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  • NickFitz
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    Lunch has been a Greggs special: a steak bake and a sausage roll, home-baked of course

    Still grey but no rain right now. I may be going shopping this evening, so dry weather suits me

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  • ladymuck
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    Morning all

    Dull and damp. A bit of a breeze. Currently 11 degrees with a high of 12 expected. Rain forecast from lunchtime onwards. Barometer down to 1007 mBar.

    The cold seems to have returned. Not a happy bunny.

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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    Morning.

    Grey.

    Damp.

    Dreary.

    Sunless.

    Chilly in here at 11.8 deg, 12 deg in the kitchen, 12 deg in the leanto, 11 deg in the salting house.

    1003 mBar, 29.62 in Hg, 752.311 Torr, 14.547 psi, (down from 1005 last night), 75% RH (GDR hair), 69% RH (Lidl electric).

    Meanwhile on the 3rd of September 2019 it was Indoctrination and Brain Washing Day for those lucky lucky people at Ye Newe Sloughe of Desponde, having the privilege of being lied to by a fine selection of psycho and socio paths, meanwhile NF was reading a book by Nevil Shute: "Landfall", and WTFH was having to discuss "w**k" with someone, and news came in of some idiot boy in Bristol who had permanently blinded himself by a restricted diet lacking in anything that might be termed "nutrition". Oh dear, how sad, never mind.

    Walk (unabbreviated) walked. It wasn't cold. It wasn't wet.

    Lunch: baked spud etc.

    Entertainment: Sliced bread waffling about fitness trackers. The Apple one appears to lie.

    NZ customs thing.

    Canadian customs thing: dumb septic almost becomes a Darwin Award winner by ingesting a bag of meth when he crosses the border by mistake.

    Oz customs thing: Chinese woman with bags of "medicine": scorpions & beetles & bark: confiscated. Italian chap with a suitcase with a false bottom. (Brings up PETN which I thought was an explosive). Several kg of coke. 7 years. Vietnamese Australian working the VAT scam (or GST in this case). Had to pay $1600 GST on a Rolex.

    "Decision at Sundown (1957)" with that Randolph Scott chap. And Corky the Circus Boy's Uncle.
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  • Dactylion
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    Originally posted by NickFitz View Post

    Don't know how true it is, but it was suggested today that the senior manager in question has a tendency to do this as a deliberate ploy to catch people out, presumably to some end that makes sense to senior managers. Anyway, didn't work with me
    I just hate those sort of games?
    Similar to the off the wall specific really obscure syntax question at "interviews"........

    Thankfully hasn't happened to me for a while :-)

    PS - Drizzle... seemingly endless drizzle.... this is right pishing me off... will it ever end!

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  • NickFitz
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    Morning denizens

    Grey rainy morning after a rainy night. It seems it may clear up towards late afternoon. Currently fairly mild at 9°C though that's the high for the day; the barometers are down again at 991/999mB

    No snow-capped anythings visible from the window, though there are some pigeons and a couple of magpies on the lawn and a squirrel just scampered by

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  • WTFH
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    Morning all
    In the distance from my hotel balcony, I can see snow-capped mountains. Shame I’m actually heading in to an office.

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  • NickFitz
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    More fruitless mucking about with Metal shaders tonight

    Maybe I should stick to putting fancy partner icons in the sidebar

    And then a bit of H. G. Wells, to wit, his short story The Star

    Goodnight all

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  • NickFitz
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    Tea: lamb steaks with chips, peas and gravy. Very tasty

    Accompanied by a new episode of Traffic Cops

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  • NickFitz
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    Originally posted by NickFitz View Post
    I got called upon to give a quick demo of some stuff to senior management at about two minutes' notice this morning. Makes a change
    Don't know how true it is, but it was suggested today that the senior manager in question has a tendency to do this as a deliberate ploy to catch people out, presumably to some end that makes sense to senior managers. Anyway, didn't work with me

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  • NickFitz
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    Lunch: a bacon cob

    Unsmoked because I picked some up by mistake the other week. I wish they'd stop rearranging the bacon shelves

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  • ladymuck
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    Morning all

    Dull and cloudy. No precipitation at present but some is forecast from mid-afternoon onwards. Currently 11 degrees with a high of 12 expected. Barometer down to 1021 mBar.

    Tired today. Not feeling all that enthusiastic.

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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    Morning.

    Wet.

    Dark.

    Dank.

    Dreary.

    Grey.

    Sunless.

    Chilly in here at 11.6 deg, 11 deg in the kitchen, 9.5 deg in the leanto.

    1015 mBar, 29.973 in Hg, 761.31 Torr, 14.72 psi, (down from 1017 last night), 75% RH (GDR hair), 64% RH (Lidl electric).

    Meanwhile on the 2nd of September 2019 we were stuck on discussions of farthings and corned beef.

    To add to my joie de vivre I discovered that one of the security lights had failed, and, as always, was on permanently. Thankfully it was equipped with a LED bulb rather than the 200W halogen. Switched the lot off & I'll fix it when it stops raining, assuming it ever does. I think that sensor has been there for a couple of years coz I changed it when the previous one died.

    It hasn't stopped raining. .

    Lunch: scrambled egg etc.

    Entertainment: Y&Y waffling on about something.

    NZ Customs thing.

    Oz customs thing: Chinese woman loosing her rag when her bags are opened: quite the biggest poody I've seen on said programme. Chap carrying a snowboard (in summer) for someone else: the someone else will be ever so pleased they drilled a hole in it. . Criminal from China put back on the plane: he'd been busted elsewhere for ketamine. WTF the Chinese chap had brought live worms (worms with legs at that) with him as fishing bait: $340. And they really were live.

    Tea: soup etc.

    Entertainment: UFO Hunters. Blaze bollox that's too bolloxy even for me.

    The Mentalist S1 E3.

    Dan Do. All you need is money: Barn that was turned into something like a long house. Family in Swansea. House swap in Pontcanna, Cardiff.

    The Bad Skin Clinic: chap with pilar cysts. Girl with eczema. Woman with lipoma.

    Dr Pimple Popper. Woman with lipoma. Chap with pilar cysts on his head. Woman with rhinophyma.
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  • NickFitz
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    Morning denizens

    Another overcast start, though not expected to brighten up a bit like it did yesterday; instead, it'll get windy and possibly (35-40%) rainy from around teatime onwards. Currently 4°C and maybe getting to 11° after dark, with the barometers down a little bit at 1006/1014mB

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  • WTFH
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    Morning all

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  • NickFitz
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    Watched a bit of Brighton plod stuff on All4 to accompany dinner, but no telly tonight other than that. Read a bit more of Shepperton Babylon though

    I've woken up still feeling quite tired the last couple of mornings, so I'm getting a proper early night now in the hope it'll get me caught up on sleep

    Just remembered, there's somebody coming round to inspect the flat door tomorrow; something about fire safety. Between 8:45 and 16:00, apparently. Good of them to be so precise

    Goodnight all

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