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It's weird with how quiet things are, but I'm getting caught up on a lot of things in the meantime through all this.  I did venture out to the grocery store today though...haven't died yet.

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So, I lied about not dying.

We did have a casualty today, and I'm a bit heartbroken.  I tossed my sweatshirt into the wash as soon as I got home.  Shortly after I started moving the clothes to the dryer, I found my government travel card.  That was odd - considering I never use that card.  It shouldn't have been out of my wallet.........

...then I realized it.

The leather wallet that I have had for 11 years met a terrible end, drowned in a vault of water and laundry detergent. :'( 

New one is on it's way and should be here on the 28th.

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tragedies! i had a wallet with the pink floyd girls on it for almost 12 years.  Finally retired it for a new one.. it made me so sad but it was literally held together by threads and the pink floyd girls had long since faded.  on a different tangent, I made my first youtube video today... but it's been stuck on 99% of it's upload for like an hour... anyone ever youtubed before?  what's the upload wait time usually like?

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49 minutes ago, gojirawr said:

been stuck on 99% of it's upload for like an hour... 

Dunno about YouTube, but I'm having similar problems on my work VPN.

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I know my search has results, but they just aren't showing...

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3 hours ago, The History Kid said:

Dunno about YouTube, but I'm having similar problems on my work VPN.

I know my search has results, but they just aren't showing...

Oof. yeah, i guess everyone has to share quarantine bandwidth now, hahaha

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2 hours ago, gojirawr said:

Oof. yeah, i guess everyone has to share quarantine bandwidth now, hahaha

Something like that.  My personal net has been fine through all this.  It's just that when you have over 12,000 connecting to VPN on the same domain - things get a little weird.  No one is listening to guidance about the file systems either or web access.  People don't seem to get that you don't need to be on VPN to access mail, just a few sites require it.

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1 hour ago, The History Kid said:

Something like that.  My personal net has been fine through all this.  It's just that when you have over 12,000 connecting to VPN on the same domain - things get a little weird.  No one is listening to guidance about the file systems either or web access.  People don't seem to get that you don't need to be on VPN to access mail, just a few sites require it.

I'll be honest, I don't know what that means 😅 but i realized my youtube video wouldn't upload because i needed to be verified! LOL, learning new things. Next step is learning how to edit videos!  You sound technologically savvy - any tips or suggestions for programs?

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3 minutes ago, gojirawr said:

I'll be honest, I don't know what that means 😅 but i realized my youtube video wouldn't upload because i needed to be verified! LOL, learning new things. Next step is learning how to edit videos!  You sound technologically savvy - any tips or suggestions for programs?

I'm not as tech savvy as others on here, but I steal a lot of business from our G6 at work.

As for programs, what kind of programs are you wondering about?  Video editing...I have no idea.  That's not my lane, unfortunately.

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1 hour ago, The History Kid said:

I'm not as tech savvy as others on here, but I steal a lot of business from our G6 at work.

As for programs, what kind of programs are you wondering about?  Video editing...I have no idea.  That's not my lane, unfortunately.

@gojirawr YouTube tutorials lolol, I used to edit with a software (hacked cause I'm cheap) you edit well offline wifi.. There's a lot out there though. 

Also, no to quarantine speeds. I'll be so sad =/ 

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1 minute ago, Nyxnine said:

Also, no to quarantine speeds. I'll be so sad =/ 

My ISP kicked us up to 1Gbit Down/Up two weeks ago for free.  I hadn't needed it yet, since I haven't been editing any Arc files or anything, but it was nice to know it's there.  Unfortunately, I don't think the work side of it would be able to hold up.  Cable company that services them just doesn't have their act together when it comes to technology.  That's why I switched to fiber. 

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@The History Kid I have shaw blue curve so 600mps download and 20mps upload. I stream my art and game play on twitch...well did when I had free time =_=;;

I get glitchy running so many probs without high-speed @[email protected] 

We don't have a lot of companies here that offer internet/phone services. Its a bit of a monopoly and can be pricey. I'd be so grumpy if my provider was slower because of covid xD thats so selfish of me...but....social distancing is annoying enough already lol

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1 minute ago, Nyxnine said:

We don't have a lot of companies here that offer internet/phone services. Its a bit of a monopoly and can be pricey. 

That was/is here as well.  You have the choice of the cable company, or the phone company (who has multiple outlets).  But more recently, a fiber company moved in and has been slowly edging out the cable company.  That suited me fine, since the cable company refused to connect to my work VPN - or even let me view .mil TLD's.  It was absolutely ridiculous.

Like I said, the providers aren't slowing down on post...it's more of there's only X amount of space in the tube, and if everyone's crammed in there...well...there's not a lot of room for forward motion.  I'm hoping they ditch the cable company soon, it might help.

