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No presents here. Mrs. Wife and me prefer to buy things we'd like during the year although she has told me just as soon as I get another job I can buy some more Festool power tools which I've been after for a long time.
Kippers? We love 'em and have them quite a few times a year.
We had our Christmas Day meal yesterday as Mrs. W is on duty this afternoon so she's taking a couple of Sainsbury' quiches in as a bring-and-share with the other nurses. For me, it's home alone with leftovers. On days like this I sometimes wish we had a dog I could take for a walk.
"I do not have to forgive my enemies, I have had them all shot." — Ramón Maria Narváez (1800-68).
"I don't need to shoot my enemies, I don't have any." - Me (2012).
In theory I don't know, as we haven't opened them yet - herself is on duty 8-2 today and tomorrow so we'll open them after lunch, which has just gone in the oven.
In practice, I chose it, bought it, wrapped it and stuck it under the tree, so I am aware what it it is...Nexus 7 32Gb. Or it was when I wrapped it...if she were me I would have substituted the box content by now just to lull me into a false sense of security.
But she isn't that duplicitous. She just used to try everything short of an x-ray to work out what her presents were, so I took Extreme Measures to prevent her working them out. I think the worst was the gift-wrapped cardboard box that took half the fridge space, and which I insisted had to stay in there until she opened it on Xmas day. Contents? A Singing Lobster, similar to "Billy the Wide Mouth Bass"[^] She sent so long trying to work out what I would get her that needed to be kept cool that she never spotted the real present out in plain sight.
If you get an email telling you that you can catch Swine Flu from tinned pork then just delete it. It's Spam.
She just used to try everything short of an x-ray to work out what her presents
were, so I took Extreme Measures to prevent her working them out. I think the
worst was the gift-wrapped cardboard box that took half the fridge space, and
which I insisted had to stay in there until she opened it on Xmas day. Contents?
A Singing Lobster, similar to "Billy the Wide Mouth Bass"[^] She sent so long trying to work out what I
would get her that needed to be kept cool that she never spotted the real
present out in plain sight.
The balding scotsman got sonos wireless speakers! (as well as all the usual other stuff!)
Heading down to visit my parents in Brechin soon, other family will be there so usual chaos will begin. We have one daughter down, she has really bad lurgy. The other daughter just has a head cold and is so bunged up she thinks she's deaf and as a result of that she is almost shouting when she talks. Now considering they were both up from before 6, I am a tad deaf myself now!
Get the short drive (40 miles) out of the way and I'll be on the falling over juice
We had a dinner party at work, followed by a night of improv games (like "who's line is it anyway"). I got a couple of gift cards there.
Usually at work all I look forward to is the time off and the bonus check. However, this company doesn't give any 'standard' days off. You earn a certain amount each pay period and get to choose when to take them, and you don't have to take a preset holiday off. No word on a bonus check yet. It's my first year here, so I'm not even sure if they do them.
I don't celebrate christmas, so outside of work there is nothing to report.
Eibach adjustable sway bars
Ford Racing 2009 GT500 (leather-wrapped) steering wheel
Gentex auto-dimming mirror
OEM black-bezel halogen headlights
Bathroom reading material
New thermos (2X)
Trunk diddy bag
A leg lamp from the movie A Christmas Story (quite possibly my favorite gift of all). "FRAH-GEEL-AY! Must be Italian..." - LMRNAO!
".45 ACP - because shooting twice is just silly" - JSOP, 2010 ----- You can never have too much ammo - unless you're swimming, or on fire. - JSOP, 2010 ----- "Why don't you tie a kerosene-soaked rag around your ankles so the ants won't climb up and eat your candy ass." - Dale Earnhardt, 1997
Antec Twelve Hundred V3 case
Eleventh Doctor's Sonic Screw Driver
0g plugs with NES Controller design
Skull-shaped shot glass
I'll have to wait a few days before I can swap my PC over to the new case, I didn't bring my power supply's cables (spending the first part of the week at my parents') and the fans in the new case have 3 pins instead of the molex connectors my current case's fans use. Need to get a USB 3.0 PCI card so I can use the front ports too (anyone know of a card with 2 19-pin internal USB 3.0 connectors? I've been unsuccessful finding one so far, some have 1 but I really don't want to have to buy 2 cards).
Also looking forward to going back to work with the sonic screwdriver in my pocket, and pointing at someone's computer the first time we have a support issue or bug come up.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, waging all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
I don't believe I am watching this at 1:20 AM... I haven't been to CP for a long time and when I finally got here, the only place I visit is The Lounge.
BTW it is fun to observe how CP subtitle changes over time... When I was registering it was homely "Your Visual Studio and .NET Homepage", at some point of time it changed to a serious "Programming Resource", and now it is a social "CodeBook For those who code". I think it accurately describes the evolution of CP
Heck, it's only 10 minutes into Christmas Day here, and I've just polished off Santa's share of the scotch and am working on his plate of cookies. I haven't got a chimney, and there's no way that fat bugger is going to slip through the kitchen sink air vent, so I assume he's sent all that's coming via Fedex, and he won't be stopping by. Just as well, as it takes until half past Spring to scrape the reindeer crap off the roof and out of the gutters when he does come to visit...
Second, I have decided to rewrite my Rich Text Editor project in C#, which is now my primary development language. I am going to add a bunch of Windows 7 features to the application, such as Jumplists, Task Dialogs, Application Restart and Recovery, and so on. I will also be implementing an automatic updater for the application.
Does anyone here have any ideas for other AddIns I can create for the application? The ones I already have in mind are a scripting AddIn (IronPython by default, has extensibility points for other languages) and a Web Browser AddIn (either CEF or GeckoFX. Or Both. ). The updater will also be its own AddIn.
If you want it to sell like the proverbial hotcakes, make a term paper add-in. Put in a search box for the topic, and a textbox for page count, then have it search the Web for relevant content to copy for the body, and links for an automatic bibliography and footnote generator. The output should be a completed term paper of the specified length containing not one word of original content, other than the student's name and class section. Trust me; grad students will pay megabucks for this...
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