Weekly Off-Topic Thread #232

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Weekly Off-Topic Thread #232

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Interesting link and thanks for the reminder it's Friday the 13th. Since we have  2 black cats we've definitely altered our paths, especially when it's feeding time! LOL. I would think/hope in our house culture a "black cat is revered as a good omen or good luck charm, not a portent of evil.". Smiley Wink

 

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Friggatriskaidekaphobia

 

We had 2 black cats at once, and no worse bad luck than we always have.

 

They've been showing a dog doing Double Dutch, on local news all morning.  4 legs and better than many humans!

 

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Amazing, and what a smart/acrobatic dog! Smiley Happy

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There's absolutely nothing wrong with 13. I got married on a Friday the 13th after living together 13 years, and last November we celebrated our 13th (26th) anniversary. Thirteen is my lucky number.

 

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I'm gonna go take my valium and bourbon now. Smiley WinkSmiley LOL

 

 

 

 




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I remember that story from our last Friday the 13th, LOL!  And no fair on the Spoiler via email, it shows everything!

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Ha ha @ CJ.

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     It's Saturday the 14th now.  As usual I was really tired earlier....had a nap....and now I'm good to go until 2 to 3 AM.  I hope the expected storms hold off until I can get the lawn mowed later this morning.

     Won't be long now and I'll be planting my tomato plants.  I can taste those BLT's already.

I'll have to dig up some of the dirt in my tomato bed.  I made the mistake of using Miracle Grow garden soil a couple of years ago.  First crop was a total disaster.  Then I made the mistake of not digging all that junk up and replacing it with good soil......I just added a 40 lb. bag of top soil.  It helped but last summer was still not up to my standards.  So Now I'm gonna get rid of all that Miracle Grow junk and replace it with good, old fashioned top soil mixed with some fertilizer.....the formula I've had so much success with in the past.

    

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I gave up Miracle Grow several years ago; I swear it causes root rot!

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BLT now that sounds good for lunch might spice mine up with some Avocado slices.

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spd2demun wrote:

I gave up Miracle Grow several years ago; I swear it causes root rot!


Exact same thing here too. I plant a dozen Tubular Begonias ("Big Leaf Begonias") large hanging baskets for the back porch every year. The absolute worst product I've ever used was "Miracle-Gro Moisture Control Potting Mix". It was impossible to even cut down on the watering and this soil kept the roots wet, even with good drainage, causing the whole plant to rot off and die. Their claim it protects from overwatering is bull! To top it off this soil is about twice as expensive as most potting soils, and will never use it again. Even the name is misleading and it should be called, "water retention potting soil" instead of "moisture control".

Another "Scotts Miracle-Gro Company" product I've had lots of trouble with is their "coated grass seed". Could not get this seed to sprout/germinate even after keeping it damp for more than a month. Their company headquarters is only 40 miles from me, in Marysville Ohio, and I've taken a lot of turf courses there. Called to complain about this expensive seed not germinating and all they could do was offer me my money back if I would produce the receipt. Lots of radio commercials airing here blasting Scott's grass seeds for the coating just adding twice the weight to a bag and you receive half the product. I believe it and will buy a different brand of seed next time around.

 

Not looking forward to another year of trying to grow tomatoes. Can't plant them in the ground because all the Black Walnut Tree roots in the ground will kill them. Invested some big bucks in large pots/containers last year in addition to large cubes of good potting soil mix. Between the hornworms, deer, groundhogs, squirrels, blight, fungus, etc., didn't even get a crop the last half of the year when that should be the best. Smiley Sad

 

Thought about getting one of these solar powered electric fence chargers to keep the deer, groundhogs, squirrels away from the plants. But would have to train Charlie to stay away from it and a real pain to work around the plants, even if turned off, with wires running everywhere.

 

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Oh boy!  Near disaster here tonight.  I accidentally tipped over a glass about 2/3 full of orange juice.  It went all over the top of the end table and then ran off onto my Dell laptop's keyboard.  I immediately grabbed towels and then my computer and rushed to the kitchen....turned it upside down over the sink and dumped all the juice I could...then used paper towels dampened with water.  It's hard getting between the keys.  Fortunately Dell has a cover under the keys so I don't think any juice got into the guts of the PC.  It's all dried out now and everything seems to be working smoothly.   Maybe I got lucky this time. My wife cleaned off the end table while I was taking care of the laptop.

 

My son persuaded me to give Google Chrome another try.  So I installed it.  I'm getting along with it better this time than on previous attempts.  I admit it is a bit faster than FF but I still think I prefer FF.  A couple of little things sway me that direction.  One has to do with my long list of Bookmarks.  With FF when I return to the Bookmark list it goes back to the previous spot.  But chrome always takes me way back to the top of the list and I have to scroll down to return to my previous spot.  Not a big thing....but significant to me. I had some problem figuring out how to import my bookmark list from FF over to Chrome. But I was successful so no problem there.  I'm still alternating back and forth between them.  Don't know which way I'll go in the end.  Maybe I'll just leave them both on here permanently.  I'm using Chrome right now.  There is a beta version of Ad-Blocker Plus available for Chrome and I've got it installed.

 

One of our U-verse remote units is giving me trouble.  The most used buttons like, for example the volume, are acting up.  Very difficult to make it work.  I've tried to figure out a way into the guts to spray some contact cleaner in there but I haven't been successful.  Anyone know who we are supposed to call to get a new remote?  (NO I didn't spill orange juice on it.)Smiley Wink

 

OK.....time to hit the sack.  Had a very busy day Saturday but hopefully today will be more relaxed.  Just hope we don't get any severe storms here.

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hpmsrm wrote:

Oh boy!  Near disaster here tonight.  I accidentally tipped over a glass about 2/3 full of orange juice.  It went all over the top of the end table and then ran off onto my Dell laptop's keyboard.  I immediately grabbed towels and then my computer and rushed to the kitchen....turned it upside down over the sink and dumped all the juice I could...then used paper towels dampened with water.  It's hard getting between the keys.  Fortunately Dell has a cover under the keys so I don't think any juice got into the guts of the PC.  It's all dried out now and everything seems to be working smoothly.   Maybe I got lucky this time. My wife cleaned off the end table while I was taking care of the laptop.

 

My son persuaded me to give Google Chrome another try.  So I installed it.  I'm getting along with it better this time than on previous attempts.  I admit it is a bit faster than FF but I still think I prefer FF.  A couple of little things sway me that direction.  One has to do with my long list of Bookmarks.  With FF when I return to the Bookmark list it goes back to the previous spot.  But chrome always takes me way back to the top of the list and I have to scroll down to return to my previous spot.  Not a big thing....but significant to me. I had some problem figuring out how to import my bookmark list from FF over to Chrome. But I was successful so no problem there.  I'm still alternating back and forth between them.  Don't know which way I'll go in the end.  Maybe I'll just leave them both on here permanently.  I'm using Chrome right now.  There is a beta version of Ad-Blocker Plus available for Chrome and I've got it installed.

 

One of our U-verse remote units is giving me trouble.  The most used buttons like, for example the volume, are acting up.  Very difficult to make it work.  I've tried to figure out a way into the guts to spray some contact cleaner in there but I haven't been successful.  Anyone know who we are supposed to call to get a new remote?  (NO I didn't spill orange juice on it.)Smiley Wink

 

OK.....time to hit the sack.  Had a very busy day Saturday but hopefully today will be more relaxed.  Just hope we don't get any severe storms here.



Does mommy need to get little Phil a tippy-cup? Smiley WinkSmiley LOL

 

 

For the remote, if you can get it open, there will be a printed circuit board with bare traces that align with the individual buttons. A white ink eraser (not an old dried up one) works very well at cleaning those bare circuit traces. For the button membrane, under each button is a little disc of conductive material (some type of graphite i think), A soft toothbrush and mild, fairly warm, dish soap solution works good for cleaning the under side of the button membrane. Get into all the button pockets around the discs and get the top side of the membrane as well.

 

As far as getting it open, there should be a small screw either in the battery compartment or under the label on back of the remote. Once the screw is out, you should be able to pop it open. You might have to used a small flat screwdriver to pry it open along the seam.

 

 




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hpmsrm wrote:

Oh boy!  Near disaster here tonight.  I accidentally tipped over a glass about 2/3 full of orange juice.  It went all over the top of the end table and then ran off onto my Dell laptop's keyboard.  I immediately grabbed towels and then my computer and rushed to the kitchen....turned it upside down over the sink and dumped all the juice I could...then used paper towels dampened with water.  It's hard getting between the keys.  Fortunately Dell has a cover under the keys so I don't think any juice got into the guts of the PC.  It's all dried out now and everything seems to be working smoothly.   Maybe I got lucky this time. My wife cleaned off the end table while I was taking care of the laptop.

 

My son persuaded me to give Google Chrome another try.  So I installed it.  I'm getting along with it better this time than on previous attempts.  I admit it is a bit faster than FF but I still think I prefer FF.  A couple of little things sway me that direction.  One has to do with my long list of Bookmarks.  With FF when I return to the Bookmark list it goes back to the previous spot.  But chrome always takes me way back to the top of the list and I have to scroll down to return to my previous spot.  Not a big thing....but significant to me. I had some problem figuring out how to import my bookmark list from FF over to Chrome. But I was successful so no problem there.  I'm still alternating back and forth between them.  Don't know which way I'll go in the end.  Maybe I'll just leave them both on here permanently.  I'm using Chrome right now.  There is a beta version of Ad-Blocker Plus available for Chrome and I've got it installed.

 

One of our U-verse remote units is giving me trouble.  The most used buttons like, for example the volume, are acting up.  Very difficult to make it work.  I've tried to figure out a way into the guts to spray some contact cleaner in there but I haven't been successful.  Anyone know who we are supposed to call to get a new remote?  (NO I didn't spill orange juice on it.)Smiley Wink

 

OK.....time to hit the sack.  Had a very busy day Saturday but hopefully today will be more relaxed.  Just hope we don't get any severe storms here.


 

Last time I used support chat and asked for 2 new ones.  Sent UPS two day air and no charge for remotes or shipping.   Here is the chat link: http://www.att.com/esupport/index.jsp

 

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Regarding the orange juice in the laptop, your keys are probably going to begin sticking as time goes by.  My wife dumped a glass of Vernors in hers and I got Acer to send another keyboard.  I got a tech manual for the computer with the help of SJ and replaced the keyboard myself.  Upon removing the old keyboard I discovered I could wash it off and reinstall it.  I don't know if you would be able to do that but if you can then remove the keyboard and clean it.

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