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Re: What made your day / made you smile today?

Unread postby John27 » 7 November 2020, 07:13

Jzone wrote:I was finally able to go back to the gym today after an 8 month break. Just the pool for lap swimming, but I'll take it.


I've been away so long I'd have to call the place more formally "James." :lol:

I used to swim--although it was mostly at a high school that had evening community programming. It seemed like it worked better for me than walking did--but it got to be too expensive, and I can't say I miss what chlorine does to my skin.

Oddly, I've been thinking about the YMCA. I probably could get free "because he's poor white trash" membership at the YMCA. That idea gets suggested from time to time--at least a couple of therapists have suggested it. It's one of those things I don't get around to doing. I walk so much, I get exercise...so it's not like I'm a couch potato in need of reform. :lol: But I was toying with the idea again this week--but I'll probably forget it again. I'm not sure I feel like dealing with the pandemic restrictions, like no locker room.
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Re: What made your day / made you smile today?

Unread postby rogonandi » 8 November 2020, 19:20

Apparently my bio watch was incorrect about the calories I had been burning because of the height and weight being entered incorrectly. It took me using my husband’s to realize this.

Now that the correct measurements are in I discovered I was actually burning more calories...like 30% more. :facepalm2:
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Re: What made your day / made you smile today?

Unread postby erti » 9 November 2020, 07:35

rogonandi wrote:Apparently my bio watch was incorrect about the calories I had been burning because of the height and weight being entered incorrectly. It took me using my husband’s to realize this.

Now that the correct measurements are in I discovered I was actually burning more calories...like 30% more. :facepalm2:


Last time I weighed myself I was 181 and here waiting on an opportunity to weighted myself again because I'm sure I lost a couple more pounds.
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Re: What made your day / made you smile today?

Unread postby erti » 9 November 2020, 21:01

I’ve lately been scared to go into a car and ride... now I’m doing quite alright with it... then again I feel at appease with things... something from the heavens above will determine if I die or not.. I live another day.
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Unread postby Marmaduke » 10 November 2020, 07:31

Had a little check in on my health metrics this morning, good news, I’m apparently standing for 256 minutes out of every hour. This is a little bit down, apparently. Apple says I need to make more of an effort to stand for more time in every hour. I’m not sure how much more that 4-and-quarter hours I can stand in any single hour, but I’ll have a go.
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Re: What made your day / made you smile today?

Unread postby erti » 10 November 2020, 19:26

My friends cousin who OD on mine and my other roommates meds is doing well. He was on the ventilator a couple days ago... He's doing better and messaged me saying he was headed to the psych hospital. I'm happy he's physically alright.
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Unread postby erti » 13 November 2020, 18:10

I got a letter from Child Protective Services that the allegations of abuse of of my friends kids on my part was unsubstantiated...
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Unread postby rogonandi » 13 November 2020, 19:18

erti wrote:I got a letter from Child Protective Services that the allegations of abuse of of my friends kids on my part was unsubstantiated...

Hearing about that made my day. :D
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Re: What made your day / made you smile today?

Unread postby erti » 13 November 2020, 19:19

rogonandi wrote:
erti wrote:I got a letter from Child Protective Services that the allegations of abuse of of my friends kids on my part was unsubstantiated...

Hearing about that made my day. :D


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Re: What made your day / made you smile today?

Unread postby Brenden » 14 November 2020, 05:45

Installed macOS 11 Big Sur on my MBP. It’s so pretty!
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Unread postby René » 14 November 2020, 05:57

Brenden wrote:Installed macOS 11 Big Sur on my MBP. It’s so pretty!

As much as I detest Mac OS, I will admit this version is very pretty.
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Unread postby John27 » 14 November 2020, 09:41

I sometimes think the Macintosh best era was the era of System 6. But my view might be colored by the fact that was the last time I was able to have current Macintosh sitting on my desk! (Although System 6 did serve me very well. It was also a huge step past Apple ProDOS, which I came into casual contact the year before I got my Macintosh.)
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Unread postby René » 14 November 2020, 15:51

I have good memories of Mac OS 7 and 8, though obviously coloured by nostalgia. They were what my favourite cousins and their dad were using at the time, while my brother and father and I were more DOS / Windows 3.1/95 people. :3

I even remember one of them playing the original Civilization (or maybe Civilization 2) on one of those old Macs. And using something called SoftWindows which let them emulate a Windows 3.1/95 computer, which was very impressive at the time. :D
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Unread postby John27 » 14 November 2020, 22:22

I didn't move to System 7 when it came out, because there was no compelling reason. But it imposed higher memory requirements (two megabytes as opposed to one). That memory issue was a bit of concern at one point--some interview with someone from Apple suggested a possibility of making a cheap Mac with a good chunk of System 7 embedded in ROM. (They always had a lot in ROM--which was probably the only way the original Mac was at all viable at 128K.) Then, I began hearing of people downgrading to System 6, because System 6 was faster.

Eventually, I had to move to System 7 because of a new-to-me Macintosh that wouldn't run on anything less.

I remember SoftWindows, although I never used it. I think I heard it was slow.

There were also expansion boards that would put a DOS computer inside the Macintosh. Apple had this as on option for at least one model. I can't remember, but i wouldn't be surprised if others didn't have similar products. This idea was hardly knew--you could get boards for the Apple II series that would allow you to run CP/M (the big business standard before MS-DOS).
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Re: What made your day / made you smile today?

Unread postby erti » 16 November 2020, 01:06

I might be getting a 58 inch tv for christmas... it's not a smart tv but it's only $219 bucks... eep :D (the perks of my mom working at a department store for 30 years). I'm excited :D
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Re: What made your day / made you smile today?

Unread postby John27 » 16 November 2020, 01:19

erti wrote:it's not a smart tv but it's only $219 bucks...


It might not be a smart TV, but there are people who think smart TVs aren't worth bothering with, anyway. There have been some worries about smart TVs spying. And some say external devices do a better job. (And are cheaper to replace as technology evolves than a large smart TV would be.)

I only watch DVDs, myself, so anything that connects to the DVD player is good enough.
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Unread postby erti » 16 November 2020, 01:21

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erti wrote:it's not a smart tv but it's only $219 bucks...


It might not be a smart TV, but there are people who think smart TVs aren't worth bothering with, anyway. There have been some worries about smart TVs spying. And some say external devices do a better job. (And are cheaper to replace as technology evolves than a large smart TV would be.)

I only watch DVDs, myself, so anything that connects to the DVD player is good enough.


Yeah, I don't really need a smart tv when I can get a roku or eventually get a gaming system later on when I can afford one. I can't pass out an offer like that.
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Re: What made your day / made you smile today?

Unread postby René » 16 November 2020, 01:24

John27 wrote:
erti wrote:it's not a smart tv but it's only $219 bucks...

It might not be a smart TV, but there are people who think smart TVs aren't worth bothering with, anyway. There have been some worries about smart TVs spying. And some say external devices do a better job. (And are cheaper to replace as technology evolves than a large smart TV would be.)

I only watch DVDs, myself, so anything that connects to the DVD player is good enough.

Not all smart TVs have microphones. And you can always connect an Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick or whatever and use them like dumb TVs anyway. :D
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Re: What made your day / made you smile today?

Unread postby René » 17 November 2020, 20:34

Changing planes at Houston Hobby airport getting from our boyfriend's house to Brenden's mom's with a 4-hour layover... got here to find two ladies just setting up for a 2-hour classical concert :awesome:

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Unread postby Magic J » 23 November 2020, 08:27

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