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Ah - schadenfreude - I love it when some one's having a worse day than I! I am having a reoccurrence of the Amoebic Dysentery that I first got in Tehran in 1975. It comes back every once in a while, just to remind me of my mortality.
Antibiotics just seal the damn thing back up in its pustules, but the control procedures can be bearable. Pour a generous measure of brandy into a glass, together with a squirt of honey. Then add a cupful of hot ginger tea made by boiling up lots of peeled root ginger until the water is yellow.
It may kill me, but right now the world is sufficiently blurry that I won't notice!
I'm on my second "carpet spot cleaning" machine, which at least make it a little less unpleasant early in the morning (when you can get at it, which wasn't the case this AM).
The first was a Bisell - good machine let down by lack of thought. The suction tube has an internal spiral which traps the waste, and it all starts to stink very quickly. You can't clean it because it's not removable, and it gets plastic fatigue shortly after the warantee expires...
This one is a Rug Doctor - bigger, heavier, and not free of cr@p design problems (try cleaning the waste tanks some day, and the nozzle design traps cat hair where you can't get at it at all easily) but it's a lot more robust and reliable long term.
At least furface jumped off the bed today before he started to puke. vomit on the duvet is a lot less fun.
"I have no idea what I did, but I'm taking full credit for it." - ThisOldTony
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I bough, quite some years ago, a budget bathroom sink tap for our "new" bathroom. It was the "big box" store's house brand and an amazing bargain . . . at first. The cartridges wore out surprisingly quickly (at least the cold water side) and the replacements were amongst the most expensive . . . and only sold in pairs.
Eventually I took the cheap way out and bought a new set from a real brand. One of my earliest (but not last) made-in-China bargains. The infestation of untested and overpriced at any price junk had yet to fully encompass the world.
Now I look at the cost of spares to replace things before I buy the new one. Even the lovely Xeon box they bought me for work was against my recommendations. I wanted (and specified) an approximately equivalent gamer's box. It was cheaper up front and was built with standard parts rather than the exotica needed to care and feed a Xeon. Well - it's not my pocket but I spend other peoples money like it was my own (in the positive sense!). A digression - but look for the ability to maintain you purchases of value to you as part of the cost.
Well, these days I have the opportunity to work a lot at home. There is nothing worse than being in a deep coding trance, mighty bytes are flowing and suddenly in another room comes the sound of a cat upchucking.... and no, though they be family cats, they are not mine.
To make you feel better, I'll up you one - Saturday evening around midnight - snuggled into deep rem cycles...
Knock, knock on the bedroom door - wife opens the door - son: "Hey I heard the water heater making a weird sound. It's dumping water out the bottom, is it supposed to do that?"
<insert adrenaline="" rush="" here="">
How many of you know where your main cutoff is?
Yeah, I didn't get back to sleep until about 4am...
<italic>Stuck in a dysfunctional matrix from which I must escape...
"Where liberty dwells, there is my country." B. Franklin, 1783
“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” BF, 1759
"the debugger doesn't tell me anything because this code compiles just fine" - random QA comment
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COVID-19 is not funny to me. Yesterday, news just revealed a new cluster (source of 21 patients) at a restaurant that is within walking distance from my house. 1 confirmed case just a street away from me. It hit too close to home.
We have it one hop away at my wife's workplace, and a known person of us is already in quarentene...
but I still prefer to try to laugh about it than to get mad by panic and dumbness as many other people around here.
And with here I don't mean CP but the area I live in.
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
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The real problem, in my opinion, are all these people that are overdosing on hand sanitizer. All that does is INCREASE the chances of the virus becoming a real problem. Our bodies need conflict to get stronger and when you remove all viruses and bacteria, you end up weakening your immune system and now we'll have a weak herd and it will be a bigger problem than it should have been.
I'll paraphrase Master Oogway, we often create the future we are so desperately trying to avoid.
Social Media - A platform that makes it easier for the crazies to find each other.
Everyone is born right handed. Only the strongest overcome it.
Fight for left-handed rights and hand equality.
I've been using a Dell XPS 17 Laptop since 2012, and I love it. Big 17" screen, full keyboard with a separate numpad, NVidia GPU and Waves Audio. Just a great package and perfect for development. And no problems upgrading from Win 7 to Win 8 to Win 10 Enterprise
But... I was finding it was running really slow the last few years. Updates were painful, Visual Studio took several minutes to start, overall just sluggish.
So last weekend I just bit the bullet, and got an SSD drive to become my primary drive. I had originally planned to remove the DVD drive and install the original drive in its place, but found that there was an 2nd empty drive bay! Bonus.
So got the drive in, and installed Win 10 Ent. fresh. It all went smoothly and all of a sudden this laptop was cooking again. It only has a SATA 2 interface, but still significantly faster. I am just starting the process of copying files across from the old drive and I couldn't be happier.
if you can bear it make the system fully/only SSD.
having a spinner in even as a secondary disk still causes some slowness.
- booting, file searches, indexing, other background tasks etc still slowed by any present HDD's
- worse: if SSD gets too full windows and other apps will move swap/cache to the second drive
if you really need the spinner for say large/bulk file storage consider moving [it] to NAS.
also remember: once you go SSD you will never want go back.
(pain in the ass when doing things on clients / other peoples machines.)
after many otherwise intelligent sounding suggestions that achieved nothing the nice folks at Technet said the only solution was to low level format my hard disk then reinstall my signature. Sadly, this still didn't fix the issue!
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