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by paulWTAMU
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3032
Views: 119568

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: 83
Views: 8287

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: 3032
Views: 119568

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: 3032
Views: 119568

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: 3032
Views: 119568

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: 3032
Views: 119568

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: 3032
Views: 119568

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: 3032
Views: 119568

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: 3032
Views: 119568

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: 385

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: 3032
Views: 119568

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: 3032
Views: 119568

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: 678

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: 678

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: 678

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: 678

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: 3032
Views: 119568

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: 3032
Views: 119568

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.
by paulWTAMU
Mon May 07, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3032
Views: 119568

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I hadn't even thought of climbing but I'll look; god knows the older one's damned near arboreal. Whereas I'm scared of heights :lol: Wife's job transfer went through so that's a plus. Not what she wants to do long term, but for a year or so while we're getting settled and I find a job that has decen...
by paulWTAMU
Fri May 04, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3032
Views: 119568

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

For 3-5 year olds! I'm just hoping I can find like swim lessons or gymnastics or something that isn't a team sport where they can just get lessons and be around other kids their age.

The older one really wanted to play t ball though.
by paulWTAMU
Fri May 04, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3032
Views: 119568

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Trying to find my kids activites to do in Dallas; I'm amazed how many toddler sports actually have seasons. And we're apparently too late for all of them.

Just trying to keep them occupied and help them make new friends after moving
by paulWTAMU
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3032
Views: 119568

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: 2447

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: 456
Views: 29876

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: 456
Views: 29876

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: 3032
Views: 119568

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: 3032
Views: 119568

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: 3032
Views: 119568

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: 3663

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: 3663

Re: The Squirrel Cam!

I hope this ends with a good squirrel fritter.