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    Originally posted by DoctorStrangelove View Post
    Entertainment: the remaining documentary on the "Gettysburg (1993)" dvd.

    The dvd is a flipper which you don't see very often these days though I've got a fair few.

    Unusually there's stuff on BBC1 I may watch: Tudur Owen's TV Flashback, and The Repair shop.
    And thusly did it proceed.

    Tudur Owen was his usual self in a vaguely amusing sort of way.

    It's a clips of ancient BBC news programmes thing so Vincent Kane and John Darren(?) made several apperances, along with some weird programme Yng Nghymraeg (with subtitles Yn Saesneg for us monoglots) about some sort of escort business in Cardiff in 1972.

    Cost you 20 guineas to take a lady out for the night back then.

    The Repair shop was more inneresting with some radio thing someone's deceased Dad had cobbled together way back when.

    Looked like it had a couple of EL84s in pushpull driven by an ECC83 (a Mullard (tm) ECC83 with the yellow printing so no doubt worth a fortune these days) and some sort of tuner that was obviously transistor since it ran off a PP3.

    Seemed nicely enough made and worked ok after the usual capacitor swaps.

    Plus a leather wallet from some poor sod who'd been shot down over the North Sea in 1941 only to find no oars in the life raft so he used said wallet instead.

    A little cart thing that was used to advertise bananas. They made two new wheels for that, elm hub, oak spokes, ash rim, and a steel band holding it all together.

    Rounded off with a model fire engine that had been presented to some chap's great grandfather back in the noughties.

    Never watched it before but it was quite inneresting.

    The Gettysburg (1993) thing was ok and passed the time.
    When the fun stops, STOP.

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      Originally posted by DoctorStrangelove View Post
      And thusly did it proceed.

      Tudur Owen was his usual self in a vaguely amusing sort of way.

      It's a clips of ancient BBC news programmes thing so Vincent Kane and John Darren(?) made several apperances, along with some weird programme Yng Nghymraeg (with subtitles Yn Saesneg for us monoglots) about some sort of escort business in Cardiff in 1972.

      Cost you 20 guineas to take a lady out for the night back then.

      The Repair shop was more inneresting with some radio thing someone's deceased Dad had cobbled together way back when.

      Looked like it had a couple of EL84s in pushpull driven by an ECC83 (a Mullard (tm) ECC83 with the yellow printing so no doubt worth a fortune these days) and some sort of tuner that was obviously transistor since it ran off a PP3.

      Seemed nicely enough made and worked ok after the usual capacitor swaps.

      Plus a leather wallet from some poor sod who'd been shot down over the North Sea in 1941 only to find no oars in the life raft so he used said wallet instead.

      A little cart thing that was used to advertise bananas. They made two new wheels for that, elm hub, oak spokes, ash rim, and a steel band holding it all together.

      Rounded off with a model fire engine that had been presented to some chap's great grandfather back in the noughties.

      Never watched it before but it was quite inneresting.

      The Gettysburg (1993) thing was ok and passed the time.
      I think I may have seen that episode of The Repair Shop. I've seen rather a lot of them. Such a lovely programme.

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        When most of the people you work with are off tomorrow and the next day, and you’re not obsessed with crass things such as money, why not take a couple of days off?

        ...or is it just me?

        Might take most of December off too, will see what the lockdown rules end up being.

        Anyway, TFBSZ
        {emotionless greeting}

        Three Word Slogan

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          Tonight's viewing started with the remainder of Hospital whilst dining, then Lockdown 1.0 - Following the Science?.

          And after that, with it being a chilly night and the likelihood of more to come, the time seemed right to start a rewatch with S1E1 of the excellent Bron/Broen (TV Episode 2011)

          Not sure if somebody's hacked my hearing aids to turn them up, or if maybe a load of earwax has suddenly dissipated, but my telly seems noticeably louder over the past few days than before. I can have the volume several notches lower than usual, and it still has me checking I haven't turned it up higher than that. I double-checked and the soundbar, which can connect to said telly by a variety of means, is still using the same HDMI method, so it's not that. Seems odd, but I'm not complaining; it's better than having it turn it up more

          The sky is clear tonight, and it's down to 3°C. When I popped out the back earlier, I was able to see the Pleiades quite clearly, which isn't bad going for city skies

          Goodnight all

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            Morning all if all there be

            Dry.

            CBS.

            Sunny.

            Colder at 15 deg in here, rather less than 12 deg in the leanto.

            Frosty out.

            Thursday.

            1020 mBar and 66% RH.

            Totally knackered.

            Concreting appears to be remarkably hard work.
            Last edited by DoctorStrangelove; 26 November 2020, 08:22.
            When the fun stops, STOP.

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              Morning all

              About to go for a big walk.

              Pleasing page number, I see.
              {emotionless greeting}

              Three Word Slogan

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                Originally posted by WTFH View Post
                Morning all

                About to go for a big walk.

                Pleasing page number, I see.
                You really have low expectations.
                merely at clientco for the entertainment

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                  Originally posted by eek View Post
                  You really have low expectations.
                  Its what I look for in a wife.

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                    Originally posted by BrilloPad View Post
                    Its what I look for in a wife.
                    Not that I would marry WTFH!

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                      Originally posted by BrilloPad View Post
                      Not that I would marry WTFH!
                      I would never marry a CUK mod. I don't have many standards - but some things are too low even for me.

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