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Cellar Meta » Summer soltice » 6/01/2022 6:07 pm

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monster wrote:

But who's got a brand new combine harvester?
 

ok, ok, but... who's got a brand new bag?

Home Base » What's making you super stoked (amped) today? » 5/28/2022 7:06 pm

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What's making me super stoked today?

Amped?  HOW AMPED?

Glad you asked, thanks.  8.0 to be precise.  Well, 8.0 per hour.  times two.  yeah... times two.

I just got another tool, and if you know me, you know I'm nothing if not a tool ... fan.  Today I got a new string trimmer from Milwaukee.  It's my first M18 battery series tool.  I have several M12 based tools, this is new though.

This new trimmer does what it says on the box(tin). I have two other working trimmers, they're MONSTER Trucks compared to this one, a couple Stihl FS-90s, even one with the bicycle handles.  They're beasts.  And this new electric tool is a beast too.  I don't have a whole yard-day with the tool, but I have killed some grass and frightened some irises.  I do like it so far, for sure.  It has a nice variable speed trigger *and* two power modes, rabbit and turtle.   I have been most infatuated by the string reloading trimmer head.  Some big brains, who've actually used and cried over the reloading process in BRAND X, they've sat down and figured out how to reload the string into the head.  I'll leave it to those that are interested/scarred from the experience to look it up on their own.  Essentially, when the line needs to be replaced, you line up a couple marks on the trimmer head, feed a thirty foot section of line COMPLETELY THROUGH THE HEAD, finding the center by aligning the ends, then cranking the head like a big wind up key, spooling up the ends of the line, in each hole, simultaneously, until you're at cutting length. 

Back to work.

OH!

Two, yeah, I bought the tool, with battery, $300.  and I bought another spare battery, $200.  OUCH. one on the tool, one on the charger.  But buy once, cry once.  and I'm done cryin.

AMPED, YEAH!

 

Home Base » What's making you super stoked (amped) today? » 5/28/2022 6:11 pm

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a tip of the cap to some of you ...
MAXIMUM CONGRATULATIONS TO mm.  Brava, well done!

I know you'll keep makin your Dad proud, don't be reluctant to throw a little shade or embarrassment his way, I'd consider it a personal favor to me.  But, srsly, good job, keep it up, you're doing great, you're gonna be great!

 

Quality Images & Videos » Got Cars » 5/19/2022 8:57 pm

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ain't nothin lackin...


well done, well done.

Sports » Bikes! » 5/17/2022 7:30 pm

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xoxoxoBruce wrote:

Here's a short clip of Griff on a quiet afternoon...

https://twitter.com/i/status/1525738920956375040

 

Bennie, right?

my dog, I love that dog!!!!

rider's super OK too!!!

THANK YOU!

Sports » Bikes! » 5/17/2022 7:28 pm

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The pics of the trail are not remarkable.

The trail surface is fine, mostly fine, in places.  But after we traded, while I was on her bike, there were a couple of places where I didn't just glide over in my fat 29ers, and her bike was REDIRECTED OVER HERE OFF THE TRAIL YOU MUST GO NOW. when I hit  a couple of rocks that I wasn't paying enough attention to,

Her bike, smaller in every way, is just more jittery and attention requiring than mine for this kind of trail.

Not a problem on pavement, but.... we don't always travel on the pavement.

I don't have a picture of me returning any favors to my bike, (BLESS!) But I would post them if I had them.

So she's looking for a new, additional bike to bring to the kinds of rides that will be nicer when the tires are over 1.5".

 

Sports » Bikes! » 5/17/2022 7:19 pm

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oopsie, here's the pic:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/AM-JKLWJQwjRcdb_pGHd_7KPaD6iIYLoW3wuqez5nTajyt-YVuTyw0zuoHfIl2-E30EOTAm77YgYUVkCay_cwjwSiYUUzegcZ_wzSsjmPcXPN4DY3JOI9_7HT6eOy9GRsDciyeZOjVcH_BPERM4fwOkjgR3Z_A=w1288-h969-no?authuser=0

Sports » Bikes! » 5/17/2022 7:19 pm

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Twil and I also had a nice ride recently. ON BICYCLES YOU PERVERT.  Friend, but... still pervert.  It's part of your charm.  Relax, I still loveya.  ...

...

Back to the ride.  This is from the first bridge over the Klickitat River (draining into the mighty Columbia) (come at me bro).  Ridiculously picturesque. And the scenery is nice, too. aaaaannnnyyyhow. We had a nice ride from the Lyle trailhead, upriver until it was time to turnaround.

heh.

Funny story.

y'all have seen my bike, it's not a beater but it is a commuter. It's my (singular) bike. I *do* love my bike, and Twil really struggled on the upper reaches of our ride.  When I described the trail surface to my hardcore-biker friend at work, he said, "yeah, baby heads".  Ew.  Yeah, fist sized basalt rocks for sections of the trail.  I was OK, but Twil was struggling.  Really, it was down to the tires.  My bike has BIGGER tires, letting me roll over the lumpty bumps more easily than her.  We stopped and I offered to swap bikes with her.  

Well this time she accepted. 

We rode upriver another little while as she familiarized herself with this new bike.  Then we stopped for real, deciding this was the turnaround, and when  I reapproached my bike to ride back to the trailhead, where the car and and upholstery and water and plumbing was waiting for us.... Twil said 

"No, I'm not giving this back."

