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19 hours ago, TrevorOutlaw said:

Did that homeless man make it?

 

Yeah mate he did.  Thankfully

She's only lost one patient in 18 months of training and that was 2 year old lil' boy which hit her pretty hard for a while

 

Seriously bad news about the beard 😐 (Sorry can't help laughing)

Happened to me once with an eyebrow using hair clippers to trim them and the comb fell off ... looked a right freak.  

 

Hopefully the cold won't hang around if you get one

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3 hours ago, welshblue said:

Seriously bad news about the beard 😐 (Sorry can't help laughing)

 

Yeah, my wife was cracking up pretty good when I stepped out of the shower after shaving.  Mind you, I haven't shaved my face clean since I was in high school, over 20 years ago, and I always had various facial hair, but never clean shaven.  I just like the sophisticated look beard give.

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Rant:  this past week, due to the snow storm, my power was out for 4 straight days. 

 

Then it was on for a day. 

 

Now, due to the 2 new feet of snow we got yesterday, the power is out again. 

 

AND

 

I couldn’t drive to my house tonight because the roads hadn’t been plowed and a huge tree had fallen across the road to my house!

 

 

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:arrow-up: I thought you lived in California :lol: You've had more power outs than my daughter in South Africa 🤣.  Oh ........ I forgot you have PG&E 😱

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2 hours ago, Pixey said:

Oh ........ I forgot you have PG&E 😱

 

Exactly!

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I've been watching it on the news ... I must admit you's all cope with it better than us in the UK.  3 flakes and it's panic buying, 3" and it's at a standstill

 

Stay safe, if not warm ... 

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5 hours ago, welshblue said:

3 flakes and it's panic buying, 3" and it's at a standstill

 

You evidently haven't been to Virginia.  Whenever the weather report says snow is in the offing, there's a mad stampede to the grocery stores and the shelves get cleaned out as if the Apocalypse was coming.  Then...you have those yahoos who think sport car or those driving fancy Hummer (H2 or H3) thinking they can go no problem in snow and only get stuck because...they are dumb.  It gets worse with tractor-trailers.  I am glad Pennsylvania banned tractor-trailers in their state when a monster snowstorm heads to the New England region.

 

In North Carolina, there was a snow that dropped several inches of snow, and you would think those city folks would know how to drive in snow.  L-O-L.  One yahoo decided to redline his engine and it combusted into flames, destroying his Camaro.  The Internet had a field day with making meme out of the photograph.

 

Here's one example and it get me cracking every time.

 

GlenewoodAveMemes.jpg

 

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Those images are priceless @TrevorOutlaw!  :lol:    We Northerners laugh...a snowstorm in a southern city will grind that city to a halt.

In Pennsylvania, we just keep on truckin'.  Not to say there aren't any accidents.

Just 3 weeks ago we had a 'substantial' snow event. I travel a 33-mile stretch of Interstate 79 to get to work...there were 5 accidents along that stretch,

mainly 'fender-benders', though, a couple looked totaled.

 

Regardless of being able to drive in snowy conditions, Spring can't get here soon enough!

 

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It appears that a certain commercial image editor will be updated to use the Paint.NET G'MIC executable because the G'MIC authors are no longer distributing compiled versions of the G'MIC-Qt  standalone app on Windows.

 

I tried to tell one of the developers of that program that I will be changing how Paint.NET communicates with the G'MIC executable in a future version.

But it appears that they think it is easier to use my Paint.NET executable than to do the correct thing and build the standalone version from source. 😕

 

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20 hours ago, lynxster4 said:

Will this affect your plugin?  :|

 

The Paint.NET version of G'MIC-Qt is not intended for use by other applications, so if another application is using it I will not let that stop me from making any changes.

 

I am currently investigating how to make the Apply button work like in GIMP or Krita, where it shows a preview on the canvas (like most other PDN plugins).

The one issue with this is that after you press Apply the plugin cannot be canceled,  you would have to use undo in the :WindowHistory: History window after the plugin closes.

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So a few miles south of me on Sunday, we had the worst car pileup in Wisconsin history. 131 cars in a near-whiteout storm.

 

All I could think is, "It's February. In Wisconsin. On the weekend. Why are you trying to act like it's June?!? Stay home!"

 

Only one fatality, but that's really one too many. Don't go out if you can avoid it!

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3 hours ago, LionsDragon said:

Only one fatality, but that's really one too many

 

Always one too many.  Very rarely such a thing as a true 'accident' ... usually driver error.

Maybe I'm turning into a grumpy old man but since cars got 'safer' the standard of driving has really dropped here ... As a petrol head I must have missed the car technology part when indicators became an optional extra 

 

Totally different now, but men who use supermarket toilets, then don't wash their hands.  How is it OK to handle fruit and veg, then put it back

The devil on one side of my shoulder ... my wife on the other - " Don't you dare say anything ... "

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@LionsDragon I saw the images on the news.  I can't believe only one poor soul passed away as the images were unbelievable.  So glad you are okay <3

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Living in the forest is generally a really cool thing.

 

Unless your power is off for a full third of February and no Internet for half the month!  Oh, and...

 

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Storm damage to the garage!

 

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Very true.

 

Plus, a newly smashed, very old, broken-down washing machine I'd forgotten was back there.

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5 hours ago, BoltBait said:

Storm damage to the garage!

 

Ouch.

 

2 foot one way no damage ... 2 foot the other way - demolished gable end of garage.

Sadly 'm trying to identify the offender.  Bark and heart  looks like Douglas Fir but it's friends have branches of Cedar or possibly Hemlock 

Nice firewood or planks as a silver lining

 

Any damage to the roof truss or can you replace some sheeting and shingles ?

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8 hours ago, welshblue said:

Any damage to the roof truss or can you replace some sheeting and shingles ?

 

I'll leave that up to the experts. I have contractors and adjusters coming up this weekend+

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On 3/8/2019 at 5:54 PM, BoltBait said:

experts. I have contractors

 

Don't always go hand in hand in the UK 😐  I've seen some right shoddy work, hopefully the US has got prouder craftsmen

 

Speaking of cowboys.  When you can't log into your betting account due to technical difficulties, to cash a bet in early 😭

 

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Pig sick doesn't cover it.  The cash in was £2600 before the site crashed 😭 (Worse, is what it would have been with 2 goals in the Plymouth game)

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Well looks like I'll be going into early retirement (58 years old) in a couple of months. I could re-locate to another state, but not in the mood anymore. Been with the company for 38 years and don't feel like starting over again. All the kids have grown up and moved out, but I think it's time to throw in the towel instead of trying something new....

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@BoltBait - sorry to read about your broken garage.  Boy, you've had a lot of aggro lately 😱

 

@dipstick Yep - to retire and move too, sounds like a lot.  One thing at a time 😉

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That bites the big one @dipstick!   I hope you are able to financially retire.  Losing a job at our age, it isn't so easy finding a new one.

 

And you've got about 4 years to go till you can 'collect' at 62.

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