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by drfish
Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)
Replies: 125
Views: 10675

Re: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)

The potato tracer round was epic. So simple, and yet, so satisfying.
by drfish
Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)
Replies: 125
Views: 10675

Re: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)

I put you on the fresh meat list, good luck! :o
by drfish
Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)
Replies: 125
Views: 10675

Re: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)

Played this tonight and a friend's birthday party. It was pretty awesome. Expect it to be at the BBQ. :D

Talk about an idea you wish you had come up with, it's like $1.50 of 40mil HDPE and a Frisbee. Sold for $40 - impressive.
by drfish
Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Any Spam eaters here(Yes the canned meat product)?
Replies: 149
Views: 1467

Re: Any Spam eaters here(Yes the canned meat product)?

Well... This happened...

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by drfish
Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Any Spam eaters here(Yes the canned meat product)?
Replies: 149
Views: 1467

Re: Any Spam eaters here(Yes the canned meat product)?

I don't eat it regularly, I'd say quiet rarely actually, but it's not because I have anything against it, it's just not on my radar most of the time. The "low" sodium stuff is the way to go IMO, otherwise it's just too salty (and I don't say that lightly). Slice it up thinish and fry it un...
by drfish
Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)
Replies: 125
Views: 10675

Re: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)

Welcome to the thread! Way to up our attendance numbers. :o There's no age limit or anything, the BBQ is very family friendly. The list in the first post is up to date - but it really doesn't fill in until the last week or so before the event. Even then, it's hardly definitive, it's just a general g...
by drfish
Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)
Replies: 125
Views: 10675

Re: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)

Lol. I'll plug it in to make sure it still powers up. Last time I used it, it took a good 10mins to "warm up" so that the picture looked good. That was years ago though.
by drfish
Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)
Replies: 125
Views: 10675

Re: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)

Starfalcon, assuming it still works, do you want my old A7217A (HP branded FW900)? You may already have one, but if you want this one it's yours for price of transporting it away.
by drfish
Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Fish hobbyist thread (aquariums and tanks - not the sport)
Replies: 269
Views: 73396

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

Many words that I care about were just said.

Have you discovered this guy's amazing channel?
by drfish
Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)
Replies: 125
Views: 10675

Re: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)

In the spirit of not making more work for myself, I've returned to just ordering the trophies for this year - but I got two sets!

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by drfish
Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)
Replies: 125
Views: 10675

Re: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)

Here's a sneak peak at what Shoes is cooking up for the fireworks this year... :D

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Edit: Trophies ordered. Got a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place set for both the adult and kid's tournaments.
by drfish
Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)
Replies: 125
Views: 10675

Re: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)

I wanted to throw out an offer to BBQ regulars. I am literally only renting the cottage for two weeks this year just to have the weekend in between for the BBQ. We won't be staying out there during those two weeks and we won't have any family there either. So, if anyone wants to make more than just ...
by drfish
Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Amazon Echo to Apple HomePod conversion kit
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Re: Amazon Echo to Apple HomePad conversion kit

I have now. Lol, it just makes me sad. You just can't sew things like in the states for those prices, not unless you had a ridiculous volume. My stupid creation above, with it's square foot of material and three stitch lines would probably cost ~$10 at retail. The kind of sleeves that show up when y...
by drfish
Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Amazon Echo to Apple HomePod conversion kit
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Amazon Echo to Apple HomePod conversion kit

After the reveal of the HomePod, I have to admit I was a bit jealous of the sweet fabric exterior it sported. Then I remembered that I work for a sewing company and had a roll of that fabric in the warehouse. So today, after five minutes of R&D, I would like to present, my prototype Amazon Echo ...
by drfish
Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)
Replies: 125
Views: 10675

Re: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)

Fantastic!

