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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Minnie the Minx » 13 Jun 2020, 22:57

Our carbon monoxide alarms went off today and we had to have the Austin Fire Dept running round our house with detectors. It was quite a scene!
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Matt Wilson » 14 Jun 2020, 00:41

That happened to us years ago. We got rid of detectors after that.

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Postby Six String » 14 Jun 2020, 01:17

I had a couple go off a few months ago but it was due to them being faulty. I'm not that familiar with them except for putting batteries in them when needed but on the back of them they list a few beeping patterns and one is for malfunction so I had two go out wthin a few weeks of each other. Weird but easy fix. If you google these things they tell you to call the gas company and leave the house but that is of course if they are actually doing their job.

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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Dr. Baron » 14 Jun 2020, 01:41

I would normally ignore it, but one went off right after the other, and they aren't connected. The fire guy basically said they were bullshit detectors and we should get separate ones for smoke and the rest.
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Postby The Fish » 14 Jun 2020, 10:12

Dr. Baron wrote:The fire guy basically said they were bullshit detectors


Had Jimbo just posted something before they went off.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Charlie O. » 14 Jun 2020, 11:41

Dr. Baron wrote:The fire guy basically said they were bullshit detectors

I wouldn't think that either you or Min would need to outsource that.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Sam Stone » 14 Jun 2020, 13:34

souphound wrote:Don't get me started. I trudged all the way in to the office to access the Wi-Fi and additional resources (HelpDesk...). I need to transfer everything from my old iPhone5 to my new iPhone7 so that I can continue logging in remotely. The only way I can do it is though my phone.

Anyway, when got there, I watched a couple of videos on how to do it, just in case. Then I found the Wi-Fi was refusing me access. Called the HelpDesk who were completely helpless. Eventually, it decided that I was OK after all and let me in. I got through the process about 60% but ran into trouble. So I packed up my stuff and headed home. So frustrating.



Have you tried turning it off and back on again?

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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby souphound » 14 Jun 2020, 13:45

Sam Stone wrote:
souphound wrote:Don't get me started. I trudged all the way in to the office to access the Wi-Fi and additional resources (HelpDesk...). I need to transfer everything from my old iPhone5 to my new iPhone7 so that I can continue logging in remotely. The only way I can do it is though my phone.

Anyway, when got there, I watched a couple of videos on how to do it, just in case. Then I found the Wi-Fi was refusing me access. Called the HelpDesk who were completely helpless. Eventually, it decided that I was OK after all and let me in. I got through the process about 60% but ran into trouble. So I packed up my stuff and headed home. So frustrating.



Have you tried turning it off and back on again?


At the risk of sounding, well, stupid, I think so, but maybe not. I'll give it a shot see what happens.
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Postby Sam Stone » 14 Jun 2020, 16:00

souphound wrote:
Sam Stone wrote:
souphound wrote:Don't get me started. I trudged all the way in to the office to access the Wi-Fi and additional resources (HelpDesk...). I need to transfer everything from my old iPhone5 to my new iPhone7 so that I can continue logging in remotely. The only way I can do it is though my phone.

Anyway, when got there, I watched a couple of videos on how to do it, just in case. Then I found the Wi-Fi was refusing me access. Called the HelpDesk who were completely helpless. Eventually, it decided that I was OK after all and let me in. I got through the process about 60% but ran into trouble. So I packed up my stuff and headed home. So frustrating.



Have you tried turning it off and back on again?


At the risk of sounding, well, stupid, I think so, but maybe not. I'll give it a shot see what happens.


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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby souphound » 15 Jun 2020, 02:59

Sam Stone wrote:
Sorry, SH,. Couldn't resist, it's what they always say in the IT Crowd



No need to be sorry, an obvious thing which should have come to me naturally, but didn't. (Didn't work btw :) )
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Minnie the Minx » 19 Jun 2020, 15:27

The duct tape we used to seal the greenhouse was shredded off in no time by squirrels and the greenhouse is once again a cafe for the local critters. I’m wanting to put some seedlings in there at the weekend so I’ve bought some 4 inch extra gluey pipe tape to seal it up with tonight AGAIN. I might just hire a bodyguard.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Six String » 19 Jun 2020, 16:22

Minnie the Minx wrote:The duct tape we used to seal the greenhouse was shredded off in no time by squirrels and the greenhouse is once again a cafe for the local critters. I’m wanting to put some seedlings in there at the weekend so I’ve bought some 4 inch extra gluey pipe tape to seal it up with tonight AGAIN. I might just hire a bodyguard.


What are your cats doing? Oh I know, preening in the sun or sleeping on their favorite chair. :)

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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Minnie the Minx » 19 Jun 2020, 16:40

Six String wrote:
Minnie the Minx wrote:The duct tape we used to seal the greenhouse was shredded off in no time by squirrels and the greenhouse is once again a cafe for the local critters. I’m wanting to put some seedlings in there at the weekend so I’ve bought some 4 inch extra gluey pipe tape to seal it up with tonight AGAIN. I might just hire a bodyguard.


What are your cats doing? Oh I know, preening in the sun or sleeping on their favorite chair. :)


Oh, Les. You’ve met my cats. You KNOW you’re right.
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Someone in your line of work usually as their own man cave aka the shed we're they can potter around fixing stuff or something don't they?


Flower wrote:I just did a google search.

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Postby harvey k-tel » 19 Jun 2020, 17:15

The other night B took the dog out for a walk but neglected to tell me that she was planning on visiting a friend for a socially-distanced visit. Normally she's gone for about 45 minutes, so after a couple hours had passed I started to get nervous, especially since she'd left her phone at home and I couldn't contact her. I messaged a few friends who live relatively close by to see if any had seen her, but no luck there.
After four hours had passed I phoned 911 to see if they could help locate her, 'cause I was assuming the worst - that she'd been hit by a car and that she and the dog were dead or that she was in the hospital and that the dog had run off and was inevitable killing someone's pet cat, etc.
Anyway, while I was on the phone with the 911 dispatcher B came casually strolling up our front steps... what a fucking relief!
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Minnie the Minx » 19 Jun 2020, 17:31

“Our Wives Like To Go Out Without Their Phones”
A novel by H. K-Tel and Dr Baron
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Postby harvey k-tel » 19 Jun 2020, 17:33

:lol:
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Dr. Baron » 19 Jun 2020, 18:09

:x
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby souphound » 20 Jun 2020, 00:46

Funny, but that feeling cannot be anywhere near funny. Happy for the good ending Harv.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Six String » 20 Jun 2020, 05:56

I'm indulging in some local chocolate, a "bark" with blueberries (instead of the usual nuts which he also does). It feels extra healthy with the fruit in it. No, not really but it's delicious. Made with 86% dark chocolate from Belgium.

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Postby Jimbly » 20 Jun 2020, 23:15

There was a fire in flat last night a few minutes walk from me. Three kids died, 15, 8 and 5. Mum in ICU. Tragic. Looks bad as Police have it all still taped off and have established an Incident Room.

It made the national news.
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