2018 will be a good year for us all.

Great news Synistor - not that you've got asthma, but that now it's diagnosed you can be treated.  Continued breathing is such a good idea.
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Synistor 303
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Zenyna Ironbracker


« Reply #381 on: January 06, 2018, 01:11:29 am »

I must admit, I do so enjoy breathing...
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Sir Henry
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United Kingdom United Kingdom


Poking the i's and drinking the t's


« Reply #382 on: January 06, 2018, 09:10:10 am »

I must admit, I do so enjoy breathing...
Yes indeed, one of the few things that doesn't get boring with endless repetition.
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Cry "Have at!" and let's lick the togs of Waugh!
Arsed not for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for tea.
The Bullet
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Germany Germany



« Reply #383 on: January 06, 2018, 11:09:58 pm »

Found the problem in my oldest Tesla Coil:
(the one I built as a student)
Electrical problems sometimes have purely mechanical causes.
It was a loose screw. The one that clamps the wire to the HV capacitor bank terminal block.
This coil is limited to about 10cms of spark length.
So I can use it for demonstration purposes:

Fired up:




target electrode approaching from top left:





First strike into target:




Continuous arcs to target:



Happy to have it working properly again.
The light, noise, the smell of ozone........
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If brute force does not work....you´re not using enough of it.
Mercury Wells
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I insiste that you do call me WELLS. :)


« Reply #384 on: January 07, 2018, 12:55:26 am »

Herr Bullet, is there any chance of a video?
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Oh...my old war wound? I got that at The Battle of Dorking. Very nasty affair that was, I can tell you.

The Ministry of Tea respectfully advises you to drink one cup of tea day...for that +5 Moral Fibre stat.
Madasasteamfish
A clanger waiting to be dropped......
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Rogue Ætherlord
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United Kingdom United Kingdom


09madasafish
« Reply #385 on: January 13, 2018, 06:58:34 pm »

Last night at my Model Rail club we had an unexpected (well to me at least) visit from a local guy looking to get rid of a load of his/his late father's model rail stuff due to a house move, and after a good rummage through the boxes, this was my haul:


All for nothing  Grin

There was quite a bit of stuff we advised him to hang onto and get in touch with a specialist auctioneer to sell, but most of the stuff people laid claim to was like the above (kit and scratchbuilding supplies which would too much trouble to actually be worth him selling).
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I made a note in my diary on the way over here. Simply says; "Bugger!"

"DON'T THINK OF IT AS DYING, JUST THINK OF IT AS LEAVING EARLY TO AVOID THE RUSH."
Banfili
Zeppelin Captain
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Australia Australia



« Reply #386 on: January 14, 2018, 06:58:39 am »

Well done, madas!
Had a lovely visit from my friend two or three valleys over - sort of a late birthday/Christmas/New Year catch up.
And my little black rescue cat and I had a smooge session with MEGA HUGE purrs - a real breakthrough moment!!  Grin Grin
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J. Wilhelm
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Immortal
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United States United States


Sentisne fortunatum punkus? Veni. Diem meum comple


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« Reply #387 on: January 14, 2018, 07:23:53 am »

World's smallest cat - Big Cats: Preview - BBC One
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The Bullet
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Germany Germany



« Reply #388 on: January 14, 2018, 11:15:51 am »

AGM Yesterday.
Received a medal for 25 years of service as a voluntary fireman.
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Banfili
Zeppelin Captain
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Australia Australia



« Reply #389 on: January 14, 2018, 11:59:15 am »

What a little beauty, J. Wilhelm!

Congratulations Mr Bullet - a grand achievement indeed!
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