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Author Topic: YET *EVEN* MORE things that made you happy today!  (Read 60066 times)
Madasasteamfish
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« Reply #800 on: June 13, 2020, 01:49:19 pm »

Today (Saturday June 13th) is world Gin Day, so therefore, the perfect excuse to have a G&T (or several) *hic*
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« Reply #801 on: June 13, 2020, 02:43:37 pm »

Today (Saturday June 13th) is world Gin Day, so therefore, the perfect excuse to have a G&T (or several) *hic*

Leave it up to you, Madas - not my tipple - now if they have World Bailey's Day, I would be in that, as I don't like any other alcoholic spirits!
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« Reply #802 on: June 17, 2020, 06:13:01 am »

A good piece of art. In this case is a piece I stumbled upon online by a Japanese artist who goes by the name "Toraji." It's the digital painting of a girl dressed as a Renaissance Era mounted knight (as in the *not Medieval* but Renaissance practice of jousting).

https://twitter.com/toratoraji
https://twitter.com/toratoraji/status/1254438755869458432

(You can zoom depending on your browser)




Excellent composition. The "paint strokes" are a bit too blurry, but otherwise nicely done. The portrait needs a background story. Based on the armour decoration, I'd say its a mid-1500's character. It's similar to one of those Renaissance Era portraits of Charles V. Perhaps an alternate history of a Princess in the Spanish side of the Habsburg family of the Holy Roman Empire, at a time when women would have had a more active role in the empire. "Infanta Anna Maria of Austria"
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« Reply #803 on: July 06, 2020, 10:47:47 am »

 Not Today, but actually Saturday the 4th. Got out the small round portable charcoal grill that I keep in my day pack (useful both as a grill and as a "firebowl" for camping in State parks and wilderness areas, though I've not done much of that of late).

Anyhow, I got the thing out, assembled it, gathered smallwood and larger sticks from our backyard, set up an old TV table, covered it with my old welder's fireproof blanket and built a stick fire in the bowl part, using the old "bushcraft" skills, as they seem to call them these days ("bushcrafting" has always seemd to be an odd term to me, it makes me keep seeing people sitting around crafting homemade shrubs from toilet paper and popsicle sticks in my mind's eye, for some reason Wink . ). Cotton lint tinder, ferro rod, and teensy twigs to start out, adding bigger wood, etc.

I put the grill on top, and cooked hotdogs over the fire (I don't like charcoal) for lunch. Fire in the grill, and "the works" on the dogs, perfect 4th of July meal for for COVID isolation. "Fireworks," if you wiil (corny joke, but hey, it's my comment. Put down those vegetables, now...)," and doesn't terrorize the neighbor's little dog, either.

Next experiment: cooking bacon and then eggs in a cast iron skillet on same grill for breakfast sometime soon. Maybe cornbread too, If I get brave and full of hubris.
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« Reply #804 on: July 07, 2020, 02:19:24 pm »

Final Terry Pratchett stories to be published in September.
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« Reply #805 on: July 08, 2020, 01:40:05 am »

That makes me even happier!!!!
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« Reply #806 on: July 08, 2020, 02:33:51 am »

That makes me even happier!!!!

Me too!
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« Reply #807 on: July 08, 2020, 11:09:02 pm »

I just learned that Doctor of Clinical Psychology Mary L. Trump's new book "Too Much and Never Enough, How my Family created the world's most dangerous man" is not only legally cleared for publication, its release date has been moved up to my birthday! Cheesy
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« Reply #808 on: July 09, 2020, 12:25:00 am »

I just learned that Doctor of Clinical Psychology Mary L. Trump's new book "Too Much and Never Enough, How my Family created the world's most dangerous man" is not only legally cleared for publication, its release date has been moved up to my birthday! Cheesy

Wow, aren't you the lucky one!! Is it on your gift list?
Heard about this forthcoming publication, even in the back of beyond down under - book is going to be a best seller before it hits the shelves - and, of course, it's all lies, according to it's subject!
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« Reply #809 on: July 09, 2020, 02:51:26 am »

1) No person is wholly good or wholly bad. Even Hitler had some good traits....maybe only two or three but he still had them.

2) There actually can be differing and even opposing opinions about Trump.

3) Just sayin', juneau.... 
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« Reply #810 on: July 14, 2020, 05:48:47 am »

'No DSS' letting bans 'ruled unlawful' by court.

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« Reply #811 on: August 01, 2020, 12:04:32 pm »

Another delivery of "junk".

A Wimshurst machine.
Now repaired and giving about 60mm sparks

(this made me tune my old one and improve it from 20mm to 65mm spark length)

A Van der Graaf generator.
80cm high, rated voltage: 400.000 volts.
Repaired, cleaned, works!

