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Old October 28 2011, 02:26 AM   #1576
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Oh, I also got some camera apps for my iPhone. I know, I know, I'm a damn dirty hipster. Live with it.
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Old October 28 2011, 06:28 AM   #1577
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More comics....

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Batman: Haunted Knight
Infinite Crisis
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Old October 28 2011, 09:48 PM   #1578
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I bought a new umbrella today, a Fulton 11, since one of our umbrellas went missing. It's a small but hopefully reliable thing.

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Old October 28 2011, 10:19 PM   #1579
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This nifty tweed jacket.

Edited to add a note to Holdfast: I know what I'm planning to wear this with, but I'd love to hear your take on it. The tweed is black, brown and a little pale grey. I normally don't wear brown -- not flattering with my coloring -- but mixed with the other colors, it works. Kind of looks like my hair -- dark "brown and a little pale grey".
I like it, as a piece. No real advice apart from keeping it casual (I'm dreadful with ladieswear advice - it's so much harder than menswear - so you're better off getting advice from the girls here).





Annoyingly, I've had to order a new laptop. My current one is about 6 years old now, and over the past year or two has become increasingly temperamental in a few little ways but nothing terminal. A couple of weeks ago, as I mentioned upthread, I tripped over a cable which at the time appeared only to damage the speakers. But since then, every handful of boots or so, there's some really weird graphical error on boot and it fails to startup properly. Sometimes it just stops completely, sometimes it recycles and lets me start it in safe mode, but not always. God knows what's actually causing the problem, but it feels highly terminal so I figure it's best to order the new laptop now and hopefully this one will live long enough to last until its arrival. Grr.

So, I've ordered a new Sony Vaio to replace the current one. Hopefully it will last me as long, if not longer. I like to buy something reasonably mid/high-end but then avoid buying again for a long time. Specs for the interested: Intel Core i7-2670QM 2.2GHz, 8GB 1333MHz DDR3-SDRAM, 16.4" 1920x1080 screen, NVIDIA GeForce GT540M 2GB, plus the usual other bells & whistles.
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Old October 29 2011, 12:01 AM   #1580
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Purchased a blanket and quilt for a bed in my mom's new house---about 175 bucks, all together. But I know she'll pay me back. I didn't realize how hard it would be to find stuff for an oversized King bed, even at Bed, Bath and Beyond, but I think this stuff should do the trick.
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Old October 29 2011, 12:07 AM   #1581
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You know what BB&B doesn't carry?

Coffee stirrers.

I know.
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Old October 29 2011, 12:11 AM   #1582
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^ Sure they do; they're called spoons.
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Old October 29 2011, 12:15 AM   #1583
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Kreacher wrote: View Post
This nifty tweed jacket.

Edited to add a note to Holdfast: I know what I'm planning to wear this with, but I'd love to hear your take on it. The tweed is black, brown and a little pale grey. I normally don't wear brown -- not flattering with my coloring -- but mixed with the other colors, it works. Kind of looks like my hair -- dark "brown and a little pale grey".
I like it, as a piece. No real advice apart from keeping it casual (I'm dreadful with ladieswear advice - it's so much harder than menswear - so you're better off getting advice from the girls here).
Yes, it's going to be casual. Black jeans. Maybe a black skirt. Black or pale gray top.

BTW, I think menswear is easier, too!
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Old October 29 2011, 12:17 AM   #1584
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antichristhill wrote: View Post
^ Sure they do; they're called spoons.


Tell that to my boss! He wants wooden coffee stirrers, not spoons!
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Old October 29 2011, 08:00 AM   #1585
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Wooden???? I've seen plastic ones but not wooden.
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Old October 29 2011, 02:18 PM   #1586
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Old October 30 2011, 02:26 AM   #1587
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Annoyingly, I've had to order a new laptop. My current one is about 6 years old now...every handful of boots or so, there's some really weird graphical error on boot and it fails to startup properly. Sometimes it just stops completely, sometimes it recycles and lets me start it in safe mode, but not always. God knows what's actually causing the problem, but it feels highly terminal so I figure it's best to order the new laptop now and hopefully this one will live long enough to last until its arrival. Grr.

So, I've ordered a new Sony Vaio to replace the current one. Hopefully it will last me as long, if not longer. I like to buy something reasonably mid/high-end but then avoid buying again for a long time. Specs for the interested: Intel Core i7-2670QM 2.2GHz, 8GB 1333MHz DDR3-SDRAM, 16.4" 1920x1080 screen, NVIDIA GeForce GT540M 2GB, plus the usual other bells & whistles.
And today the laptop completely gave up the ghost. Completely impossible to start it in anything other than safe mode, and even that seems a crapshoot.

Still, in a way I'm lucky. I've ordered the new one already, and I have a flash drive with everything important from it backed-up already. And I found my even older laptop from about 10 years ago in a cupboard, so I'm still able to get online, though it's really, really slooooow...

Weird coincidence is that just a few weeks ago I was thinking of junking this 10yr old one. Glad I kept it now; definitely got me out of a hole!
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Old October 30 2011, 05:40 AM   #1588
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A few yardwaste bags, and a bottle of Roundup weedkiller.

This is what passes for "getting ready for the weekend" in my life.
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Old October 30 2011, 09:56 PM   #1589
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@Holdfast: I've had two Sony Vaio's, the first from 2003-2008 that worked one day and wouldn't another before finally dropping apart around three years ago now. This one from 2009 until now, just got it back from town after repairs, the harddrive failed completely, and the disc drive is still iffy.

Basically avoid Sony and or Vaio's unless you absolutely have no choice.
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Old October 30 2011, 10:38 PM   #1590
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Chemahkuu wrote: View Post
@Holdfast: I've had two Sony Vaio's, the first from 2003-2008 that worked one day and wouldn't another before finally dropping apart around three years ago now. This one from 2009 until now, just got it back from town after repairs, the harddrive failed completely, and the disc drive is still iffy.

Basically avoid Sony and or Vaio's unless you absolutely have no choice.
We've had very different experiences it seems. My first I kept 4+ years and this one 6+ years, each with no problems until very close to the end of their respective lives. So I'm very happy about going back for a third. I had a Dell in between (that's what I'm temporarily using now again, but the disc drive broke on it after just over a year or two). IDK, I have a lot of different Sony stuff and haven't really found any problems with any of it and it all seems to last nigh-on forever.

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