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Message 85666 - Posted: 3 Apr 2018, 13:41:58 UTC

A glance in one's inbox reveals it is but a fraction of what it once was. Grumble or glory? I'll leave others to decide. ;-)
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Message 85667 - Posted: 3 Apr 2018, 14:34:42 UTC - in response to Message 85666.  

That was deleted's request... So done and dusted. Some people will be glad, others... if they didn't have email notification on on PMs... sad.
No, they can't be gotten back.
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Message 85669 - Posted: 3 Apr 2018, 16:10:32 UTC - in response to Message 85667.  
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The double jeopardy option was disabled some time ago. ;-) Some (the better imho) from the earlier days will have survived, however. I wish the gentleman well.

edit: Gib will again be Ffing-free as of tomorrow pm. The boards too, for those that expressed an interest in that. ;-)
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Message 86611 - Posted: 18 Jun 2018, 16:06:49 UTC

Clyde ejaculates all over politics again. 8 threads, 8 posts by Clyde. None worth the time it takes to download them. Someone will have to clean up the mess and the rest of us have to wait for the wet spot to dry.
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Message 87117 - Posted: 15 Jul 2018, 19:15:56 UTC

Something happened involving my knee under the little slidey table where the keyboard and mouse live, and now I can't get rid of Microsoft dumping their home page/search engine/news feed stuff on EVERY TAB I OPEN

Even when I think I finally have... oh no... no... look... there it is... it comes back just exactly how I didn't order it to.
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Message 87118 - Posted: 15 Jul 2018, 19:47:43 UTC - in response to Message 87117.  

Something happened involving my knee under the little slidey table where the keyboard and mouse live, and now I can't get rid of Microsoft dumping their home page/search engine/news feed stuff on EVERY TAB I OPEN

Even when I think I finally have... oh no... no... look... there it is... it comes back just exactly how I didn't order it to.

preferences
set default home page to "about:blank" without the quotes
set default tab action to open blank page

next time watch what the knee does to the mouse and the left mouse button
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Message 87119 - Posted: 15 Jul 2018, 20:28:04 UTC - in response to Message 87118.  

preferences
set default home page to "about:blank" without the quotes
set default tab action to open blank page
That showed them

Thanks :)

next time watch what the knee does to the mouse and the left mouse button
Good idea.

Should I wait for the bruise to go away first...?
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Message 87139 - Posted: 17 Jul 2018, 13:09:04 UTC

Sniff: RIP 200mm Bitfenix fan. It threw two fan blades. Extra reinforced, my backside!
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Message 87140 - Posted: 17 Jul 2018, 13:14:30 UTC

Ouch :-(
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Message 87146 - Posted: 17 Jul 2018, 16:05:17 UTC - in response to Message 87139.  

That's worthy of a grumble IMO.
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Message 87147 - Posted: 17 Jul 2018, 16:22:44 UTC

I woke to find the kitchen draped in last night's leftover spaghetti.

*absorb there are others out there who also have problems*

I'm sorry about your fan, Jord. With blades flying about, a reinforced backside is a good idea.
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Message 87162 - Posted: 18 Jul 2018, 8:45:49 UTC

Things are looking up, BitFenix are sending me a replacement fan for free. Thumbs up!
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Message 87297 - Posted: 25 Jul 2018, 13:01:26 UTC

Since temperatures are down a little, it's only 29C, I spent the better part of the morning and afternoon on moving the last remaining boxes from mom's garage to my shed. Cost me a good liter of fluids, seeing how my clean T-shirt is now a wet rag, but I got it done. Let the hot hot weather come, I don't have to do heavy lifting no more.
Took me 5 drives to & fro, have found out there's 10 unique ways to drive to the house. I've used 8 of them. :)

Now off to take a shower.
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Message 87328 - Posted: 26 Jul 2018, 15:27:30 UTC

Grmble. Wndws Tn. Grbg.

Yesterday I had the idea to use the laptop in our house to setup the new modem/router I received from my ISP. I could directly connect it with a cat6 cable, and setup the thing. Right? Well no, because Windows Update figured it needed to update the laptop first. First all the updates for 1709. Then when those were done 1803. And when that was done, all the updates since then. It's been busy for over 24 hours to do those updates, 24 hours in which I couldn't use the laptop, as it was slow as snails in molasses.

