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Snaggy

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Icon 3 posted August 09, 2014 17:00      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Anyone doing any summer projects?

I'm doing some renos around the house: landscaping, trimming overgrown plants, fixing up a garden shed (adding some windows, cleaning, and plugging holes to keep the rats out).

I built a cover for my septic tank [blush] , and replaced a few boards in a deck... you know, manly man stuff to get me off the computer. [Cool] [Roll Eyes]

What are you up to?

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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted August 09, 2014 23:08      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
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Snaggy, I did not know that it was so hard to be retired. I have rebuilt the mower deck for the Lawn tractor. I am preparing to relocate my tallest antenna mount. Then this week I have been finishing removing the power step on our Motorhome I started taking it off about 500 miles from home by snagging it on a traffic island at a shopping mall. So a replacement is on order, and I have some sub frame members to straighten and then bolt the new one on.

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Icon 1 posted August 10, 2014 05:08      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Yeah, like I believe Canada has a 'Summer'. [Wink]

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Icon 1 posted August 10, 2014 18:38      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
TFD, There are areas of Canada that really do not have a winter, meaning limited snow and freezing rain. I know that Southern Ontario, has long enough growing seasons and mild enough temps to grow Tobacco. Vancouver I am told is just right most of the year very narrow temp swings.

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Snaggy

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Icon 1 posted August 10, 2014 18:50      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Yes, it's true, when Canucks say "shed", we mean igloo. Lid on septic tank is to keep it from freezing, if it does, oh well, just play hockey on it.
Deck I was fixing was from The Franklin Expedition, the HMS Terror [Big Grin]

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Canadian beach resort

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Snaggy

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Icon 11 posted August 10, 2014 21:12      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
snow's up! [Cool]
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Icon 1 posted August 11, 2014 07:47      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Poor young-uns, can't even afford good winter clothes and one having to wear a knee brace.

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Icon 1 posted August 11, 2014 14:54      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Oh, Canada! [Smile]

Summer projects? Alas, I don't have a lot of free time these days. While I was in an increasingly lousy job, I focused more on non-tech stuff, but having recently started a new (much better) job, I'm putting some of my spare time into getting stronger at new tech again. It's kind of a Renaissance for me - I'm rediscovering stuff that I quite like doing. [Smile] Hell, the other day, I was helping a friend out with her laptop and fired up an old copy Knoppix...that was fun. [Smile] OTOH, I'm also messing around with cloud stuff - AWS is free for a year, and is fairly neat for my purposes. (Sadly, the best aspect is that it doesn't kill my laptop's RAM by running VMs locally.)

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Icon 1 posted August 12, 2014 08:42      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Oh YESS, There is a summer project but it is inside. I am trying to build an ISO that will auto boot and configure a Xastir Digi-Peater.

Xastir was written to run on old Style Terminal Node Controllers, and has been adapted to use all of the newer methods that use Sound Cards or ax.25 soundmodem.

Soundmodem is supposed to work on any card, and xastir is supposed to work with Soundmodem.

The Guru of xastir lives about 60 miles away, but he is very busy with his projects and prefers Fedora. I have tried Puppy, Damn Small Linux, SuSe, and am at this point working on Knoppix.

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Snaggy

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Icon 3 posted August 27, 2014 14:17      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Update: Poured a small concrete floor in the woodshed last weekend, with help from Nitrozac. Don't worry, nobody is under it... nobody you know anyway. [Big Grin]

Had some issues with concrete spalling though, mix was a little bit too wet. [Mad] [ohwell]

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Icon 1 posted August 27, 2014 14:55      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Sir Snag-A-lot. Is it the landlord?

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Icon 1 posted August 27, 2014 15:20      Profile for Ugh, MightyClub     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I've completed 2 sub-projects so far this summer. I finally got new shingles on the second half of my roof a good 18 months after the first half. The first half was more urgent because it was leaking due to age and hail damage, so we did it very late in the year. I still need to do the porch, but hopefully I'll get to that in September.

The second project was to finally build a false wall behind the pantry and the cabinet over the fridge because I didn't know I was supposed to do that in the first place. This kitchen project has been going on for years, mostly because I'm doing it all myself and my motivation has come in waves. Part of the problem was that the company we ordered the cabinetry through went belly up right after they delivered everything. I mean literally, I think my delivery was the very last one they made. They told me as they unloaded the truck, and claimed the designer would be in touch with me. I went down the next day and the storefront was totally cleared out. Never heard from the designer again. So here I had a pile of cabinets and a copy of the hand-drawn design. General placement was not a problem, but I still have a bunch of small stuff I have no idea what I was supposed to do with. Anyway, the drawing failed to note that the pantry and fridge cabinet were not going to line up with the adjacent triangular hutch without the aforementioned false wall to push the former two items out a bit. And now, 3 years or so after the initial installation, I've got everything lined up nice. Still have to tile the backsplash, put in the kickplates and trim, and do something with the floor, though. In the meantime, the dishwasher we bought at the same time as the cabinets is dying. Not at all happy about that.

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Snaggy

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Icon 14 posted August 28, 2014 02:30      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Ugh, nice.

Kitchens can take forever, heh , especially when they leave you like that! Man!

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