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Forum: The Library Café Jul 12 2017, 06:26 PM
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Had been a while since I'd been to an IMAX, ended up there a month or so back to see Wonder Woman - had seriously forgotten how far beyond just "a big cinema screen" that it is.

Enjoyed the movie...
Forum: The Library Café Oct 22 2016, 06:06 PM
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Being honest I don't really know what else is in the Halloween box... I'm mainly on lighting duty! First year all my stuff hasn't been in boxes.

There are four dragons here though...we live here!
Forum: The Library Café Oct 22 2016, 12:40 PM
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Today started to plot how we will be lighting the approach and frontage of the house at Halloween.

So far I've roped in a 400W mercury floodlight with a blacklight lamp in, several deep red...
Forum: The Library Café Oct 21 2016, 12:28 PM
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Finally got around to testing out the dog guard rail for the car I found in a charity store here for the startlingly high price of 2 GBP a month or so back.

He's definitely more comfortable back...
Forum: The Library Café Oct 3 2016, 04:27 PM
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It is something that I think we're it launched now with how much greater cycle priority most cities over here have, modern battery technology and properly marketed it could do a lot better.

I'm...
Forum: The Library Café Oct 2 2016, 10:43 AM
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I keep forgetting that it's a relative unknown outside the UK!

It was the vision of Sir Clive Sinclair of the future for personal transportation back in the early 80s, the Sinclair C5 - and a...
Forum: The Library Café Oct 1 2016, 07:53 PM
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Today has mostly been clearing up the post holiday debris. We've just about found everything again I think!

Figured I'd share a photo of my car just before we set out though.

Just going on...
Forum: The Library Café Sep 28 2016, 06:17 PM
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Running off a cylinder or two can be caused by a multitude of reasons, many of which are usually easy to sort - and on a lot of vehicles made from the mid 90s onward can often be diagnosed without...
Forum: The Library Café Sep 26 2016, 07:47 PM
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Just sorry I'm not closer, Mawra, would love to help...and only need payment in good coffee!
Forum: The Library Café Sep 23 2016, 07:25 PM
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New Kias are decent motors, Hyundai are well worth a look too, though don't seem to have quite as much flair. If I was looking for a new motor the Kia Optima would get a very long, serious look. ...
Forum: The Library Café Sep 15 2016, 05:32 PM
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To be fair, I have been looking basically for this precise one for the last thirteen years. Though the fascination goes back waaaaaaaay further than that to when I was about five. My grandparents...
Forum: The Library Café Sep 11 2016, 03:31 PM
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Today I mostly got a train roughly half the length of the country and bought a car, a 1993 Lada Riva to be precise. Hotel stopover tonight before a six-ish hour drive back home tomorrow. Fingers...
Forum: The Library Café Aug 20 2016, 03:10 PM
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Today was mostly spent switching a couple of doors in the house over. The inner door on our front vestibule has a lock on it that we haven't been able to use since we moved in because we never got a...
Forum: The Library Café Jul 30 2016, 07:08 PM
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Yeah, the tail is going to be a bit of an engineering challenge given that it's quite long, pretty bulky and I really don't want it just trailing on the ground looking dead, that's something I see on...
Forum: The Library Café Jul 28 2016, 05:07 PM
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Some lovely work there!

There are definitely wolf-esque elements in there, no doubt about it.

Wolf probably would have been my next choice, but for the fact that there are a *lot* of canine...
Forum: The Library Café Jul 28 2016, 12:12 PM
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Well I'm definitely getting towards the stage of finding out how hard it will be now! Received the fabric samples I'd requested from over here at The Throw Company (http://www.fauxthrow.com/) -...
Forum: The Library Café Jul 21 2016, 06:43 PM
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Well we'll be finding out how hard it can be very soon given that the box of bits arrived today...
Forum: The Library Café Jul 18 2016, 01:08 PM
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Given that it's 27C outside at the moment, I have decided that this afternoon is an ideal time to hide in an air conditioned room and park myself in front of the computer and expend as little energy...
Forum: The Library Café Jul 10 2016, 07:48 PM
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Yep, it's a fantastic hobby, but I don't know whether I'd want to do it for a living...especially not these days. You don't repair modern cars...you just unplug little plastic boxes, throw them away...
Forum: The Library Café Jul 10 2016, 05:53 PM
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Glad it seems like you've got things sorted out there Vyon, and congratulations on the move Ginny. Been here two and a half years or thereabouts now, and I certainly have no intention of doing it...
Forum: The Library Café Jul 4 2016, 06:55 PM
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Eigh, annoying landlords are the worst - something I mercifully managed to avoid during my rental days.

Today I mostly gave my old Saab a bit of TLC in preparation for the MOT (yearly safety...
Forum: The Library Café Jul 2 2016, 08:12 PM
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Thermal management is probably the single biggest challenge when you're in suit.

You'll usually find that folks wear specialised clothing under the suit to assist in keeping cool (whether it be...
Forum: The Library Café Jul 2 2016, 05:33 PM
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Well that was an entertaining day - in a good way for a change!

Have been aware that there's a pretty regular get together of a pretty decent number of Furries down in London, but had never...
Forum: The Library Café Jun 13 2016, 06:05 AM
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Posted By Zelandeth
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Been up all night because our phone company were apparently doing maintenance on our voice line last night.

Fine and dandy except for the fact that any time it detects the line has gone down, our...
Forum: The Library Café May 12 2016, 05:34 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
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Well things are moving along pretty well now. Everything that can be done remotely has been, and I'm meeting with the funeral director early next week (they handled arrangements when my mother...
Forum: The Library Café May 11 2016, 07:03 PM
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Definitely a *beat head against nearest wall* moment. Only got back from the last trip up there on Monday!

...means I need to move that blasted CRT television again too...honestly hoped that was...
Forum: The Library Café May 11 2016, 01:35 PM
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So Murphy's Law has had another go at me!

We've got guests from the US staying with us for the next couple of weeks, having arrived this morning.

Then get a phone call from up north giving me...
Forum: The Library Café May 8 2016, 07:09 PM
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Okay, literally a couple of days ago I was driving back home through hail showers with the temperature barely managing to hover around 4 or 5 degrees C.

Today it hit 26C, and even now at 11 in the...
Forum: The Library Café Mar 27 2016, 09:19 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
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Yesterday evening I demonstrated why you shouldn't mess around with bits of software that can break things at 1 in the morning.

Was re-formatting a USB stick so that the various Windows machines...
Forum: The Library Café Mar 26 2016, 10:31 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
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Why is it that when it decides to rain when you're out walking the dog, it always arrives right as you get to the furthest possible point from home? Happened to me this evening, was just about to...
Forum: The Library Café Mar 16 2016, 04:40 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
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Congrats...You just made me exhale coffee through my nose!
Forum: The Library Café Mar 9 2016, 05:32 PM
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Do miss having a convertible I admit...

Sadly the Xantia was never offered as one. Hence why mine is pretending to be I guess...

...or I'm just dealing with the joys of running an 18 year old...
Forum: The Library Café Mar 9 2016, 03:50 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
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Today I mostly ascertained that I have *not* fixed the water ingress issue in the Citroen.

Grrr...Seriously getting fed up with this now. Left with only one possible ingress point that I can...
Forum: The Library Café Mar 7 2016, 05:29 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
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Okay, just made a discovery which has made me grin like an idiot and go bouncing around the dining table about as exuberantly as our dog does when excited.

Scotiacon 2016 has just been officially...
Forum: The Library Café Mar 6 2016, 12:38 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
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Sounds like a great time, glad you enjoyed yourself!
Forum: The Library Café Feb 23 2016, 02:50 PM
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Ill tempered indeed!

From what I've been able to find on the subject on thick sheets like these it's almost inevitably caused by a manufacturing defect, usually due to poor thermal management...
Forum: The Library Café Feb 21 2016, 06:43 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
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Those ones are actually game controllers for Rock Band - though there are several real ones upstairs as well, (we've got acoustic 6 and 12 string covered, an electric and a bass as well).
Forum: The Library Café Feb 21 2016, 06:15 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
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Random event of the month for us this afternoon.

Quiet day, we're all minding our own business and suddenly there's a deafening bang followed by a loud crash from the lounge area. After we peeled...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 16 2016, 05:46 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
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Been a while since I've been on here...

So my father's still in hospital following his hip injury just before Christmas. The hip replacement went smoothly, but he's been really really confused...
Forum: The Library Café Dec 6 2015, 08:30 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
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Well on the plus side, he's fine in himself.

Tomorrow I'm going to see if I can get hold of the Council and get at least a few days extension on the lease, and see if I can hire a skip.

Last...
Forum: The Library Café Dec 6 2015, 02:08 PM
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Well it's been a terribly slow process so far, not least because my father has been insisting on being involved in anything and everything that I've been doing - and he's quite disabled and can't...
Forum: The Library Café Nov 29 2015, 07:23 PM
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I knew the last couple of weeks had been too quiet...

Got a phone call from my father yesterday informing him that he's been offered a transfer from his current house to another one that's...
Forum: The Library Café Nov 22 2015, 02:19 PM
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That's really good work!
Forum: The Library Café Nov 19 2015, 06:33 PM
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One thing which really rang true for me about the whole weekend could be summed up by the wording in an Xkcd comic...

"Because we're grown ups now, and it's our turn to decide what that means."
...
Forum: The Library Café Nov 19 2015, 01:04 PM
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All right...having written, deleted, re-worded, edited, and generally failed to compact it any further, there's the gigantic wall of text I've spent the last far-too-many hours trying to get into a...
Forum: The Library Café Nov 18 2015, 05:56 PM
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Posted By Zelandeth
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Goodness it's been a while since I was last on here hasn't it...

Not really had a huge amount to add lately really, just day to day life has been keeping me pretty busy but not given me anything...
Forum: The Library Café Jul 24 2015, 03:10 PM
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Wiring problems are never fun, especially in the US where you've got three phase power into every home. Here at least you've just got 240V everywhere in the house so only three wires to keep tabs of...
Forum: The Library Café Apr 30 2015, 05:07 PM
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Agreed! We still have one, though it's mostly used to play via a Chromecast (handy little devices) things from our (extensive...I should know as I digitised it!) Movie collection and episodes of...
Forum: The Library Café Apr 28 2015, 06:21 PM
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Had an interesting email today from a gent I used to exchange emails with quite frequently years ago about electronics, visual art and several lenghty discussions around spirituality. He suffers...
Forum: The Library Café Apr 24 2015, 06:06 PM
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Few people realise how reactive a metal that aluminium actually is - and that it's that reactivity which actually makes it appear inert due to the microscopically thin layer of aluminium oxide on the...
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