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MildredHubble

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  • I just got this pillow. It's very firm, I'm hoping it might help me stop attempting to tunnel through the head of the bed head first when I'm sleeping :)
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    I went into a thrift store today and look at what was sitting on the first shelf I looked at as if it had been placed there waiting for me to discover it :) ...
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    Gerontius
    Gerontius
    Got to love a good find especially related to a special interest.
    And it looks like it's in excellent condition! Paperbacks rarely survive nicely.
    Aspychata
    Aspychata
    Yes, excellent condition.
    MildredHubble
    MildredHubble
    Yes, absolutely @Gerontius :) I guess it's quite funny, if you saw me go in there you'd swear I already knew it was there 😸 but honestly I just walked in saw it immediately and picked it up :) Even though it's not a cover illustration I'm familiar with. It leapt out at me :)
    I'm starting to consider doing some sort of freelance work through fiverr. It will probably be something I approach slowly and cautiously. I don't want to rush into anything that might make me super unwell again. It might be a way of sidestepping office politics that I just no longer can deal with.
    Uh, I have a nasty headache and can't sleep. Hopefully the painkillers will help. It's that special kind of headache that gets better only when you adopt a specific position. Laying down makes it worse :-(
    Just ordered two t shirts. One has a picture of a cat glugging a bottle of Coca Cola and the other has 4 cartoony cats with the caption "Ew People" on it. I kinda realised I communicate through the medium of t shirts! :)
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    Oh wow! I just found a new Worst Witch collectable! There's a 50th Anniversary version of the first book in a posh clothbound presentation with new and colour illustrations :) I just pre-ordered it and I should get it September 12th! I can't wait! :)
    My poor cat has not been himself all day and I noticed his right eye seemed to look a bit sore. Eventually I managed to clean his eye up with some tissues and he was so well behaved while I did it. I found what looked like an insect stinger on the tissue that had been in his eye. I hope he's feeling better now!
    AuroraBorealis
    AuroraBorealis
    I'm glad it turned out to be "just" a sore claw, although the poor guy must have been very uncomfortable. Sounds like he might have had a run-in with a thorny bush or something outside?
    MildredHubble
    MildredHubble
    @AuroraBorealis I think it was causing him a lot of pain :( He is a house cat so he must have hurt his paw somewhere in the house. I'm not entirely sure how, but he was howling for me the other day but he seemed ok and I had assumed that was when he got the sting in his eye. He seems much better now and he's having a snooze :)
    Outdated
    Outdated
    I should have left a smiley face with my message. It's been 40 years now but remembering a mate laughing so hard he couldn't breathe properly still brings a smile to my face. Glad to hear the cat's OK but keep an eye on that claw for infection. Cats aren't as clean as you think.
    My favourite coffee mug has been missing for quite a while. I'm getting a bit worried that it's been broken :-( In other news, I found a Jean Michel Jarre record at the thrift store and my cat is absolutely fascinated by it :)
    MildredHubble
    MildredHubble
    @Outdated I'll bet she loved that! :) She probably thought it was a big treat! I get really paranoid about bones with my cat. I know they can chew through things like that and their tongues allow them to strip the meat off bones. My cat is unusual as he doesn't like gravy! He's the first cat I've known to not go nuts for it!
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    Outdated
    Dogs and cats are the same with bones. If they learned how to eat with bones when they were little then they'll be fine. It's animals that didn't get to learn how to handle them that have trouble with them. We always gave cooked bones to our cats and dogs, we couldn't afford to not feed ourselves first and animals cleaned up the leftovers.
    MildredHubble
    MildredHubble
    That makes sense. I gave him some salmon for a treat at Christmas and he ate all of it except a little piece that had some bone in it. I guess it's a good sign that he avoided that part and perhaps I don't need to be overly paranoid about him eating bones :)
    Just found my replica Tufty Club badge/button. I had a real one when I was very young. For those of you not from the UK and also younger than your average Boomer or GenXer. The Tufty Club was a road safety education scheme in the UK. When you completed your exercise booklet you got a real Tufty Club badge :)
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    MildredHubble
    MildredHubble
    It's somehow gone a bit rusty but it just makes it look more authentic. I was very proud when I got my original badge :)
    Aspychata
    Aspychata
    It's super cute!
    MildredHubble
    MildredHubble
    @Aspychata It is isn't it :) I was very proud of my original Tufty Club badge. They were given to us by what we called a "Lollipop Man" at school. They were called that because the sign they used to stop traffic to allow children to cross the road looked like lollipop :)
    Been watching a youtube video by a guy that is Dumpster Diving in the UK. He's going through an Amazon dumpster and it's quite shocking what they throw away!
    My girlfriend got me some paper you can print stickers on. I saw a kinda hand drawn Apple logo the other day that I thought was quite funky so I tried to recreate it to stick on my G4 Mac mini. Not absolutely terrible for a first try I guess. I quite like it :)
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    Since I seem to be "in the zone" I've been making some little boxes to store stuff in. They're a bit characteristically imperfect in terms of their dimensions but I think they will be ok :) Of course they have to have kitties on them! :) I think I will give them another coat of PVA glue and they should be done :)
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    Mr. Stevens
    Mr. Stevens
    Those are awesome!
    MildredHubble
    MildredHubble
    Awww thanks @Mr. Stevens :) They are all dry now so I really need to decide what I'm going to put in them. I might make some more when I get a bit more organised:)
    My sleep pattern is abysmal again. I couldn't sleep again but for once in a long time I've felt quite energetic so I baked some Fat Rascals again to do something constructive :) I don't know why they always look so messy though, I try really hard to make them look neat and tidy like the ones from Betty's I can assure you they taste perfectly nice! Even if they look like monsters :)
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    Aspychata
    Aspychata
    They are secretly meeting up and thinking- if you don't eat us- we will eat you. :)
    They have a certain appeal.
    MildredHubble
    MildredHubble
    Lol! :) I think you might be right @Aspychata :) I'd best close the kitchen door when I go to sleep! 😸
    I got a bit hyper focused today :) I found my ancient G4 Mac mini and decided to get it up and running, which was quite challenging. It was full of dust bunnies, the dvd drive was seized solid and I liberated 2 microscopic capacitors while trying to redo the thermal paste! But it's working and I'm watching an Eddie Izzard dvd on it :)
    I have a new phone!!! :) So much better and quicker than the one I had been using! :)
    MildredHubble
    MildredHubble
    I hope our new phones stay fast for a good long while! :) It's so much easier to post here with my new phone, my last phone sometimes only let me type one word every 2-3 seconds lol!
    Aspychata
    Aspychata
    I held on to my last phone getting the cracked screen fixed three times. Now my current phone is so big. Lol
    MildredHubble
    MildredHubble
    The screen protector on my old phone had cracked in several places. It only had 32gb (lol! "Only"!) I tried adding extra storage but it didn't seem to help. I hoped to get a couple more years out of it, but it was driving me mad 😸
    Success!! :) My 2010 iMac is running Ventura! :)