Alex (bubble guy) continues to be employed by a nice local party store and has offered to attempt procurement of any specific brewed beverage that folks request. So, if you guys have any special orders, let me know.
by drfish
Wed May 31, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)
Replies: 125
Views: 10675

Re: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)

My BBQ brain is finally starting to spin up. I've updated the first post with the best info I have. Please be sure to check it and make sure you're on the right list. I need to get some cornhole trophies going. Adult's and kid's tourney. I think I'm going to skip the gimmick for the kid's tourney th...
by drfish
Tue May 30, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)
Replies: 125
Views: 10675

Re: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)

I'm failing to groom this thread as I normally do, but if you all would be kind enough to confirm if you are attending, I would greatly appreciate it. :o
by drfish
Sun May 14, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)
Replies: 125
Views: 10675

Re: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)

Well, Ellie takes her time growing, so you'd be forgiven for thinking we've constantly had a baby around.

BTW, new baby's name is Wren Waverly. If you already know my last name, you'll understand how awesome that is. ;)
by drfish
Sun May 14, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)
Replies: 125
Views: 10675

Re: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)

lol, what? This is just the second one. :o

Here's one of the first one on her way to school the day her sister was born (Friday):
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by drfish
Sun May 14, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)
Replies: 125
Views: 10675

Re: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)

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Sorry the BBQ thread hasn't been getting the attention it normally does by now. Just wanted to share my excuse. :)

I'll try to whip this thread into shape in the next couple weeks.
by drfish
Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)
Replies: 125
Views: 10675

Re: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)

Yeah, there's room for them wherever, and scrap wood we can use for kickstand weight distribution.
by drfish
Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: RAM prices
Replies: 32
Views: 2456

Re: RAM prices

For historical reference...

Bought on 12/30/16
G.SKILL TridentZ Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3866
Then: $160
Now: $230

Bought on 2/3/17
G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200
Then: $100
Now: $125
by drfish
Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Behind the Seams: Fur E
Replies: 28
Views: 1112

Re: Behind the Seams: Fur E

Found a couple more unused pictures: Mohawk closeup. http://photos.dr_fish.speedymail.org/techreport/fure/Img_7480.jpg This was my original YouTube thumbnail image, before I made the awful college. You can see the off-the-shelf cat-ear glitter barrette that inspired the custom ears. http://photos.dr...
by drfish
Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Behind the Seams: Fur E
Replies: 28
Views: 1112

Re: Behind the Seams: Fur E

Nah, they prefur to sleep on it.
by drfish
Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Behind the Seams: Fur E
Replies: 28
Views: 1112

Re: Behind the Seams: Fur E

This thread and the story itself are the only things posted about it. I think it's best to leave a thread a thread for any ongoing discussion (or fur ther developments). I'm not sure what to do with the case. Making it a prize for the BBQ sounds fun. A wider TR giveaway sounds fun. Animal charity fu...
by drfish
Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Behind the Seams: Fur E
Replies: 28
Views: 1112

Behind the Seams: Fur E

As most of you have figured out by now, Fractal did not make the Fur E . As some of you probably guessed (since her work has been on TR before ), I recruited my talented sister for help with the project. I just wanted to take a second to thank her for her help (thank you!) and show a few behind the ...
by drfish
Sat Apr 01, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: April Fools
Replies: 16
Views: 1094

Re: April Fools

As always, Think Geek prepared well for this day: http://www.thinkgeek.com/
by drfish
Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)
Replies: 125
Views: 10675

Re: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)

That's possible, but I'm not sure I want to dig into how effective the could be a fund raising. Plus, that would open things up to non-attendees, which is fine I guess, but the BBQ is still in this weird official-unofficial status... Plus, I write for TR, but I'm not an employee. So, I don't want to...
by drfish
Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)
Replies: 125
Views: 10675

Re: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)

I have a great idea for a shirt, but they are so much hassle with so little payback, I just don't have the drive to do one this year. :(
by drfish
Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: dating ads on TR?
Replies: 35
Views: 1422

Re: dating ads on TR?

ZOMG, morphine wants us to click on teh ads! Seriously though, you have no idea the effort the TR goes though to avoid "bad" ads. Over the weekend, I reported an ad to Bruno, he literally stopped what he was doing and went back home immediately to adjust things/kill the offending ad. I'm p...