Author Topic: The Good News Thread  (Read 651071 times)

Wowbagger

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1100 on: February 01, 2009, 04:49:09 pm »
Snooker player Steve Davis turned up last night at my son's gig.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

tiermat

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1101 on: February 02, 2009, 12:27:04 pm »
I have had my contract extended until the end of May

Yay! I might get to hit my target for miles for the year now (I missed it by 1200 miles last year :( )
I feel like Captain Kirk, on a brand new planet every day, a little like King Kong on top of the Empire State

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1102 on: February 02, 2009, 01:06:22 pm »
Working from home can be good:-

Finally setup printer sharing on the mac so I can print wirelessly from my laptop.
Finally sending off admin/paperwork stuff that I've been putting off (perm entries, final LEL payment, etc).
Oh, and no irritating sales people distracting me from work.
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

PaulF

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1103 on: February 02, 2009, 01:15:35 pm »
Working from home can be good:-

Finally setup printer sharing on the mac so I can print wirelessly from my laptop.


What did you need to do? I've tried (and failed) that several times


Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1104 on: February 02, 2009, 02:00:08 pm »
Working from home can be good:-

Finally setup printer sharing on the mac so I can print wirelessly from my laptop.


What did you need to do? I've tried (and failed) that several times

Enable Printer Sharing and enable Windows sharing (my laptop runs XP). Add an account to the Windows sharing section (you'll need to login with this account to use the printer).

Then I just did Start -> Run -> \\192.168.1.66\ (the IP of my MacMini).
Entered login details and I can see my users home directory and the printer.
Right click on the printer and select "Connect" and it'll go through the printer driver stuff and add it to the list of printers.

I think the trick is enabling Windows Sharing and not just Printer Sharing.
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

gordon taylor

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1105 on: February 03, 2009, 08:30:04 pm »
I'm going to be a Grandfather in August.

Bloody hell.  :thumbsup:

Wowbagger

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1106 on: February 03, 2009, 09:13:03 pm »
Congratulations to Gordy and the Gordilets!
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1107 on: February 03, 2009, 09:37:19 pm »
I've won an Olympus digital slr, photoprinter and a years membership of the friendly camping club. ;D
Never knowingly under caffeinated

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1108 on: February 03, 2009, 09:56:06 pm »
Fantastic! :D Congratulations Nobby and Gordy.
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1109 on: February 03, 2009, 10:00:20 pm »
Fantastic! :D Congratulations Nobby and Gordy.

Thank you, although I'd rather be a grandad. With three daughters and a son, I always thought I would be by now  ;)
Never knowingly under caffeinated

woollypigs

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1110 on: February 03, 2009, 10:00:48 pm »
Just booked our trip to Denmark at the end of May \o/

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1111 on: February 03, 2009, 10:03:23 pm »
Congratuolations, Gordy - boy or girl?

And Nobby, you're a git.  I borrowed my brother in law's Olympus and really enjoyed it.  I wouldn't buy one myself, though  - you could get a bike for that kind of money!

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1112 on: February 03, 2009, 10:08:58 pm »
Congratuolations, Gordy - boy or girl?

And Nobby, you're a git.  I borrowed my brother in law's Olympus and really enjoyed it.  I wouldn't buy one myself, though  - you could get a bike for that kind of money!

Thank you deano, I am indeed but I've got four bikes plus one out on loan  ;)
This is a much handier prize than the four bar-b-q's I won last year; them's not a lot of use to a vegetarian lightweight cycle camper ;D
Never knowingly under caffeinated

LE

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1113 on: February 04, 2009, 07:52:40 am »
:). I like this thread. It always makes me smile.

Congratulations Nobby and Gordy

annie

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1114 on: February 04, 2009, 07:55:36 am »
Excellent news Gordy and Nobby.


tiermat

  • According to Jane, I'm a Unisex SpaceAdmin
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1115 on: February 04, 2009, 08:18:31 am »
Congrats Nobby and especially Gordy
I feel like Captain Kirk, on a brand new planet every day, a little like King Kong on top of the Empire State

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1116 on: February 04, 2009, 08:53:00 am »
Thank you LE, Annie & Tiermat and a special congrats to Gordy even though his good news trumps mine and makes me jealous  ;D
My number two daughter marries in August. When I do my speech I'll mention the little gordilet; it might prompt her & son in law :D
Never knowingly under caffeinated

Wowbagger

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1117 on: February 04, 2009, 09:00:43 am »
My older daughter's been married for a couple of years with no progeny as yet. She's got a large mortgage and a cat instead.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Regulator

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1118 on: February 04, 2009, 12:20:21 pm »
I have an interview!  For a job that pays quite a bit more than my last job!

Just waiting for confirmation of date and time - but probably next Wednesday afternoon.

 :thumbsup:
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1119 on: February 04, 2009, 12:28:02 pm »
Woot! The beers are on you at My Old Dutch next time then?
Best of British luck in the interview.

alan

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1120 on: February 04, 2009, 12:33:43 pm »
Some of you have got this marriage/offspring thing not quite right.It is rumoured that in some instances the marriage vows are actually a pagan incantation which invokes a remarkable healing process in the female ;D.

Many congratulations to Gordy & family.
"Grandad Gordon" rolls nicely off the tongue dontyathink :thumbsup:

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1121 on: February 04, 2009, 12:34:34 pm »
Good luck Reg! I will cross my fingers and Cam will cross her paws for her DUG.

annie

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1122 on: February 04, 2009, 06:35:02 pm »
Good luck Regulator, crossing all my little bits and bobs for you.

My good news.  My fingers are sore from lacing a rear wheel, it will be finished in the morning, I am having so much fun though.

Other good news, my dad's sedation is being reduced.

I also managed a 45 min hill climb on the turbo, my legs are now feeling quite firm.

RichForrest

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1123 on: February 06, 2009, 02:19:34 pm »
W/house is shut and all runs are cancelled.
Result  :thumbsup:

Regulator

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1124 on: February 06, 2009, 07:20:16 pm »
A job that I was kind of considered for last year has become available again.  One of my referees works for the organisation in question.  Pay is £££+ and there is lots of international travel involved (by green methods of course).

Guess who's applying again!  ;D
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I completely agree with Reg.

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