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by paulWTAMU
Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Technology purchasing and "moments of weakness"
Replies: 39
Views: 924

Re: Technology purchasing and "moments of weakness"

I see something, I have the money, so why not? You sound like my brother, except he's trying to convince his wife they need a Bobcat (the equipment, not the feline). :lol: :roll: I told him I want a ride in the bucket if he gets one. I impulse bought a blue tooth speaker and a tablet. Eh.
by paulWTAMU
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3173
Views: 126531

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

get a branch in Dallas and I'll try it :D
by paulWTAMU
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3173
Views: 126531

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

this heat killed my raised bed garden I just put in :evil: :evil: baked all my plants.
by paulWTAMU
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3173
Views: 126531

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Pineapple Chipotle Mead


is this something I can actually buy? You're talking to someone that experimented with a green chile liqueur (really horrible). I like spicy
by paulWTAMU
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3173
Views: 126531

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

dang :/ how far down did you go? I've got about 6" dug down in an 8'x30" area but it's kind of bumpy. Nothing super off level but lots of little bumps
by paulWTAMU
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3173
Views: 126531

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

anyone have much experience building walking paths in a yard? Like, how much do I have to level the ground before putting in the sand and pavers?
by paulWTAMU
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3173
Views: 126531

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Can't find a GFCI anywhere near the garage--and that's after moving my gun safe :-? That was painful.

We just moved here so it's not super settled in yet either.
by paulWTAMU
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3173
Views: 126531

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

my wife's picking up an A+ cert more or less on a whim. The review she's done today (she's testing next week) makes me want to build a new PC, but I just bought a new DSLR and moved :lol: But I wanna play legos with electronics now. Oh, our garage door no longer works, and the two outlets in the gar...
by paulWTAMU
Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3173
Views: 126531

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

we have hit anywhere from high 90s to low 100s every day except yesterday since I moved here. With high (>40%) humidity.

I'm missing the high plains. Yeah we had heat but when I sweated up there, it actually worked. :-?
by paulWTAMU
Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3173
Views: 126531

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Your description of Chicago "tamales" made all of the Trans Pecos, NM, and Arizona collectively hate that city.
by paulWTAMU
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3173
Views: 126531

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

You should have seen the original...I think I remember some of Action Jim's post on that one
by paulWTAMU
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3173
Views: 126531

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

After I've told you to GTFO off my roof--that you climbed onto without checking first--and snapped a picture of your truck, and you, while you're climbing down...and I have my cell phone in my left hand and my right hand under my shirt [IWB holster]...you really want to argue with me and tell me you...
by paulWTAMU
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3173
Views: 126531

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

We're actually planting yucca in Dallas...after living in the panhandle for a decade or more, the idea of actually planting a yucca is foreign to me. At least it isn't prickly pear; the nursery guy told my wife and mother they're impossible to kill and bloom so pretty but no way are either of us hav...
by paulWTAMU
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What shows are you recently watching?
Replies: 98
Views: 9731

Re: What shows are you recently watching?

I binged River Monsters over 3 days.


I've been nightfishing for catfish...would love to land a big old channel cat or alligator gar :) C&R only for me with those though (they don't taste good).
by paulWTAMU
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3173
Views: 126531

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

No one had it physically in stock; I'd have had to order it. And with my number out on job applications right now, I really didn't want to not be able to have a phone for a couple of days :/ I don't know, maybe it was the wrong call but I was feeling paranoid. Though we are looking at that for my wi...
by paulWTAMU
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3173
Views: 126531

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

yeah it was an old Lumina :( I liked it but I need something to hold a charge for more than 30 or 60 minutes if I'm actually using it, and more than a couple hours on standby. I'm just bitter and whiny about the state of lower end phones; it was like it went from utter crap, to as expensive as a nic...
by paulWTAMU
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3173
Views: 126531

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I hate to admit it but the store handled setting up all of it. SIMs weren't compatible (I didn't know that was a thing, don't pay much attention to cell phones) but they used this strange machine to get my contacts and number over.
by paulWTAMU
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3173
Views: 126531