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOOOLOLOLOL

 

Sports » Bikes! » 5/17/2022 7:03 pm

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xoxoxoBruce wrote:

Buffalo Soldiers prove bikes are cheaper, faster, better than horses... no friends in the calvary...
https://i.postimg.cc/SKtk6QHn/Buffalo-Soldiers.jpg

I have been to the Travertine Falls in Yellowstone Park.

I didn't park my bucking fike on the falls, but, yeah, I been there.

Current Events » California » 5/17/2022 6:59 pm

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I grew up in SoCal.  Moved there from Ohio in 1973.  Left in 1990.  I did love California, and I do love *parts* of California.  BLUF--Bottom Line Up Front--too many people in too little space.  

I commuted into LA, and by the time I left, my 80 mile commute (each way) I could have hopped from rooftop to rooftop and never touched the ground until I reached the Pacific Ocean.  So. So. So Crowded.

I left for economic reasons.  That was a good choice on my part, but I do still love the dream of California.

Sports » Bikes! » 4/16/2022 2:52 pm

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This week is my one year anniversary of cycling to work

Home Base » Products I Wholeheartedly Endorse » 4/12/2022 6:19 pm

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The hopper IS insulated, as in double walled, like your double pane windows.  The ice DOES melt, for example, when I come home, the topmost part has a bit of a glistening crust to it.  I crack that down and mix it in and serve it up.  But that's when it's been sitting for ten hours.  There's a optical sensor I reckon that detects the level of the ice at the point where it dumps into the hopper.  That back wall fills up first and highest, left alone, that part melts the most.  When we're using it heavily, I try to use the little plastic scoop to move the bulk of the ice forward towards the handle where it is both easier to get to with the scoop and the most out of the way for the new ice to come into the hopper.

Also, it does have controls, power, light high low off, clean.  The only one I've used so far on purpose is the light control.

Home Base » Adventures of Home Ownership » 4/11/2022 7:05 pm

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bbro wrote:

I just checked them earlier today and they're still looking pretty good.  We've had a decent amount of rain, though.  And the planter is all sand and pebbles, so I think it retains moisture better.

Mulch retains moisture better.  Sand and pebbles drain better.  Think about it, what holds the water in?  Spongy stuff, the opposite of sand and pebbles.

Current Events » Psst, want some easy money? » 4/11/2022 7:02 pm

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I'm skeptical.

I don't think the fellow in the picture is the fellow in the caption.

Nothingland » What is pissing you the fuck off right now? » 4/09/2022 8:59 pm

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Went to the local seed - feed for some hardware.  I got a couple bags of crimson clover seed and wildflower seed while I was there in addition to the hardware.  When I got back to my truck, I noticed it had been burgled.  

Fuckers.

Cigarette ash on the seat, all my shit ransacked. Murder comes to mind, though I'm mostly over that part too.  I don't really keep anything in there worth selling, so no loss there.  As long as you're not counting that chunk of my faith in human nature.

Fuckers.

Creative Expression » Puzzles » 4/09/2022 4:24 pm

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Well, friends.  Wordle's fun.  I enjoyed it until I scorned it as a NYT product. Just on principle, of course.

Here's my new tormentor.  I read that it's like if you cranked the difficulty knob on Wordle all the way to "hard" so violently it snapped off.  It's called Semantle.  

From Inputmag.com:

'Semantle' is like 'Wordle' on God level difficulty 236

The number of tries it took to win my first game of Semantle.
Andrew Paul 4.7.2022 12:38 PM
There are a lot of heavenly bodies in the Wordle universe, but the recently discovered Semantle is its black hole — a location situated within the internet’s space-time that draws you in, consumes your mental faculties, and crushes your spirit into an infinitesimal point of desperation.In short: It’s basically the Elden Ring of word logic games — Wordle on God Level Difficulty setting — and both addictive and fascinating in a way its progenitor can’t match. Trust me: You are not prepared for what lies ahead of you.
...
Wordle is dead, as far as I’m concerned. Leave it behind the New York Time’s paywall. Something like Semantle feels more ingenious, pure, and because of its ridiculous complexity, unlikely to become defiled by the highest corporate bidder anytime soon...

Soon. Imminent. Near. Aside. Detour. Rabbit hole.

The good news is that your suffering will never last longer than twenty-four hours, since a new secret word is chose at 0000 hrs UTC.    On the other hand, if you sleep for eight of those, you'll probably be locked in struggle for

Politics » Funny Politics carefully » 4/09/2022 3:58 pm

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Which dog is Hannity really whistling for?





The bit about @ Rep MTG being a socioflake was pretty funny too.

Image of the Day » She's Got Legs » 4/09/2022 11:23 am

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Seems like a lot of something on the lid of the cup

Sports » Bikes! » 4/06/2022 9:40 pm

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so, yeah.

"bikes"  aka nightmares. scarin all the other bike babies.



 

Sports » Bikes! » 4/06/2022 7:51 pm

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More Brompton, more love.

Cargo hauling?  Whoa.  And the lights.  Impressive.



 

Sports » Bikes! » 4/05/2022 7:21 pm

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xoxoxoBruce wrote:

A folder.


 

I LIKE IT!

I don't have a multi-modal transportation commute, so this particular rig isn't appealing on its main feature.  But that feature looks like an out-of-the-park home run.  I like the little ear-wheels on the steering stem used to dolly it in folded state.  Very cool.

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