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by paulWTAMU
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4792
Views: 212980

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: 4792
Views: 212980

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: 4792
Views: 212980

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: 4792
Views: 212980

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: 3463
Views: 534159

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: 3463
Views: 534159

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: 4792
Views: 212980

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: 3463
Views: 534159

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: 3463
Views: 534159

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: 145
Views: 28882

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: 4792
Views: 212980

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: 100
Views: 15848

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: 342
Views: 39084

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: 4792
Views: 212980

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: 4792
Views: 212980

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: 145
Views: 28882

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: 4792
Views: 212980

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

by paulWTAMU
Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Gun prOn!
Replies: 3463
Views: 534159

Re: Gun prOn!

I don't think I've seen him review a gun he didn't like, except maybe hi point
by paulWTAMU
Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4792
Views: 212980

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

There's no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate attire :wink:


The hottest I can remember my city being is something like 112, and the coldest I remember is -14 or something like that.
by paulWTAMU
Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4792
Views: 212980

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Heishwan: I'm IN Texas and we have a forecasted low in the single digits Sunday and Monday.

I'm planning more hiking
by paulWTAMU
Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4792
Views: 212980

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I hiked about 6-7 miles; it was ~15 degrees when I started and warmed up to a balmy 20 or so when I was done.

My mustache froze into a giant icicle, but I saw lots of cool birds and some deer, and a fox, so that was nice
by paulWTAMU
Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Fish hobbyist thread (aquariums and tanks - not the sport)
Replies: 342
Views: 90639

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

yeah, I woudln't keep a betta in less than 5 gallon; and at that point 10's are usually actually cheaper to buy for some weird assed reason.
by paulWTAMU
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4792
Views: 212980

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

turns out I am hosed so hard my anus is bruising. My water heater is in a location that is no longer legal for it to be in. Since I'm replacing it, I'll have to relocate it. Usually I'd say the hell with it and do it anyway but we're moving in May or June and putting the house for sale. So it has to...
by paulWTAMU
Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4792
Views: 212980

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Yep. And I managed to break it while getting it off about 10 minutes after posting that. *sigh*. Oh well, I'll measure and get replacement piping when I'm back at the hardware store getting a new water heater. Full story because I want to vent: We had our youngest son's birthday party yesterday. He ...
by paulWTAMU
Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4792
Views: 212980

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

why the hell are T&P relief valves so stubborn and why isn't there more clearance between the body of the water heater and the pipe that connects to the valve. Ugh.
by paulWTAMU
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Basting meat with molasses in slow cooker?
Replies: 15
Views: 1030

Re: Basting meat with molasses in slow cooker?

Under some circumstances they can, and PHA's have pretty broad latitude. There's a lot of HUD programs and I'd have to know which one whm is on; sounds like one of their programs with a substance abuse focus? Those ones aren't particularly active in my area so I don't have working experince with them.
by paulWTAMU
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?
Replies: 141
Views: 27650

Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

I've debated attending our local indoor football games; tickets are dirt cheap and I think my kids would enjoy a quarter or two before they got bored.
by paulWTAMU
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2017
Replies: 145
Views: 28882

Re: NFL 2017

I buy the Mara conspiracy theories. Dude's been low-key scummy for a long time.


Unrelated note: I really hate injuries. The Texans have most of their best starters on IR this year :/ 15 or so players total.
by paulWTAMU
Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Upgrade or build?
Replies: 11
Views: 4432

Re: Upgrade or build?

yeah, I tore the motherboard out of a Dell to save cash back when; oh well :(

JAE, I would *love* to be able to justify 400+ on a gpu but I don't think I can. maybe upper 200s-350ish
by paulWTAMU
Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Upgrade or build?
Replies: 11
Views: 4432

Re: Upgrade or build?

yeah, I've got my steam folder and boot drive on an SSD.

Problem is my motherboard only has 2 DIMM slots so I'd have to buy a 2x8 for RAM rather than just picking up a set of 2x4 to add to my current RAM :/ I should have mentioned that. Otherwise I'd have upgraded the RAM already
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