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by paulWTAMU
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2755
Views: 100304

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

One more reason to be leery of this internet of things trend I guess.

I don't want my fish tank, or my fridge, or my stove, to be smart.
by paulWTAMU
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Midwest blizzard
Replies: 34
Views: 1197

Re: Midwest blizzard

we had snow in the western panhandle and large (30k acres) fires in the eastern part.

This weather can FOAD
by paulWTAMU
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 454
Views: 24018

Re: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted

I'm basing my statement about the Jedi needing to die on the portrayal of the council in the prequels than anything else; ineffectual, hypocritical, bloated. Yeah, it needed to go.

I think the prequels are still canon, but I could be wrong. But the Jedi Council from that was pretty crappy.
by paulWTAMU
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 454
Views: 24018

Re: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted

Hell I agree with Luke that the Jedi, as they were, need to end. Given his character in the original trilogy, I actually think his retreating to hermithood made sense. The one really bleh part for me was the casino planet. I kind of get what they were going for; funky plans of desperation don't alwa...
by paulWTAMU
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2755
Views: 100304

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I can't remember Applebee's not being kind of janky. Realtor coming over at 3pm this afternoon to go over the house. Yay. Dallas here we come. Biggest city I've ever lived in so I'm more than a little nervous. But more opportunities and 90% of my family's in the Dallas-Houston stretch of Texas these...
by paulWTAMU
Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2755
Views: 100304

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Trying to switch careers with two kids and a mortgage = misery :/ It might help if I know what I actually want to do, but far as I know you don't get paid to sit on a beach and catch fish and drink whiskey.
by paulWTAMU
Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2755
Views: 100304

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

We're having grass fires out the ass here (there's a 15,000 acre one going a little north of us right now) and it's only early March. It's going to be a bad year :evil:
by paulWTAMU
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: The Squirrel Cam!
Replies: 44
Views: 2158

Re: The Squirrel Cam!

Grams used salt, pepper, chili powder...dredged in flour, fried. Serve with gravy.
by paulWTAMU
Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: The Squirrel Cam!
Replies: 44
Views: 2158

Re: The Squirrel Cam!

I hope this ends with a good squirrel fritter.
by paulWTAMU
Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Gun prOn!
Replies: 3433
Views: 504483

Re: Gun prOn!

Oh, I like the round, I'm just not sure I want to trust a 90 year old gun my grandfather and his father used and abused for decades until it gets looked over :wink: I loved Grandpa but he was hard on his tools.
by paulWTAMU
Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Gun prOn!
Replies: 3433
Views: 504483

Re: Gun prOn!

It's a 94; it's old enough it's stamped 30 W.C.F rather than 30-30
by paulWTAMU
Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Gun prOn!
Replies: 3433
Views: 504483

Re: Gun prOn!

http://i.imgur.com/djhnxIA.jpg Took possession of this the day of Grandad's funeral; He got it from either his dad or his grandad--I've heard both ways. Want to find a smith to look over it to make sure it's safe before I use it. As far as either my mom or my aunt knew, my aunt was the last one to ...
by paulWTAMU
Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2755
Views: 100304

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Funerals: Family reunions minus one. Got to see a lot of the family we have left at Grandad's funeral yesterday. Honestly a lot of the older ones are looking pretty rough. Told a lot of good stories about him; his older brother told a story about him getting in trouble for using their dad's 30-30 to...
by paulWTAMU
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2755
Views: 100304

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

JBI: A friend of mine in the mental health field (degrees out the ass, 10 years experience in clinical work with patients) just switched jobs to get back to actually doing what he liked instead of managing so I don't think that's unique to tech, unfortunately :/ Letting the magic smoke out sounds li...
by paulWTAMU
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2755
Views: 100304

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

This is CISCO the tech company?? Even it has that BS happen?
by paulWTAMU
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2755
Views: 100304

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

2.5 tons is enough for me...I wonder what it'd take to make a pop up camper float? Think of the islands you could go camping on ;)
by paulWTAMU
Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2755
Views: 100304

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

what's the towing capacity on one of those, I kinda want one
by paulWTAMU
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Gun prOn!
Replies: 3433
Views: 504483

Re: Gun prOn!

I'll look into durocoat. I want to keep the thing from rusting mostly, with a side order of it not looking like ass
by paulWTAMU
Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Gun prOn!
Replies: 3433
Views: 504483

Re: Gun prOn!

My project 870 is physically completed; but does anyone have experience using chemical bluing treatments? I'm probably going to clean up the wood but otherwise leave it alone, but the finish is flat gone from the magazine and the receiver.
by paulWTAMU
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2755
Views: 100304

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

wait, TR used to be part of Ars?
by paulWTAMU
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Gun prOn!
Replies: 3433
Views: 504483

Re: Gun prOn!

Thanks...he'd been in a dementia wing of a nursing home for ~8 months before going into hospice. Crappy way to go out. We're torn between sad and relieved tbh.
by paulWTAMU
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Gun prOn!
Replies: 3433
Views: 504483

Re: Gun prOn!

The few people at local stores I talk to said sales are down...but as far as Remington, they've been mismanaged since the buyout. Crappy QC, nearly no innovation, and high prices in an increasingly competitive marketplace are not good for success. My grandfather passed after about a month in hospice...
by paulWTAMU
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2017
Replies: 143
Views: 15157

Re: NFL 2017

I'm shouted hoarse. Good game.
by paulWTAMU
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2755
Views: 100304

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I'd try that. But I mix stuff up; right now I'm eating chili that we made out of leftover green chili pulled pork. It's different but good. And hot. I want everyone to be healthy; can I complain about that? Since Christmas we've passed around ear infections, strep, and bronchitis. And a stomach bug ...
by paulWTAMU
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Headphone market for 2018: Hot mess
Replies: 76
Views: 4381

Re: Headphone market for 2018: Hot mess

The change no consumers actually asked for. Screw this crap.
by paulWTAMU
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Video card prices
Replies: 310
Views: 18600

Re: Video card prices

This plus RAM prices is really putting a crimp in my desire to build a new machine :(
by paulWTAMU
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2755
Views: 100304

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I got out of my workshop after working out yesterday, all sweaty in shorts and a tanktop...it was a little above freezing when I went out to work out, and in low single digits when I got done (in like 1.5 hours). That was the fastest I've run back to the house in ages :lol: We're not getting snow th...
by paulWTAMU
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2755
Views: 100304

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

The popeyes here in Amarillo are terrible as hell. Y'all are lucky. It's a 20 minute wait for cold dry food. Never eat there anymore.
by paulWTAMU
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2017
Replies: 143
Views: 15157

Re: NFL 2017

If I was a Browns fan I'd be livid. I'm usually all for giving HC's 3 years or so before canning them, but one damn game in 2 years? Oh man I'd be done--not for the bad record but for keeping that coach
by paulWTAMU
Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2755
Views: 100304

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy