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3 hours ago, ProfessorTomoe said:

My second order from Teavivre has just today arrived stateside, in Chicago! @CritterKeeper, you think you can grab a cattle prod and hurry 'em up there? ;)

Haven't done enough large animal to warrant my own cattle prod, but I may be able to dig up one of those tennis racket bug zapper things, I'm told they can really get someone's attention!

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XFCE4 playing nice with other applications post the most current update.  Even have the right icon for Dropbox, the application most likely to make XFCE4 have issues.

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Still giddy over the Houston Astros winning the World Series last night. Funny story: I talked to my son about him taking me to the doctor on Friday in Mrs. Prof's stead. I asked if he'd be watching the World Series game. He said he'd "probably crash after the 3rd inning." After the game, my phone rang—it was him, per Caller ID. Instead of "Hello," I answered, "So, did you crash out during the third inning?" (Note: the Astros scored all five runs in the first 2 innings.) His reply: "HELL NO!", followed by much laughter. We watched the award presentations on the phone together. Lots of giggling of happiness.

(I should also explain that the first pro baseball game I ever saw was in the Astrodome as a small child, with the Astros vs. someone. I was an Astros fan immediately. That carried down the generation to my son.)

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Additional about my son: I took him to see a game in the Astrodome in its last year of operation. That just happened to also be the night that the Dallas Stars won the Stanley Cup. Mrs. Prof wasn't too interested in the game or the dome (i.e., been there, done that), so she went around trying to find out what the score of the Stars game was. When the Astros game was over, we rushed to our hotel and put on the Stars game. Overtime after overtime followed until Brett Hull's goal (IT WAS A GOOD GOAL) won the game for the Stars. Lots of whooping and hollering followed that as well. So, imagine that - being a kid, seeing the Eighth Wonder of the World, and having your team win the Stanley Cup, all in the same night. He must have been awed on many levels.

He also saw the Astros in their first year at their new stadium (formerly Enron, now Minute Maid Park). I made sure he bookended the Astros' homes. :D

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51 minutes ago, mlooney said:

The Pittsburg public library has a 3d printer that they only charge for the cost of the media, or a dollar, which ever is more.  6 28mm figures is a $1.00

And for even more fun and games I got the .blend files for the figures, which mean I can dink with them on my machine.    This could be Yet Another Time Sink for me.

 

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Less 'happy', more 'immensely relieved'.

A while ago, my laptop charger cord stopped working. You had to have it at exactly the right position for it to do anything, else it wouldn't work. So I put my files on a flash drive to use the family's main computer. Then the flash drive died a few days ago, leaving me with the worrying possibility of losing everything. The only hope was that I copied the files from my laptop instead of cut and pasted them.

Well, I just got a new laptop charger yesterday, and my stuff's still there. YAY! ...well, I mean I lost things I've done on the flash drive since the move, but at least I still have most of it.

Oh, and there's pizza in the fridge. Bonus!

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11 hours ago, Zorua said:

Less 'happy', more 'immensely relieved'.

A while ago, my laptop charger cord stopped working. You had to have it at exactly the right position for it to do anything, else it wouldn't work. So I put my files on a flash drive to use the family's main computer. Then the flash drive died a few days ago, leaving me with the worrying possibility of losing everything. The only hope was that I copied the files from my laptop instead of cut and pasted them.

Well, I just got a new laptop charger yesterday, and my stuff's still there. YAY! ...well, I mean I lost things I've done on the flash drive since the move, but at least I still have most of it.

So now, make sure you have multiple copies on different devices.

You want good file-syncing software - preferably that is stated to handle three-way or n-way file-syncing - in two sets of circumstances: (1) you are backing up to a small device and/or only intend to keep the most current version of stuff on a device, or (2) updates to the stuff included in the operation might occur on any of two or more devices - there is no one copy of the stuff that is definitively always the most up-to-date version.

You want good backup software that keeps multiple versions if you have a source you can treat as definitively the current version (at least relative to the backups), and are copying it to a large-capacity storage device, and want to protect stuff from your own fat fingers and brain malfunctions. Which in my own experience are a greater danger than hardware failures.

You can do both - I file-sync between my phone, tablet, and computer, and also keep multi-version backups of the computer (including the stuff that is synced with the phone and tablet) on an external HD.

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