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    It came over a bit dark and threatening looking so I brought in the bed linen quick, finishing just as an unscheduled flurry of hail stones came down.

    It's now gone back to being sunny but I'm not putting things back out again, they're mostly dry anyway and just need the chill taken out before I put them away.

    I didn't get the towels out on the line but that was always a stretch target.


      Is this thread borked again? Have to look under Latest Activity as Posts shows nothing and no pagination options


        Morning denizens

        We're back then?

        Looks like I'll be devoting some of my time off next week to investigating forum-related stuff, though frankly I think this version of the forum software is beyond salvaging. I mean, the underlying architecture was created something like fifteen years ago and despite massive increases in computational power over that time, it actually performs worse without any fundamental changes having happened. It's simply incapable of scaling; it just gets more bogged down as the number of posts in the database increases

        Anyway: it was a fairly sunny start this morning after a rainy, blustery night - but that was about thirty minutes ago, during which time it's turned cloudy again. Still a bit on the breezy side too, though not as much as it was. Currently 7° and maybe getting to 11°, so Fool's Spring appears to be over; the barometers are back up a bit at 999/1007mB

        For completeness: last night's tea was bol with twirly pasta rather than spag, for a change. Turns out a given weight of dry pasta feels more filling than the same weight of dry spag once cooked and eaten, so I'll have to remember not to make quite as much next time

        That was accompanied by an old episode of Police Interceptors, after which I read some more of Julia in which she's finally started her relationship with Winston


          Morning all
          Pleasant walk earlier, 9.18km with the sun rising and no breeze.
          Oil has been delivered, I left the tank unlocked and came back to find the ticket in the letterbox. The Wife slept through it.
          …Maybe we ain’t that young anymore







            Blue sky in parts.

            Chilly in here at 13.5 deg, 12.5 deg in the kitchen, 13 deg in the leanto.

            1013 mBar, 29.913 in Hg, 759.8 Torr, 14.692 psi, (up from 1010 last night), 77% RH (GDR hair), 69% RH (Lidl electric).

            Meanwhile on the 18th of September 2019 there was gardening, a sausage sandwich lunch for NF, mention of Space Shuttles, the iApple II, bubble memory, some PDP thing on a chip, plus the 8086.

            The Revox A700 has departed hence along with a Ferrograph RTS2: in return: £250.

            The A700 was £700 back in 1977 so I made a bit of a loss on that.

            Lunch: beans on toast etc.

            Walk (unabbreviated) walked.

            Entertainment: Veronica Mars S1 E11 "Silence of the Lamb". The dirt on parents one with Aaron Paul as a dodgy videographer. He didn't say "Magnets!".

            Tea: breaded cod (or haddock) etc.

            Entertainment: The Mentalist S2 E14 "Blood in, Blood out". The Cho as a gang member one.

            Forgot about Scotland Yard "Murder Anonymous". The blindman who killed his wife's lover.

            Maigret's Failure 2003 S12 E3. The one where the chap sending himself anonymous threatening letters gets offed whilst in police protection.
            Last edited by DoctorStrangelove; 23 April 2024, 22:27.
            When the fun stops, STOP.


              Morning all

              Bright but cloudy. Dry. Breezy but less enthusiastic than yesterday. Currently 11 degrees with a high of 13 expected. Barometer up to 1013 mBar.

              Tired. I might expend a bit of energy to see if I can get an appointment with the GP.


                Lunch: leftover pork cutlet on a wholemeal bap with apple sauce, and a bag of plain crisps

                Quite Simpsonesque out now, though still a bit of a breeze judging by the shimmying of the foliage


                  Thunder and lightning!


                    Originally posted by NickFitz View Post
                    Thunder and lightning!
                    We had unscheduled rain but nothing more dramatic than that.

                    Now it's sunny with patches of blue sky visible.


                      Originally posted by ladymuck View Post

                      We had unscheduled rain but nothing more dramatic than that.

                      Now it's sunny with patches of blue sky visible.
                      Our storm was a bit odd, as it thundered and lightened on its approach but once it arrived, it stopped all that and just got into the heavy rain. This has continued off and on, more on than off and with plenty to go around, until not long ago. Oh well, it's good for the trees

                      Tea has been lamb steaks with chips, peas and gravy

                      And that was accompanied by an old Police Interceptors for want of me being bothered to find anything else to watch

                      Furthermore, some bits of mucking around diligent experimentation with SceneKit have been accomplished, leading to this veritable masterpiece
                      Several rings of translucent tiles bearing smiling emojis floating against a deep blue sky.