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    Morning all

    Sunny with lumps of fluff. A light breeze. Currently 11 degrees with a high of 14 expected. No rain forecast. Barometer up to 1025 mBar.

    Off to see Mum today. Need to check things like tyre pressures before I go.






      Blue sky.


      Chilly in here at 13.9 deg, 13 deg in the kitchen, 12 deg in the leanto.

      1021 mBar, 30.15 in Hg, 765.8 Torr, 14.8 psi, (up from 1020 last night), 77% RH (GDR hair), 72% RH (Lidl electric).

      Meanwhile on the 17th of September 2019 NF was troubled by The Phantom Driller as works went on in his old abode, LM declared that "Constantine" was a favourite film, and I posted an ep of "The Mighty Micro" which featured both Lucky Jim and The Great She Elephant.

      I had to have a look at that to see Lucky Jim. All the predictions about The End of Work didn't come true after all. Never mind, the poor coal miner chap probly never got another job when The Great She Elephant closed the mines he worked in.

      Walk (unabbreviated) walked in the sunshine and chill. Pleasant enough once I'd warmed up.

      Lunch: bean on toast etc.

      Entertainment: It's a fair cop. Much reference to the taser in this one.


      I located the manuel for the A700, and some pure unobtainium spare parts.

      Tea: soup etc.

      Entertainment: POTW. Some guff about a cemetery for Romany Gypsies: random postcode generator.

      I love the way R4 has been turned upside down & inside out by the new in charge.

      Who the feck puts the Archers on a Saturday FFS?

      Entertainment: Skinwalker Ranch bollox on Blaze. .

      "Shackleton: the greatest story of survival" on PBS. A great man.

      New Mega Disasters: 1977 Tenerife 747 collision on Blaze.

      Last edited by DoctorStrangelove; 14 April 2024, 20:56.
      When the fun stops, STOP.


        Originally posted by DoctorStrangelove View Post

        Looks like I may have sold my Revox A700 to a chap in Cardiff.
        still fully functional? i heard that model doesn't age well? (i still have an A77 mkIII )


          Morning denizens

          Sunny and Simpsonesque out today, and the breeze that started to feature rather heavily in the later reaches of yesterday has died back a lot, though there's still some slight waving of fronds over on the conifers. Not as warm as it was though: currently 10°C and not getting any higher than 13°. The barometers are back up a bit at 1012/1020mB


            Originally posted by sadkingbilly View Post

            still fully functional? i heard that model doesn't age well? (i still have an A77 mkIII )
            No idea, it hasn't been switched on for at least 5 years & probably more like 10.

            It's going with 20 or so 10" reels of Scotch 207 and 10 or so 7" reels of assorted 207/175 (whatever 175 is, that's on the box but not necessarily what's on the spools).

            I paid £600 for the A700 in 1977. It was never really up to much. And is full of those horrid clear epoxy paper capacitors that will need changing before it's powered up, plus a fine selection of almost pure unobtainium Revox branded ics.

            I still wonder why I thought it a good idea to buy the thing, one of the follies of youth.

            Oh, look:



            The infamous Rifa metalised paper capacitor saga:


            Oddly enough I had one let go in a UV lamp timer last year. Horrid smell.
            Last edited by DoctorStrangelove; 14 April 2024, 10:13.
            When the fun stops, STOP.


              Lunch was leftover steak butties, while tea has been pork cutlet with chips and beans

              Just noticed how green the middle distance is starting to look out the bedroom window, as all the mature trees in the gardens stretching away over that side are coming into leaf


                Mowed the back lawn and decided to leave the front lawn for next weekend. Mum was happy as that's the one she stares at most of the day.

                As I was clearing up and putting things away, Mum then decided she wanted to go to Tesco. We had to go to the Tesco Express rather than the big Tesco due to Sunday trading hours and the time of day. However, they did have everything on her list bar the choc ices but she was happy to have a box of Magnums instead.

                Tedious drive home and got in shortly before HWMBO had to leave for the airport to go home.


                  I had neglected to remember I had asked HWMBO to strip the bed this morning and leave it airing. This is despite him also following my request to leave all the bed linen on the kitchen floor for me to deal with tomorrow.

                  Therefore, the bed was made in a "just in time" fashion.


                    And an early.morning beckons for the usual on site Monday at a depressing Regus office.