I'll do it tomorrow morning then, when temperatures are a little down again. We reached 37.6C today, new Dutch record. Tomorrow it's expected to be even more. Fun!
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Message 87544 - Posted: 9 Aug 2018, 14:37:59 UTC
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Grumbles under breath. My ISP decided that today was the day my old modem had to be discontinued... which is fine, but the new modem hadn't been activated yet, so I am between modems and have severe trouble getting places. I can't reach my LAN because the router is deactivated. I can't reach the modem, because it's not activated. I do have telephone, I have internet on this computer, I don't have WIFI.

I just see that this computer has an IPv4 address that's 86 addresses above that of the gateway, so I appear to have a direct connection to the internet. Let's not turn this computer off. ;-)

Called the helpdesk. First person said they'd activated my WIFI and it would be fine after 15 minutes. Three reboots of the modem further, I again had only some internet and telephone. Nothing of the rest. Called the helpdesk again, this time they figured out that administration had put me between deactivation of my old subscription and activation of my new one. I'm now on the fast activate list, things should happen within now and the next 4 hours. And if not, I should call them again and they'll send a repairman... however long is that going to take?

To compensate me they've turned on the XL special package for TV... but I can't see that because I have 'watch TV via internet' and there's that problem, yeah?

(P.S: I won't make the conference call, because of foretold problems. Besides, it also falls at the time I will probably be calling my ISP again.)
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Message 87545 - Posted: 9 Aug 2018, 15:08:19 UTC - in response to Message 87328.  

1803? At least Windows has reached the 19th century!
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Message 87549 - Posted: 9 Aug 2018, 17:39:39 UTC - in response to Message 87544.  

I watched one of those once, for a business customer I was doing contract support work for.

Customer orders existing broadband upgrade, from 500 Kbits to 2 Mbits (it was a long time ago)

British Telecom office generates two work orders:
a) cease existing service
b) provide new service

BT Engineering generates six job tickets:
1) Tell computer to reject existing login
2) Send engineer to premises to collect existing router (we refused to let him in)
3) Send engineer to exchange to remove jumper from line
4) Tell computer to accept new login
5) Send engineer to premises to deliver new router (identical)
6) Send engineer to exchange to attach new jumper to line

in roughly that order. The six steps were spread over about a fortnight, and despite hanging on to the old router for as long as possible, we were without service for two separate periods totalling about a week. They got one of my better complaint letters....

@Jord - I'll pass on your apologies at the conference call.
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Message 87551 - Posted: 9 Aug 2018, 19:32:59 UTC

At 8pm I still didn't have WIFI and only one computer was able to make an internet connection. From a changing IP address each time the router started as well. Of course the next router restart, my computer didn't have internet, instead the tv-server did, which was fine with me. We could then at least watch something on the internet while having dinner.

Ten past 8 I called the helpdesk.
15 past 8 they reset the router to factory settings.
15 past 8 and 10 seconds, I had everything: WIFI, complete network, internet, the works. I've since that time been busy putting every apparatus on its own static IP address, the NAS was the most difficult... until I saw our network had changed from 192.168.1.xxx to 192.168.178.xxx, then it was there within a minute.

Now the only thing I still have to add is the printer, but for that I need a USB cable. And none is long enough of course. So I'll have to move it to the other side of my desk tomorrow, hook it up, set the new WIFI password and be off.

Not very secure, the WIFI password as spaces aren't allowed. Sigh. They'll get a complaint about that.
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Message 87553 - Posted: 9 Aug 2018, 21:29:23 UTC - in response to Message 87551.  

I'm glad it's looking a lot brighter than it was earlier, Jord :) although I hope your arm is looking less bright than it was a couple of days ago.
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Message 87554 - Posted: 9 Aug 2018, 21:43:55 UTC - in response to Message 87553.  

Thanks, my arm is now tanned. Well, part of the arm. There's an abrupt end halfway down my biceps, where the sleeve of the T-shirt sat. But all the small bumps and blisters are gone. Also, the nice weather is gone. Rain. Storm. Lightning. Thunder. How boring that can be all of a sudden, when you had it for three days. ;-)
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