Two oscilloscopes, one needing minor repair.
One went into my lab, the other was repaired and will be given to a friend later today.

A function generator sine, square,...
which includes an audio amp of 30 watts.
30 watts sine, imagine this!

An AC-DC power supply that also has a fixed output of 6 volts fur tube heating.

And many other bits for the lab, all for free as they had gone to the skip otherwise.

As some "new" equipment was installed, other parts were surplus to requirements and these were given to friends.

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« Reply #812 on: August 12, 2020, 01:29:44 am »

Had about a hours worth of sheet lightning with the occasional forked stuff.  Grin
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« Reply #813 on: August 12, 2020, 02:15:37 am »

...
A Van der Graaf generator.
80cm high, rated voltage: 400.000 volts.
Repaired, cleaned, works!
...

Had about a hours worth of sheet lightning with the occasional forked stuff.  Grin

A giant Van der Graff generator ('way bigger than Bullet's... Grin Grin Grin )
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« Reply #814 on: August 24, 2020, 09:55:47 am »

Finally home today after an "overnight" hospital visit that turned into a 20 day hospital visit, with an extra operation on my foot & ankle tossed in for good measure!! Now trying to thaw out my feet as it is bloody freezing here, and I hate cold feet! There's been snow t low levels, freezing rain, hail and gale force winds - real Antarctic blast!

Can't even put a bedsock on the operated on foot, as I have pins and bits of metal poking out everywhere!

But, glad to be home with my 2 cats (the dog is on 'holidays' until all the metalwork comes out at the end of September) and int my own bed again!
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« Reply #815 on: August 24, 2020, 04:55:35 pm »

That's really good news Banfili.
If you have a beanbag, or something filled with those little polystyrene balls, try resting your foot on that as it's quite insulating and may help to warm up the frozen appendage  Cheesy
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« Reply #816 on: August 25, 2020, 02:53:23 am »

That's really good news Banfili.
If you have a beanbag, or something filled with those little polystyrene balls, try resting your foot on that as it's quite insulating and may help to warm up the frozen appendage  Cheesy

I have a couple of those, so will try it out - sounds like a good idea!
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« Reply #817 on: August 25, 2020, 04:29:33 am »

Good to see you back, Banfili!

hope you heal up quickly... try heating a cloth bag (or sock) full of uncooked rice in the microwave.
makes for an excellent hot pad for ~ 15 or 20 minutes. lasts longer if you throw a nice fluffy down quilt
( or the equivalent ) on top.

BTW we are talking about a huge change-up in BG over here that will affect all of us

"new admin needed"
http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,51232.0.html

all the best
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« Reply #818 on: August 25, 2020, 07:40:20 am »

Welcome back Banfili!
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« Reply #819 on: August 25, 2020, 12:08:29 pm »

Good to see you back, Banfili!

hope you heal up quickly... try heating a cloth bag (or sock) full of uncooked rice in the microwave.
makes for an excellent hot pad for ~ 15 or 20 minutes. lasts longer if you throw a nice fluffy down quilt
( or the equivalent ) on top.

BTW we are talking about a huge change-up in BG over here that will affect all of us

"new admin needed"
http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,51232.0.html

all the best
prof marvel


Have been keeping up with what's been going on - had my iPad mini 4 in hospital with me, & used their wifi for free!
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« Reply #820 on: August 26, 2020, 10:40:42 am »

My dear old somewhat slightly batty mum has always sung Happy Birthday to me every year on the day.

So, I just got a phone call and had to listen to it once again, bless her.

I said, mum, I'm 56, isn't it about time you stopped?

Her reply....... Never!, not whilst I still have breath.

So that's me told then.  Grin

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« Reply #821 on: August 26, 2020, 03:08:33 pm »

Happy Birthday, old chap! Smiley
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« Reply #822 on: August 26, 2020, 03:19:48 pm »

Happy Birthday, old chap! Smiley
old, OLD!, I'll have you know I am not........ OK, fair enough you can have that one.

Thank you Sir Henry. Just please don't sing to me.  Grin
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« Reply #823 on: August 26, 2020, 05:31:26 pm »

My dear old somewhat slightly batty mum has always sung Happy Birthday to me every year on the day.

So, I just got a phone call and had to listen to it once again, bless her.

I said, mum, I'm 56, isn't it about time you stopped?

Her reply....... Never!, not whilst I still have breath.

So that's me told then.  Grin



That's the sort of thing my Mother would/ will take to doing.  Many Happy Returns!
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« Reply #824 on: August 26, 2020, 05:43:59 pm »

Cheers James, I'm having a few shandies on my week off at the mo'
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