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    Gerontius
    Gerontius
    That's awesome, Mildred, pretty cool you got such an old computer to work nowadays!
    MildredHubble
    MildredHubble
    Thanks @Gerontius :) It seems to be working really well and I haven't even upgraded to an SSD yet! I also found that Target Display Mode still works if I boot into the old OS so I can still use it as a display for other things too! :)
    Well I managed to get a compatible GPU for my 2010 iMac and I'm installing Ventura! :) Keep your fingers crossed! Hopefully my ancient Mac will join the 2020s! :)

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    Very excited :) I'm going to see the new Ghostbusters movie in an hour! :)
    MildredHubble
    MildredHubble
    Oh wow! That's was sooooo much fun! I really enjoyed it :) You should definitely go and see it @Aspychata if you like the other movies! :)
    Aspychata
    Aspychata
    I think it was innocent fun. It was boarding on campy almost. Things were great at that time in my life. :) l do wish to see it. I hope it's still in the theaters in May, that's when my friend comes.
    MildredHubble
    MildredHubble
    I remember going to see the first ever Ghostbusters movie almost exactly 40 years ago! I must have seen it on the theatre 6 times! I feel so old but the new movie made me feel like a kid again! :)
    Yikes! I upgraded the CPU on my older iMac today, but not before the first time ever bending a load of pins on the LGA socket! I was incredibly lucky to be able to use a needle and a microscope to bend them back! So far it's booting and running benchmarks without problems :)
    Judge
    Judge
    BTW, one way of mitigating that situation is to remove the device that holds the CPU in place on an LGA 1700 board, and replace it with one like this "anti-bending buckle". Less chance of warping a CPU, let alone if you need to remove it on a PC. I put one on my latest computer build.

    MildredHubble
    MildredHubble
    That looks like a good solution, I would have much rather Apple had done that rather than a latch. Mines an LGA 1156 so I don't know if there's anything similar available. On the other hand, I doubt I will ever change the CPU again on this iMac, so I will leave it well alone :)
    Judge
    Judge
    I think the anti-buckling device is only available for the LGA 1700 at the moment. But it is totally secure since it battens down the CPU on all four sides as opposed to the latch device that simply puts pressure on the left and right side of a CPU. Much simpler, and without any "spring" effect.
    Went to see some relatives today and found a huge thrift store that had a cool USB drawing tablet super cheap so I picked it up for a friend of ours who needs one. I managed to leave before I filled my arms with stuff that I probably don't really need :)
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