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by paulWTAMU
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1461
Views: 56456

Re: Something's different...

The site redesign is pretty rough, but I'm a lot more concerned about the apparent lack of communication. FireGryphon is right; that bodes very poorly for how the site will be run moving forward. I'm bummed, but not surprised; as Ned has noted, if you paid attention it was clear the site was financi...
by paulWTAMU
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: BALDUR'S GATE III
Replies: 21
Views: 2584

Re: BALDUR'S GATE III

I'm that weird mix of nervous and excited that's hard to manage. Please be good please be good! I'm going to be so sad, and my cynical self will feel justified if this sucks...but man I'll be sad :(
by paulWTAMU
Tue May 28, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Fish hobbyist thread (aquariums and tanks - not the sport)
Replies: 342
Views: 89019

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

My brother's got his 300 gallon up and running while I'm still rocking the little 29 gallon I've had for years. I'm jealous AF.

He's got a geophagus, cordy cats, and denison's barbs. Bit weird but it'll probably work, if for no other reason than the tank is huge
by paulWTAMU
Sun May 19, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: World Of Warcraft
Replies: 6779
Views: 1187806

Re: World Of Warcraft

Hell, I might. I played enough vanilla to not have super rose tinted glasses (the horrible RNG, the fact that a lot of specs were worthless) but damnit I'm allowed some nostalgia, and I remember the world of vanilla fondly.
by paulWTAMU
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Gun prOn!
Replies: 3463
Views: 532928

Re: Gun prOn!

between the cost of a gunsmith and the cost of a barrel I don't think that's in the cards.

It isn't as simple as swapping barrels on a T/C or something
by paulWTAMU
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Decluttering in 2019
Replies: 46
Views: 3494

Re: Decluttering in 2019

I don't think I've owned 52 pairs of jeans in my adult life :o


After 2 moves in a year, I'm significantly decluttered and happier about it.
by paulWTAMU
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Gun prOn!
Replies: 3463
Views: 532928

Re: Gun prOn!

Finally got the 30-30 checked over and wound up putting a box downrange with it. Accuracy is....pretty bad tbh. I don't think I can ethically use it to hunt. It's not just POI, but the groups are really bad. Like, can't cover them with my palm at 25 yards bad (but I don't think there's any keyholing...
by paulWTAMU
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4720
Views: 205816

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

If DFW is rural like you can keep NYC, Chicago, LA, etc. YUCK. I used to be able to drive 20 minutes and be on a dirt road in the middle of nowhere where there wasn't a house in sight and I might see a car every 10 minutes. I honestly thought I'd like the city more, but it's an hour drive in heavy t...
by paulWTAMU
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4720
Views: 205816

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Having lived in a big city sine May of 2018, I can safely say I hate it. I am meant for smaller cities and rural areas.
by paulWTAMU
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2018
Replies: 291
Views: 24205

Re: NFL 2018

The original Houston football team did move; they're now the Titans. Bastards kept the rights and history to the Oilers name.
by paulWTAMU
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4720
Views: 205816

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

yep. hurricanes will spawn tornadoes.


For the first time in a decade I'm not following the hurricane season since I'm not on the coast, nor am I in a field that even touches on responding to disasters anymore :) I feel slightly ashamed at how relieved that makes me
by paulWTAMU
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2018
Replies: 291
Views: 24205

Re: NFL 2018

As a fan of the Texans since their inception, I am really hating football right now.

At least last year the entire team died, so there was no expectation of success but this just godawful and painful. Is this what it's like to be a Browns fan?
by paulWTAMU
Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2018
Replies: 291
Views: 24205

Re: NFL 2018

snap a multiseason losing streak without winning. How the hell
by paulWTAMU
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4720
Views: 205816

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

https://imgur.com/gallery/8MchrYv https://imgur.com/gallery/8MchrYv Ugh, it is done for now. I gotta get more plants though. Maybe tomorrow. There was a damn root ball in there I hadn't counted on, that took a day of cutting and aggravation. And a ton of sand (well, more like a few hundred lbs). Sa...
by paulWTAMU
Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Technology purchasing and "moments of weakness"
Replies: 62
Views: 5149

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: 4720
Views: 205816

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: 4720
Views: 205816

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: 4720
Views: 205816

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: 4720
Views: 205816

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: 4720
Views: 205816

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: 4720
Views: 205816

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: 4720
Views: 205816

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: 4720
Views: 205816

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: 4720
Views: 205816

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: 4720
Views: 205816

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: 4720
Views: 205816

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: 4720
Views: 205816

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: 200
Views: 25043

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: 4720
Views: 205816

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: 4720
Views: 205816

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...
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