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Kim

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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #1525 on: July 01, 2019, 02:46:10 pm »
GWS, and be more careful next time

The Royce team are trying to poach me for their women's car.  If that happens, I expect some sort of freak ankle injury due to my big feet getting jammed in the fairing, instead...
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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #1526 on: July 01, 2019, 05:12:14 pm »
Glad your name isn't Isadora!
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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #1527 on: July 01, 2019, 07:20:05 pm »
Gws Kim  thinking of you 
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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #1528 on: July 01, 2019, 07:45:22 pm »
Eek, sounds a bit lairy! Heal well, Kim.
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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #1529 on: July 02, 2019, 01:04:15 pm »
GWS, and be more careful next time

The Royce team are trying to poach me for their women's car.  If that happens, I expect some sort of freak ankle injury due to my big feet getting jammed in the fairing, instead...

Hold out for MOAR money :P
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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #1530 on: July 10, 2019, 09:42:43 pm »
Meeting friends for dinner & a concert.  I ironed my shirt & trousers then sped out of the door to meet them at 17:30.     21:00 I remembered I'd not unplugged the iron.....  :facepalm:   


Luckily it's got a cut out switch so I've not come home to a smouldering ruin. 
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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #1531 on: July 12, 2019, 10:37:52 pm »
Next time I suggest I attempt plumbing by myself someone shoot me. I've been at it since 2pm and i've more problems than when I started.

I would cry but then there'd be even more water damage.
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Kim

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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #1532 on: July 13, 2019, 12:44:28 am »
Next time I suggest I attempt plumbing by myself someone shoot me. I've been at it since 2pm and i've more problems than when I started.

I would cry but then there'd be even more water damage.

My policy on plumbing is:

a) Only if I've got all the proper tools and materials, including those for dealing with the likely cockups.
b) I can get access with a minimum of swearing and grazed knuckles, and definitely won't need the spanner that can phase through solid matter.
c) There's at least one proven isolation valve between me and certain doom.
d) It isn't likely to deteriorate into complicated woodwork or crack something expensive.
e) Don't start a job when the plumber's merchant / DIY sheds / etc are shut.
and
f) Never hesitate to defer to chivalrous menfolk when it's minging drains.


Careful application of these rules has prevented me from perpetrating acts of Plumbing on countless occasions.  Much safer to stick to electricity.  It doesn't leak all over the floor when you get it wrong (well, it can do, but only while the power's turned on).
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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #1533 on: July 13, 2019, 12:57:04 am »
The really irksome thing is the bit I was fixing appears (appears) fine. It's the shower pump pipe I elbowed when the spanner slipped that won't stop leaking. Well that and the igniter for the boiler won't so I can't relight it. But eh, we have an immersion heater and it's not like we need the heating at the moment.

And I can't get a new bit for shower pump till Sunday and my better half is back from a week away tomorrow evening (this evening? [Saturday evening!]) and would rather like a shower when she gets home.
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Miles cycled 2012 = 4038.1

Kim

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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #1534 on: July 13, 2019, 12:58:37 am »
The really irksome thing is the bit I was fixing appears (appears) fine. It's the shower pump pipe I elbowed when the spanner slipped that won't stop leaking. Well that and the igniter for the boiler won't so I can't relight it.

That's just unfair, really.
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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #1535 on: July 13, 2019, 01:14:23 am »
It does feel it.
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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #1536 on: July 13, 2019, 08:08:18 am »
Sounds like you've applied all the Bad Swears already :(
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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #1537 on: July 13, 2019, 09:13:48 am »
I also applied far too much whisky whilst grumpy and my head may fall off. But I have a cunning plan that may get it fixed today. Maybe.

First though - tea.
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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #1538 on: July 13, 2019, 02:12:54 pm »
Sending plumbing fixing vibes.
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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #1539 on: July 13, 2019, 08:54:52 pm »
Ive just been dragged kicking and screaming into the late teens of the 21st century. Typing this on a fondleslab nearly as big as a laptop.

It's resting on my knees and tilted up on the case in such a familiar way that I'm finding myself trying to scroll with the non-existent trackpad on the case below the screen. Really shouldn't be allowed out unsupervised...
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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #1540 on: July 13, 2019, 09:50:52 pm »
Trackpads are the work of :demon: and should be utterlye cryed downe.
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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #1541 on: July 13, 2019, 10:26:26 pm »
Trackpads are the work of :demon: and should be utterlye cryed downe.


After trying several varieties of meece I'm very happy with my Apple Magick Trackpad 2.  a most excellent device.    I think the one on my work issued Thinkpad is crap though.  Always use a plug in mouse for that.
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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #1542 on: July 13, 2019, 10:36:58 pm »
Trackpads are the work of :demon: and should be utterlye cryed downe.


After trying several varieties of meece I'm very happy with my Apple Magick Trackpad 2.  a most excellent device.    I think the one on my work issued Thinkpad is crap though.  Always use a plug in mouse for that.
I always used a trackball with my work issued Thinkpads, (and the Dells between them) but likewise use a majik trackpad for my iMac.
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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #1543 on: Yesterday at 11:58:24 am »
The Apple Magic Trackpads are genius (either the standalone or in the Macbooks, especially the latter generations with the haptic feedback). I had a Dell in a meeting the other day, the trackpad was about as responsive as poking a corpse, except when you wanted to type something in which case, the cursor started flirting out about like someone had electrified that corpse via the national grid. It was basically like someone had sat down and listed all the downsides of a trackpad and then designed the perfect example.
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