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

My old windows phone died its' final death (draining batteries within 2-3 hours of standby, wifi not working)....so I wound up with an iPhone....god I hate OS, but there weren't a ton of options on short notice and I need a working phone with my cell number since its on job apps that're out. :evil:
by paulWTAMU
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3173
Views: 126531

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

It's not just HOAs; my brother lives in a small suburb without an HOA but with a real bastard of a city code guy. I keep telling him to run for council (it's Fate, TX, not a big city, he could probably win). Then work to fire the guy. Made some home modifications hellaciously hard over the (undefine...
by paulWTAMU
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3173
Views: 126531

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

As an update: i can't sleep, even after all the tums in the world, a good workout (god I hate goblet squats) and playing in the hot tub for an hour. Everything is fire.
by paulWTAMU
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3173
Views: 126531

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

A green chile, red pepper, green pepper, banana pepper and jalapeno pizza sounded good in my head but I'm kind of crying right now and my mouth feels like a lava flow.
by paulWTAMU
Thu May 31, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Help me choose a speaker for my folks
Replies: 7
Views: 524

Help me choose a speaker for my folks

I'm looking for an easy to use speaker for my folks gazebo. They'd prefer corded power, bluetooth connectivity is a must since they both use iphones. Decent sound, not over 150 or so? It's for a sheltered outdoor patio where they have their hot tub.
by paulWTAMU
Tue May 29, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3173
Views: 126531

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I won't have those till next billing cycle either though :lol: If I'd moved 2 months ago it wouldn't be a big deal, but right now the district we're in is saying we have to register ASAP to get our kid in the school nearest our house
by paulWTAMU
Tue May 29, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3173
Views: 126531

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Man, registering for school right after you move is a bear, particularly when they want photo IDs as proof of residence--when your state takes up to 45 days to get your updated ID to you. Ack.
by paulWTAMU
Fri May 25, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Computer cannot connect to network
Replies: 14
Views: 807

Re: Computer cannot connect to network

finally got something working; I hooked up via ethernet again, and managed to find updated drivers for the USB wifi adaptor on Netgear's site and that's working. My intergrated wifi for the desktop still isn't and I'm giving up on it at this point. I'll buy my SIL another adapter to replace this one.
by paulWTAMU
Thu May 24, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Computer cannot connect to network
Replies: 14
Views: 807

Re: Computer cannot connect to network

It shows up as a generic PnP in my device manager, and it gives me the *ding* sounding alert, but there's not even a prompt to install drivers and it doesn't show up in my networking connections:? I may use the laptop and see if I can dig up the drivers for it and dump them on a flash drive...I hope...
by paulWTAMU
Thu May 24, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Computer cannot connect to network
Replies: 14
Views: 807

Re: Computer cannot connect to network

I've never used the wifi on this before; at our last place the drop for the cable was right by the computer desk so I just used an ethernet cable. The router is outputting a 2.4 ghz band. I tried connecting a 5 ghz USB wirless adaptor and the computer didn't even seem to recognize that (borrowed it ...
by paulWTAMU
Wed May 23, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Computer cannot connect to network
Replies: 14
Views: 807

Computer cannot connect to network

The service is through Spectrum, the router is a netgear. Chipset is a Dell wireless 1705 802.11b/g/n 2.4 gighz. I've gotten my phone, my wife's phone, the smart TV, and the laptop all on the wireless network, but my desktop either does not see the network, or it sees it, and after I put in the code...
by paulWTAMU
Tue May 15, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3173
Views: 126531

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Large metal toy airplane, with twin tail fins. One of them broke off in my foot, the other just cut it up.

Way worse than legos.
by paulWTAMU
Tue May 15, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3173
Views: 126531

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

two sets of stitches in my foot last night (3 and 4). On the week I'm moving. They used the dissolving ones so at least I don't have to get them pulled later.

Frigging kid's toys man.