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Old 08-17-2014, 12:03 PM   #781 (permalink)
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Connie, the dog, decided on our walk to roll in some, ahem, ess haych one tee - and therefore gained her first wash of the year. I was holding off on this until it was a warm day - wet dogs suffer cold a lot - but, as club doorman say, you are not coming in wearing that!

On the upside Connie looks like an animated Teddy bear now.

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Old 08-17-2014, 12:51 PM   #782 (permalink)
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Old 08-17-2014, 05:47 PM   #783 (permalink)
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Old 08-17-2014, 06:01 PM   #784 (permalink)
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Unrelated to all previous posts, just wanted to b****. I am sick and tired of being tailgated in the right lane on the highways. I often move to the center lane so that the dumb ***hole behind me can just get the passing over with, because they're too checked out to notice they're crawling up my ***.

By the way, I'm generally at the posted speed limit, give or take. It's not like I'm doing 20 on the highway.

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Old 08-17-2014, 06:44 PM   #785 (permalink)
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wet dogs suffer cold a lot...
I think that depends on the dog. One of mine (the Border Collie/Aussie mix) will spread-eagle herself on every snowdrift we find hiking in the mountains (but this year they are, alas, all melted already). The other (maybe a Plott Hound) will jump in ice-rimmed ponds and swim around chasing the ducks.


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You've probably never smelled a dog that's had a close encounter with a skunk, or you wouldn't complain. But the magic skunk odor remover should work for many other stinky things, too: Removal of Skunk Odor/Removing Odor - Wikibooks, open books for an open world
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Old 08-17-2014, 06:44 PM   #786 (permalink)
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Ah, one of my not-quite daily annoyances; Linux bigots. They're almost, but not quite, as annoying as Apple bigots.

I kid, sort of. But the truth is that Linux -- the use of which is, in very large part, how I make my living -- is not a be-all end-all operating system. At the kernel level, you might be able to make a decent argument. But it needs buttloads of customization to fit different functions, platforms and screens. You said as much yourself when you described Android.

Windows 8 tried to be a single operating system and interface that would fit all platforms and screen sizes. Dumb, dumb, dumb idea. But Linux would suffer the same fate, and be just as dumb an idea, if someone were to release a single version that was supposed to work on all of those same platforms. Thankfully nobody does that, and we get nice open systems that have a lot of commonalities, but are overlaid with interfaces for their target screens, or fortified enterprise duty, and so on.
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Daily annoyance - those covers for phones and tablets.

Nobody except maybe on the ISS or a similar clean room can ever have got one to fit without bubbles or bits of dust underneath.

I hate you shiney things.
I've rarely had anything caught under them..
Do you use the plastic or glass scratch guards?
With glass, you just barn door tape them (line them up then use 2 pieces of tape as "hinges" before you peel the backing off to affix)

Either way, the secret is to apply them after a nice hot steamy shower..
Turn device off, have shower, while bathroom is still full of steam (this drops all the dust from the air) apply your scratch guards...
I've done this with the last several devices, glass and plastics, no dust trapped.

Anyways, My Moan of the day:
Going to pickup a new friend from her place, get a stern talking to for ringing the doorbell instead of texting up or honking... (foreign student, living at her aunts while attending classes) Apparently I confused the family since they've never had the doorbell rang before...
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Old 09-04-2014, 04:24 PM   #788 (permalink)
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Connie is fine - here she is:



She wants out in the woods just now hence the pensive look. Note the splayed back legs - she has advanced joint issues but still runs after sticks (and cats) like a good 'un. She is on treatment for her joints in her food and we keep her weight down to about 11Kgs - slightly over her target but she is 14+ and enjoys her food and has lost 2KG since she came here.

Oh and she enjoys thrown sticks, and chasing anything in the woods behind the house...

She is in for her next jags tomorrow too, but she doesn't know that - yet.

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I'll try that next time I replace them.
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She wants out in the woods just now hence the pensive look. Note the splayed back legs - she has advanced joint issues but still runs after sticks (and cats) like a good 'un.
Pretty good for an old girl - teaching those young pups how it's done!

For the annoyances, add tablets and such with shiny reflective screens, so that (especially when you're outside) what you're trying to read is half-hidden by reflections.

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