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This quarantine  needs to end horrible not being able to go outside without worrying for your health hopefully this all ends soon and things go back to normal 

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2 hours ago, Lelouch said:

This quarantine  needs to end horrible not being able to go outside without worrying for your health hopefully this all ends soon and things go back to normal 

What are you talking about?  You can go outside just fine and not get sick. In fact the historical precedent indicates bring outside increases your recovery and survival rate.  California put in a shelter in place, but that doesn't mean you're actually enforced into your residence.  None of the shelter in place orders are true shelter in place orders by definition and law.

Whoever said "you can't go outside without worrying for your health" is factually and emphatically wrong.

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14 hours ago, Lelouch said:

This quarantine  needs to end horrible not being able to go outside without worrying for your health hopefully this all ends soon and things go back to normal 

Agreed with @The History Kid, its best if you just don't touch people, objects - or at least your face unless you wash hands. It's usually recommended to give about 2 meters between people you don't know (here in Canada) if you do plan on going out. So going for a jog, hike, walk...bike all that jazz is fine. Just nothing like going to playground or bar or interacting in tight spaces with multiple people where you have no control over. 

Try not to coup yourself in your house, you'll go mental :)

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Correct.  It's clinically proven that being outdoors actually does have benefits to preventing or helping with illness.  How much is a matter of question and varies - but historically speaking, it was found that when the Spanish Flu gripped the nation (the most comparable thing to what we're dealing with now in terms of impact) patients who were kept outdoors had a better and faster recovery rate.  It was also proven that people who were outdoors more had a better built up resistance (not immunity) to that virus.

With that being said, many people are being encouraged to go out here when the weather is nice, but to keep adequate distance from people around them (6 feet / 2 meters), wash your hands frequently, and drink plenty of liquids.

...and give History Kid $1.  In fact, they might make that a law... =3

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I'll probably spend most of my day walking the nature trail by my house. But before I head out, a good breakfast is in order. Today I think I'll have some avocado toast, an egg white omelet with some everything bagel seasoning sprinkled on top, a few slices of turkey bacon, & a smoothie made with mango, pineapple, banana, & arugula. 

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ive been outside a lot myself lately too, working on the garden now that it's warmed up a bit. its so nice to get some sun for the first time in a long while, the bees are even out already.

we dont have many trails to walk on cuz we live near a highway and any side roads lead straight off into cornfields for miles and miles, and boy youre gonna be sorry if you try walking down one of thoes. its just corn, corn, corn. but there is one side road that leads into a wood and through some meadows outside of town that i take sometimes, but a bunch of rich people (you know, the kinds that retire out into the country in those fancy mcmansions with acres and acres of property, sometimes they keep like, the expensive show horses too.) and they always give me the DIRTIEST looks when they catch me out there, like they think im going to trespass on their property or something. its a public road! 🙄 maybe i should start making goofy faces at them. i find some weird stuff out there sometimes.

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19 minutes ago, cowboy said:

cornfields for miles and miles, and boy youre gonna be sorry if you try walking down one of thoes. its just corn, corn, corn. 

That is an Iowan's heaven, and we live there.  That's why we always laugh when we hear of people getting "lost" in the corn mazes.  You should always emerge with a bunch of bruises too from getting smacked with ears and husks.

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Hello everyone hope everyone has been safe and keeping yourself active just stopped by to let you know I'm still alive  :)

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9 hours ago, cowboy said:

and they always give me the DIRTIEST looks when they catch me out there, like they think im going to trespass on their property or something. its a public road! 🙄 maybe i should start making goofy faces at them.

What you do is make prolonged eye contact with them until they become uncomfortable and ask what you want. Then you smile, wink, and walk backward until you disappear mysteriously into the cornfield.

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@Wedgy - I'm guessing you're like...Overkill in hours for work.  We've been missing you. :[

 

Unrelated - 

Well, I may have saved myself an unpleasant time at the range this weekend (if I decide to go).

Most of you remember this gal:

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The other gun that I had purchased before this one came with two loaded magazines.  I only ever really used one, so I pretty much had the magazine in the drawer and never thought much of it.  Tonight after our chat party, I decided to clean all three guns, and the magazines - check the springs in them too.  I decided to get the other magazine out too, since it definitely needed cleaning and the ammo needed to be checked.  Glad I did.

 

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I would not have enjoyed gambling with that little sucker.  If I had to guess, I'd say a dog got ahold of this one (sure as hell wasn't mine!).  I've seen plenty of ammo in my time, and I haven't seen many casings chapped up like that.  Yikes!  That one is going to the bucket on amnesty day.  In related news...ammo is dirt cheap right now, and so are accessories.  Too bad the accessories available for the 1911's make them look gimmicky and bulky.

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