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General Discussion / Re: Things I Didn't Expect to See Today
« Last post by random axe on August 31, 2019, 10:39:28 AM »
Really?  Nice!

That's even funnier, and obviously better.  :thumbsup:
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General Discussion / Re: Topicless
« Last post by Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on August 30, 2019, 04:18:30 PM »
I use segments of used cable tie to spread Goop, and then throw them away. And then I throw the tube of Goop away because I know it's not going to live until the next time I need it and I'll just have to buy more anyway :galm:

I try to avoid using acetone. I've probably inhaled enough acetone in my life to break every diabetes breathalyzer in existence. The worst part about it is how after a while you stop smelling it because it binds irreversibly to your receptors so you don't know you're in trouble until you get dizzy.
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General Discussion / Re: Things I Didn't Expect to See Today
« Last post by Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on August 30, 2019, 04:13:03 PM »
(A)  The information sheet is in Comic Sans.  Look, I don't even really care, but . . . really?

Shockingly enough Comic Sans is actually really good for dyslexic people, it's similar to fonts that are specifically designed for dyslexic people to read.
I ran across this when a particular sort of display document I had to prepare for NASA required Comic Sans. Other federal agencies are picking up on that too.
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Science & Technology / Re: Endless Complaining
« Last post by random axe on August 30, 2019, 11:27:30 AM »
Put "hotmail.com" in address bar (cold load), and you get not a Hotmail login page but a generic Outlook Live splash page with a link to a login page.  I'm sure there's some reason, but it's stupid.  Go to login, and you have to type "@hotmail.com" because the page doesn't know you were looking for Hotmail.  Also stupid.

Put "gmail.com" in, and you get . . . a generic splash page with a link to a login page.  :eyeroll:  And when you do then log in, it doesn't take you to Gmail but to a generic Google Account page that doesn't even have a convenient link to Gmail. 

FFS, you morons.

Meanwhile, Amazon has just started telling me it's approved my product reviews.  From exactly six months earlier.  Apparently all my Amazon reviews now go through six months to the day after they were submitted.  Why?  Don't even care.  I rarely bother, anyway.
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General Discussion / Re: Topicless
« Last post by random axe on August 30, 2019, 11:23:29 AM »
It's that time when my workboots need repairs.  Shoe Goo / Goop products are my traditional method, here, as specialized products are usually as expensive as my boots, which . . . well, they're for people who buy $200 workboots.  I get it.  I've heard reasonable things about the Gorilla Glue equivalent to Shoe Goo, which allegedly (A) flows better, (B) self-levels better, and (C) doesn't solidify in the tube within two weeks of the first time you use it.

BUT I already had the Marine Goop, which is the more UV-resistant kind, so, fine.  The Goop products stick like hell, dry rubbery and flexible, and take forever to get abraded away, if you make a halfway decent attempt to clean the work piece.  You can either arrange to clamp the shoe back into shape (newspaper and aluminum foil and plastic wrap can help a lot), or you can get the pieces close enough and let the Goop bridge the gap, which it'll do without a problem.  I don't need my boots to look like new, so a new 3 mm gap between the toecap and end of the sole doesn't matter to me.  Also, am teh lazy.

Goop is hard to spread and smooth neatly.  It's kind of a pain in general to work with.  I read online that you can thin it with acetone.  LOL.  Weird results.  It does soak up the acetone a bit, and it gets sort of soft and goopy, not quite to Vaseline levels.  I could not spread it usefully with a brush.  It was still stickier than was convenient.  I spread it with a small piece of stiff plastic instead, and whatever.  Good enough.  BUT it's been over 48 hours, and it's still sticky to the touch, which is way longer than its usual curing / skinning time, so clearly the acetone had some effect.

I'm assuming the acetone will eventually dry out of it completely, but who knows?  Maybe it'll never cure, now.  We'll see.

I've heard that typical spar urethane works great on work boots, but I haven't tried it yet.  This would mean workmat, masking tape, and multiple coats.  Easier to work with, more time.  Apparently a spar urethane finish over leather remains flexible enough, and apparently it'll stick to a rubber sole well enough to glue the thing back on, although I have my doubts.  But maybe next time.
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General Discussion / Re: Things I Didn't Expect to See Today
« Last post by random axe on August 30, 2019, 11:12:20 AM »
Helped (slightly) a friend who's trying to apply for Medicaid, which is predictably kind of like trying to do state taxes.  It's sort of what you'd expect, and sort of worse, and it makes no sense in that style of They Were Trying To Do A Standard Bureaucratic Thing But Missed.

Best parts:

(A)  The information sheet is in Comic Sans.  Look, I don't even really care, but . . . really?

(B)  There's a part where they compare Available Plans In Your Area.  They have mysterious categories without any real explanation (like "Ease of Care" and "Ongoing Illness" or something) that have ratings, given in apple icons.  Every plan, in every category, has either three or four apples, so . . . you know.  Ya gonna get some apples no matter what, I guess.

Eh.  The sad? funny? good? thing is that actually Medicaid coverage is way, way better than any health insurance coverage I've ever had, unless it's impossible to actually use the benefits, or something.
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General Discussion / Re: Weather ... or not
« Last post by random axe on August 30, 2019, 11:06:20 AM »
Forty minutes of insanity thunderstorm last night, the kind of thing where you're 50% convinced it's going to get Much Worse.  But it didn't, and we got about half an inch of rain real fast.  Not bad, all in all.

For the first 2.5 hours the storm was in view, it stayed north of us, so it was sunny (at first) to the south, but the north was dark clouds and nearly continuous lightning.  Exciting.
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Arts & Entertainment / Re: What are you listening to?
« Last post by slippy on August 30, 2019, 09:43:48 AM »
And now: https://kinggizzard.bandcamp.com/music
Their catalog is, let's say...diverse.
Some is great, some not so much, but all is at least interesting.
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General Discussion / Re: Weather ... or not
« Last post by random axe on August 27, 2019, 05:59:35 PM »
They used to.  This is supposed to be Moist Country.

We ended up getting about half an inch, altogether.  Enough to mostly refill our little rain barrel, but not enough to make the rain barrel unnecessary.

At least we're still allowed to have rain barrels.  For now.
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General Discussion / Re: Weather ... or not
« Last post by Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on August 27, 2019, 04:46:13 PM »
Lawns? What are "lawns?" Do they have something to do with Order, as in Lawn Order?
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