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by drfish
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1461
Views: 56444

Re: Something's different...

It's not much, but to counter this melancholy vibe I wanted to share that Eric talked with Logitech and they are sending me their new Adaptive Gaming Kit . So, I'm coming out of retirement to write up a review of that which will also be part six of my custom controller series. I may be able to get t...
by drfish
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1461
Views: 56444

Re: Something's different...

Just wanted to chime in a say, yeah, that's about right. That's why I always volunteered, to help the site and the community. If I'd taken money for my reviews, it would have just been depressing. Appreciation from gerbils is priceless, though.
by drfish
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1461
Views: 56444

Re: Something's different...

Not instead of anything, just in addition to and in case of.
by drfish
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1461
Views: 56444

Re: Something's different...

If folks still following this thread want to PM me their email address, I can invite them to the Slack channel a few of us have been hanging out in. No lookie-loos, please.
by drfish
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1461
Views: 56444

Re: Something's different...

Apparently, the site has been up and down since last night. Even this morning I've seen up and a down a few different times. :-?
by drfish
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Gerbil's Choice Review I - we have a winner!
Replies: 144
Views: 8970

Re: TR Gerbil's Choice Review I - we have a winner!

Zak is out. If Eric or Aaron were actively asking for the drives, I would send them to them, but I don't think that's going to happen either.
by drfish
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Gerbil's Choice Review I - we have a winner!
Replies: 144
Views: 8970

Re: TR Gerbil's Choice Review I - we have a winner!

Yeah, sorry guys, but this is 99.9% not going to happen. Even if everything was rosy with TR and motivation wasn't an issue, I would still be struggling to find the time. The little preview I posted with simple performance metrics for the drives is all I have to offer.
by drfish
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1461
Views: 56444

Re: Something's different...

True story, after I stopped re-posting pictures of random cats on the internet, my cat decided to love me again.
by drfish
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Goodbye Battle.net -
Replies: 61
Views: 3508

Re: Goodbye Battle.net -

I wasn't very invested in my account, nothing since the first part of SC2, but yeah, I canned my account a couple days ago. Just pathetic. The cancellation process is crap too, a photo ID, really? Screw you guys. :evil:
by drfish
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Stumbled on a new project this weekend.
Replies: 188
Views: 15977

Re: Stumbled on a new project this weekend.

Your uncle now has a thread of folks wishing him well. It's awesome that you are pitching in. Take care.
by drfish
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1461
Views: 56444

Re: Something's different...

Thanks drfish. Hiatus hints temporary. Something a-brewing? I'm not sure yet, nothing brewing, this is 100% my own call. As mentioned previously, I'm a bit burned out and on top of that there's been less free time recently. So, Shortbread was an easy thing to cut. I'm still debating if I want to do...
by drfish
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1461
Views: 56444

Re: Something's different...

Since this is kind of the de facto communication thread, I just wanted to take a sec to say that I've decided to put Shortbread on hiatus.
by drfish
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: The Cat Report?
Replies: 26
Views: 1870

Re: The Cat Report?

Man, not having "hot threads" means missing threads like this, I guess. Anyway, the cats were just some purrfectly harmless fun while Eric was on vacation. :)
by drfish
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Stumbled on a new project this weekend.
Replies: 188
Views: 15977

Re: Stumbled on a new project this weekend.

I have nothing constructive to contribute, just wanted to say again that I really enjoy updates to this thread. Thanks for sharing! :)
by drfish
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Fish hobbyist thread (aquariums and tanks - not the sport)
Replies: 342
Views: 89014

Re: Fish hobbyist thread (aquariums and tanks - not the sport)

Vivid! What critters are planned? Well, on Saturday I got four black mollies to put in there (they are my wife's favorite fish). One male lyretail and and normal three females. They get the tank for themselves for about a month, then I'll be trying to bring home a baby musk turtle from the NARBC sh...
by drfish
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Fish hobbyist thread (aquariums and tanks - not the sport)
Replies: 342
Views: 89014

Re: Fish hobbyist thread (aquariums and tanks - not the sport)

My surprise BBQ gift is coming along nicely... http://dr_fish.speedymail.org/techreport/fish/elon_top.jpg http://dr_fish.speedymail.org/techreport/fish/elon_front.jpg http://dr_fish.speedymail.org/techreport/fish/elon_iso.jpg I'm going to harvest more pothos vines from our "mother plant" a...
by drfish
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1461
Views: 56444

Re: Something's different...

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by drfish
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1461
Views: 56444

Re: Something's different...

It's a proprietary tool that is owned by TR. "The new guys" own it until they decide to do something else with it.
by drfish
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1461
Views: 56444

Re: Something's different...

Tony is around, but I don't think he has any hardware to play with. The BBQ was a nice boost to morale/source of motivation, but it's wearing off. The truth is a lot of the people at the BBQ are BBQ regulars more than TR regulars at this point, and have been for some time. Also, another month has pa...
by drfish
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1461
Views: 56444

Re: Something's different...

At this point, if Zak's reviews weren't still the best of their kind on the internet, I'd drop the front page entirely. I do appreciate that Eric and drfish are keeping the lights on, but that kind of post has been more about the community than anything else for a long time, and I can't be bothered...
by drfish
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1461
Views: 56444

Re: Something's different...

I've heard this straight from Adam: YouTube is where PC hardware vendors spend their ad budgets. AdSense is one thing, but that's not where the real money is. You need contracts with the big vendors and they only want to spend money on YouTube. :-?
by drfish
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1461
Views: 56444

Re: Something's different...

...if you don't have a willpower or enthusiasm to keep improving your content and finding more unique content - then perhaps it is better to do what HardOCP owner did, just close down your site instead of letting someone else take over it. Not saying that this is the only right option but this is s...
by drfish
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1461
Views: 56444

Re: Something's different...

Not going to make a big post out of this, but it's really pretty simple. The way TR wanted to run wasn't sustainable, full stop.
by drfish
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1461
Views: 56444

Re: Something's different...

I've seen it both ways, currently though, it's perfect.

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by drfish
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1461
Views: 56444

Re: Something's different...

For those who haven't checked it out yet, Xolore's blue theme is pretty awesome and has been updated recently.
by drfish
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread
Replies: 201
Views: 15392

Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Withhold, ha! They should bill them. :evil:
by drfish
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread
Replies: 201
Views: 15392

Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Alton Brown is transcendent, not just as a chef but as a human. You name your cat Morimoto for fun, you change your son's name to Alton if he can prove himself worthy.
by drfish
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread
Replies: 201
Views: 15392

Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

Morimoto is my cat's name. He's named after the best Iron Chef.
by drfish
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1461
Views: 56444

Re: Something's different...

Inside the second and inside the soul. 8)
by drfish
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread
Replies: 201
Views: 15392

Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

It's incredible and it'll be part of my BBQ wrap-up post. You guys are so awesome. Once Wren is up from her nap we're going to head over to Blue Fish Aquarium for some inspiration. It might even been something I turn into a front page series instead of hiding it in the forums, we'll see, the plan is...
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