Weekend, Part II

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What's it to be then, eh?

Move the fire ring out from under the tree so the tree won't catch fire
1
8%
Lay around on your dead ass
3
25%
Dig out the sewing machine and make ineffective plague masks
2
17%
Bag up all those 5 1/4" floppies and throw them away
1
8%
Bag up all those 3 1/2" floppies and throw them away
1
8%
Pull up the weed barriers in the garden
1
8%
Fire up the chain saw and risk life and limb clearing out junk trees
1
8%
Take a trip to scenic Planet X
2
17%
 
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What's it to be then, eh?
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Bag up all those 5 1/4" floppies and donate them to the American Museum of Natural History. :p
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Don't do anything that might result in an accident that requires a visit to the hospital. Unless it is in NZ or China because everything is always wonderful there.
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ed wrote: Sat May 02, 2020 3:07 pm Don't do anything that might result in an accident that requires a visit to the hospital. Unless it is in NZ or China because everything is always wonderful there.
Could have used that advice before I whacked my left foot with the mattock when hacking out sumac roots. Steel-toed boots are great unless you target the medial tarsal. Fortunately I am not hobbled and nothing is broken. Except possibly in certain locations between the ears.
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In China you'd be cured already.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Sat May 02, 2020 3:05 pm Bag up all those 5 1/4" floppies and donate them to the American Museum of Natural History. :p
Need installation disks for Xerox Ventura Publisher or Zenographics Mirage? I haz em.
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ed wrote: Sat May 02, 2020 3:41 pm In China you'd be cured already.
Before or after a vacation in one of their spas in the remote parts of Mongolia?
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Oh yeah, it was my Dad's old mattock. Even has original duct tape still wrapped around the handle.

I take it as a message from beyond the grave.

"Did you say ouch?" --his favorite saying whenever one of us sustained any injury requiring stitches.
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Pyrrho wrote: Sat May 02, 2020 3:41 pm
Abdul Alhazred wrote: Sat May 02, 2020 3:05 pm Bag up all those 5 1/4" floppies and donate them to the American Museum of Natural History. :p
Need installation disks for Xerox Ventura Publisher or Zenographics Mirage? I haz em.
When I graduated college after my MS degree I used the college's equipment one last time to copy all my 5 1/4" floppies to "stiffies".

When I switched from Win 98 to Win 7 in 2009, the new computer had no floppy drive, so I set up a directory structure on my hard drive and copied them all there, then one last use of my Win 98 machine to burn the whole mess onto a CD.

At the present time "Old Floppy Archive" also lives on here and there in the cloud both zipped and unzipped.

Includes my super cool undergraduate project that makes it possible to play background music while doing something else on MS-DOS 3.31 :coolspecs:






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I may still have a 5 1/4" drive around here somewhere, but nothing to plug it into.
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Yea, and you'll need a controller for it that fits what's on a modern motherboard.
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Pretty sure the 5 1/4" inch drive was busted anyway. So I got packs of square beer coasters.
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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.
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I still have a working PC set up that has all three 5 1/4, 3 1/2 and CD-writer drives. Running Win 98SE. And I have an external Iomega Zip drive that I could probably get working on the same PC if I tried.
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I have an eight pound sledge hammer which belonged to me granddad or maybe earlier. Bring it on ya'll computer geeks.
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Me next door neighbor was using his saws-all to clear nandina roots from out the border.
Well one thing lead to another and goddammit we had honest to god face to face guy talk conversation.
Turns out his work may take him to Bahrain.
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Pyrrho wrote: Sat May 02, 2020 3:42 pm
ed wrote: Sat May 02, 2020 3:41 pm In China you'd be cured already.
Before or after a vacation in one of their spas in the remote parts of Mongolia?
No, then I would be buying your spleen for replacement surgery and your corpse would be touring in one of those Faces f the Dead exhibits that so epitomize the commies.
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Hmm an entrepreneur would sell transplant rights for the entrepreneur's various organs to the highest bidder. What am I bid for this gently used, well maintained left lung?

Anyway, I moved the fire ring.

Today I'm going out to take up the weed barriers in the garden.
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You might move the fire ring again, maybe back to where it was. Don't forget to summarize your activities and forward said summary to the relevant Team Members. And remember to keep your hands and eye off the Team's Members.
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Pulled up weed barriers. There are a few left to be done. Right now I am laying around on my <figuratively> dead ass.
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